Extremely Irregular Periods When To Test

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Sara - September 14

Okay, I have very irregular periods. I am usually a month late, almost to the day, but last month was two months late (to the exact day). Yes, I only get 4-5 periods a year when I am not on the pill. Now I am a month and a week late, and my husband and I are trying to get pregnant. It is hard since I have no clue when I am ovulating. I bought a load of those New Choice tests from the $1 store that read hcg levels at 25mls (their website says 20mls though, so it is one of them). Anyway, I could either be 2 weeks and a few days, or just 6 days pregnant. When do you recommend I take this test? Since I don't have a period to go by, ever..... I can't really say I am late because I always have been (except when I was on the pill). So it is harder for me to know when I should test. I have got sore br___ts right now, so it is either my period coming any day, or I am pregnant, although I think it is too soon to have any symptoms. Please let me know what you all think. Thanks!

 

to Sara - September 14

I've heard if you can't date from a period, to wait at least 19 days from the last time you had intercourse to test. hope this helps!

 

Sara - September 15

Thanks! This Sunday, when I plan to test, will be 22 days, or 10, depending on which time you count. So I will test this weekend, and again in another week or two. Although, right now, I feel like AF will be here any minute, so it is either one or the other. Thank you for the tip! Sara

 

sandra - September 15

Hi Sara, I like you have very irregular periods. I came off the pill in April, didnt take a period til June and havent had one since. My husband and I are desperate for another baby but just cant seem to get pregnant. I usually can tell when I'm ovulating due to the change in cervical mucus and low pain. I have done around 20 or so tests, all negative. I have sore b___sts, nausea, tiredness and fluttering feelings in my stomach but doc says I am not pregnant. I have looked at other Q and A on this site and loads of women have similar problems. I am going to try the ovulation strips now and hopefully hit lucky. If i was you i would try and watch for the signs of ovulation and chart for a few months. Apparently you are supposed to ovulate around 14-16 days before a period, but I dont know when I should be due cos I am now months late and feel pregnant. I have 2 boys and did have an ectopic pregnancy and have a tilted womb so maybe that something to do with it. Good luck!!!

 

Sara - September 15

Thanks Sandra! My best friend had an ectopic pregnancy and now is pregnant (3 months) after IVF. I do have a sense of when I am ovulating, which is why we tried about 3 weeks ago. But now with symptoms of my period, it is hard to tell. I am sure you uderstand. I went off the pill in December, and we avoiding chancing to get pregnant because we were going on a cruise in May, and i need to wear the seas-sickness patch. If I got pregnant, I couldn't wear it and would be miserable on that ship. So, once we went on the cruise, we started trying, but I have only had one period since then!!! It does make life much more difficult, huh? Well, I insist this feeling I am having is my period. I don't want to get my hopes up. Seems odd you are not pregnant with all those symptoms. I wish you luck in getting pregnant though. Maybe you should try another test?

 

sandra - September 15

thanks sara. I wish you good luck too. Was going to say keep fingers and legs crossed (but that wouldnt work) lol. I am seeing gyn soon so hopefully will be celebrating soon.

 

Sara - September 15

Well please let us know. I will keep my fingers crossed for you as well, but you are right, crossing our legs definitely won't help us out any ;)

 

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