Wimmin! Do you track your cycles?

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  1. Dizzy

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    I've been doing this since January and its actually been really interesting to learn about my body!

    I'm not regular... So far I've had (days) 28, 21, 28, 31 and 37! This one surprised me, I thought it'd be 28 again (I have recently been diagnosed with a lovely cyst (well, 2, but they are one and they are called Eric) on the left, yum yum, and this was a right month), so not sure what that was all about.

    Took me till I was in my 30s to start logging it, and wish I'd started earlier :)

    I've been using an app on the ipad. You can track moods and symptoms too. Very handy if like me you're a hormonal lunatic :)
     
  2. AdrianneIsabel

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    Nope... I probably should though.
     
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    I do. We probably use the same app. Period tracker , with a pummeling flower. I just checked mine and yup, with my moods swinging, I should have staarted 2 days ago. Mine have been 27 ,28,24,29,32,27,27,29,28,26,28,29,24,25,27,31,27 with average being 26 days. I love knowing.
     
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    What's the app? I should, I'm super irregular and just coming off BC after 12 years of no periods.
     
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    I use Period Tracker (free version), too! I have an IUD, so it's based mostly on what were pre-period symptoms before I had it inserted because I wanted to see if those might actually still be reliable and that appears to be the case. I find it really fascinating as well.

    I've been tracking since December. So far it looks like I'm averaging 27 days with a max of 36.
     
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    I don't have any periods at all so... yes? and yet no?
     
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    I did very closely when I was younger, but I've gotten a good enough idea over the years about what my normal is that I don't keep close track anymore. I have a general idea of where I am in my cycle at any given time, though, because you could set a clock by my uterus.
     
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    Nope. With the Implanon, it's really a few days every 3 months and I do not have the attention span to track something that only happens once every 3 months.
     
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    I'm with you...what cycle? :D I used to get it every 3-4 months but now in 1.5 years I had like a two day period once. Thank you, PCOS!
     
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    I track mine from bleeding day to bleeding day, so I can know when to be prepared for Aunt Flow to visit & am not caught unawares by her :p.

    But what is strange is since I have entered by 30's, my cycles have gotten shorter days wise, like from the time my periods evened out til about ... I'd say last year, they have always been at five days at the least, now they are at the most 3-4 days. But I don't know why.
     
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    Nope. I am ridiculously regular so I know when it's coming and my symptoms are always the same so if i don't realize what the date is (happens often lol, I operate by day of the week not actual date lol) my body reminds me with the usual symptoms at the usual time
     
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    That's me also, I will get to feeling "that certain way" like my clothes will start fitting not quite right & I will "feel" a little bloated & irritable & whatever & I will look at the calendar & sure enough it will usually be at least a week before day 28 (I always count out to 28 days, but I also mark 21 & 31 on the calendar too).
     
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    Yes exactly. Hmmm my pants feel uncomfortable. What's the date? OH... Right lol
     
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    I used to, but not anymore. I've always been right on the nose as far as a schedule.

    Now I just know that when I start weeping at songs on the radio, I need to check my stock.
     
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    Lol exactly but like I have said my length of bleeding days has shortened from 5-7 days to 3-4 days ... What would the reason for this be? Age? Could my cycle be "winding down"?

    Also (warning this might be TMI) but I used to know when I was ovulating by the change in my cervical mucous (it gets all stringy like raw egg whites & whatever) but lately it hasn't, now I haven't been to the doc in like 10 years at least (I know I am bad) but I feel like I am not ovulating Anymore :/

    CN you still have a monthly cycle without ovulating?
     
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    I'm a clockwork girl, too. I do keep track, but it's pretty easy to remember without writing anything down. If I had a really stressful month I add a couple days, otherwise I'm right on the money.

    tmi :p
     
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    You really should see a doc!!

    That being said, I know that you can see changes related to hormones and such - perhaps you're just a late bloomer and your hormones are stabilizing a bit?

    And yes, you can cycle w/o ovulation iirc.
     
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    I used to go like clockwork, even with all my hormonal issues. But lately I've had a cyst burst, lot of stress, Implanon back in September(?)...and I'm just not regular. I go from every 10 days to 60 days inbetween. So...meh. It's nice to track it and at least have an idea of what is going on, though.

    I have the Period Tracker app one with the flower or pet too.
     
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    Perhaps I should see a doc, but I don't have insurance right now & can't afford to see a doc, which is why it's been so long since I have, because I had to leave the job I had that had insurance.
     
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    I did when I was trying to have a baby, but since the want went away I stopped caring when I get it lol. I know when it's near because of my moods. But I am super regular as well, 27-29 days.
     

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