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daphnewantstwo - February 25

I am so uncertain of what could be wrong with me. I'm unofficially/officially on cycle 5 TTC as of today. I write it this way, because I've spotted the past 4 days, but I'm certain AF is trying to make her appearance. Here's my concern: I've been charting each month. It is very clear that I ovulate on CD 14, 15, or 16; however, during some cycles, I began spotting several days before AF is due. Before DH and I started TTC, my cycles were the same each month, being 28 days and no spotting whatsoever. Can TTC mess with your cycles? I also wrote in a previous post that my temps do not ever get above 98.1 during my luteal phase. Could this be indicative of a LP defect? I do not know what to do next. I'm afraid of my GYN putting me on progesterone. If I were certain it would help, I"m all for it, but I've heard that progesterone can make cycles even more abnormal. Help!

 

Fall - February 25

daphnewantstwo, I would like to know this as well?????!!!!!!!

 

krissy2006 - February 25

I don't have a complete answer to your question, but as for your temp never rising above 98.1, this is definitely NOT a luteal phase defect. My temp never rises above 97.9 and there are pregnancy charts on fertilityfriend where the lutal phase temps never rose above 97.6. What it can but is not necessarily indicative of is hypothyroidism (under active thyroid), but I would only suspect that if your pre-O temps are below 96.5 for any length of time. Also to answer your question about TTC messing with your cycle. The answer is simply, yes. It can. Because no matter how little it causes a bit of stress in your life. I will post an articicle I fount regarding stress and how it correlates to your cycle and pregnancy. Hope it helps!!

 

krissy2006 - February 25

Stress in women disrupts the hormonal communication between the brain, the pituitary, and the ovary, interfering with both the maturation of an egg and the ovulation process. When we are under stress, we experience several neurochemical changes. This can alter the ordered release of hormones that regulate the maturation and release of an egg. IN addition to this, the concentrations of several important chemical messengers involved in reproduction change when our emotional states change. There is a direct link between the brain and the reproductive tract. Nerve fibers connect the brain directly to both the fallopian tubes and the uterus. The autonomic nervous system influence the ovary's ability to produce healthy eggs and hormones. For example, when a woman is under stress, spasms occur in both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which can interfere with movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. Thus the stress can affect infertility both by the altered regulation of pituitary hormones and from the abnormal nervous-system influences on the ovaries and fallopian tubes. In case of man, both physical and emotional stress are known to affect the fertility. Sperm counts, motility, and structure are altered under stress. Problems such as impotence and difficulties with ejaculation are often caused by the emotional distress in men.

 

krissy2006 - February 25

This is all very extreme, but hormonal imbalances due to stress can also cause spotting for women who have never had it or no spotting for women who expect it. In general when TTC actively your cycle can be all over the place, not to mention for physical reasons such as "serious BDing" LOL

 

daphnewantstwo - February 25

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This has answered a lot of questions that have been swimming around in my mind! Regarding the hypothyroidism...I looked back at my charts and all my pre-O temps are 97 or above, so hopefully that is not my case. And after reading this info you gave me, I think I may change our BD routine from every day for 8 days straight to every other day this cycle. I'm interested in knowing if this will cut down on some of the stress we both have been having. Unfortunately, BDing can become such a chore! Who knows? This spotting may not be low progesterone levels, but stress-induced. Thanks again! Do you mind citing where you got your info?

 

krissy2006 - February 25

You are SOOOOO right. That BDing can become such a chore. It literally becomes a full time job to keep it exciting when you wanna make sure you get every little spermy in there and make them stay there. LOL Yeah if your temps remain above the 97 mark I would think (although it isn't for sure) that you wouldn't have hypothyroidism... as for BDing every other day, that is ALSO a fabulous idea because not only will you cut down on you and your man's stress levels of "need to perform" but your man's little men will renew better and you will have a new "troupe" so to speak marchin forward during every BDing session. There are couples where the man has very high sperm count and therefore can successfully BD every day and there are men who have a few less soldiers and need to "recupe"... LOL So GL to you and HAPPY BDing!!! Try not to make it such a chore... (easier said than done right??) ***BABYDUST*** ~Krissy

 

krissy2006 - February 25

The article I gave to you was from googling "stress and implantation". The rest of the info I gave has come from various other sources, mostly women on this site and their experiences or my own personal experiences, as well as fertilityfriend.com's guide.. when you become a member you get the "full lowdown" on fertility from the beginning of menstruation to giving birth, so . . . Hope it all helps!!!

 

stefkay - February 25

Hi daphnewantstwo, I'm not an expert on this, but my doctor is going to be testing for luteal phase defect in my this month and it's a fairly simple procedure. You should definitely ask yours about what is going on with you because I've heard the early spotting could signify it. I don't know much about the temps, but it sounds like if yours are never below 97, but never above (roughly) 98, then it seems ok, but that there isn't much of a large temp shift. I know there doesn't need to be a whopping temp shift, but something kind of substantial...I'd probably need to be able to look at a chart to see what it is doing ? I just say to ask your doctor because I wish I had more testing done before trying for so long and then miscarrying. Good thing is that if there is a defect, progesterone is an easy treatment! Good luck!!!

 

nino3 - February 27

Krissy2006 that is the best thing i have ever read since trying to conceive. I had some spotting yesturday and again this morning but now i am sure its stress and not implantation. I have been under lost of stress lately because of the death of my little dog, the purchase of another tiny one and Sunday, my DH bought a little boston terrier girl and she just developed diarreah, so ughhh!!!! Thanks so much for the info krissy, you should put it on a thread so everyone can read it. Thank you soo much, now i can stop being excited because when af finally arrives, ill get devastated. Thanks

 

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