I'm an RN. I work three 12hr overnight shifts a week. A while ago (while using the implanon for birth control) my periods stretched out, lasting 3 weeks, with 5 weeks in between, for a total cycle length of 8 wks. Abnormal cycles and spotting are frequent with the implanon. I attributed it to that, my OB agreed, and that was it. It's probably been that way for almost a year, but I'm off bc now and TTC.
My OB thought my periods would straighten out right away, which is typical with the implanon, as most women are fertile within 24-48hrs of removal. BUT that hasn't happened. And now I'm worrying that it was my sleep schedule and shift work that caused the irregular periods.
Either way, with my cycles lasting 8 weeks I have no idea when I ovulate. And I'm getting really bummed. My husband thinks I should just call the OB and make an appt since I'm concerned. But I feel as if they'll think I'm crazy for calling when I've only been off bc for a month and a half and I'm already freaking myself out.
Anyway, I'm really hoping someone here has some light to shed. Thanks for listening to me ramble