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Okay girls, here's my deal.


Me and hubby have been trying to get pregnant for about a year now, with no success, actually it's nov. Now, so I guess it's actually been a year.


Anyway, i've gone to see my doc and found out that unlike the avg. (whatever that is Confused ), my cycle last approx. 40 days

here are my figures:
5/25- 7/3 = 39 days
7/3 - 8/14 = 42 days
8/14 - 9/22 = 39 days
9/22 - still waiting

i took an average, and came out with 40 days, so with that calculation I should have started my period today, nov. 1. Or if I follow the pattern, 39,42,39, 42 I should start my period nov. 3.

I don't want to get my hopes up, so I haven't tested yet. I have all my usual symptoms of pre-menstrual, but the only thing i've noticed really different is the tenderness of my breast.


I normally get tender breast, achy back, moody, cramps, a fever sometimes, but as i'm sitting here typing to you ladies, my breast feel like I have a pair of weights pulling down on them. They feel extremely heavy and sore, more so than usual. I have no nausea, no vomitting, no heartburn, no "typical" pregnancy signs.


I really don't know why i'm posting this, maybe I justed needed to share with someone. It's been a very fustrating year for me and my husband so we are hoping for the best here.


Oh yes, one thing I can ask you ladies, is if anyone one of you in here is also on a 40 day cycle, if so, do you know how many days from our first day of bleeding we ovulate.


I bought a ovulation kit this month, and for a 40 day cycle we should ovulate on the 23rd. Day, so we count from our first day of bleeding and on until you count 23 days. For me, that would have been on october 14, so that's the day I started testing and the first test came out positive for ovulation but the following 6days, were all negative.


When I tested positive for ovulation, me and hubby did have intercourse that same instance, but if I only ovulated for one day, my chance are almost slim to none. Like I was telling you guys, very fustrating.


Wow, you ladies don't know how much I want to just go right this instance to bathroom and take a pregnancy test. The anticipation is so overwhelming, and I guess that's why i'm still typing. Smile I apologize.


Anyway, thank you for being here for me and if you guys have any suggestions please feel free to answer my post.


Best of wishes to all,

~ana~
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replied November 1st, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
Wait two days and then take a test. Good luck huni!

<3
gaby
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replied November 1st, 2004
Hmmmm
Hey ana:

i'm going to tell you a little something about my experience and maybe it can help you. I'm 33 and have had one child before during my 1st marriage. I'm married again and have tried to get pregnant for about 3 years. Given we would try but I guess not as hard. We didn't take tempatures and bought ovulations test but we did try off and on. We finally got serious and seeking a specialist. But now i"m pregnant. Phew!! Did not have to pay the big bucks for a specialist. Hehehe. I was suppose to get my period on the 21 of october, mind you my period never comes when its suppose to, but my breast were more tender than usual. I would literally hurt when I took my bra off and could not stand not having one on because my breast felt too heavy and tender. I went to cvs and bought this ept test that gives you results 4 days before your due date. Well.... The test came back positive. I was like you did not want to get my hopes up. Trust me I did get them up there quite a few times just to be dissapointed but just give a day or so i'm sure you want to know. I was suprised of my results. I'm going on 6 weeks now. Good luck & god bless.

Ebibb Wink :d
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replied November 4th, 2004
I finally took like 3 pregnancy test, and they all came back positive. I was still not convinced.. Lol.. So I made an appointment with my doctor and she took some blood, and the test came back positive.


I am sooo freakin' happy!!! Thank you girls for the support.

