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post #21 of 42
There's nothing selfish about wanting more. Children are a blessing and no one should feel guilty about wanting more. I'm pg with #4 and I would LOVE to have more after this, but dh is adamant that this is the end of the line, I think it's built into a woman (alot of them anyway) to yearn for another child, no matter how many she has. I agree that if the doctors you've seen won't help you and write you off you either need to see someone else until someone does listen to you or to insist with your doctor that you KNOW something is wrong and won't they please order some tests to find out what it is?!
Big hugs to you and good luck! :
Carol
post #22 of 42
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There's nothing selfish about wanting more. Children are a blessing and no one should feel guilty about wanting more. I'm pg with #4 and I would LOVE to have more after this, but dh is adamant that this is the end of the line, I think it's built into a woman (alot of them anyway) to yearn for another child, no matter how many she has. I agree that if the doctors you've seen won't help you and write you off you either need to see someone else until someone does listen to you or to insist with your doctor that you KNOW something is wrong and won't they please order some tests to find out what it is?!
Big hugs to you and good luck! :
Carol
Thank you Carol! I'm blessed with an overdeveloped reproduction instinct. It must be genetic, because my mom wanted 12 children, but stopped at 7. I want as many as I'm able to have, hopefully 8, but that might be wishing & hoping for too much.
post #23 of 42
anyone that tells you YOU have more then plenty children should be shot they are not you they dont know how you love your children i work at a day care with kiddos all day and have 2 of my own i cant get enoff of them! we are TTC #3 and praying this is our time my friends have told me stop worrying u will get preg when you stop trying so hard i say BITE ME its my life my body my family and if i want to chart and ov test then i will why go fora 50 50 shot when you can up your odds by knowing what your body is doing i say screw them all its Your Family!! good luck TTC i hope its fast!
post #24 of 42
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Sorry for getting so upset, I just want some answers to what's going on.
post #25 of 42
You really might want to consider that breastfeeding might be affecting your fertility. Through LLL I have come into contact with several women who were unable to conceive until they almost completely weaned. Some of them did not even regain a cycle for 24+ months.

You are older now and your fertility might have changed a bit. Your body might be more sensitive to the nursing hormones. It happens sometimes. I conceived #4 while #3 was still nursing A LOT. Then I tried and tried to conceive #5 and had 2 early miscarriages. My cycles were short with short luteal phases. I ended up conceiving baby#5 just 2 cycles after #4 weaned.

Now I am 16 months PP after #5 and my cycles are just fine and I'm sure I could conceive quickly if I desired to.

I hope you get some answers. Hang in there.
post #26 of 42
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I've been thinking about that lately too. I'm trying to cut DD back as much as I can, as well as trying different things at night with her.
post #27 of 42
I hope you will get pregnant soon! If your babe is 2 yrs old and you are breastfeeding, then its not too farfetched a thought that its the breastfeeding that is keeping you from getting your period. Plenty of women go 2 years postpardum with out a period! I know you said it wasn't like that with your past children, but maybe its just different this time. Bodies and hormones change over the years.
However, if you really feel there is something wrong, then you should pressure the doctors to examine your situation more closely. Doctors can be really oblivious sometimes!
post #28 of 42
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I hope you will get pregnant soon! If your babe is 2 yrs old and you are breastfeeding, then its not too farfetched a thought that its the breastfeeding that is keeping you from getting your period. Plenty of women go 2 years postpardum with out a period! I know you said it wasn't like that with your past children, but maybe its just different this time. Bodies and hormones change over the years.
However, if you really feel there is something wrong, then you should pressure the doctors to examine your situation more closely. Doctors can be really oblivious sometimes!
Thank you. I have another appointment next Wednesday at a different clinic. The docs are supposed to be better than the ones in this area. Hope I get some sort of answers!
post #29 of 42
They can easily test your prolactin to see if bfing is interfering with your cycles. And your progesterone, estrogen, FSH, LH, testosterone, and thyroid (to rule out thyroid issues). Ask for them (in writing if you are shy around drs, like I am).
post #30 of 42
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They can easily test your prolactin to see if bfing is interfering with your cycles. And your progesterone, estrogen, FSH, LH, testosterone, and thyroid (to rule out thyroid issues). Ask for them (in writing if you are shy around drs, like I am).
Yep, I'm going to get all of that checked out. I really think I have a thyroid or adrenal problem that's causing some other issues as well.
post #31 of 42
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Tomorrow's my appointment, and I hope it goes well. It hurts so much to want something so bad, and to not be able to have it.
post #32 of 42
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My appointment went great!! I picked a good doctor! When we were discussing the # of kids I have & DD still nursing, she was saying she nursed her youngest until he was 4 1/2 : !!

Anyway, she was looking in my file, and there were no results of my bloodwork I had done by an endocrinologist back in May . So, I'll get those redone, plus some others. She also gave me Provera to take for 10 days to see if I have a period or not. So we'll wait & see what these tests say, and if the Provera works.

It went well!
post #33 of 42
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My appointment went great!! I picked a good doctor! When we were discussing the # of kids I have & DD still nursing, she was saying she nursed her youngest until he was 4 1/2 : !!

Anyway, she was looking in my file, and there were no results of my bloodwork I had done by an endocrinologist back in May . So, I'll get those redone, plus some others. She also gave me Provera to take for 10 days to see if I have a period or not. So we'll wait & see what these tests say, and if the Provera works.

It went well!
Wow that's awesome!

Now I'll have to MDC-stalk you until you're pg!
post #34 of 42
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Wow that's awesome!

Now I'll have to MDC-stalk you until you're pg!
LOL!! I'll keep ya updated .

At least she said there was something wrong somewhere, either thyroid, adrenal, or female hormones. So hopefully this is the start of my road to wellness :.
post #35 of 42
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OK, I've had 2 doses of the Provera, and I am starting to feel like crap! I'm having cramps (no discharge though), moodiness, and slight nausea. I'm hoping that this is a good sign!

I'm sure I'll end up with a huge mess of a period that will be a flood. Better stock up on pads now!
post #36 of 42
Get ready! Ugh...I have such a love-hate relationship with periods!!!
post #37 of 42
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Get ready! Ugh...I have such a love-hate relationship with periods!!!
LOL, DH said I'm probably the only woman who WANTS to have a period . I stocked up on the most absorbant pads the store had, just in case.
post #38 of 42
Did AF show?

And, I have always loved the feeling of getting my period. Something that makes me feel all woman and so connected, granted, moody and snappy, but all woman!
post #39 of 42
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Did AF show?

And, I have always loved the feeling of getting my period. Something that makes me feel all woman and so connected, granted, moody and snappy, but all woman!
Not yet, I still have 7 more doses to take, so I'd expect it in about 2 weeks or so.
post #40 of 42
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: SUCCESS!!!! I am bleeding today!! It just started, and I'm also having a bunch of cramps. Not complaining though, as I hope this is good news for me.
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