Hello! I haven't been on TB for a while, but I have been TTC since June 2015. Since then, I have had numerous irregular cycles ranging from 36-43 days with no confirmed O and kind of gave up hope. After a few non-ovulatory cycles, I stopped temping because it was just annoying to watch the months pass by and the temps frustrated me. At about 9-10 months of TTC with several irregular cycles, I went to my doctor. She did a progesterone test (among other tests) on CD 23 and it was extremely low (.5 if I am remembering the number correctly), everything else she said looked beautiful.
I mentioned to her that I had been exercising very hard for the past several months (was doing anywhere from 2-3.5 hours of high intensity training), but she didn't think that could be an issue. After reading several articles about intense exercise when TTC, I decided to cut back and now limit myself to an hour or less. The first cycle that I cut back on exercising went down to 35 days, followed by a 34 day cycle last month. In between there I had my annual physical and explained everything to that doctor. She recommend we do another progesterone test and it came back much high than the previous one, so while I had not been temping that month, I believe it may have been the first I ovulated in several months.
I started temping again this month, as I am hopeful that I am ovulating now and it appears I have O'd on CD13 - crazy! I'm still waiting for my chart to laugh at me and switch up my temps and take away my CH, but I am trying to stay optimistic. I have also boarded the crazy train for the first time since last year and have started symptom spotting! Now I'm looking to pass some time and get some advice on what I should be doing now that I am hopefully ovulating again. Since I didn't ovulate for so long, I'm debating if I should see if my cycles get back on track now that I have limited my exercise before getting any other tests done (or sending my DH to be tested) or if I should consider going sooner. I'm guessing I am going to wait a little while longer and see what happens. Looking forward to getting to know you ladies!
Me: 30 DH: 33
TTC #1 since June 2014
Baby #1 coming March 2016