- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I am using FF to chart, but every month I find myself in this weird conundrum. Basically I spot a little bit for days before my period….like 3-4. I could literally just wear black panties or one panty liner and be fine. But I see the spotting when I use the restroom.
Anyhow, during that time, I am crampy, bloated, and PMS-y. After about 3-4 days of that, then I get like a real heavy period for 3-4 days. When I chart, I don’t know what to count as the first day of my cycle?! Is it the first day when I notice spotting on TP? Or is it when I actually require a pad/tampon?
I’m so confused because if I choose “Light” in FF, it will mark it as the first day of my period and start a new cycle, but if I mark it as “Spotting” then it’s still considered part of my previous cycle.
And I don’t know if I totally get the difference between light and spotting…is it light if it leads to a period and spotting if it is in the middle of the month? Or can you spot at the end?