Mar 7, 2016 04:15PM slg76 wrote:
hi there. I was dx while pregnant with my first. I also did ACT chemo. My cycles stopped for a long time but probably because they were already stopped due to pregnancy. I wanted a second child so when I came off tamoxifen I did acupuncture which helped me get a very regular cycle back. Fast forward two years of regular cycles, regular intercourse with ovulation tracking, and two months of fertility treatments and no baby (one pregnancy that ended in early miscarriage) :( I'm still very regular but it seems (according to my fertility dr) that the chemo damaged the quality of my eggs and chances of me conceiving are pretty low. She was pretty shocked that I conceived that pregnancy that I miscarried. She always told me that all I could do was keep trying and that in time I might have a lucky month. I have since stopped trying and have decided to move on with life. I would suggest getting your FSH tested; it's a simple blood test. Although my periods are regular, my FSH is undetectable which means my hormones are tanked and chances of conception are low. You may want to read about Premature Ovarian Failure. This is my official diagnosis and is common with chemo. The chemo gets into your ovaries and damages the immature eggs, the loss of so many eggs makes your body think your ovaries are menopausal. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck! I hope you have a different result than I dd!