My mother suffered from irregular periods, (once every 3 months) and ultimately had to have a partial hysterectomy at age 23 because of cysts that developed in her uterus and one ovary. I have had irregular periods since age 17. So irregular that I had a period once a year. As a teenager, birthcontrol regulated me, however since I was married, I made the decision to discontinue that. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 4 years now. I have been through several tests to ultimately discover that my lack of ovulation is due to a low progesterone level. My doctor put me on chlomid, however my level actually dropped rather than increase. She has referred me to a specialist, because she is unable to help me any further. I am now working with insurance to find a specialist that is covered. From there, I will find out if I am able to continue with further treatment or if I am a hopeless case. I guess the biggest question that I have yet to be answered is why my progesterone level is so low in the first place. What causes are there to make this happen. As a teenager I suffered from anorexia. Could this have caused my problem? It is so difficult to deal with questions of when I am going to get pregnant. And to watch these women that do get such a wonderful gift and they neglect or abuse or even abort such an innocent child. No one that I know has any idea how this feels, how incomplete I feel. My husband has a child from a previous relationship so I am going through this alone. He tries to understand, but how can he?