Post # 1
Hi Bees! Today is either 12 or 13 dpo. This is my first cycle off BCP which I was only on for 8 months, so I do remember life before BCP and what AF was like. I started using CB digital OPK after AF left this cycle, and received a + at 12 DPO. It lined up with my temps as well. The TWW has been torture! My biggest and pretty much ONLY symptom is exhaustion! I can’t seem to get enough sleep!
THEN- Yesterday, the weirdest thing happened. I went to use the ladies room and there was heaps of creamy white CM on my panties and when I wiped, EWCM mixed with creamy CM. (TMI, I warned you!) I was totally distraught! Because, how could I have EWCM after a positive OPK AND a temp shift almost 2 full weeks later! I started researching, but didn’t find much other than it means O is coming. I got so upset because hubs and I have not been DTD lately. I took an OPK to see if this EWCM meant I was wrong about O, but it came out (-). Hubs and I DTD last night to be safe.
But here is another thing- the EWCM lasted ONE bathroom visit. By the time I went to the ladies room that evening, it was already gone.
WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON????!!!!!
I don’t know how well I have AF timed out. 28 days would be Tuesday, but before BCP I had 32 days cycles.
Any words are helpful…
Post # 3
My only real advice is that the first cycle (or two or three or more) off BCP can be different from a typical pattern. Other than that, it seems that you’re doing a great job reacting to the conflicting signs to maximize your chances!
Post # 4
@Cwoodward: I think you got a second estrogen surge later in your cycle which can lead to more EWCM.
You can see the graphic on here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_cycle that shows the estrogen jump.
In short dont worry, looks like you did the deed at the right time of the month.
When are you planning on testing?
Post # 5
It’s also a PG side-effect. Don’t want to get your hopes up, but I had to wear a panty liner constantly during my PG because of the CM. I’d test if I were you…
Post # 6
@ahavah: Thanks! I’m hoping my cycle will bounce back since I am only 24 and was only on birth control for those 8 months in my life ever. Before that, 32 day cycle every time. I’m hoping we covered our bases!
@Sea_bass: Thanks for that chart! That was very helpful and would explain why it was so short! I am planning on testing after Tueday. Which is when I’m guessing AF will have shown up by if not sooner. I’m one of those who would rather see AF than a (-)
@inspiredcreations: Well that gives me hope!!! I read some people also got it right before AF, but I don’t think AF is coming just yet if she is. ??? I think I’ll test Tuesday! Want to let that HCG build up if it’s there!!!!
Post # 7
Good luck with testing! I am on my first cycle too and in my early 20’s like you, so I understand how wacky this feels! I have also experienced more CM than normal and am having some pregnancy symptoms (sore breasts, cramping). As far as I can tell, I’m close to ovulating. I will test this week if these symptoms keep up though. My advice would be lots of BD during the next few days!