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post #1 of 9
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i had a question i started thinking about recently.

When i was young and 1st started getting my period it was never regular, i would get it, sometimes go 3 months or 6 months without getting it again, sometimes it would be light and sometimes it would be super heavy, but i was extremely irregular and never had a clue when it was coming.

once i went on BC that regulated everything perfectly, and kept the periods light. well...about 2 months ago i couldn't afford my BC packet and i was up for a yearly anyway, so i said as soon as i get my next period im going for my yearly and getting back on the pill. well its been at least 2 months and my next period still hasn't come, Ive already taken 3 PG tests to be on the safe side, the last one just a few minutes ago lol, and everything in negative as i figured so, since we have been using condoms since i been off the pill.

my question is: since my period is so wacky and irregular is it a possibility that i cant even have kids?

if i don't get it soon im just going to make the apt with the gyno and tell her whats up and see if i could just start a new pack to get back on track, im also going to ask her about the kid thing too. i just wanted to ask here and see if anyone had a similar problem.
post #2 of 9
Really irregular periods would, in all likely-hood, make it harder for you to become pregnant since you can't count on ovulation every month. I don't know how accurate those OTC ovulation predictors are. That's definitely something to ask your gyno. about.
My periods were pretty darn regular and I could almost always tell when I was ovulating. Even with help I was never able to become pregnant.
If it was me, I'd make an appointment with the dr. for a complete work-up and ask for some detailed info.
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Really irregular periods would, in all likely-hood, make it harder for you to become pregnant since you can't count on ovulation every month. I don't know how accurate those OTC ovulation predictors are. That's definitely something to ask your gyno. about.
My periods were pretty darn regular and I could almost always tell when I was ovulating. Even with help I was never able to become pregnant.
If it was me, I'd make an appointment with the dr. for a complete work-up and ask for some detailed info.
yeah im going to. Even if it turns out i cant have kids im going to be fine with it. Im 31 now and never wanted any and always said that even IF i did decide i wanted one i would adopt anyway. its weird, ever since i was a kid i always said i would adopt before having my own.
post #4 of 9
Irregular periods make it harder for you to TRY to get pregnant, but it doesn't necessarily mean you can't...you just can't predict when you are fertile. One of my best friends had very irregular periods for years; she went one full year without a period after she went off the pill. She thought she couldn't conceive, got married, started their new child free life....then got pregnant at age 39. Talk about a shock!

Definitely talk to your doctor about this and about what you want.
post #5 of 9
My sisters periods a all messed up ever sice she has been on the pill.
She has taken so many preg tests all neg.
I heard the pill does strange things.
I wish I could have had kids but it never happened.
I tried and my periods were normal then.
Now they are not because of peri meno.
post #6 of 9
Since you're essentially messing around with the hormones in your body, something that controls a lot and can be rather delicate - yes, BC pills can really mess things up.
Some people can't tolerate them at all, too sensitive. But generally it seems that for a lot of women it take a little while for their bodies to adjust and take over for what a pill was doing for it. My mother had that issue when she went off them - iirc I think she went around four months without a period at all.

A gyno check up couldn't hurt.

I haven't taken any BC pills myself, I'm honestly a bit scared of them since I started having more and more odd reactions to medications and a history of migraines and daily headaches. I've also heard of women who developed or had worsening of their dysautonomia after taking them... But like you, I've never been regular. The very first year I started skipped several months throughout the year and only ended up having about 7-8 periods all together. As it is, my cycle runs closer to every 5 weeks now.
post #7 of 9
My periods are completely whacky and all over the place, and I've managed to get pregnant twice (although I haven't been able to go full term yet!). Both times I wasn't "trying", and it happened. When I was actually trying and tracking ovulation, I had no luck. So I think it just means it's harder to plan, not that it won't happen
post #8 of 9
You need to go to your doctor and have a full hormone level check done and a PAP.

Chances are you may have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which very many females have and most don't know that they have it. If you do have it, it's not the end of the world and it's more an annoyance than it is a danger. And while it can make it more difficult to conceive (because you may not ovulate every month), it doesn't mean you can't have kids. My cousin has PCOS and got pregnant 3 times without a problem. A girl I work with has 2 kids and conceived naturally.

Anyway, make an appointment with your doctor and get yourself checked out. You don't have to wait to get a period to go see a doctor.
post #9 of 9
My periods are like that. I did have quite a bit of trouble becoming pregnant...required 14 months of fertility treatment and injectables to finally achieve pregnancy. After having my dd, I have never used any type of birth control and have never gotten pregnant.

Your labs will likely look just as normal as can be. Mine always have. My ovulation is just wonky.

Cally
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