Strange AF this time.

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XplatinumXpixeyX's picture
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Strange AF this time.

So I had DD December 2009. Due to nursing AF didn't come back till October 2010. This past year of keeping track of when I O and making sure I got AF every month when we were trying to prevent, I am pretty much back to normal pre DD. Only thing that changed for me were my PMS symptoms. I no longer get any of the symptoms I used to get. Pretty much if I wasn't keeping track of when I was suppose to be getting AF she would surprise me every time.

Even tho I got AF and I was having Symptoms of pregnancy this AF is different from all the rest. From the day I got AF she was raging full force from day one until day 3. Today is CD4 and just now she's starting to ease up. Since AF has been back it's been day 1 light, day 2 med/heavy , day 3 med, day 4 med, day 5 light, day 6 spotting, day 7 af gone. It's been like that for a year. I'm wondering if we were pregnant of some sort but the egg didn't stick. Has anyone else experienced this before??

This is all new to me TBH because when we were trying but not really trying because we weren't using OPK's and stuff just kind of doing it when we thought, and then when we stopped and then went to the JLIH route is when we did get pregnant and even then if my one friend didn't happen to say something about her being late at that time I probably wouldn't have known I was PG for at least another month Lol

batbird's picture
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That sounds like the bleeding I had with my mc. I am normally 2 days really light post second son. With my mc, I had about 3 days of very heavy with bad cramps and clots.
Of course, if you oed for the first time this month, it might just be your first real period. What did your temps do during this?

XplatinumXpixeyX's picture
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I didn't start temping till after I Oed and I haven't started doing them yet again this Cycle, but they were nice and high 98.somethings, then I remember having a Spike of 100. but I think that was only because I got up to pee before temping and it was the start of a stomach bug or something because I was feeling sick to my stomach all the time then once AF showed up is when I started cramping allot when I didn't normally get that since DD was born. I was thinking possible miscarriage but I didn't want to label it as that since I didn't start bleeding after AF was due and I never had a Positive test. Just all the signs of being pregnant were there.

and the clots I had were pretty bad, kind of reminded me of when I was going through the postpartum bleeding after having DD but just not as bad.

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I'm thinking the opposite and thinking maybe it means you actually O'd this cycle??

I've found that the times I bleed really heavy were the cycles I actually O'd (after coming off BCP)

So it made me more "hopeful" for the next cycle if I actually had a really heavy AF before..

IDK!

I'm still all over the place- I had a LIGHT af for 5 days in sept before 3 days of heavy, then the next I'll have full force from day one, so it just seems kind of random, and neither of those I was PG.

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Hmm, I'm thinking Cait could be right. I was thinking my AF was different this month for the opposite reason. Mine are usually medium the first half of the first day and then HEAVY for the next day and a half to 2 days and then basically stops for a day and then really light for one. This month it wasn't nearly as heavy. I even remarked to DH that it seemed lighter this month. TMI but I usually have to wear a pad and a tampon on day 2 but didn't have to do that this time. After reading what Cait said, it would make sense , since I don't think I o'd this month. So, hopefully, it's a good sign for you that you're O'ing.

XplatinumXpixeyX's picture
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I've been using OPK's for awhile now and the Months I have Oed on I never got an AF like this. That's why I was wondering if it was a possible "misscarrage"

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Not sure. On a side note. I found out recently that you can get a pos okp and not ovulate. It just shows that you had a hormone surge but you can do that and not actually ovulate.