Our expert says:
I hope that I have not stressed you out any further with this delayed response. This week has been incredibily hectic and STRESSFUL for me too!! I do apologise.
Whilst it is true that stress has some bearing on fertility, it is often very difficult to quantify stress and also to quantify such effects on ovulation and fertility as such. It is more likely that the problem with your irregular cycle is based on hormonal factors. However, it is worthwhile doing a hormonal profile which may confirm or exclude such a hormonal imbalance.
It is also rather too soon after stopping contraception to determine absolutely whether you have a fertility problem or not, as the criterion for fertility work up is nine to twelve months after stopping contraception.
However, if there is an urgency, as is implied, than I recommend that you commence with fertility enhancing drugs such as clomiphene citrate (CLOMID / FERTIMED) which needs to prescribed by your gynaecologist. I would also suggest that you look to alternate methods of stress relief rather than the use of medication as many of the so-called "anti-stress drugs" have a negative impact on conception and may also be harmful to the early embryo.
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