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It seems like during the 2ww there are always tons of symptoms to analyze. I was wondering if anyone else has weird symptoms during ovulation? Since I started on some supplements a few months ago, O has been getting stranger and stranger. First of all, it is taking my body forever to O. I spend an entire week in ovulation mode, with ewcm, combos of full and partial ferning in my saliva, and spurts of rising temps that don't last. This has actually been a pattern for me for a long time--one month everything will go smoothly and I'll O w/o problem around cd14. The next month things get stretched out. It doesn't seem to correspond to any outside stress. It feels like my body is trying to O but just can't quite get there; finally it happens.<br><br>
This month I also had horrible heartburn for a few days around O. Also, I seem to have all my problems with acne at O and not as part of PMS.<br><br>
I Know a lot is going on hormonally; I was just wondering why we don't hear as much about O symptoms as we do PMS and if this is just me? Normally the only symptom I've had outside of ewcm has been O pain. I haven't had that since I started herbs until this month, when it lasted 2 days, which has never happened before. Usually it lasts a couple of hours max.
 

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I'm discovering through cahrting that my "PMS" symptoms are actually O sympotms, and way worse; sore breasts, moody, exhausted, nausea, etc. I'm taking EPO and B complex hoping that'll help a bit but there are still a few days from hell each month.
 

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MUSE...this has been me! I have been exhausted and my breasts have hurt like crazy for the last week and a half and I o'd (probably) on Saturday. My bbs feel better but I'm still exhausted. I just got through PLEASING with my 21 month old to take a nap so I could sleep too. now we are going outside, but I've revived myself. She'll probably want a nap in a half hour or so. arrghhh.<br><br>
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I had sore breasts at O too a couple of months ago. I had never ever had that before.<br><br>
So are these things good signs or bad signs?
 

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hmmm there's a good question! I think my symptoms have become more intense post-partum and also after a m/c in Dec, but maybe also I am just paying closer attention. I like to think symptoms are good in that hormones are doing what they need to do. Hopefully.<br><br>
mamtoady, I hear ya! today ds didn't nap so I lay down while he played, woke up 15 mins later! Every month I'm convinced I'm pg because the symptoms are so intense and pregnancy-like. Nausea, the whole lot... Course this month I *am* pregnant.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:
 

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I get cramping, acne, sore nipples, and <i>my sense of smell gets really really sensitive</i> before and during ovulation. Anyone else have heightened senses during O??? This totally surprised me. In ever noticed it until I started charting, but now I realize that it's probably always happened.
 

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Hi Laurel,<br><br>
While I can't say that I have difficult o, I'm curious about what supplements you are taking. Since I'm a lesbian, I'm having IUI at a clinic and I have been taking Femara (like Clomid but newer on the market), and I get HCG injections to provoke my ovulation (so that they can inseminate exactly at the right time). Last month, I had terrible nausea and heartburn, which I never ever have, and I thought I was pg. I wasn't (tho I realize I may have been briefly), and the nausea went away, but I still had really bad heartburn for about two weeks after the initial bout.<br><br>
In addition to the Fem. and HCG, I take glucosamine, omega 3, vitamine B complex (with folic acid), calcium, royal jelly (all under the supervisions of a naturopath).<br><br>
Do any of our supplements overlap? I'm just trying to eliminate causes for that horrible heartburn! I could barely eat anything! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick">
 

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For the past four months I've taken a prenatal multi, B-complex, calcium magnesium citrate, and an herbal blend with dong quai, squawvine, eleuthero, licorice, and white peony. I didn't have any heartburn with these. Last month I added Symplex F (a glandular support supplement) and progesterone cream after O. I am blaming everything unusual on Symplex F! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Oh, I'm also taking an omega 3-6-9 supplement. It sounds like we do have some of the same stuff, but I'm not sure any one thing is the cause of the heartburn. I think it is the hormones associated with O, and therefore an indirect result of what I'm taking rather than a direct result. I'm also working with a naturopath.
 

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I'm with you on the heightened sense of smell thing. Ugh - I bike to work, and last month I was biking near an area of Toronto called Kensington Market, which is, you guessed it, a market, or more accurately, a bunch of little markets clustered together- fruit, vegetables, fish, etc. I've always been sensitive to odours, but that day, I thought I would puke. I literally gagged. I had to change my route because there was no way I could go through the market without hurling. I'm not TTC yet but I like to know what's going on down there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and sure enough, there's a correlation, for me at least.
 

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Hey Laurel,<br><br>
Yah, there are lots of overlaps with our sups, but I also doubt they are cause for heartburn. They never gave me that before. I was also particularly stressed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> at that time, so who knows!<br><br>
In any case, I hope it doesn't happen again, for you or me!
 
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