I am so confused!

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Registered: 05-31-2004
I am so confused!
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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 2:04pm

Just when you think you understand what your body is doing it goes and messes things up! I have no idea what is really going on this month. Some of the signs line up, and then others don't. My typical pattern is bouncing around a bit but all below the cover line, then a slight dip, then just below or at the cover line, then up above for the rest of the cycle. I usually only have EWCM for a couple of days right around that time. Then a few days later my breasts get really tender. Mind you, the tender breasts thing is new since my m/c in January, I only ever got that when I was pregnant before then. Sorry, I only chart on paper, so I can't really post it for you.

Now this month. I have had EWCM for four days in a row, with it getting sticky once in the middle but then back to EWCM. Odd. My temp dipped just before that, then started to go up, but then dipped again on CD14, just below cover on CD15, and now this morning, CD16 it jumped above cover. So far that is not too confusing, a little off the pattern, but not too bad.

What has me completely baffled are how tender my breasts are. They don't usually get tender until a couple of days AFTER my temp is above cover, but this time they got quite tender starting on CD12, four days BEFORE my temp went up. (My first temp dip was on CD11) Now I am wondering if my temp will stay up or if it will come back down again. I have two sick kids now, and my own throat is just a little scritchy, both yesterday and today, so I am likely getting it too. (My little girl LOVES to share! Lol!)

Any ideas? I just can't figure out why I have been so tender. I know it is possible to ovulate more than once in a month, there was a study that came out about that a couple of years ago. But I could not find any info on what a temp pattern might look like in relation to a multiple ovulation cycle. I am also not sure if it can happen with only one ovary, as in my case.

Love to hear your thoughts on this, it all seems so odd to me.

Michelle


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Michelle


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Registered: 05-28-2008
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 9:56am

Hey Michelle,

I get the tender bbs too after my miscarriage, just like you describe. I've been confused about it too. I was told you can ovulate twice on the same cycle day, but it's very rare to ovulate more than once at separate times in your cycle. now i don't know that forsure, but that is what i was told. I attribute the tenders bbs to hormonal fluctuation. hope someone else can be more help to you!!!

lynda



 

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Registered: 06-26-2009
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 11:51am

Michelle,


I don't temp and chart so I can't give you any advise on that.

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 1:20pm

Hi Lynda, yes, I had always thought that two, part of the reason why I am confused about what is going on at the moment. I did read one article which suggested that a study had revealed that a few women had actually ovulated more than once in a month, but after reading another article that said the first one misinterpreted the results of the study, I am not sure! Lol! If you want to read more, I couldn't find the original one just yet, but found a couple more that talk about it.

http://announcements.usask.ca/news/archive/2003/07/new_canadian_me.html

http://www.woomb.org/bom/science/saskatchewan.html

It would appear that the preparation for ovulation can happen multiple times in a month (which would account for unsustained temp rises) but that only one actual day on which ovulation can occur. Well, it did say that a couple of the women looked to have ovulated twice, but it were not fertile, whatever that means. The bottom line is the same though, only one day of ovulation if it is a viable egg.

So Lynda, are you finding you get tender BEFORE you ovulate? I have only had that happen this month, and I don't like it! Lol! Bad enough for two weeks of the month, I really don't like being in pain for 3 weeks!!!

Michelle


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Michelle


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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 1:25pm
Thanks Kristi. I do have pcos, to the point that I never ovulated on my own. But then I lost an ovary in an ectopic pregnancy and have been able to ovulate on my own since then! I have a few other symptoms of pcos too, so I know that things are still out of whack a bit. I am just thankful that in all the years of struggling with it I have not had a cyst large enough to ever cause me problems. Well, aside from fertility problems that is! I will keep you posted on how it works for me, but I know it could take a couple of months to see much of a difference.

Michelle


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Michelle


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Registered: 09-03-2009
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 6:40pm

No advice but wanted to give you a {{{hug}}} and tell you I'm right there with you. Temps are whacked out, and I am utterly confused by my fertility signs this month. Some were absent, some early, some late. Who the hell knows? We did our best.

Hang in there.

~Melissa

~Melissa



Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!


TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting

Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2
~Melissa

Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!

TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

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Registered: 07-10-2008
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 11:00pm

I don't have any wise words for you but just wanted to send you some hugs and some "body understanding" vibes!


Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47