(Closed) Ladies early in their TTC process: Let’s Talk=) Part III

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Post # 167
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Question for anyone: where the heck do you buy plain robitussin, I cannot find it anywhere!

Post # 168
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

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@ms sweets: Seriously, it’s ridiculous. I went out shopping today and there were mum’s with seven thousand children EVERYWHERE. I’m staying hermited up for the rest of the school holidays. πŸ™‚

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@Ree723: Sometimes I think it’s a case of us knowing TOO MUCH about what’s good/bad/helpful/ohGOODNESSno when it comes to TTC/pregnancy. They did just fine in the old days without all of this.

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@ms sweets: I found some in my chemist.. but I had to look around for ages, not all of them had it. Ask behind the counter, too. Sometimes it’s tucked away.

Post # 169
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

holy man you guys have been chatty! A girl goes away from her computer for a few days and BAM! Crazy thread-splosions every-which-way.

At this point I am so over this cycle. I am ready to keep the AF beast @bay with baked goodies.

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@ms sweets:

a lot of times it will be tucked behind the counter even though you don’t need a rx for it — talked to our pharm here & they said too many ppl overdose their kids on cough syrup (even “kids” stuff) so they put it behind the counter.

Post # 170
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hey Ladies!

I’m not super active on this thread because I am not TTC until after the wedding, but I have an ovulation question:)

What does it feel like? I’ve been charting (sort of…CM and menses only…maybe start temping next cycle) to get a feel for my cycle and make sure it’s regular and I had some cramping yesterday when my TCOYF calendar has my “estimated ovulation.” It wasn’t really strong cramping, but more like that sickly/slightly achy feeling that you get low down on your tummy/between your bellybutton and pelvic area. Anyone know what I’m talking about? No twinges of pain from either side (like an ovary or something), but definitely a “feeling” that something female was going on.

Does that sound like it could be ovulation or am I letting my chart psyche me out?

Post # 172
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@ms sweets:I’d definitely ask. I couldn’t find it, that’s why I just bought mucinex instead lol. And, I must say, I’ve noticed a HUGE change in CM this cycle. I used to get EWCM once or twice total but I’ve had quite a few days when I’ve noticed it this cycle (my first with mucinex). It still isn’t just like tons of dripping CM (TMI but that’s what I expected) but it’s a lot more present in general.

Post # 173
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@jholler25: Thank you for the response:) I’m not temping yet, but I think I’m going to start next cycle so that I can have several months of charting before the wedding (May 2012). I think I might want to try that route first, and then maybe buy an OPK if I struggle with interpreting my chart.

Charting 7-8 months out from the wedding isn’t crazy, right? RIGHT?!?!

Post # 174
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsCarnival:Not crazy at all! I actually think it’s the smartest thing you could do πŸ™‚ I was charting before our wedding and it’s been a huge help!

Post # 175
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsCarnival:

re: what does ovulation feel like? some women feel slight cramping or twinges, some feel nothing at all. For me it is a weird almost ‘fluttery’ (but like underwater?) feeling when I ovulate, but isn’t consistent w every cycle.

opks are def the way to go without temping.

I used to do opks & temp when we were avoiding and now I am just ‘going with the flow’ since my cycle is mega regular & I’m all trained and in-tune now.

Charting 7-8months isn’t crazy at all, it will help you get to know your body & cycle –and if your aim is to avoid pregnancy until after the wedding then charting & temping can be a major help too! That way once you get the hang of things you can avoidabstain on your fertile days or use a barrier method etc.

Post # 176
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Running Elley: Hahaha thanks:) I know we probably want to TTC right after the wedding since my Mom had some fertility issues, I just don’t want to obsess over something that is so far away yet.

 

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@missmouse29: Sounds like you really know your stuff. How long have you been charting for? I am not taking any hormonal BC right now since it was messing me up, so we are using other methods for the time being. Any good thermometer recommendations?

Post # 177
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsCarnival:

I have been charting for about 3ish years; hormonal BC gave me migraines like whoa, so I stopped using it because honestly the idea of dying from a brain anuerismblood clot in my head was really, really unappealing (among other ecological reasons).

Thermos: just make sure you have at least two decimal points for better accuracy. I picked up a cheapo one off the bat that would read (ie) 23.4 C (or like 98.2 F) but without the second decimal place it was a little harder to get into it. I got one from the local pharmacy– we live uber remote, so I actually had to order in the one with 2 decimal points special. The pharm thought I was nutso (there are tons on amazon, but lots of stuff doesn’t ship to Canadapo boxes).

I’m not sure which brands have cross-border availability, but you should check out ttc-charters of the hive thread (sticky’d to the top of the babies board) there are a butt whack of recs on brands & ppls experinces with them (lots of those bees are stateside too, so that should be more helpful as to where they got theirs).

 

Post # 178
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsCarnival:I totally understand. I have some fertility issues and I was basically charting just because of those but it really comes in handy with TTC! Until last month I wasn’t charting temps though and it really gives you a whole new dimension.

Post # 179
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@missmouse29: Thank you for the advice:) I will be looking into grabbing a thermo, and probably just ordering one off of Amazon.

My hormonal BC was making me spot and it was interfering with some other medication that I HAD to take for medical reason, vs. something I was taking just avoid getting pregnant:P On the plus side…holy sex drive! Fiance thinks I’ve gone and lost my mind since I’m pouncing on him 4 days a week now…I think I’m wearing him out!

 

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@Running Elley: I’m sorry that you have had some trouble. I know a little about your experience from reading these threads, and I hope you get your BFP very soon:) My Mom had major endometriosis issues and had to have surgery to conceive/carry full term, but they had no idea she had an issue because they didn’t try to have kids right away. I guess my big fear of BC and not TTC is that it’s masking some underlying fertility issue that I’m unaware of. I know that Fiance would be HEARTBROKEN if we couldn’t have kids, so I want to get a jump on it and so does he!

(Also, I’d love to pick your brain about running! I quit smoking about 6 months ago and I’ve replaced it with some exercise. I’m up to about 2.5-3 miles 4 days a week, but I wouldn’t mind hearing some tips and tricks from someone who has been doing it a lot longer than me)

Post # 180
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@MrsCarnival:Aw thanks so much πŸ™‚ That must’ve been so hard for your mom! Luckily I have a doctor who is very very familiar with PCOS and she was able to diagnose me really early (when I was 16) so I never had to go on hormonal BC or anything. I’m really glad because it seems like it usually masks any issues. My fingers are crossed that you find everything to be 100% normal πŸ™‚ And I LOVE to talk about running lol. Since I don’t talk about TTC out loud IRL to most people I know I talk about running basically all the time haha. On here my running obsession gets masked by my TTC obsession πŸ™‚ Feel free to PM me whenever with any questions or anything! I started with no running experience at all to being able to run 13 miles at a time and usually running about 30 miles/week. It’s slowed down A LOT since my MC because I was on bedrest for almost 3 weeks but I’ve been getting into it again and love it just as much as before πŸ™‚

 

Post # 181
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Had a slight dip in temps this morning… nothing massive.

97.484 before 
97.016 on suspected O day
97.43 after that
97.593 yesterday
97.484 today.

Blabbity blah.

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