From LH strips to actual numbers - How Stephanie used Mira to decipher her hormones
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I had tried many other methods to track my period, pinpoint ovulation, and generally learn more about my cycle but none of them ever felt like the right fit. Even though I’m young and have already had two kids, it took longer than expected to get pregnant the last time and I wanted a better understanding of my cycle before trying again. I have PCOS so my cycles are longer than normal and irregular and I was looking for something to give me more insight into my hormones than OPKs or other trackers could provide. It took me some time to make the decision about Mira, but I’m so glad I did. This is my story of how I used Mira to learn more about my hormones and used that information to get pregnant.
I have PCOS so I’m no stranger to unpredictable periods and cycles that are all over the place. My cycles are longer than normal and highly irregular so keeping track of things and planning activities can be a bit of a challenge. I’m in my early twenties and already have a 5-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son with my husband. Getting pregnant with my son took longer than expected though so investigating those issues was already on my radar. I say “issues” but we really didn’t know if there was anything going on or not. I just knew that I wanted a better understanding of my cycles and to make sure that my hormone levels were “normal” so to speak.
Tracking cycles with an irregular period
When you have PCOS you know that tracking your cycle can be a bit of a challenge. There’s no predictability or planning and my cycle was all over the place. I never knew when it was coming or when I ovulated. I had tried using a simple period tracker app in the past but I’ve since learned that these apps only work on broad averages and don’t work well for women with irregular cycles. I also used LH strips to try and track ovulation, but they never really worked for me. I was having more than one LH surge during some cycles showing that I was possibly ovulating more than once in a cycle. Even with LH tests though, you are still only seeing a qualitative test that simply shows whether there is a surge or not. I wanted a more in-depth analysis so I could see what was really happening and better track my cycle.
It took me some time to decide to purchase the Mira device. When you are spending a higher amount on a medical device you want to make sure that it’s going to work for you and actually help you with your goals. I chose Mira because I knew that it gave you actual numbers for your hormone levels, rather than where you fall amongst the collective averages. I really wanted to be able to see those numbers behind the cycle to dive a little deeper into what was going on.
I took the plunge and purchased the Mira Max Kit to get started. With this kit, I could track LH, estrogen, and progesterone. I was most interested in my LH numbers so I could confirm ovulation and actually predict my cycle for once.
Using Mira has helped me so much to understand my cycle and see the numbers underneath the events. I could see the actual hormone levels and my unique hormone curve and use that information to do what we needed to do. In fact, in the first month of using Mira, I got pregnant right away. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but Mira helped me understand and recognize what was going on with my cycle so I was able to get pregnant again right away. This time it’s with twins and we cannot wait to meet our boys.
Advice to others
I have tried so many different testing methods and gimmicks and gadgets. None of them helped like Mira has. After experiencing testing with Mira, I would never go back to any other kind of testing now. The data you get and the peace of mind that it gives can’t compare to the other methods I tried. Thank you so much to Mira and how this little device has helped me track and understand my cycle.