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02/07/2013 at 12:33
Since the mc my periods have been slightly lighter. Opposite to what I expected but anyways, that's not my question.
My 'new normal' is medium flow for first 3 days then light for about 2 then spotting for another 1 or 2 days. Normally from beginning to end I would be on for 6 days. I no longer get any cramps which I did used to get when I was on the Pill and some mild ones before the mc and ERPC.
Sorry, this is long story boring but basically I'm CD4. CD1 was almost medium flow and the rest has been light. Today is just a bit of brown discharge so no tampon needed.
Should I be worried about this?? Also does anyone know if Pregnacare can cause things like this as Ive been taking it since September and switched to the Conception one since March. I'm in 2 minds to stop it completley as I've read stuff about it messing with cycles. Might just take Folic acid on its own for the rest of this cycle.
Advice appreciated. Thanks xx
02/07/2013 at 13:09
As you know, I was taking pregnacare but came off it a couple of weeks ago. I got a few side effects which pregnacare is getting the blame for. I read many different ladies experiences, which varied from constant cramps, no EWCM, much longer cycles, milder periods, acne, weight gain...the list was pretty endless. It's impossible to know if pregnacare actually caused any of these symptoms for these ladies, but I do know that the weight I put on whilst taking pregnacare is dropping off now that I no longer take it, so it must have had an impact there. I also saw a pretty shirty reply from Pregnacare on Amazon to a lady who had left a negative review. That was enough to put me off them for life. TTC is hard and emotional and you would think that a brand dedicated to helping women fall pregnant would appreciate that.
Anyway, I digress. Sorry about that! You've been super busy lately CA and stress and work can all impact upon AF. Maybe wait and see what effect your fabby holiday has and then see your GP when you get back if you're still worried? Just worrying about it could be having an effect, so being reassured by the GP might help you to relax a little?
02/07/2013 at 18:14
my periods have shrunk to 3 days now....... I wasn't aware of anything with pregnacare have been taking it myself and not aware of any side effects... H takes it for men as well...
I just think that your periods will change over time, naturally.
02/07/2013 at 20:53
They change a lot over time i think. Certainly since having a baby they've been very different. Much lighter and shorter.
I always say to people if they were particularly short or light then to test just to be sure. The BFP i got before P i got after 4 days of what i thought was AF. It was only as i was temping and my temp shot back up that i knew to test and i was pregnant.
02/07/2013 at 21:14
Thanks ladies. I have been pretty stressed and running around crazy recently Figaro.
AR - I'll do a test but I'm 99.9% sure of the result.
I guess I'm just worried that there isn't enough lining building up and it will cause problems getting (and staying) pregnant.
I'm going to dump the Pregnacare for a bit. Will still take my folic acid and might take separate zinc and Vitamin C for a bit. Or I might just take my folic acid on holiday and forget the pharmacy lol
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