If you want to check it, there are some simple things you can do to check at home. One very simple thing to do is to get a thermometer and as soon as you wake up every morning (before you even get out of bed...so keep it on the bedside table) check your body temperature. The day that you ovulate, your body temperature should be 1 degree higher. Not much difference, but you would be surprised at how it is almost exactly the same every day and then that day it will be higher. If there is no increase in temperature, then it is likely that you haven't ovulated and are having anovulatory bleeding.
You could also get some of the at home fertility tests from Wal-mart which are more expensive than a thermometer, but you can use it to check for yourself. Of course the directions say to use around the time you would expect ovulation, which is around 14 days after the onset of your period, so that is another thing you can do just to see if your body is actually ovulating.
If you aren't ovulating, you can go to your doctor and talk to them about getting a perscription for Clomid. I'm sure there would be something that the doctor would have to do, You take them for 5 days in a month and they are supposed to help you ovulate. Even without insurance, you can supposedly get them from Walgreens for $25 for 5 pills. If that doesn't work and your insulin resistance is a problem, using clomid + metformin works really well for a lot of women, and if your doctor thinks that you would need the metformin, there are definitely generics on the $5 that you can get.
Hope everything works out and you are able to solve the mystery and conceive!
...by the way...of course this is just personal advice since I can't give medical advice...but talk about it with your doctor...I'm sure they could figure something out that will work with your budget
Edited by: TAYVIE at: 5/28/2010 (09:25)
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