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08/08/2013 at 11:12
Hi! I've been lurking for a while and thought now is a good time to join in! I have never posted on a forum before so I hope it get this right!
I came off the pill Jan 2011 and since then my cycles have been regular 28 or 29 days until the last few months where they have been getting shorter and shorter. I am due on next Tuesday or Wednesday but I've already started to get some spotting today and feel like AF could arrive this afternoon or tomorrow. Does anyone know why this could be happening? We have not been ttc yet but are hoping to start from next cycle but now I am worrying there is something wrong with me!
Thanks in advance for your help. xx
08/08/2013 at 11:37
Hi Lulu, Welcome to MD,
I am not really sure why your cycles have changed, but bumping your post so that maybe someone with more knowledge will be able to help you!
08/08/2013 at 11:49
Hi lulu, sorry I can't help either. How short is short?
Welcome to md. I hope your ttc journey is a short one!
08/08/2013 at 12:04
Thanks for the welcomes! Last month was 25 days and this month looks to be 23 days which I think is short? I'm just finding it strange how I was so regular for a year and now it seems to be changing.
08/08/2013 at 12:11
Hi and welcome
Have you been through any changes lately? Or extra stress? My cycles are really sensitive to any little change in my life.
I naturally have quite a short luteal phase (the time between OV and AF) and have been taking vitamin B6 to lengthen this by a few days. Do you have any idea when you OV? You might be ovulating early, hence having a short cycle?
08/08/2013 at 13:32
Sorry I can't help much, you could try charting to help establish when you ovulate which might help.
08/08/2013 at 14:21
Hi Figaro! I do have a stressful / upsetting family situation at the moment which has been ongoing for a few months so I guess that could be messing with me, I thought I was handling it well but myabe this is my body's way of telling I'm not? Can stress really change our cycles and can it stop ov all together?
DollyP is charting when you take your temps? Thanks for the advice maybe I'll try and give that a go!
Thanks again for all the welcomes! xx
08/08/2013 at 14:52
An upsetting/stressful family situation could indeed mess with your cycle length, but I don't know if it would stop OV altogether. Hugs if you need them, I hope whatever it is is resolved soon x
08/08/2013 at 16:25
Thanks Figaro x
08/08/2013 at 17:14
I've found stress can lengthen my cycles, I know that it can definitely delay OV. I'm not sure if it can shorten them though, its crazy what stress can do to your body though. I hope your stressful situation gets resolved and you can relax soon x
08/08/2013 at 21:50
stress can definitely do strange things to your cycle.
Welcome to MD TTC, hopefully you won't be here long. In the nicest possible way of course!!!
09/08/2013 at 10:55
Thanks all! x
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