I’m not sure what’s up with my body these days but it’s really starting to piss me off. I’ve gone to baby.center.com and other online portals to try and find answers to my questions, but I’m usually left feeling more confused after reading things online. So... If after reading this post you have any insight or personal experience that may shed some light on what’s going on with me, please share! I would SO appreciate the feedback.
So here is my situation and this may be repeat information for some of you. I have PCOS but I have very few symptoms. I’m not loosing my hair, I’ve never had an ovarian cyst, the blood work I had done a month ago all come back within normal ranges and I’m not pre-diabetic. I DO have irregular periods though. I actually went without a period at all from around 2009 to early 2011. After dropping 60 pounds my periods came back. “Shark Week” (otherwise known as Aunt Flo) came monthly for over a year and has since been (for the most part) regular.
I was concerned that I didn’t ovulate so last month I began peeing on a stick, everyday. From the start of my last period, which was May 28th, I peed on a stick every morning and finally got the YES that I ovulated on CD33. I was concerned because it seemed odd that it would take me 33 days to ovulate but I’ve since learned that for every woman it’s different and some do ovulate very late into their cycle.
Here is where it get’s confusing. I purchased a different brand of ovulation tests once my pack of 20 ran out because the brand, “ANSWER” was the only one my local grocer had. These tests were different and not nearly as fancy as the digital ones I previously used when I got the YES. I started peeing on the new little sticks and on Thursday I noticed that the test line was nearly or seemed as dark as the reference line. I thought to myself, this can’t be possible… I can’t be ovulating again when I haven’t even had a period since I last ovulated. At this point it had been 45 days since I started my last period. So, naturally I didn’t trust the cheapy little stick and ran out the next morning to buy a pack of Advanced Digital tests from Clearblue. Friday morning I took a test and got a flashing SMILEY face. Again I took a test first thing this morning and again got a flashing smiley face. According to the instructions this would mean that I am, in fact ovulating.
How is this even possible? Is it possible to ovulate a second time, two weeks later? And, keep in mind that I’m technically on CD47, so I haven’t had a period since late May. Ugh. What’s wrong with me? :(
I guess my more pressing question is – what can my RE do to get this under control? I don’t have my follow-up appointment with Dr. C until August and I feel like I’m going to drive myself crazy in the meantime. I’ve heard of things an RE can give you to get you to ovulate at a specific time and then inseminate. I don’t remember what it’s called because we never had to do anything like this with G. She ovulated like clockwork every month. Do any of you know anything about this? I’ve also heard of people being put on birth control to regulate periods? Anyway, I’m starting to ramble so I’ll sign off. Sorry for this long run-on post… I’m just so confused.