never happened before

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 10:33am
Hi, Again this is my first month charting so I am paying extra attention to any changes in my body. I know theres such thing as IPS, how about Imaginary Ovulation Symptoms???

Anyways, Im pretty sure I O'd either yesterday or the day before.. maybe even today still? Well on Monday ( 2 days ago) i had a slight twinge on my right side. I think Ive noticed it before, but I really noticed since Im tracking my cycle. The twinge was there a little bit yesterday morning. Well starting later that day I noticed a tightness in my abdomen, and I had to go to the bathroom sooooo much yesterday ( i also drink alot of water) but it seemed like more than usual. And even after I went to the bathroom there was like a fullness in my tummy. Then last night I had horrible cramps, really bloated and gassy (sorry if TMI). The gassiness subsided but I ended up having a weird cramping on my left side. Almost felt like a muscle pull or stretch in m y lower abs.

Does this sound like normal ovulation symptoms??? never noticed anything like that before.

thanks!!

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 11:58am
I don't know about ovulation symptoms but to me it sounds like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Especially if you are having pain in your left side, that is indicative of ibs. I have ibs and have gas, bloating, visiting the bathroom alot =). I take a fiber supplement every day, even if have diarrhea, and it helps with the symptoms. Go to ibsgroup.org and there is alot of info there, plus a very good bulletin board you can ask questions on. Hope this helps. If it's not ibs, then maybe it is the ovulation but i've never had those symptoms relating to ovulation.

 baby

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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 1:20pm
hey its a lot better today.. but i meant i had to go pee a lot, not #2. it was weird..but its better today, al ot better. thanks for the help
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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 9:52am
I experience, twinges, fullness, cramps (sometimes) and aching back during O. The increased P was probably extra drinking of water. It can be a RPS but that doesn't kick in till later, and can happen with or without prg. It is caused be increased levels of progesterone from the corpus luteum ( where the egg was before O) and after implantation the developing placenta also produces it. Progesterone causes the bladder and urinary tract to soften and relax causing frequent urination. Probably more than you wanted to know, but I find it interesting the hows and whys of our bodies. :)
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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 9:59am
hi, i am so fascinated how the body changes during the cycle, its amazing how our bodies do this over andover again for years, like clockwork, well sometimes like clockwork. :)

i am new to charting and i am amazed at much more in tune i am with whats going on.

the cramps and bloatiness are still here, although according to FF i O'd 3 days ago. i dont know if the two are still related, but anyways, thanks for your help!!