Has anyone ever heard that if you have NO PMS, that means you did not ovulate?
I am just doing some research online and on the baby forums about possible reasons that I may not be getting pregnant. I am 28 and have been ttc for around 16 months although 5 or 6 of those months I did not try.
I am going to be going to see an RE soon, but I like to be well informed on things that affect me so personally.
Here is the paragraph that said this " Although the causes of PMS are not totally clear, medical research points to the changes that occur in hormone levels before menstruation begins. We do know that PMS only occurs during that part of life between puberty and menopause -- the time when the ovaries are working to make both estrogen and progesterone. Women who do not ovulate do not have PMS, and often pregnancy is a welcome relief to the PMS sufferer. Research also shows that PMS tends to be more troublesome at the beginning and ending phases of the reproductive life cycle (puberty and menopause) and in the month immediately following pregnancy and childbirth as the menstrual cycle begins again."
I am thinking that there may be some truth to this. The only symptoms of pms that I have is swollen and sore breasts, and then I may be a little sensitive, like ill cry easily when watching something emotional on TV.
There are times where I will notice that my breasts are not swollen or sore at all. Not many, but I do notice when this happens. So I think that this may be because on those months, I did not ovulate even though I had a period. I have never missed a period before.
So what do you guys think? Have you heard anything in regards to PMS being related to ovulation before?
bdawn, thank you for replying. I know that some women do not have pms at all. I guess what I was trying to say is that since most women DO have pms (80% from what I am reading), when they do not have pms maybe it means they are not ovulating on those cycles they dont have it. Because pms is caused by the estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries, am I correct? Progesterone causes swollen breast etc post ovulation. So if you did not ovulate, your body maybe will not produce more progesterone and thus no swollen breasts and such... I am not saying anything for certain, just curious to learn..
Hmmm... interesting thought. I would think that what you're thinking makes sense. Maybe you are not ovulating every month? I don't really have any experience with the issue, just wanted to pop in and offer my two cents Just for a note, I've never experienced PMS either, and I got pregnant without any issues. I actually was thinking that probably I would never get pregnant as I never experienced any of the signs that people say you have while ovulating (no CM whatsoever, let alone egg white CM, no swollen or sore breasts, no crampies, nothing). The only thing I ever got was an achey back once my period had actually arrived. Hopefully you can find out something if you visit a specialist!
paperz I am glad you never have pms lol. I think what you say just goes to prove that everyone is different. But they do say that 80% of women do have pms, and I am just thinking that since there are some cycles where I do not have those symptoms and most of the time I do, maybe the lack of the symptoms indicates when I dont. I dont know....
paperz, I do not have the ability to do temping, but may use OPK although I personally would rather go to the RE. I have not spoken to my doctor about the no PMS = no ovulation thing, but I will bring it up the RE when I meet them.
ms.hope well I think if you get a little moody, then that is considered pms. But yeah like I said, not all women get pms but most do.
I will keep looking into it and post anything that I may find useful. If anyone else has anything to add, I would love to hear it.
Well thank you Ellie, but as I said- I think they mean for women that DO get pms symptoms, the months that you DON'T get them means you didn't ovulate that month. I can't be sure as I am not a doctor or whatever, but as pms is related to ovulation that could make sense to me.
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