I'm wondering if someone can help me understand something I've been wondering about for a long time. I have always had copious CM throughout my cycle. It starts within a day or two of AF ending and continues until AF begins again. It changes consistency, from wet to egg white to sticky, and there is more of it around O, but I seriously never have "dry" days. There always seems to be something present at my cervix when I check it. I have clear patterns leading up to O and after O, and I remember learning that sticky mucous can be equated to a "dry" day.
Am I possibly misunderstanding how to check for mucus--am I only supposed to check externally and ignore what I feel internally?
BTW, I don't yet have a copy of TCYM, so I can't check there, but the books I have read have been fairly unsatisfying.
Also, apparently my mom had the same issues when she was menstruating (she's gone through menopause now).
The whole thing can be quite frustrating, because I'd like to use NFP, but I start showing fertile signs as soon as AF ends and by the time I know I'm "safe" after O I only have about 7 or 8 days before I get AF again (I have a 11-12 day LP and use the rule of waiting until the evening of the 4th dry with a closed cervix before resuming BD). Anyone else have this (or similar) issues? Any suggestions?
Ru , wife to DH . Astin (4/26/10) & Ember (5/19/10).
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