Hi there. I'm new here, like today new. [And unfortunately this is my second time typing this post because I accidentally closed my web browser.]
So here we go: hormonal BC all my adult life switching brands of pills when side effects got unmanageable and eventually getting a Mirena. I had the IUD out in March '21, struggled with mental illness, and then got that settled. But I did gain a crap ton of weight. I'm 5'9 and currently 245. I was 210ish when I got the IUD out. When I tell you I gained the weight QUICK I mean stretch marks on the belly and love handles quick. Anyhow.
Me and DH have been TTC since then. We've had a couple of months when the timing didn't go just right, but every month is the same. I assume I'm ovulating (I have some symptoms and slow climb on my OPKs and then rapid descent and CM and CP are all consistent). I then have a 14 day luteal phase and the cycle starts all over again.
I told myself twice "this is the last month" but this last cycle (I'm currently day 14) really is. I called the doctor today and made my appoint for about two weeks from now.
So, I have some things I need help with and no one in my life who gets it or has relevant advice (if I hear one more time it'll happen when it's time...). So here goes: 1. What exactly do I say to my ob/gyn? 2. Am I just going to get the "lose weight" diagnosis? 3. Has anyone experienced super regular cycles when it comes to LH slow rising and then all the sudden it switched to sudden onset LH peak?