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Tips for getting AF to turn up?

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teaandchocolate Mon 04-Feb-13 10:11:56

This may sound like an odd title for conception but we are now ttc after waiting several months for recurrent miscarriage tests. However it seems that now we want to try again my body is not playing ball. I have pcos so never had a hugely regular cycle but this month I thought I ovulated on day 20 but 2 weeks later was bfn and no AF. Again thought maybe I ovulated on day 32 (although we had stopped dtd as i stupidly thought i was pregnant) but its now day 49 and still no AF (& definitely not pregnant) just a tiny bit of brown spotting. Just want AF to turn up now so we can start again.

I have regular acupuncture and take loads of vitamins although have fallen off the bandwagon with a low GI diet. Any tips from others with dodgy hormones as to how I can encourage my cycle to sort itself out?

2cats222 Mon 04-Feb-13 15:23:53

Sorry no tips but hoping someone else can help out. FX for you

teaandchocolate Mon 04-Feb-13 16:10:07

Thank you 2cats! And thanks for bumping!

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 04-Feb-13 16:24:08

If PCOS is an issue then you may well need medical help in order to conceive.
Its not going to sort itself out of its own accord, its a condition that does not go away (the cystic follicles do disappear only to be replaced by further cystic follicles) but it can be managed.

Ovulation in particular can be problematic with PCOS and it is possible that you are not ovulating regularly. It is also quite possible to have periods without ovulating.

Ovulation is not an exact science and it can occur earlier, later or not at all in any given cycle. It certainly does not always happen around 2 weeks before the start of the next period.

You may find Verity's website on PCOS helpful; this is If you are well informed about PCOS then this will stand you in good stead as well.

I would stick with the low GI eating plan as much as possible as that will help to some extent. If you feel that acupuncture is helpful then keep on with that as well.

ILoveMyCats Mon 04-Feb-13 16:29:00

I'm also on day 49 with bfn and wondering whether jumping up and down a lot would bring on ad, I'm that desperate! In all seriousness, I don't know what would help. While I don't have pcos (at least, I don't know I have it), I think you're doing lots to help regulate your cycle anyway. It may just have to be a waiting game! Fx for speedy af!

teaandchocolate Mon 04-Feb-13 16:39:47

Thank you Attila for your post that's really helpful. I have a DD and have had 3 mc so I know I do ovulate sometimes! But I have no idea whether it happens every cycle, in fact I presume not otherwise my ovaries wouldn't be polycystic. Whilst waiting to ttc I'd been keeping an eye on my cycles and they seemed to be getting shorter and I thought I was ovulating (got AF 14 days after ewcm each time). But now all bets are off.

How long should I wait before pestering a doctor about needing help conceiving? I thought I should wait longer as always fell pregnant quickly previously (just couldn't stay pregnant) but I do feel a bit like I'm running out of time.

Ilovemycats how funny we're on the same day! Didn't think many people saw day 49 of a cycle! It's so frustrating isn't it because I know stress makes it worse but I can't stop stressing about it!! Let me know if you get anywhere with the jumping wink

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 04-Feb-13 17:21:56

I would seek further medical advice asap particularly if you've suffered recurrent miscarriage.

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