AF/Cousin Spot are messing with me!

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Registered: 03-25-2010
AF/Cousin Spot are messing with me!
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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 3:45pm

So, I have to take BCP again for my upcoming surgery. I have to take the first one on CD1 of my next cycle. Sounds easy, right? Today is CD25. I had some light red blood on Tuesday (CD23), nothing yesterday. So I figured that was some spotting. Today I have some blood again. Not full flow, but enough to make me think that things are starting up. I'm thinking it's a smidge early for that. Ok, now you'd think I'd have a good idea, LOL, but not anymore. Previous to TTC I was on BCP for like 8 years so my cycle was 28 days. I was only off BCP for one month, pg, then m/c, then my first surgery a few months later...I don't know what my new normal should be yet! Arg!! I wasn't really expecting AF until Sun/Mon (CD27/28). Even with BCP I had serious cramps. No cramps on Tuesday, very slight yesterday (chalked them up to nerves with the holiday), nothing today. My surgery could have resolved my horrid cramps (oh, believe me I know just how lucky of a girl that would make me!!), so I don't know if I can even use that as a guide. WTH?! LOL, what can't this at least be easy?

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 4:45pm

My rule of thumb is blood in the toilet. If it's only on my pantiliner and toilet paper, than it's not CD 1. But if when I use the restoom the toilet water has blood in it than I consider myself full flow. I know it can be confusing though!

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 5:02pm

Thanks, Michelle! I like that way. Your way sounds pretty clear-cut. It wouldn't be such a big deal except I have to time the BCP with it. of course it's wonky now. LOL! I just checked and there's hardly anything on my pad.

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Sat, 11-27-2010 - 3:08pm
I think we're getting close now. It has stopped and I now have slight cramps. Ok, so today is CD 27, I'm fine now to say let's get the *party* started. Ha, ha.

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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 12:31pm
I know, that happens to me and I think AF started then nothing, annoying, hope it starts soon so you can move on!!
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Sun, 11-28-2010 - 7:36pm

So annoying...Thanks for your post, at least I know I'm not the onyl one. Nothing more than mild cramps today at CD 28. I keep thinking that I feel it starting but no... Bah, hopefully by tomorrow. I may call the RE's office just to run it by them, but I hope my answer arrives and I have no reason to call.

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Tue, 11-30-2010 - 8:18pm

Ok, I called the RE's office today. No clear AF yet at CD 30. The nurse asked if I could be pg. Uh, not likely, we've been preventing. She laughed and told me that's how it happens sometimes. Ha, ha... not funny... I'm less than 3 weeks away from surgery. She said I shoud take a hpt and if negative to start the BCP. I informed DH and he said, "If that turns BFP I don't think women should even look at me!" LOL, DH was running the timer. BFN. I took my BCP tonight. The nurse wasn't sure if I was spotting or just having a weird AF last week. Guess we'll never know. At least my surgery won't have to be rescheduled.

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