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    No Ovulation- Help!
    wanderson2012 posted:
    Hello Ladies,
    Hope everyone is well. Congrats to the ones that's recently gotten BFP's- that's just wonderful news!
    I have a question that I hope you all don't think is silly, but I don't know who else to ask about it *rolls eyes*
    DF & I have been TTC since July, I started out taking my temp each morning as well as doing the at home OPK's but have recently stopped using the OPK's because they were just getting too expensive and my cycles were 100% regular, so I knew when I was ovulating. However- this past cycle (for Oct) I have still not ovulated, and I'm on cycle day 33. I used to O around CD 14-15, with AF showing up around CD 28-29 at the latest. I've been charting my temps & other signs on Fertility Friend, but it has yet to say I've ovulated. Normally I know when I O, due to bad cramping (I know my body that well, LOL) and until last Thursday I haven't had any cramping. My AF was due last Tuesday, so I'm now 5 days late, and I've taken two PG tests, with both being BFN's. I'm almost certain I haven't O'd yet, even though I had bad cramping a few days ago....
    My question is: Are you all aware of anything I can do that can jump-start my ovulation? My body is in hormonal over-drive, and I just want to either O and get KU or get AF so I can feel better and move on to the next cycle!!!!! This is the first cycle since July I haven't O'd and it's driving me nuts!!!
    Thanks for any advice or info you may be able to give me; hope this wasn't too silly! LOL
    Anon_145455 responded:
    Not silly all. I think this process makes everyone go bonkers. Its very frustrating. I just started ttc about 4 months ago, and am very irregular. My Dr. recommended I take a product called pregnitude to regulate my cycles and help with ovulation. I am taking the main ingredients separately, as its cheaper, inositol and folic acid. I do believe I have noticed a difference, however not as much as I would hope. Maybe for you, someone who's cycle is normally regular, it would help faster. Good luck and keep me posted! Always looking to swap tips and stories.
    wanderson2012 replied to Anon_145455's response:
    Thank you for your information. Right now, I don't really think there's a problem, because my previous cycles have been very regular. I'm thinking maybe I didn't O due to more stress than usual (just moved within the past month). I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing. I'm now on CD 35 and about to go nuts! My body feels like I'm going to start AF (cramping, irritability, sore breasts) but so far- nothing. Grrr--- being a woman can be so frustrating sometimes! I wish you luck and thanks again!
    whitecitrus responded:
    hi there,
    No question is silly when in comes to women issues. i want to share my story which just happened recently, sounds like yours. Im 32 years. I used to have 35 day cycle for at least the last two years that ive tracked it. Then suddenly, i missed a period and i knew i wasnt pg. i was cramping 24/7, felt bloated, gassy, just felt sick. so after CD50, i went to see a gyn. I found out that i had a cyst on my left ovary. Nways, they gave me progesterone and i had a period after a week which shrinked the cyst completely and i had a normal ultrasound result. Then i missed a period the following month. This time i changed gyn for a second opinion. i was really scared that things are going irregular on me when i was just thinking of having a baby. This new gyn started with taking blood tests. She swore that my insulin and thyroid levels could be the cause of missing periods and not ovulating. I had a complete thyroid panel test and insulin (im not diabetic at all). The results came and everything she did was off the range. She did not pursue to treat me since she did not see the need. She referred me to an endocrinologist and said if i have those levels taken care of, then im good to go. My PCP happens to do endocrinology so im now under his care. im on prescription synthroid for hypothyroidism He too said the same thing, that if i have my thyroid levels regulated, i will not need to treat the high insulin. everything in my body will just resume. I will have normal cycles, i will ovulate normally and my insulin levels will be back to normal. funny thing is that he made me promise not to get pg while he was treating me for thyroid. He said if i do, my baby will not be healthy because my metabolism and all the important hormones will be off range. He told me to give it at least 3 months before i try again to get pg and by that time, my thyroid hormones will be back to normal. So all in all, have your doc check out your blood levels. I also noticed during testing that my folic acid levels are low, He wants me to have a certain number (i forgot) before i conceive . so im on prescription folic acid which i take everyday. I just hope my journey will help you figure out why all of a sudden your hormones are acting up. Hope everything will be well with you, and everyone. Cheers!

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