I've read loads of discussion boards for the last 18 months but have never posted, even though reading some posts have gotten me through some pretty dark days, so thank you to those of you who do post!
Quick intro for me...my husband and I miscarried twin boys at 18.5 weeks a year ago. We got the green light to TTC again in August and 10 cycles in still no luck. We discovered in December that I was having anovulatory cycles so my OB prescribed Letrozole and I took it for two months, had "strong" ovulation but no pregnancy. In March decided I wanted to get my body to function on its own without medication (I was told to stop exercising when I was pregnant and never went back & I've probably consumed more ice cream in this past year than I have in my whole life).
That at brings us to the present...cycle two of Operation Get My Body Back. Cycle 1 without meds was 50 days long (premiscarriage cycles were always 32-34 days). Talk about messing with your mind and your wallet, I burned through a box of CBD OPKs (never got a +) and took at least 10 HPTs. But I was able to start my period on my own without Provera which my OB prescribed but I never picked up at the pharmacy.
Cycle 2: This cycle I got -OPKs on CBD until cd16, then ran out of tests. Not wanting to spend another $35 I just picked up the cheapie pink line dip strip tests at WalMart and of course CD 17 the lines are the same color. Then CD 19 the test line is actually darker, but I don't want to get too excited so I'm convincing myself it's just bc they were the cheap tests. Now the question I have for you guys... On cd 21 I had one spot of discharge with a bloody brown streak in it when I went to the bathroom before bed, cd 22 the faintest color pink you can imagine on the TP every time I used the facilities, cd 23 (today) dark brown streak and then a string of dark brown discharge on TP after FMU. I didn't have implantation bleeding with the twins so I'm not sure if you can have IB for three days or if I'm starting my period really really early directly after a 50 day cycle. Has anyone had a really long anovulatory cycle followed by a really short ovulatory one? Or has anyone had IB for three days?
*I don't temp or chart CM bc Constantly thinking about it drives me crazy and my doctor thinks stress is causing my conception troubles. So just OPKs for me.
DH - 34, Me - 32
TTC #1 since 10/13
BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
IUI #1 2/25/16