Well I was having some period problems, i am only 24 years old and before jan 2010 my periods were always heavy with alot of cramps. I have been pregnant twice before, first pregnancy at 21 years old, which was an accident with my ex bf nd he was a a**hole and my lifestyle wasnt right, it wasnt fair to bring a baby into the world, 8 weeks gone and I ended up having the baby terminated (regretfully)... second pregnancy when I was 22 with my husband before we got married, again accident but we were going to keep the baby, unfortunately I miscarried at 4 weeks, it implanted then miscarried straight away. But, my first pregnancy I thought I was just coming down with something or my period was about to come on, until I spotted for 3 days then I woke up feeling sick, dizzy and high temp, took the test it was a faint positive and got it confirmed with a doctor.
When I felt preggo second time, I had different signs but some signs screamed preggo at me, the familiar metal taste and sometimes I could smell metal, foods tasted different, small surges or dizziness and feeling woozy and bloating. Then the new symptom I had was fatigue (always tired and exhausted), tingey pain or tingle in my boobs just before I spotted then I miscarried but the test showed a faint positive for 2 weeks then the scan confirmed I miscarried.
Now 24 years old, since Jan 2010 my periods are lighter than they used to be, havent been on the since 2008 (my periods regulated themselves after that) each flow varies - every flow is medium for 2 days then lighter afterwards but duration varies, shortest my periods ever lasted was 3 days longest one since jan 2010 is 5-6 days. My periods used to last 7 days and they used to be clockwork regular every 29/30 days per month. Now they range between 25 - 30 days ... they can be unpredictable. Went to doctor about it, they said it could be stress and its definately hormonal. It took them 12 months to check my bloods, they checked my thyroid, gluecose, testosterone, full blood count and urea and electrocytes, everything came back ok according to the gp and that was recently. They think its because I am now 24, I am at peak feritility and my periods might be just settling down? and also because I am still ovulating it isnt a big concern.
My hubby and I have now started trying, and because my periods are unpredictable I bought a months supply of clearblue digital ovulation testing kit and a basal body thermometer and I have been recording everything. My basal temp started off 35.8C during my period, which I thought, hang on a min, thats low but everyone is different, then went up between 36.06C - 36.30C depending on my sleep patterns because sometimes I work nights aswell as days and taking into account disturbed sleep etc. I had no LH surge up until 13th day since my last period. Basal body temp was gradually dropping on 12th and 13th day then rose back up again on 14th day, although it didnt rise up alot, i noticed that must of been the ovulation spike. on the morning on 13th day since my last period, ovulation test was negative, me and hubby had unprotected sex that evening then 1 hour later I got out of bed and I didnt feel right, this will sound bizarre but I got the taste in my mouth and a twinge down below, went to the bathroom and done another ovulation test, it came up positive with a smiley face!!! I was happy because it detected my LH, so I was ovulating, prior to this, me and hubby had unprotected sex everyday since my period had finished right up until 15th day since last period, but not on 12th day. I was on the night shift on 13th day I felt sharp twinges in my abdomen and my cervix was pulsating, still having the odd pregnancy feeling etc and then I ended up getting the odd twinge and tingle in my boobs, dont know if this is all psycological or not, I feel bloated, i was constipated but not today, I havent really had my thick egg white discharge yet and its 16 days since last period today, still getting the odd twinges and tastes, dont know what to make of it ... my basal temp yesterday was 36.33 and this morning it was 36.25, so a slight drop but its still above the coverline as far as I know. So I am going to try and hold out until later on next week to do a hpt (clearblue digital). But because of the changes in my periods I dont know if that has affected how fertile I am, my doctor said I can still get pregnant with a light period and it should still be successful.
Just thought I would share this :-) good luck all