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Cortisone Shot Delaying Ovulation While TTC

Hi,
Has anyone experience a messed up menstrual cycle after a cortisone shot? Particularly delayed or no ovulation? When did it go back to normal? I got a shot on CD 9 in June and nothing has been normal. My cm was watery on CD 9 on days when it's usually a mix of watery and creamy (makes me think lack of progesterone which is needed for ovulation), my opk was positive (both lines the same) on CD 9 then stayed high throughout the cycle although not positive. After I ovulated (which I'm not even sure I did) I didn't dry up like usual. Next period might have been triggered because I stopped my progesterone supplements so in reality it was probably a withdrawal bleed.

Fast forward to now in July, CD 17 and opk is the most faintest line I've ever seen and I ovulate CD 16, 17 or 18 so I should have a positive right now. Really kicking myself for getting that injection and mad at my doc for not telling me it can affect my ovulation when he knew I was ttc. Any insight would be appreciated. Personal experiences please I've already googled the hell out of this!

Re: Cortisone Shot Delaying Ovulation While TTC

  • Hey there @copywriter123 First off we generally don't encourage one off posts like these because they tend to clutter our board. I recommend reading the pinned posts at the top of the group (Ultimate TTGP Guide and The Bump Guidelines), introducing yourself over in the newbies thread, and lurking around a bit to find threads better suited to your needs here. We have monthly questions threads, daily WTO/TWW threads, and a few specialty threads for infertility, TTC after loss, and trying for a sibling along with some random fun threads.

    As far as your question is concerned I have had two cortisone shots while TTC and they haven't impacted my cycles at all to my knowledge. That being said, I recommend that you keep tracking your cycles and if something is -really- off I recommend getting in touch with your ObGyn to see if they have concerns or recommendations based on what you're experiencing.
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  • @copywriter123 I second the info given to you above.  We'd love for you to get actively involved and introduce yourself in the weekly Newbie Intro thread.

    Yes, cortisone shots can mess up your cycle.  Sorry your doctor didn't tell you that.  I take a steroid that can delay ovulation, or inhibit it completely at higher doses.  The good thing is that you are probably just ovulating a bit later right now--it sounds like your OPK may get stronger within the next few days.  So, you lost last cycle and will be a little late this cycle. Hopefully things get back to normal after this!
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  • Hi,
    Has anyone experience a messed up menstrual cycle after a cortisone shot? Particularly delayed or no ovulation? When did it go back to normal? I got a shot on CD 9 in June and nothing has been normal. My cm was watery on CD 9 on days when it's usually a mix of watery and creamy (makes me think lack of progesterone which is needed for ovulation), my opk was positive (both lines the same) on CD 9 then stayed high throughout the cycle although not positive. After I ovulated (which I'm not even sure I did) I didn't dry up like usual. Next period might have been triggered because I stopped my progesterone supplements so in reality it was probably a withdrawal bleed.

    Fast forward to now in July, CD 17 and opk is the most faintest line I've ever seen and I ovulate CD 16, 17 or 18 so I should have a positive right now. Really kicking myself for getting that injection and mad at my doc for not telling me it can affect my ovulation when he knew I was ttc. Any insight would be appreciated. Personal experiences please I've already googled the hell out of this!
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    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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