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keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 14:22:21

Hi everyone,

I have just joined the site, and would love to hear your stories.

I came off the pill in May, and started trying this month, how do you calm yourself in not getting your hopes up for AF not to arrives (she's due any where between tomorrow and Sunday)

I don't like waiting lol

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 15:55:33

Hiya, I came off the pill last week and this will be our first month of trying too. I know I will get my hopes up every single time! Can I ask, did you get 'normal' periods straight after stopping the pill?

keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 16:12:13

Hiya, After coming off the pill I had my last 'pill' period as normal, then it took 30 days for my normal one to arrive (in the mean time given me loads of different symptoms). Its different for everyone but fingers crossed you wont have to wait to long x

I just cant stop thinking about the fact that I might be pregnant, its madness. lolout for the month which is helpful. (ptracker)

clareyfarey Thu 01-Aug-13 16:30:12

I've been on the pill for years, came off in jan and settled into a 'cycle' of sorts! Sometimes 28 days, sometimes 35 so I really struggle to know when's the best time. End up just DTD whenever I can.

I was hoping it would have happened sooner but I am on 2WW this week, AF due on 30th (for 28 day cycle) but won't test til after 35 days if that makes sense.

Good luck, and get lots of naughties in! smile Xx

keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 16:37:07

Whats 2WW? lol

My Hubby works away so its as and when for us unfortunately

How long have you been trying for?

bushprincess Thu 01-Aug-13 16:52:37

Keepswimming1 .... I'm in the same boat... always a bonus when dh and I are in the same country at the same time... he managed not to fly until the day of the big O this month so hope we might be lucky!! if not then trying not to plan any travel for the August O!

good luck!!

keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 16:57:57

Oh its nice to hear from someone in the same boat.

we dtd 3 days before O, so I'm really hoping its done the trick. if not then who know when our next chance will be.
I am having the odd symptom (horrible taste in my mouth and feeling sick) but am I just talking myself into it lol

Good luck to you all

clareyfarey Thu 01-Aug-13 17:01:41

Sorry, 2ww is 2 week wait from ovulation to hopefully being up the spout!

Been trying on and off since jan, stopped in April due to house stress but started again properly in July so this is first month really.

Was due Tuesday just gone if I had a 28 day cycle, or next Tuesday if it was 35. Ugh, hate waiting and driving myself mad with imaginary (??) symptoms.

Having your OH away a lot must be tough when you know it would be a good time to DTD


Tea1Sugar Thu 01-Aug-13 17:28:52

Hiya, I took my last pill on 24june, had usual withdrawal "bleed" followed by a proper Af 25 days later. We dtd days 7,9,11 and 13 which was actual ovulation day. 2po now and feeling dizzy as hell!

keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 18:18:28

i think mine are due to af ... hope not but im getting cramps now .. oh how gutting, i don't think its the month for me
having oh away is frustrating for sure but its life its guess can't be helped

fingers crossed for everyone x

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 18:36:24

Thanks, swimming - glad to see you're another person who didn't have to wait too long for your cycle to return after the pill.

ItalianWiking84 Thu 01-Aug-13 20:38:56

Hiya all, I came off the pill end April and got my period in may on the "right" time, since its been regular and have a 31 cycles but I have no idea about ovulation date or any of that, total newbie to those things :D
Bought ovulation tests and are trying testing now but so fare negative every day sad
Good luck all, really hope August is your month smile

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 20:50:37

Ovulation is about two weeks after your period.

ItalianWiking84 Thu 01-Aug-13 20:52:17

Which should be today but sadly negative sad

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 20:59:33

The fertile time lasts for around a week though so regardless of what the test says you could increase dtd this week to be sure.

ItalianWiking84 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:04:14

Okay thanks smile dtd Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday lol so should perhaps do again tonight and in the weekend smile

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:09:47

Have you also kept an eye on cervical mucus? When you're fertile, it's usually clear.

ItalianWiking84 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:12:08

Oh gosh no not at all :O hmm don't really have it a lot, usually only around period and then it's quiet a lot and thick and sticky
I must take a closer look
Thank you so much for the advice smile

keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:16:54

you keep at it girl. just enjoy and have fun.

im sure my period is on route but no sign as yet.
hopefully my hubby will be home for my next O.

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:17:42

No worries - look for Plan to get Pregnant by Zita West on Amazon, it's great.

keepswimming1 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:41:39

vjones - will check out amazon tomorrow. i never new that about the mucus i will see next month. cheers

ItalianWiking84 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:53:05

Thanks all for great advices ... Must defn check out the book, perhaps I can even find a book in Danish so it would be easier for me to understand lol
Now almost time for bed and dtd, luckily we are having fun and enjoying that part lol

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:53:34

Glad to help.

ItalianWiking84 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:55:46

Vjones, hope your lucky too very soon

VJONES1985 Thu 01-Aug-13 22:05:28

Thank you. Am hoping for that hormone surge some women get after stopping the pill, when an egg is released after a few days. Going on holiday next week so it's a good time to take the opportunity to dtd at least every two days.

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