First thing i can tell you is not to lose hope. i went without any ovulation for over a year. None of the oral medications were helping me. Finally my doc switched over to injectables, and i was able to conceive on my first try. I am now 27 weeks.
1) if you have irregular periods, you can try charting, but unfortunately you will not see a pattern. i did it for a few months and i saw no pattern and nothing else to indicate that i was ovulating. after a while i think you just get to know your body, so thats what i started doing, just noticing changes. i also ordered really cheap ovulation tests online, so anytime i did suspect that i was ovulating, i would take one. if you started noticing the changes your body goes through when you ovulate, i think you wont need to chart.
2) when we decided to ttc, i got off the pill and got one normal cycle on my own. after that it just completely stopped, so i needed medication to jump start my cycle. if i had not done anything, i would probably still be waiting for my period to come. medications will give you a chance to see what works for you. clomid is very effective and works for most women. i wouldnt hesitate to start treatment. without it, you might end up waiting longer than you have to.
3) how do you deal with the stress? thats a million dollar question my problem was that i wasnt even able to ovulate let alone test for pregnancy. but the disappointment of not even ovulating was very stressful sometimes. Exercise helps and this support group is amazing and helps a ton! surround yourself with other women who know what you might be going through so you know that you are not alone.
i pray and hope and everything goes well for you. there are some really awesome ladies on this group that will help you.
had to do progesterone suppositories for the 2ww and up until 12 weeks. those shots sound really painful. i dont know if its standard to do shot after ivf or its upto the doctor. i would definately ask if the suppositories are an option. they can be messy but atleast they dont hurt. i know there are FDA approved progesterone suppositories now that are out there. i am so sorry you have to go through this. other tips i've read about are using ice to numb the area before you take the shot. have you tried that?View Thread
I was thinking about you and praying for you. i am really sorry that it didnt work out this time. my husband was VERY frustrated with the whole process too and wanted to stop several times. we did take a few months break. i am sure he just needs a little break and will be willing to try again. Like CEB said, i hope there was something i could say to make you feel better. you are not alone. you will be in my prayers always.
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