Spotting, TTC and confusion/frustration

Hi all! This is my first post here :)

My husband and I have been TTC for 8 months, I’ve been off of BCP for 10 months. I know there is an adjustment period.

I am 29, and I have been on BCP consistently since I was 15. I have taken off about 1 month a year just to sort of give my body a break here and there.

Anyway, without fail for the last 10 months I spot for 5-12 days beginning 7 DPO. (I use the sticks and log CM, so I am pretty sure my ovulation date is accurate). Then a few days pass, and I have a normal 5 day period.

I am starting to worry that if I always spot, I won’t ever really be able to get pregnant and/or it has something to do with the fact that we are not pregnant yet. I went to see my GP (because I have Kaiser and am unable to see an ObGYN without a referral) and she told me that she can give me the referral, but the only treatment for irregularity like mine, is BCP. I’m feeling a little stressed, helpless and hopeless.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Were you able to get pregnant?