Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Cycle Pattern

Since I am now moving on to adoption, I no longer chart. I no longer worry about TTC. There have been many freeing moments. No more rushing to the dr in the middle of my work day. No more worrying about ordering meds, taking meds, etc. In fact, I stopped taking all meds, I even stopped taking my vitamins. I wanted to experience freedom from all aspects of IF.

Due to my short post peak phase. I usually take progesterone post peak.  For me this is about CD15. This month I totally forgot. I remembered around CD20. My thought was oh well whatever which was very freeing. I had a wedding coming up later this month so I thought AF would show up early. In the few times that I did not take progesterone, my cycle would only last 3 weeks.

Well CD 21 came and went with no sign of AF. Then I got to CD28. Then it was a day  later and I started to freak out. First I got excited and thought some miracle happened. You know bc I stopped everything and gave up. Then  two days later, I got back into reality and thought maybe it was menopause.

I finally told my DH and asked him if we should test. He said no, wait for another week. UGH it was driving me nuts. He said that most likely after stopping all my meds and vitamins, my body went into some type of shock.

He was probably right. Before napro I always had 28 day cycles but my peak day was late around cd 21. With napro my peak day moved up to 15 but I would only have 21 day cycles without meds.  So now I could be having a totally normal cycle or just a delayed peak.

Who knows??? Honestly I don't care. I made the decision to move on and I am standing by it.

Well AF finally showed up 4 days late. For normal people that is probably not really late. But for me who was always on time or early, this was major. Now af is here the day before the wedding. UGH

I am not sure if this will be my new cycle pattern or if it will change again. I have not decided which vitamins I want to go back on. I liked to idea of being free from progesterone suppositions but they gave me control over af.


  1. Hugs. I agree getting rid of all the meds and just moving on is freeing. Best wishes as you adopt (mom to two from China).

  2. Sorry for AF! I am glad you are sticking by your decision. Hang in there!


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