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#1 of 5 Old 05-15-2012, 04:12 PM - Thread Starter
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I am feeling really bummed... Like there is something wrong with me.


I used to be a perfect 28-29 day cycle, AF and ovulation times really predictable and af cramps manageable.


The last few cycles my cycles have been odd. One cycle I had delayed O, then a extended LP another cycle... suffice to say this is very frustrating when my cycles started going wonky almost around the same time we decided to TTC. Grr. I know people might want to pin it on stress but I've been pretty laid back about the whole thing... telling myself not to worry cause it would sort itself out by next month (everyone's got a wonky cycle here and there, no biggie right?)


Well this cycle is even longer and weirder than the rest. Now I'm on day 31 and I've been spotting on and off for 2 days. Got a bfn 13 dpo so no luck there yet. Also, my temperature is lower than usual (floating around the coverline) and I have mild cramps for the last 2-3 days. I'm moody as heck (I feel sorry for my bf!)


any ideas or advice or just some insight would be greatly appreciated. sigh.



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I'm sorry things are all confusing and weird for you.  I have experienced that myself since I started trying.  I think in my case it could be that I conceived but did not actually become pregnant, a chemical pregnancy, once or twice.  And then the cycle after that was pretty wonky because of it.  That could be happening to you.  Your body is doing something different than it was before and that throws things off.  That's my theory anyway.   Good luck to you! 

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#3 of 5 Old 05-16-2012, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks for your input. It's always reassuring that you aren't going through this alone.  Sorry you went through a chemical pregnancy.  Perhaps that is what happened to me but can't say for sure... ah the mysteries of life.

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Hey nattery,

I can still see a clear temp shift in your chart, albeit not a huge one. I can understand your frustration if you used to be like clockwork and now everything seems off. Maybe focusing on the signs helps, rather than on the length of the cycle and how it's supposed to be/used to be... The signs still indicate ovulation so that's all going well, something positive to highlight.

Hope you get some answers soon.

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Thank you for the comforting responses. I'm feeling really bummed about my cycle. I wasn't expecting a bfp this cycle because of my timing but I was at least expecting a somewhat normal cycle. I'm starting to stress that I'm going to be dealing with infertility / health problems. Geez I know I've only been ttc for two months but still :P


AF showed up very strong today so that's at least settled. I am going to focus on the next few weeks just trying to eat and exercise right (I already am! but that's all I can do). Unfortunately I am in China right now and I don't trust the health care enough to let them go near any important parts... so if my cycle still seems wonky by June when I move back to Canada I'm going to start a regime of a lot of natural suppliments etc that I would regularly be taking if I was there.


Thanks for the support guys! Really appreciate it.

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