Okay, this is just a quick post to ask a question to all of my bloggie friends out there.
Yesterday I went for my annual ob/gyn visit. I will say here that I go back and forth between liking and not liking him. He does seem like a nice man. I would never have a baby with his practice b/c I have a good friend that goes there as well and she had some not so great experiences with them while going through the pregnancy process. Also, he is the one who (or maybe his office) failed to tell me to fast for my first day 3 blood work, so my blood sugar was high (obvi) and instead of re-testing me at his own cost, put me on terrible Metformin (blah).
Anyway, I digress.
So, my ob/gyn comes in and says so, are you actively trying to get pregnant. Yes. How long? 3 years. Nods. (Really, buddy, you should know this). Are you still having regular periods? Yes. Well, that's good, at least we know you're ovulating. I am certain I am not. You have to be. You wouldn't be having regular periods if you weren't. We could do a day 24 blood test for your progesterone levels and I'll prove it to you. No. I've done everything and I don't want any more tests. Have you charted your temperature? Yes, they are all over the place. My temperature tells me nothing. Silently nods.
I did try to soften it by telling him I know he's an expert, but I am not a normal case.
Obviously my therapy has not begun dealing with my issues with doctors.
However, I was told by my first RE that they could test progesterone and do OPKs, but the only way to be absolutely certain that I ovulate is to hold the u/s wand in my vagina and watch it happen, which obviously isn't an option.
So, what have you all been told/read? Can you have regular periods and not ovulate. I mean, in the 3 years I have been TTC, I have had 2 very late periods (and strangely, they both came the first month I began seeing a new RE).