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Provera, periods and accupuncture πŸŒΉπŸŽˆπŸ”΄πŸŽπŸŒΆοΈπŸ’„β€οΈπŸ–οΈ

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted on here... I'm currently waiting to start a FET cycle, but wondered if anyone has any advice about provera.... (There's tmi in here sorry!)

Background: My periods are normally a bit all over the place (they used to be non existent or every 6 months but I had a baby using IVF treatment nearly 2 years ago on our 2nd attempt, and they are now kind of every 2 months ish). I have PCOS and on trying we have been advised by docs we need to try IVF again if we want to have another baby...

I started provera 13 days ago (for a week) on 31 Dec 2018, to kick start my periods (so I can start down regs on day 1 of full bleed). I had already started spotting on 21st-26th Dec but this was so light and pretty much old blood which is unusual for me. The provera stopped on sat 5th Jan and I started spotting old blood on 8th. The spotting then got lighter (and only really when I wiped) since (at best very light pink and watery but nothing in the pad). I rang the clinic yesterday (Fri 11th Jan) as it seems to be stopping...

They said to go in for a scan on Fri 18th if nothing has happened before as there may be no blood to actually 'bleed' in which case I can start my jabs.

Yesterday afternoon I went for my 2nd accupuncture visit (this cycle) and she worked on moving blood and encouraging a period... I had some fresh blood when I wiped last night and this morning was definitely the most I've had so far when wiping (fresh, dark and red, but still very little in pad).

My question is... I think I'm now coming on but am not 100%... As I'm supposed to inject on day 1, and I'm not sure if this is day 1, what do I do!? It's now the weekend so its not easy to get hold of anyone at the clinic πŸ™ˆ

I'm pretty sure I took provera before on a previous IVF cycle and came on within days... IVF... Welcome back to limbo land!! πŸ˜‚

Thanks for reading this far if you have, and good luck to everyone on here!! Xx

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Hi Kat!

I can't be any help I'm afraid but wish you luck and thought I'd bump your message back up in case someone can advise! XX

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Thankyou lovely x

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TBH, I’d wait and call the clinic on Monday. It doesn’t sound like a proper period yet - it’s not β€˜full-flow’ so waiting until Monday to see if it fully starts or to get advice would make more sense :) Good luck!

Ps. On my last attempt, I started drugs on day 2 because that’s when I could confirm things with the clinic. xx

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Thanks for the advice Karen! I've since started properly (sods law!) (Why are our bodies always contradicting themselves!? So am going to start injections tomorrow 😁 xx

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Excellent!! Our bodies are hard work sometimes πŸ™„ I remember when I was doing my very first IVF cycle, was desperate to start, and my period was 14 days late!! Completely ridiculous and so stressful - it’s like my reproductive system was mocking me πŸ˜‚ Good luck! Kx

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πŸ˜‚ its sods law isn't it! I was supposed to start my FET in September but my period arrived a month early when we were on holiday (away from meds!) (I normally have a period every 2 months).. I had to laugh!! X

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