Good Evening Everyone! I am a newbie here and this is my first post ever on a forum board. I have been TTC with my husband since 03/12. I am seeking some advice regarding my cycles and have done a little browsing but don't see anything relating to what I am experiencing.
I'll try to keep this brief, and please excuse me if I don't use "proper" terms/acronyms/etc. I promise I'll read up on all of it tomorrow after some rest :
I have always had regular cycles, and stopped taking BC in October of 2011. We used condoms as a backup until March, because I wanted the hormones out of my system. From Oct to June I had 30 to 35 day cycles. My husband works overseas and is gone for 3.5 months at a time, and home for 35 days in between. We actively tried to become pregnant from March until he left in June with no success. He just returned home again in late September.
I am certain it was stress/excitement for his homecoming, but I had a 50 day cycle that started August 10 and stopped September 28, after my GYN prescribed progesterone to bring on my period. I am now on day 39 of my current cycle and no sign that AF is coming anytime soon.
I am frustrated because my periods were 100 percent normal the entire time he was gone until literally the week he was scheduled to come home. I think I feel pressured to become pregnant because we really only have one chance every 3.5 months, and both of us are ready and excited to start a family.
I have heard of charting and am interested in learning more about that. I also would like to know if anyone has ever experienced a sudden change in their cycle regularity when beginning TTC. I feel like my body is betraying me by getting all out of whack when it "matters" most. :
DH leaves again in a week, and if it turns out I am not pregnant now, I would like to know what I can do to get to know my body better over the next few months while he is away to better our chances of getting PG the next time he is home.
Thanks to you all for taking the time to read my novel, and again I apologize for thee length of my post. I promise they will get better as I get the hang of this! :
Off BCP since 10/11
TTC since 3/12