Cycle #4 recap

38 days this time.

Fertility Friend and I are disagreeing about when I finally ovulated (which happened pretty much as soon as I stopped eating ice cream on a daily basis- coincidence, I think not). FF says Day 25, but I think it was Day 27.  My chart has three earlier points where my temperature plummeted one morning before popping back up to the normal range for a few more days. I think my body was trying to ovulate and just couldn’t quite manage it.

Luteal phase was somewhere between 11 and 13 days, depending on who was right about the ovulation. Spotting started late on the last day, just like last cycle, and af started in full force overnight.

Even if I’m right about the date I ovulated, that still makes my luteal phase one day longer than last time. And if FF is right, it’s practically textbook in length.

This cycle, I’m determined. I am NOT going to eat any dairy, other than my Greek yoghurt at breakfast, until I’ve ovulated and we’ll see what kind of results I get. I am more and more convinced dairy is the major factor. So we’ll see.

This is kind of fun. I like puzzles. I am intrigued by the possibility I could actually understand what is going on in my body and how to affect it.

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Filed under Cycle Madness, Food, PCOS

3 responses to “Cycle #4 recap

  1. This is an exciting puzzle! I agree with you that you should try the dairy strategy. I am *amazed* at the clarity of my skin since I more or less cut dairy out entirely (I’ll still have a splash of milk in my coffee and allow myself a dab of cheese here and there, but no ice cream or yogurt). I agree that it’s cool to think we might actually have some modicum of control over our bodies!

  2. So crazy that dairy can affect it so much!

  3. Pingback: PCOS and Dairy: Just Say No | Res Cogitatae

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