In all of the time that we were TTC#1 with Stella, my cycles were completely fucked up. Before knowing there was an issue, I wasted a ton of FRER sticks because my cycles were between 49-118 days long and I was constantly thinking I was “late” and pregnant. After my PCOS diagnosis (and seeing that I had 25+ resting follicles on both ovaries, gah!), we tried Western meds, acupuncture, herbs, diet changes – and sometimes I ovulated, sometimes I didn’t. When my messed up PCOS ovaries actually decided to cooperate, ovulation usually happened somewhere between CD19-30, though my first clomid cycle was a CD50 ovulation.
All of this to say, I just want to know if I will be fixed.
My last three trackable cycles:
- April 12, 2011 — I found out I was pregnant with Stella after a Clomid+Menopur+IUI CD17 ovulation.
- April 28, 2013 — I found out I was pregnant with Harvey after an unmedicated CD37 ovulation.
- March 25, 2015 — I got my period after a 43 day cycle (probably CD31 ovulation) during which I had a (non-hormonal) IUD and it was nearly impossible for me to get pregnant.
I know that my pregnancies won’t necessarily fix my PCOS hormonal issues, but I can’t help but hope it will kick start something and balance things out a bit maybe. I mean, I hopefully have decades of life left to live, and it’d just be nice to have a normal, healthy 28 day cycle for once.
How about you? Have your cycle lengths changed (or at least standardized) over time, either with or without pregnancy?
I just hate feeling like my body is still broken, even though I’m thankfully sitting here as a Mom of 2 now.