A.C. asks from Lincoln, CA on June 06, 2007
40 Days Between Periods?!
I am getting frustrated because my periods are not normal! I had a miscarriage last August, and after that I went back on the pill for awhile. I just wasn't ready to start trying again - it was too hard emotionally. Anyways, we decided to start trying in March. I had my period on March 21, while I was still on the pill. After I stopped taking the pills, I had my next period on April 23 (33 days later), and then the next one on June 2 (40 days later!) I never expected my periods to be so far apart! We are trying to conceive, but it's hard when I never know when to expect my periods. How will I know when I'm ovulating if my periods aren't regular? My friend suggested using one of those Clear Blue Easy fertility tests, but will that work if my periods are so random? Any help would be great!
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L.C. answers from Los Angeles on June 07, 2007
I can understand what you are going through. I have been irregular since I was thirteen(I am now 33). I took the pill for 1 year, and then had 3 beautiful children. At times, I knew when I was ovulating because I would get a little bit of pain/discomfort on the right or left side of my abdomen, near the ovaries. Also it seems to that you seem to discharge more. But overall, when you least expect it you will be pregnant. good luck.
J.A. answers from Los Angeles on June 06, 2007
Call your OG/GYN. You may have an underlying issue causing your cycle to be so far apart. As that I just talked to my OB/GYN 2 weeks ago about mine being irregular and I've been TTC for a year now, he said "Normal is within 8 days of 28 days." He explained that even if one month you're 20 days and the next you're 36, you're still medically within the "normal" range. (Mine range from 26-34 days!) As that we've been TTC for a year, he's having my hubby do a Sperm test (If he'll go! See my question to understand.) and then if we're still not pregnant by August, he'll start running the tests on me.
The fact that it was 40 days between means that you ARE NOT medically "normal". Chances are they'll want you to wait a few more months to let the BC work it's way out of your system, but considering you had a MC, they may want to take a closer look.
Here's wishing us both a "Blessed" year! May we both find ourselves "in the kitchen, barefoot, and pregnant!" ~J.
J.F. answers from Los Angeles on June 07, 2007
A., First of all, I'm very sorry for your loss and I agree, you should take some time before trying again. I have heard that a woman should wait upwards of a year before trying to get pregnant.
It sounds like your body hasn't recovered from the miscarriage and maybe it was too soon to go back on the pill. Maybe, you should try a different kind of contraception. And as always, check with your doctor.
Let me know how thing go.
M.G. answers from Houston on June 07, 2007
I've been irregular forever. I went on the pill and it was heavenly knowing the day I'd start. I've had two kids now and I'm not on anything so back to normal(irregular). Enough about me...I know this may sound obvious and dumb but my best advice would be... DO IT EVERYDAY. lol. Seriously if you don't know when you ovulate just do it alot to try and catch that time :) Good luck!