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    Hi ladies! I don't really have a home board anymore so I hope it's okay I post this here. I've been ttc since I got married in June 2004. No luck and lots of fertility issues. I started off on the Clomid board and moved on to the IVF board but haven't been officially ttc with any treatments for awhile. I've been having some symptoms that I'm very frustrated by. For a week I was experiencing pain/pressure/bloating in my low abdomen accompanied by small amounts of ewcm. It has since stopped and been replaced with sore breasts and a LOT of slippery cm for the past 5 days! I've not been charting or using opk's, haven't in ages! So have no idea if I've ovulated or if I'm still waiting to ovulate or if this is impending af. It's very frustrating! A quick history for those who don't know me, I was originally diagnosed with PCOS and having annovulatory and irregular cycles. Fast forward to March 2010 and I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. That's when all my treatments stopped. However, oddly enough after we stopped all treatments I started having cycles on my own and I am pretty sure I was ovulating too! My last af was in June and I was sure it was the end of the road for me. I went in October to my RE and had bloodwork and ultrasound done and at that time my uterine lining was thin and there were no cysts on my ovaries, and a few small follicles that weren't worth measuring. So basically it was as if my body was paused at the beginning of a cycle. Then all of a sudden about two weeks ago I started having the symptoms I described above. And now I'm confused and frustrated. I wish I knew for sure if I even ovulated. It would help determine what could be causing the cm and sore breasts right now. So, I wanted to post this to see if anyone has any insight or experience? In the past I've had sore breasts before/around ovulation and I've also had the bloating/pressure too. But those symptoms would only last a day or two. And when I'm nearing af I will usually be dry and get a little cm the day before af starts. So these symptoms are very confusing. I realize this could just be random symptoms and end up not meaning anything. But I can't help but feel hopeful anyway. I would like to test but have no idea when?!

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    I have no idea about your symptoms but I do hope you find some answers!
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    Thank you Danielle. I was talking to a friend who also has PCOS and she said that it sounds alot like PCOS symptoms. So maybe that's what it is. Could be good or bad... Let's hope it's a good sign! I think for sanity sake I will probably test at the end of hte week if no af. Unfortunately I'm between drs and once I do swith my family dr I will have to wait for a referral to a new specialist and hopefully get some answers and help.

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    *Lurking*

    Sorry you're getting confusing symptoms, I often get that same pressure/pain/bloating that you're talking about, as well as sore breasts, right around ovulation time, but like you said, it only lasts one or two days at the most and yours is lasting longer. I hope it does wind up being a good sign!
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    Thank you Mary! I love your new pic in your siggy!! Looks like so much fun!!

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    I have no idea what any of this means. I hope it is good news for you. Hope you get some answers. Can you maybe call your OBGYN and ask him to do a progesterone test to see if you ovulated?

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    Hi Dawn! Unfortunately I have nowhere to get a p4 done. It's a long story but I am no longer a patient with the RE I was with since 2007. I'm still with my family dr (though I'm switching to a new one in the new year because she is closer and comes highly recommended) but he won't do tests like that for me (I've asked in the past) and he won't prescribe me anything to bring on af either. It's a frustrating position to be in. I'm hoping it all is a good sign but only time will tell.

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    Oh lovely!! How confusing ad frustrating!!
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    But know that I am thinking if you.
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    Hi Liz! Thank you!

    I've decided to pick up some dollar store hpt's tonight. Don't want to spend too much more money on hpt's. I swear since we started ttc 7 years ago I've spent a small fortune on the dang things! lol I still have sore breasts and the cm. Lastnight I thought af was coming because I had a bit of mild cramping. Could very well just be af making a dramatic appearance so I'm trying not to read too much in to my symptoms.

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    I've been thinking about all this (it's so draining and time consuming!) and wondering if my symptoms are a result of my taking Maca Root and drinking Soy milk. I haven't been very consistant with the Maca Root, took 2 capsules 2x a day for a full month starting in October I believe it was, and have been hit and miss taking a dose here and there since (I'm going to make it one of my new years resolutions to be better at taking my supplements and vitamins). And for the past 2 months I've been drinking Soy almost every day. Something is definitely going on I just wish I knew what it was! Still hoping for a miracle bfp! I am still going to get some hpt's.

    For those who have never heard of Maca Root before. It's supposed to help balance hormones. It's a natural supplement you can get from any Health Store. It's not a herb, and there are no hormones or anything in it, it's a vegetable root found in Peru I believe. The brand I take is MacaSure.

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