When Will AF Come After M C HELP

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tiffany79 - March 9

Okay, so would like to know when your af came, after your m/c. Brief history.. I got prego in Jan and m/c Feb 6th, i was 5wk6ds. I assume it was a chemical pregnancy, since the first day i started to bleed, i went to the ER...HCG was only 44 and the u/s showed nothing in my uterus. Very depressing, as you all know. It was our first pregnancy :-( My m/c lasted about 5-6 days, with spotting the last couple days. It was like a af, but more severe, only 1 day of bad cramping..the first day. I passed tissue stuff the 2nd day. It was all natural, no D&C. On day 4 of my m/c my HCG was 9. Couple weeks later i had it checked one more time and it was <2. (i hate blood draws, so i waited long as possible for another). Anyway, so its been 32 days since day 1 of my m/c. My normal cycles are 29, I know they say 4-6wks.. but just curiuos when yours came.. and was it normal? I keep having cramps..and SO irritable?! Urgg..its just teasing me!!! ps.. we played it "safe" this month, so im not prego. Just wanted to wait 1 cylce, the ttc agian.....SOON i hope!!! Thanks for any and all your help!!!

 

sososleepy - March 9

Hi Tiff. Sorry. Mine was 33 days after mc day one, and yes it was much more crampy than normal for me. My mood left a lot to be desired as well. I was 9 weeks at the time, and my hCG was down to 38 on cd6 after (counting as you did, first day of bleed as cd1).

 

tiffany79 - March 9

sososleepy.. thanks! How long is your cycle normally? Just trying to get an idea...when mine will show! :-) Thanks!

 

sososleepy - March 9

Hi Tiff. I'm one of those ppl who hate af... I had 2 kids a very long time ago; they're 11 and 12 now. Then I was on the pill for ages. Dh and I decided to go for 3 before I get too old to (am 38) and I'd about given up when I found out I was pg. I didn't ever pay attention to when af was due; I just tried to enjoy not having it while it wasn't... Once I had the mc, I started reading, researching, temping, checking cm/cp, sometimes watch ferning.... While we were ttc I did try to jot down the day af started for the first 6 or so months, but she wasn't too regular.... 27 to 32 days apart for the ones I wrote down. In retrospect, that could be because I sometimes forgot and wrote it down days later when I wasn't sure which day had been the first day... Now though, oh yeah, now I can tell you what my cm looks like any day in the last month or so, and cp details I NEVER thought about before, and temps ect. Irritable is normal; I still am lots more than before mc. And yes, I had cramps for 4 or 5 days leading up to af.

 

stefkay - March 9

Hi tiffany, like sososleepy I got my first AF 33 days from day 1 of m/c and my cycles were normally around 29 days or so. I've had cycles that were 27 and ones that were 32, so I'm just taking the average I guess. My period wasn't too eventful cramps wise, but it was weird because it was way heavy for day 1, medium for day 2 and then spotting for several days after. I usually have like 2 heavy days and then 2 medium days and then light and spotting. So I don't think my lining was very built up because of the miscarriage so there wasn't much to expel. I've heard others here say that their first AF was very light also.

 

tiffany79 - March 9

How strange...both yours were exactly 33 days from day 1 of the m/c! Well...lets just hope mine follows that track, which means i will get af tomorrow!! NOT holding my breath tho. How do you know if you have a "thin" lining? I have light periods.. (well only 2 since i have been off bpc, and no periods on the pill...yah, i know--weird! Doc always said it was okay, now i question it!) Anyway..just wonder if thats why i had a chemical pregnancy..and if my lining is to thin. I hate not having answers, and having to guess or self diagnose! This is my first.. i just dont want it to happen agian. Just hope its one of those "fluke" things. :-) Thanks to you both...you two are really sweet, i enjoy your feedback!

 

stefkay - March 9

hmmmm, I'm not sure about the bcp's and a thin lining, but me, I'm a hypochondriac about this stuff ever since my last m/c...lol! My thoughts (so not an expert opinion) are that after a m/c if you have a d&c you are pretty much sc___ped out (sorry, I hate putting it that way) and even with a natural one like I had, so much is released and it just seems like that is why I had a light period because I got mine fairly soon considering my dr. told me it COULD take up to 9 weeks to get AF for the first time (thank god it didn't), so I think maybe I didn't build up much of a lining--not sure. I know I've read bcp can cause very messed up hormones for months after coming off them in some women. I do find it odd that you never had periods while on it though. Did you take the sugar pills in each pack (that is when you should get your period) or did you skip those and start a new pack right away? I know friends who have done that so they won't get AF. BUT, if it were me I would ask my dr. about the light periods since being off the pill because I would think that means the uterine lining isn't building up much. Sometimes just taking a good prenatal can help possibly. I take a c___p load of stuff, but I have some folic acid deficiency thing that the dr. found with my last m/c so I must along with baby aspirin, etc. Ok, sorry I'm rambling, hope I could help some and maybe someone else will have more insight! Good luck!!!

 

tiffany79 - March 10

Stefkay... i didnt skip the "sugar" pills...always took them. If/when i had an af, it was really light. I have researched it online, and suprisengly its normal, for being on so long. Not everybody experiences it tho. How did your doc find you have a folic acid deficiency?? I take the 800mcg in my prenatal. I also started taking vitimin B6 (50mg) and baby aspirin (no, not on docs order...self diagnosed!), hoping that will increase the blood flow, and build up my lining. Cant hurt, right?! Anyway..so this is REALLY REALLY crazy... i started AF this morning...33 days!! I just find it ironic that you and sososleepy did also (and you two are the only that have responded so far!). Very crampy..pretty light so far. But it did just start. Im so excited, cause we get to ttc soon!!!!!!!!!!

 

stefkay - March 10

NO WAY!! That is soooo weird! I'm so glad she came. Isn't it kind of a relief? I remember the day she came I was kinda sad because a tiny bit of me hoped to be pg again, but the relief was so much more. Oh, and it sounds like everything you are taking is good. I was going to suggest the baby aspirin. I actually self prescribed it myself the month I got my bfp. I'd heard it could help increase the blood flow, maybe thickening the lining for implantation. Don't know if that alone helped or if it was a fluke, but it's worth a try for sure! I found out about the folic acid thing because this was my 4th m/c so the dr. started testing (chromosome, etc.) and found I have MTHFR a mutation on a gene and it has something to do with not metabolizing folic acid correctly and also seems to be a clotting disorder. I'm still finding out about it as it is kind of a new thing. So, congrats on AF (isn't that funny to actually be excited about it???) and good luck in ttc!!! :-)

 

tiffany79 - March 10

Oh yah, its a relief!! I didnt want to try before my first af, thought i should give it a rest. Does your doc know about the baby aspirin? What does he/she think? So do they have a plan for you, when you get your next BFP? Will they monitor you more closely? Is there something else they will give ya?? Baby dust to us!!!

 

tiffany79 - March 10

and i mean.. STICKY baby dust!!!

 

1mom - March 10

Hello ladies i've been on a few of these "when will af come" threads with you. I still have yet to see af. I had my D&E on jan 24th. So that brings me to day 45 i believe. We haven't been too careful either so i have no clue how much longer i should wait before testing. I gave in a few days ago and tested just to ease my mind. It was a bfn. I think if i haven't seen the witch by the end of the month then i will test again. Best of luck to you ladies. Baby dust~~~~

 

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