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I've been on various forms of hbc since 06 and never had an issue getting my withdrawal bleed. My husband and I had decided to try and get pregnant this spring, so I stopped taking hbc at the end of December while I was having period-heavy spotting during the entire 3rd week of hbc. We forgot about not being on bc in mid January, before we were ready to start trying, so I took plan B. I got a period(?) Feb 1st, which I suspect was brought on by the plan B. I have not had a period since.
I went into the doctors office for a physical and pelvic exam mid April. The NP who saw me did a urine test, negative, and said everything looked fine. I spotted during the pelvic exam, so she assumed I was starting my period. But that day was the only bit of spotting I got, so I'm pretty positive she just irritated my cervix. I went back in to see another random person, my normal doctor is on maternity leave ironically, and she said I didn't even need to bother coming in because she wouldn't do anything about it until it'd been 8 months without a period. She gave me a blood test for pregnancy just in case, but that was negative again.
I really wanted to have been able to have been trying for a couple months now, and I don't want to wait another 3 or 4 months for no reason I can see for them to help wake up my ovaries. It might sound silly, but I had really hoped to be able to at least try and avoid being 9 months pregnant in the middle of summer. I'm really feeling resentful that no one will help fix the mess that birth control caused, especially since I was never told it could do this sort of thing to my body!
Is there anything I can do to help jump start my body? I've been trying to take Vitex/chasteberry (fruit) capsules 400mg twice a day because I read it could help, for over a month, but I haven't noticed any changes in anything down there. Is there anything else I can try on my own? The internet is very varied in what to try and what actually works, so I'm lost as to what to do now. I did read that a doctor can give you clomiphene(?) to try and start your period from 3-6 months with none, which makes me even less happy with the doctor or NP or whatever telling me 8 months. Should I call my office back and try and see someone who will be willing to help me? And if so, what exactly should I say or ask them for/about? I have pretty severe anxiety, which is even worse than usual in doctor's offices, which is why I couldn't do anything but say okay at the last appointment. This whole not knowing what to do to fix myself and feeling helpless is really doing a number on my anxiety and just making me feel more miserable about the whole situation. It also doesn't help that literally every close friend is pregnant/just had a child/or already has kids. It makes my situation seem a hundred times worse to me than it probably is. I don't need to magically get pregnant next week, I'd just like to know that my body is capable of ovulating still :-/
Thanks for any help you can give!