Cycle Questions! Help please!!

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  1. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Mum of 2! Pg with # 3!

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    Okay So when do you start counting cycle day one??

    When you start spotting or when you are bleeding and require a tampon? I've heard different???

    Cause last month my af was due on the 19th..i started spotting on the 20th of september and was bleeding heavily by the 23rd.

    So then i assumed cd one as the 23 and have a 30 day cycle so figured af would be due this thrusday the 23rd!?

    So today i took a test..bfn of course and when i wipe there is pink/red cm and a tiny bit of drips to the toliet...?

    So do i count today as cd 1? and that would make my cycle 28 days long...or what im soooooo confused?

    Help please!!! THanks ladies
     
  2. lisalove

    lisalove Well-Known Member

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    Personally I say as soon as you start spotting, but some people may do it differently.

    Sorry for the rubbish answer, best I could do.

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  3. Chris77

    Chris77 Mommy to PJ and Gavin

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    I always get very confused with this as well and I KNOW I end up counting the wrong days. I've heard though that you count day 1 as the first day of actual flow - not spotting.
     
  4. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Mum of 2! Pg with # 3!

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    Okay..cause last month it was due the 19 and i spotted then and it i didnt bleed till the 23rd....so if you do count cd 1 when spotting then i wasnt late last month and again...it would be on time by today...right? ...ahh its soooo important to know lol , i think i've missed O both times cause of this!
     
  5. Chris77

    Chris77 Mommy to PJ and Gavin

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    I totally hear ya - I had spotting on Sept 21st but actual flow didn't start until about the 26th - I get so insanely confused by it all! That's why I was relying on OPK's and cervical mucus and O pain.
     
  6. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Mum of 2! Pg with # 3!

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    Yeah i did the opks this last cycle..but didnt do one untill cd 15 and it was def positive..so who knows how long it was positive for before ya know? plus i had ewcm on monday....? and watery the rest of the week. didnt bd till cd15.....so thinking i missed it
     
  7. lisalove

    lisalove Well-Known Member

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    Right girlies, I have been browsing the 'tinternet and Dr Chris Steele (the guru) says that Chris is right, I am talking b*llocks (but dont tell my DH that I admited something like that) :rofl:

    You count cd1 from your full flow, not spotting.

    Hope that helps.

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  8. Waiting2bMommy

    Waiting2bMommy Levi and Jax's Mommy!

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    I only spot the day before I get a heavy flow, but I count from the spotting.
     
  9. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Mum of 2! Pg with # 3!

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    awwwww so confusing!!! I think i should ask the gyno! lol...we all have different answers. THanks girls.
     

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