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CALLIABABY
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1/16/08 6:27 P

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I'm so glad I came across this post. Since giving birth over a year ago I've been flying high with no PMS or period to speak of. In Nov, when DD was 11 1/2 months, DD was completely weaned. At that time I started to experience a monthly functional cyst that I would have pre-pregnancy (but it lasted for weeks) and severe PMS sypmtoms, but no period. Since then I have experienced naseau, loss of appetite, tiredness...basically everything that you have described. On several occasions I thought that I might be pregnant again. Finally, last week, I got my first "official" period since getting pregnant. Like you, I had a complete loss of appetite for the first two days of menstration. I will also mention that I have been on the minipill since DD was about 8 weeks old. I finally made a doctors appointment for next week to go over all these symptoms, but I'm figuring that weaning my DD, the minipill and hormone flux played a big part with the way that I was feeling.

Oh, and I just turned 33...is it just going to get worse from here (tear falling down cheek)

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LUCILLLE
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1/16/08 9:50 A

 
 
Morning,

In the last six months or so, I get extremely nauseated at least once a month, sometimes twice, and it is usually around ovulation and starting my cycle. It's so annoying! It hits me a lot in the middle of the night which is absolutely brutal! I just turned 31 last month, and I would say this has been going on for about six months now.

I have cycles much like described here, 30-36 days. But, they are "helped" along with Metformin meds for my PCOS.

The nausea is just so hard for me to deal with! We are not TTC right now, just use NFP, but whenever the nausea hits, it worries me thinking,"When we do try again-hopefully soon-what will I be getting into? I can't even handle the nausea now!"

I have also heard about the miscarriage stats. Basically saying that most women have had several without even knowing, because they started to bleed pretty much around the time that they should have.

Good luck to you!

Edited by: LUCILLLE at: 1/16/2008 (09:50)

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1/16/08 7:27 A

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I have ALWAYS had long cycles SarahC. The only time in my entire life that I've had a 28 day cycle is when I was on the pill. Currently, my cycles are running around 32-35 days most months but as long as 40 is still "normal" for me. I do chart and I've never had AF come more than one day light (on DPO 15). The first half of my cycle is just routinely longer than the textbook model. Meanwhile, I too POAS fairly regularly myself (if we DTD during any of my fertile days you can bet I'm going to be checking) and have only gotten one positive test result EVER - my sweet DD.

I've read the statistic Rae mentioned as well. However, I have no idea where researchers determined that number. I am confident that it is an estimate and it has always struck me as one that is bound to be high.

Regardless, longer cycles are common and normal and healthy and fine. Nausea right before or during your period is something both Carrie and I have had and I'll bet we aren't the only ones. I know I read somewhere that there's a fairly common decrease in appetite associated w/ menstruation, but it wasn't really what I'd consider a reliable source. If I have time later I'll search for more resources online.

In terms of practical suggestions I can only offer the normal stuff - ginger and mint can both sooth a queesy tummy. Small meals, nothing overwhelmingly heavy or greasy. Soda can help nausea too.

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1/15/08 11:37 P

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Wait a second! I was totally saying "Don't listen to me" (seriously). I've been caught up on way too many TTC boards lately. This is where women test at 8, 9, 10 days past ovulation and get a positive, only to start bleeding at 28+ days. I just read today on www.peeonastick.com that up to 50% of pregnancies are early losses. That means that chances are, you, me, and everybody else on this board has had a "miscarriage" that we didn't know about...and more than likely, more than one!

I'm sure you haven't been getting pregnant, but it doesn't sound any crazier than having severe nausea as a PMS symptom. And every pregnancy can be different--M/S can hit a week after ovulation, or not at all, ever.

Edited by: RAES4BOYS at: 1/15/2008 (23:39)


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1/15/08 9:11 P

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Yeah don't listen to me. I've been hanging out at one too many TTC boards. There are quite a few ladies in there that get a positive pregnancy test at like, 8 days past ovulation just to start a "period" later.


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1/15/08 9:01 P

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Menopause can take its sweet time for me. My periods are easy enough and I'd rather not deal with the drastic change in hormones.



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_CARRIE_
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1/15/08 7:36 P

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humpf. Hoping for menopause later this year.

Edited by: _CARRIE_ at: 1/15/2008 (19:37)

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_CARRIE_
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1/15/08 7:35 P

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oh and I didn't have it last month. I added EPO to my vitimins for the two weeks prior. I did it for my skin, but have heard it helps with PMS too.

Don't listen to Rae about the m/c!!

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_CARRIE_
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1/15/08 7:33 P

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Sarah, this is what I've experienced recently as well.

I belive part is age and change in hormones, part is wishful thinking:)

I'll be 31 next month.

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1/15/08 6:40 P

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Maybe you're getting pregnant and having early miscarriages. *Eeek* I didn't want to type that, but it's worth considering. You really should start charting.


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SARAH_G
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1/15/08 5:23 P

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Hormones do rediculous things Sarah.

I don't tend to get nausea anywhere near as severe as what your describing, but I regularly have a complete lack of appetite for several days when AF does arrive. Even when I'm hungry, nothing sounds good. This doesn't happen every single cycle, but it happens more often than not. So I can imagine that it's simply hormonal.

However, even if that's all that it is, you shouldn't have to deal w/ debilitating nausea on a regular basis. Maybe Sheryl will have some good herbal suggestions?

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1/15/08 5:00 P

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For the past past 2 cycles (getting ready to be the 3rd--Nov, Dec, Jan), I've had a sour stomach, queasy enough to wonder if I'm coming down w/ a bug, for 5-7 days before AF. It doesn't really seem to matter what I eat, as far as anything bothering me particularly, or anything being soothing, although I have felt better sucking on ginger hard candies. It's enough to wonder, all day long, whether I'm gonna throw up.

What's up w/ that? I'm turning 29 in 2 weeks. This is the 1st time I've had several consecutive cycles (from May 2007 until now) since Jan 01 from back-to-back preg plus lactational amenorrhea. Is this normal and what most/many women go through? If so, AF sucks and it's really for the birds. Or is it due to not having cycles for so long? Or getting older & my body just not as efficient or whatever?

Could it be due to some sort of nutritional deficiency? I ran out of vitamins a while back but just ordered the ones Rae recommended, Rainbow Light prenatals. Any particular supplement that might help? Keep in mind I'm still nursing but not preg.

I haven't been charting due to bullheadedness after failure w/ Creighton charting last year. I know I need to chart. I think my last cycle started Dec. 21, my cycles have been lasting 5 days or so, and about a 32-33 day cycle.

Insight?

***ETA: I haven't *actually* thrown up from this pre-AF nausea, it just feels like I might. All day and night, pretty much.

Edited by: SARAH_C at: 1/15/2008 (17:30)


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