Came off the pill in September, since then I've had cycles of 26, 50, 18 and a perfect 28 days.
AF arrived on the 5th, chucking me off the Feb bus.
Last day of my period I removed my mooncup and there was (sorry, tmi) a big string of very stretchy EWCM, tinged with blood, but definitely there.
I'm temping for the first time this month and my temp has shot up from 36.10 to 36.66 in two days.
Could I have ovulated already?! We DTD three times, stealth boast on Sunday just cos we could and I was feeling frisky. Thinking about it my 18 day cycle started on Christmas Eve Eve and I was so frisky the next day I had to stop chopping Christmas veg to drag DH up for a quickie
My cycle pre-pill was always irregular but I've never really noticed what my body was doing before.
Oh, and my boobs are agony, have been sensitive since pre AF but really hurt now. Don't know if that's just a new Ov symptom that I could do without .
Ovulation is not an exact science and a person can ovulate earlier, later or not at all in any given cycle. I note too that your periods pre-pill were also irregular and so it has reverted back to that pattern.
It is likely with such erratic cycles that you are not ovulating regularly if at all currently. Signs like you are seeing can be misleading; the best thing going forward is to have blood tests done (you need a day 2 test to begin with to check your LH level against that of FSH) to see what your hormone levels are like. That would be a far more accurate indicator as LH and FSH kickstart the ovulation process. If these two levels are awry then ovulation is affected.
Consistently irregular cycles often point to hormonal imbalances; in this regard a condition called polycystic ovaries is a common culprit. Also I would refrain from temp charting in your circumstances as well as this is not helpful when cycles are irregular.
Thanks Atilla, would that be something I can get done via a routine trip to the docs? I know I've only been off the pill a few months and things take a while to settle, but if it is something like pcos then I'd like to know sooner rather than later.
Might see about making an appointment for the morning.
I would recommend using the clearblue smiley face opks. Least you will get an idea of when your fertile window is and time sex accordingly. Three times in one day won't make a difference if it's the wrong day