Btw, i'm due july 12, 2005 Smile
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replied May 20th, 2009
39 day cycle
i had 39 day cycle last time, we had shots & pills & everything went well, today(5/20/2009-CD 31) i had blood pregnancy test which came negative
should i do home pregnancy test again after 3 to 4 days or not
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replied June 30th, 2009
im 40 days
heya, im 40 days cycle length and its so frustraing having a long cycle arrrhh haha, i think i ovulated last week cos i had the fertile mucus and sharp kinda pains in my side and since then my boobs are rele tender and i have slight cramps everyday since the exact date im sure i ovulated, my period is due 12th july so 12 more days sigh, its 7 days now since i believe i ovulated and i want to test bt i already know its gonna be a negative so why bother, sry im bein a downer bt im jus so fed up
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replied July 3rd, 2009
Stessing out
Hey there, I feel the frustration. My last cycle was 45 days long, and that was the first cycle after stopping the pill. I'm on day 32 right now and I have no clue as to when I ovulated (if I have) and when I can take a pregnancy test to see if I'm pregnant. This past week I did find myself craving stuff, but I figured it was because I was hoping I might start soon if I'm not pregnant. It's really stressful, but I really hope I get pregnant soon.
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replied October 19th, 2009
Hey there! I going through the same thing my cycles are all over the place 30, 40 even 50 days!! I been trying to get pregnant for the last 3yrs and no luck I went to the doctors and all and I just got all frustated so I left it alone but lately been noticing that I been gaining weight and eating a lot then today I notice a lot of the creamy discharge so I got online to see what it is...but wish me luck!!
thx perla
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replied December 4th, 2009
40 day cycle, just found out i'm pregnant!
HI Ladies,

I to have a 40day cycle and established that i ovulate on or around day 25!!
It took around 6 months for my periods to return to a natural cycle after stopping taking my pill. And i have to admitt that i did feel slightly anxious about it. The first day of my last cycle was the 14th Oct and found out that i was pregnant a day after my last period should have started (22nd November) ( which we are over joyed about).
I booked a doctors to get the ball rolling, and he completely ignored me when i said i had a 40 day cycle and calculated my pregnancy on a 28day cycle, which in turn made me about 3-4 weeks further pregnant than i actually am. Please make sure your doctor takes this in consideration. This was discovered as we decided to pay for an early pregnany scan privatley. As i have been suffereing from very little symptoms, just cramping (apparently totally normal). I am still waiting for midwife apt.
Good luck, and be patient. I totally understand all your frustrations.
xxx
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replied December 23rd, 2009
Hi there, I have ALWAYS had regular periods each month and never been late. My cycles are 30 days long, and I'm not sure what to think because I am 11days late for my period and have taken two pregnancy test which both came back neg. I usually spot and have horriable horriable cramps a week before I start but nothing this time except very slight cramps. Could I still be pregnant and getting a false negitive?? I wonder if something more serious is going on if I am not pregnant. Any ideas??
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replied March 16th, 2010
hi ladies,

im confused cos i have been trying to conceive and since 18 months no luck and then i met a specialist and she in doubt claimed PCOS but not diagnosed but i have done my utrasound scan and waiting for results and this month its 40 days and not yet got my periods but im having unusual cramps and pain... is any of you in the situation... thanks
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Hi there,

Just thought I would fill you all in on my story... I hope it will help!

I have anywhere from 37-42 day cycles and have been ttc for 2 years. I was having a lot of abdominal pain and real discomfort "down there". I went to a walk-in clinic and the doctor put me on antibiotics for and UTI. The antibiotics didn''t seem to be helping and I knew I was due for my period any day. I took 4 home pregnancy tests over a week and a half and all were negative, so I thought I must be really sick. Finally, I ended up going to the emergency room only to find out that I am 3-4 weeks prego!! So for all you guys who are feeling discouraged... hang in there... it really can happen when you least expect it! I should also mention that the DH and I were schedule to start fertility treatment on May 7th (next week).

If it helps... I found I was fertile on days 18-23 and my peak fertile days were from day 23-26 of my cycle... generally I ovulated on day 24-25 leaving me with approx a 12 day leutal phase.

Goodluck and baby dust to all =)
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replied May 5th, 2010
weird- nice to see i am not alone!! Not sure what goin on with me- been trying for baba no: 2 for best part of year now- got preg first time with no; 1. Cycle always between 28-32 days but this time i am on day 40 and still waiting- 2 preg tests negative!! Bit worried- anyone else find themselves in similar situation?
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replied May 9th, 2010
Wow, I am so grateful to have found this post! Every other posts I have found have been about women with 28 day cycles!

