Thanks so much for your response. It's so helpful to know there are communities like this to let you know you're not alone.
You're absolutely right about forgetting there's other equipment...lol. Now that I'm ttc of course it seems that everything is related to reproductive issues. The mind is a powerful thing!
I did consider other things like IBS (I've even looked up things on crohn's and colitis) and I've thought of possible allergies, lactose intolerance, etc. I should really stop looking everything up online and trying to self diagnose and just see my dr!
The main reason I'm thinking reproductive is that it seems to happen like clockwork and seems to have nothing to do with my diet. Around 2 weeks before my period is when these cramps begin and they are gone right after my period. Right now they are gone so my spirits are much higher. These cramps are really putting a damper on things and bring me down after 2 weeks straight! If all goes accordingly, they should start up again in about a week. I've already made a dr. appointment for Feb 7th so I will be telling him everything!
I know dr's say it could take perfectly healthy couples up to a year to conceive. The waiting game is a bit painful though I've also of course just found out about 3 friends who are pregnant in a matter of 6 months (one of them tried for a year so that made me feel better!). But it's tough. I have to think with all of the medical advances there are today that even if we need a little extra help, it will happen eventually! Trying to stay positive Good luck and baby dust to us both!View Thread
The waiting game is the absolute worst. I made an appointment for Feb. 7th and I have a feeling my dr is going to tell me to come back in a few months too, since it's really only been 6 months of trying...ughhhh. Being patient and keeping your fingers crossed is so difficult! I have no patience at all so I like to think of this as a test of some sort to strengthen my patience since you need a ton of it once there is a child involved! Ahh, trying to find the good in this and stay positive Good luck to us both!View Thread
I would say that if you're both healthy then it will happen eventually. I've been told it can take perfectly healthy couples up to a year to conceive. Have you been to your dr. to be examined? Maybe do that just to confirm there aren't any underlying issues, although there probably aren't. Also, doing yoga or something to relax your mind could be helpful.
I totally understand where you're coming from...DH and I have been trying for 6 mo now to no avail. It's so frustrating and scary and each month seems to crawl by waiting to see that BFP only to be disappointed. I'm going to my dr. this month and telling him I want him to check everything to make sure things with me are okay. If not for anything it will at least help to give me peace of mind. Hang in there and good luck...hopefully it will happen for both of us soon!!!View Thread
Hello - My name is Sophia and I have been married for a little over a year. My husband and I have been TTC for the past 6 months and nothing I've also been having some strange symptoms for about 3 months or so and was hoping maybe someone else has experienced this or may have an idea of what it could be. I've always had bad menstrual cramps and have a prescription for a high dose of naproxen which typically helps. For the past 3 months, right at the 2 week mark, I start to feel a dull ache right in the middle of my lower abdomen. It's generally very dull and some days it's worse than others. Then there will be a day that it's gone but back again the next. This lasts for the next 2-3 weeks until I get my period (I seem to range from a 28-32 day cycle). The day of my period the pain is more extreme and right after the first day the pain is entirely gone for the next 2 weeks until it starts up again. I've read this could be ovulation pain however it seems that should only last for a day or two max. Also, I used those ovulation predictors for the first time this month and it showed no sign of ovulation at all, I took it for 20 days straight I went to the gyno last month just for a general check up. I did not tell him about all of this though as when I went I did not have the pain and was hoping it would not come back and be a non issue. He did take blood tests and said they all came back normal. I'm going to make an appointment for this month (just got my period) and want to wait until the pain is back in the hopes he may find something and be able to diagnose me. I'm really freaking out and I know that can't be helping the situation but it's so hard to relax. Any thoughts on this would be so greatly appreciated!! Want a baby so badly and scared I may not be able to. Thank you in advance!