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Newbie - confused about my cycle, please help!

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ejs29 Thu 25-Oct-12 21:55:30

Hi ladies,

I am new to mumsnet, I needed some advice and came across this site on google!

I am 29 and have 3 boys aged 5, 3 and 22 months. We decided we wanted to start TTC again; I was on the depo injection until April this year when I switched to the implant. I had an appointment to get my implant taken out and the day before the appointment my period started! Anyway, I had it removed and the day after it finished I started doing an ovulation test strip.

On day 3 of testing I got a strong positive (darker than the control line) we had been actively trying during my period (sorry for TMI) as we didn't want to miss any chance we had and we carried on.
The next day the ovulation test was negative but we carried on TTC anyway.

5 days later my period starts AGAIN! It started off as brown spotting that became heavier and red and then it turned into a proper period after 2 days. I have now been on this period for 8 days and it shows no signs of tailing off.
It is a strange period and I have no idea what is going on.
I did an HPT in case I was having an early miscarriage but it was negative.

We really want to get pregnant ASAP because my youngest 2 boys have birthdays just 7 days apart and I want to have a proper gap inbetween all their birthdays!

can anyone give me any advice? Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks smile

SunshineOutdoors Fri 26-Oct-12 09:15:41

Hi, I don't know much about it but could the opk have picked up on the hormones left by your implant instead of genuine ovulation? 3 days after end of period seems early to ov.

Is it a 'proper period' when you have the implant or a withdrawal bleed like when you take the pill?

How long were your cycles in the past?

I'd guess your periods are just being weird whilst your body adjusts to not having the implant. Maybe keep ttc possibly every other day, and start testing with opks maybe about 10 days after your period starts?

This is all guessing I'm not an expert or anything. Hopefully your periods will settle into a regular cycle soon and you will conceive.

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