My husband and I have been trying for 8 months, and my cycles have been between 32 and 41 days. I am currently at day 43 and no signs or symptoms that my period is showing up anytime soon.

The last time my husband and I had intercourse was April 23rd, which based solely on my CM, appeared to be during my fertile period.

I tested on Friday May 7, and the test came out negative. I''m going to test again tomorrow morning, with hopes of being pregnant, but feel like I should have tested positive on Friday.

Here''s hoping. I''m so relieved to have found other women with long cycles, going through the same frustrations.
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replied May 10th, 2010
40 day cycle
I am also glad to have found this forum:

My husband and I are ttc, we had a miscarriage at the end of december (d&c on 12-31) I finally got AF back on April 1st..yea!!
It is now day 40 for me, I have experienced some queasiness in the past week, tingling in my breast, and some mild cramping, and also lower mild back ache. I ''think'' I may be pregnant,but am not sure if this is just PMS.
I have taken several hpt''s the last one yesterday morning and they have all been negative..it''s so frustrating, but is nice to know I am not the only one going through this.

I am going to try and wait till the weekend to take another hpt..baby dust to all..and keep me posted on your results-
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replied May 11th, 2010
I''m really glad I found these posts too. My periods range from 38-42 day cycles. For 15 months I have been trying to fall pregnant again. My first pregnancy only took a few months to fall pregnant, but I lost the baby. It''s now taking a long time to concieve again. I''m on day 36 at the moment and my breasts have been sore for the past week, which hasnt happened other months so I am hoping that I am pregnant. But I don''t want to get my hopes up or test just yet. This is the first month where I have really tried to relax about falling pregnant and stayed positive. I have also been regularly working out for the past couple of months and I think that has really helped me feel better overall. Two weeks ago my sister gave birth to a beautiful little girl, which of course she conceived the first month of trying and here I am still trying even though I started trying six months before her. Holding, feeding, changing my tiny little niece I can''t help but think it will still be at least almost another year before I get to experience having my own baby. But it will be worth the wait when it does happen. I''m young (mid twenties), i''m healthy, I''m fertile and I know that already makes me luckier then many other women out there.
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replied May 17th, 2010
im very fustrated because i am trying to get pregnant and i just got off my birth control. and when i got off my period started a day after it ended. and now i dont know when im going to start. i had sex after my second time of getting off. its been like 2 weeks now so i dont know, because im not on my pill to now around when i will be on it. I am cramping a little, but i dont know if i can be pregnant. or how long after getting off birth control i should wait after birth control to expect to become pregnant
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replied May 31st, 2010
40 day cycle
I have heard that you can become pregnant very quickly, after stopping birth control. Have you taken a hpt yet? You could be pregnant. Cramps are a normal part of pregnancy but is also a sign of PMS-- It is also good to know when you are ovulating to help plan to concieve or when AF is coming-

I ended up having my AF--had a 48 day cycle. I went to the lab to take a preggo test (it was negative) then started the next day. I think it was due to stress. I want to fall pregnant so bad. I am relaxing about it--so hopefully it happens for me this month Smile
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replied June 20th, 2010
Thank you for sharing ladies. I am getting so frustrated with reading nothing but "28 day cycles" and how I am not normal for having 38-42 day cycles. I am slowly learning more and more about myself, cycle, and how to chart...just getting frustrated seeing no help or charts but for those of "normal 28 day cycle". Thanks guys, its encouraging. Smile
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replied July 20th, 2010
Irregular period am i pregnant
so i have been off the pill for a year now. Started meds to lose weight in january..my cylce was 27 days. Feb-apr 43 days, apr-may 33 days, may-june 32 days, june- present still not here went in on friday for anual pap had blood work and ultrasound to make sure everything is working ok...everything came out perfect. Nut they said neg preg test. past couple weeks i have experiecned some early symptoms. she told me if i still didnt start to come back for a recheck test. Today is day 40 of my cylce...i had a spot or tiny smear that appeared little brownish yesterday but then nothing since. Could this be my period taking its sweet time or could there still be a chance i am pregnant , if so why was is not showing up at my doctor visit. My last period start day was June 10.
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