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Old Aug 12th, 2015, 19:15 PM   21
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Looks like I'm on the road for an unusally short period- normally the first 3-4 days are pretty heavy, this cycle by day three it was light, and now day 4 it's almost spotting.
I'm curious what brands of vitex others are using as well. I got Natures Way since that's all they had. Wonder if it would be affecting my period already?



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2015, 19:18 PM   22
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i keep forgetting to take my temp before i get out of bed! ahhhh damn it. Good thing im only CD4, ive got time. lol
How long have you been temping? It took me a good cycle or two before it became regular. Now it's just habit to do. The alarm goes off, I hit snooze and I put in my thermometer. LoL!
Haha same! Although I often wake up for the first time around 5 and temp and it's quite low, then back to sleep and temp again when I get up at 645 and it's higher. Not sure which is more reliable- same time every day, or whenever I first wake up from a deep sleep? I don't always wake up at 5 every morning so that's why I use 645.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2015, 21:01 PM   23
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Looks like I'm on the road for an unusally short period- normally the first 3-4 days are pretty heavy, this cycle by day three it was light, and now day 4 it's almost spotting.
I'm curious what brands of vitex others are using as well. I got Natures Way since that's all they had. Wonder if it would be affecting my period already?
It could be the Vitex. When I used Solaray brand it didn't affect me like that, but I'm using Gaia right now and I'm having a very odd period too......



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2015, 21:02 PM   24
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Okay ladies, I'm having the WEIRDEST/SHORTEST period ever right now. I just need some people to give me input that are viewing it from external eyes.

(note: my LP in previous cycles was 8 days, this cycle was 11 days which I atribute to Gaia Vitex)

Sunday (10DPO): expecting AF, getting blood when checking cervix but nothing else, wouldn't see anything if wasn't checking cervix. Temp dropped right below cover line today (97.33).

Monday (11DPO): I started spotting. Cramping & tired. Thought I started period because at one point when I go to bathroom I have a lot of bright red when I wipe but then for the rest of the day nothing but very very light spotting (almost don't notice). Temperature same as yesterday (right at cover line)

Tuesday (12DPO or CD1): AF starts. It's light to medium(ish). I only use 2 tampons (regular size) for most of the entire day (had a breaks with panty liner in the middle). Put in 1 more before bed.
Temperature plummeted this morning (down to 97.05)

Today (13DPO or CD2): in the morning tampon isn't completely full (after being in 10 hours - overnight). Wear one tampon during day, when I take it out after my workout for shower it is almost empty. Rest of the day nothing but spotting. All brownish today, some reddish/pink blood.
Temperature: When I checked it this morning at normal time I fell asleep and don't remember it beeping. When I woke up (5-6 mins later) it said 97.45. I didn't trust it so retook it and after the beep at the 1 min mark it was 97.18 which is the temp I recorded. Not sure if the first was just because it sat in my mouth too long. If I HAD recorded that temp, I would have been back above cover.

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Only difference this month is I've been taking Gaia Vitex. It shortened my cycle to 28 days instead of 38, moved O up by 10 days and increased LP to 11 days. But otherwise everything else is normal.

This is a lighter period than I've ever had, even when on bc. I'm either having the shortest period in the history of...ever, or .... could it be IB?? I don't want to think that. I've spent the day convincing myself it is not. But it's SO odd!!

Thoughts?!

Don't worry about hurting my feelings - I don't think I'm pregnant. But I've had 2 people tell me it sounds like IB, so I need other opinions.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2015, 21:31 PM   25
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It could be the vitex (if my current period is any indication), I had 3 days of brown discharge before my period along with a shorter lighter one overall, but that could be from stopping B6. Did you already test previously?



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2015, 21:49 PM   26
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It could be the vitex (if my current period is any indication), I had 3 days of brown discharge before my period along with a shorter lighter one overall, but that could be from stopping B6. Did you already test previously?
Well, I did a "get it out of my system" POAS at 8DPO, which is too early but I'm a teacher on the last two weeks of summer vacation with nothing to do so I had to get my mind off of it. I was going to test at 10DPO but when I checked my cervix in the morning there was enough blood that I thought I was going to start that day so I didn't bother.

I did test today when I realized I had stopped bleeding regularly, but it was stupidly at 3pm and only like a 2-3 hour old. Even though I'm on "CD2" I'm only 13DPO so not exactly the best example.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2015, 06:24 AM   27
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I'll join in I'm on cycle day 7, second month of ttc. I temp and i take OPKs (although i did actually miss my surge last month and probably won't be taking them religiously).
Last cycle i O'd on CD20, kinda hoping to O a couple days earlier this month.

I'm also on a multivitamin and agnus castus. I have preseed, so will use that a couple times as well, but we're planning on just BD like freshly in love teenagers this month hahaha fingers crossed we'll all catch that egg!
What brand of agnus castus are you taking? I'm just curious as to how it is working for everyone else who takes it.

I think this cycle we'll try to follow SMEP, and then around fertile week just go at it like teens. We're getting A/C put in around the 19th, so that will definitely help. Hard to have sex when it's 90 degrees in the house at bedtime!
I'm from germany so i don't know if my brand will tell you anything haha i take mine from 1a Pharma. I'm not sure if i feel like it's working already, i'm hoping to O a bit earlier and if i do i think it'll be from the agnus castus.

Angel, i had a period similar like you last cycle and i was sure it couldn't be my actual period. I had one day of light flow and the other days were just spotting which was so unusual for me. But it did turn out to be my period, so it's totally possible to have a weird period every now and then



 
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I'll join in I'm on cycle day 7, second month of ttc. I temp and i take OPKs (although i did actually miss my surge last month and probably won't be taking them religiously).
Last cycle i O'd on CD20, kinda hoping to O a couple days earlier this month.

I'm also on a multivitamin and agnus castus. I have preseed, so will use that a couple times as well, but we're planning on just BD like freshly in love teenagers this month hahaha fingers crossed we'll all catch that egg!
What brand of agnus castus are you taking? I'm just curious as to how it is working for everyone else who takes it.

I think this cycle we'll try to follow SMEP, and then around fertile week just go at it like teens. We're getting A/C put in around the 19th, so that will definitely help. Hard to have sex when it's 90 degrees in the house at bedtime!
I'm from germany so i don't know if my brand will tell you anything haha i take mine from 1a Pharma. I'm not sure if i feel like it's working already, i'm hoping to O a bit earlier and if i do i think it'll be from the agnus castus.

Angel, i had a period similar like you last cycle and i was sure it couldn't be my actual period. I had one day of light flow and the other days were just spotting which was so unusual for me. But it did turn out to be my period, so it's totally possible to have a weird period every now and then
Oh! Yeah, that brand doesn't mean anything to me. Lol!

Thanks, maybe I am just having one of those really weird flows. I took a test today just to be sure and it was a BFN so I'm assuming it's just weird.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2015, 21:50 PM   29
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Hi ladies, can I join y'all? I got a bfp last Friday but sadly AF started on Saturday so it looks like another chemical for me really hoping for some baby dust and sticky vibes this month! Tomorrow is cd7, BDing daily or every other day is my main plan... Started taking a multi B vitamin in rotation with a prenatal, hoping some B6 helps with my hormones. Fx off everyone!



 
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Welcome Casey!! So sorry to hear about your chemical, I know how awful that feels Hopefully you get your sticky bean this month!



 
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