Had an ERPC end of Feb & I still haven't had a period. I've spoken to my GP who said I'm probably stressed - I'm currently waiting on steroid injections & possible surgery for 2 slipped discs which were only discovered post MC. I'm also taking 4 types of painkillers so not sure if they're affecting my fertility too.
Has nyone experienced going this long without a period or should I go back to the doctor and push further? I'm 34 & would like to TTC as soon as I'm healthy.
Hmm.. I am always wary of Drs who say "you're just stressed" (advice I got from a nurse friend - if it's about stress and they wouldn't say it to a man, your 'fobbed off' radar should bleep). Given that you've had a MC - I would ask for a 2nd opinion.
After an ERPC it can take a while (esp if your body didn't realise it had MCed) for HCG to fall (I am 3 weeks after and still there is a very faint line on a PG test after 5 min- rang gynie at hospital who said that that's the slow end of normal and not to worry). However several months - I would be asking for another appointment just to be on the safe side.
It's probably just a slow recovery (which the body needs) - however a 2nd opinion cannot hurt can it?
Thank you. I think I need to be more forceful. I'm getting stressed having "stress" as my dr's response! My Dr is male but even when I've seen the female dr she has said the same thing & to leave it 6 months! Erm, that's all well and good if I were 10 years younger!!
I think in your shoes I'd be campaigning for a scan at that point. I know of several people who have reached the 10 week mark before AF showed up, and that seemed to be the cut off for the GP to arrange something. I suspect the reassurance that you are in working order might allow you to relax and your body to start cycling again.
Thank you. I think I'll make an appointment & just get everything off my chest. I'm feeling very low at the moment. Feel my body is failing me. Everyday I'm in pain & I'm fed up of living on painkillers just to get dressed & then the added emotional burden of wanting to TTC but can't is tipping me over the edge
Just looked into it & found someone who is very close to where I live & who offers a free consultation. Have e-mailed her & hopefully I'll get a response soon. I have had acupuncture before for sports injuries but never considered it for this. Thank you for your advice!