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Irregular Periods?

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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who has very unpredictable periods with no explanation? mine vary from 2-6 months. hate always thinking im pregnant and then seeing a huge BFN. breaks my heart a little each time when i see not even the faintest of a second line. everyone keeps telling me to do the opks. but that would get expensive real fast!
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by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 4:54 PM

If you want to do the OPKs, I get them from ebay...25 for $5.....a lot cheaper than the store.

by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 5:03 PM

you should try temping. It won't tell you before you O but it will at least let you know that you have.

Have you looked into natural things to help regulate your cycles?

by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 5:51 PM
not really. i've never been good about taking pills everyday.
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by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:11 PM

You can get OPK's pretty cheap from Amazon.  I dont know if you want to go the Chlomid route, but that helped me ovulate. Mine were irregular from not ovulating. GL!

by on Apr. 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Go to EBAY!!!! They are super super cheap!  they are called Wondfo, and they are the best, you can get i think its 30 ovulation and 10 pregnancy tests for like 1.00, then shipping is around 4.00 or 5.00.  It takes about 2 weeks or so to ship from Honk Kong, but they work awesome! Do it now! You will be glad you did!!!

by on Apr. 14, 2011 at 8:29 AM

 Awwww have you talked to your OB/GYN? I have semi irigular cycles (27-34), but not as irrigullar as yours. My OB/GYN ran a few tests and then put me on Clomid. I also agree with the other ladies......... pick up some OPK's. You can buy them at the dollar store or GL and Baby Dust to you! 

Brittanie, wife to Scott and momma to Saylor. Also TTC and hoping for baby number 2:

by on Apr. 14, 2011 at 1:49 PM

so sorry you are going through this. Have you checked for pcos?

by on Apr. 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM

 For the longest time my periods were always 'normal - every 28 days on the dot'.  Now, they are all over the place - anywhere from 24 days to my longest 68 days.  I told my Dr about it and he's doing some tests to see what's going on. We've already done blood work and an ultrasound and everything looked fine.... so, it's just a mystery. I tried for 7 mos to get a BFP only to have a miscarriage @ 10w.  Now, I'm in my 8th month of TTC and still nothing. If it doesn't happen this month - I have to make an appt when AF does show up and we're gonna start clomid. If it doesn't happen soon - I'm giving up on #4 (have 3 daughters, hubby wants a boy).

by Emma on Apr. 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Okay - so my suggestions here are simple.


Go on a low carb/gluten free diet. - Often processed foods aren't an "allergic" reaction but can mess up everything in your body if you have a hard time digesting them.

get your thyroid checked.

Start taking folic acid, and a woman's health vitamin.

Take a vitamin C and D supplement, and see if your okay to take a b16 vitamin supplement.

consider taking chaste tree berry, aka Vitex - it can help regulate your system and get your hormones working properly.

Consider drinking Red leaf tea at 6x cups per day to help tone your utuerus and get it healthier. ^.^

Make sure you walk, or exercise at least 15 minutes a day to just keep "you" healthier.


Then, once your doing all that.. (this is coming from a long term TTCer who after 5 years, and then going gluten free, finally got a BFP and am now back in the saddle TTC again - the healthier YOU are over-all, the better your body will work in general, which is a good starting point.)

Try charting with OPK's, and keeping track to make sure you are ovulating - or not missing ovulation - the temp mixed with OPK's will be pretty accurate, you can also chart by cervical fluids - with the other two and that's a great place to start to build up hard data of what your body is doing to go off of.

- (which is the point i'm at now.) -

Then, you can induce a period every 6 weeks or so with progesterone cream (which is over the counter and safe to take.) to help you regulate your body - this is what I did and with everything else, worked for me. I was trying to get my body to regulate itself for an IVF cycle. I got pregnant between cycles while I was working on "me".

This time around, i'm doing the same stuff, only charting and getting hard data to go off of, I don't think IVF is needed for me, but something is "off" in my body and i'm trying to eliminate problems 1 at a time by getting hard data, and getitng healthier/staying healthier, etc.

there's things you can take besides chaste tree, and progesterone to help regulate your cycle too that are better than clomid and hard-core fertility drugs.

Maybe see a naturalpath and go from there?

by on Apr. 14, 2011 at 3:55 PM
my doctor doesnt think i have pcos cuz my blood levels are normal supposedly. i guess i just dont have the motivation to do all this stuff to ttc. some stuff i will look into like opks. and trying for a more healthy me.
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