I am 34 (soon to be 35) and I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis about a year ago. My periods are crazy heavy and really long - like 30 days long! Most times I have to kick start my hormones with medication to stop my period (which seems really backward I know!).
Anyhow. I have 2 wonderful teenagers from a previous relationship and my boyfriend of 13 years has raised them. We've recently (about 6 months before diagnosis) decided we want to add another member to our wonderful family - what I'm wondering is how do I know when I'm ovulating (if I'm ovulating at all) if my periods are so long? I met with a specialist who told me that, based on multiple blood tests, sometimes I'm ovulating and sometimes I'm not. So... how do I know? Is there something I can do to raise my chances? I know fertility meds would be a start but my insurance won't cover trying to get pregnant so...I don't know what to do.