Trying to have a Baby, with no luck

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2003
Trying to have a Baby, with no luck
5
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 8:18am
I am 20 years old and I had been on the Depo shot for 3 years, I have been off it for about 6 months now. I have irregular cycles, sometimes I will not have a period, one month I will have a period for 3 days, one month a week, just all depends. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for awhile now with no luck. I was wondering if anyone could help me with what I could possible do, the depo has my body all messed up since I went off it. Has anyone tried clomid?? Does it help and what is it. I've tried looking information up on the internet about pregnancy, ovulation, ect.. I'm soooooooo sad and I want a baby so bad. Please help me.
Avatar for umothra
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 11:54am
I am not sure what the doctors can do for you. It just takes time to come off the depo. It can take up to a year. I don't think they give Clomid for women coming off of depo. It's for women who don't ovulate. Have you started to temp and use LH tests to find out if you are ovulating?

-Lisa

-Lisa and Tavian 1/15/04
Frittata edd 6/4/05
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 4:52pm
thank you for writing back. I went to my doctor and she wanted me to keep my temp for 3 months and to check my discharge cause we can't tell right now when I'm ovulating and she said she thinks I'm to young right now to be put on meds to try and concieve.
Avatar for valeriemw
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 6:09pm
I have been on clomid for the past 4 cycles. My dh and I have been ttc#1 for almost 2 years. I was taking ortho-tricyclen before we started ttc. I know with the pill my doctor told me that it can take 3-6 months for your cycle to get back to normal again and with the shot it can take up to a year. Because I am only 26 (was 24 when we started ttc), my doctor would not see me for any infertility testing until we had been ttc for a year. I had been charting and when I went in for that first appointment, I took my charts with me and my dr. told me that it saved us a few steps b/c charting would have been one of the first things she would have recommended for me to do before she would have done any testing on me. Most doctors won't give you a prescription for clomid until you have had some other testing done. My dh had to have a sperm analysis done before my doctor would even see me. This is the case with most doctors. The reason is b/c it is easier to rule out a male-factor problem then it is to rule out something wrong with the female. The next thing my doctor did was a HSG on me. This tests makes sure that your tubes our open and there are no blockages. Then my doctor put me on clomid and checked out some of my hormone levels. I started taking clomid last December and 2 weeks ago, we found out that my body is killing off the sperm before they can make it through the cervix. We have no idea if this has been happening the whole time, or if clomid has played a part in this. Before I started taking clomid, I had a lot of ewcm. The clomid took away a lot of my cm. Then we found out I had hostile cm and will probably not be able to get pg by intercourse alone. I am going to an infertility clinic this week to talk about doing IUI.

I don't know if this helps you out any. I would start charting and call and make an appointment with your doctor and discuss with him/her about doing some of these initial tests. For a lot of healthy couples, it can take up to a year before conception can happen. I have a friend who got pg after ttc for 11 months. She didn't have anything wrong with her...it just took her a while to get pg.

Good luck to you and I hope things work out for you soon.

Valerie

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 8:54pm
Hello, I'm familiar with depo I just went off it myself a few months ago. Its only been 6 months since you have been off of it. You are still in the time frame where your body is trying to get back to normal. Charting is an excellent idea. So do that for a few months and see where your temps are. www.fertilityfriend.com is a great website for charting.

Clomid is given to women who do not ovulate for any reason but most women off of depo will get their cycles back, and hopefully ovulate on their own. Your doctor is hesitant because not that much time has passed, and yes you are still young. However in 6 more months or so if you still aren't ovulating, then Clomid might be given but usually it has to be shown over a period of time that ovulation is not occuring. Just give it a little more time. Here is a terrific group if you want to join its a network of ladies off of depo all TTC. Its great for information and advice, and of course to vent.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/babyafterdepoprovera1/

Good luck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Thu, 04-10-2003 - 12:18am
Hi!

My periods are also irregular and since I am so young I don't qant to go the medical route. I do ovulate, so says the ovulation predictor kits I have purchased. I have been charting for a month now and checking cm. My cycle ranges from 23 days to 30 days so tracking ovulation is hard and ovulation midstream tests become expensive. I recently made a great purchase that I recommend to all who are irregular. I purchased a Lady Q ovulation predictor microscope. It's a saliva based ovulation predictor which you can use over and over and I got it for 27 dollars. It seems to be working so far. I am about to ovulate according to this microscope. You can look up the info on http://www.meditests.com/ovpredteslad.html .

If anyone else has had one of these or is currently using one, please let me know how it's going.

Good luck to all.