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Cycle 5 Stats:
- 117 Days
- No ovulation
Cycle 5 Analysis
After 3 cycles of about the same length, I had another very long cycle. This one lasted from mid-February to mid-June. Once again I didn’t ovulate at all. I struggled a lot during these 4 months. I suppose it should not have been a surprise that I wasn’t ovulating. I was in the second semester of my senior year and my wedding was fast approaching, so it was definitely a stressful time. But that didn’t stop my ovulations the previous fall, why now?
During this cycle, I also passed the 1 year mark of going off the pill. 12 months, yet I hadn’t even completed 5 cycles. I felt broken. I started a detox in an effort to heal my hormones. Unfortunately between the pickings at the campus dining hall and my stress levels, I struggled to stick with it.
In May I started to track my mood on a scale from 1-5, indicated by the red pen on my charts. I wanted to see if that was connected to my cycles or the work I was doing at all. As you can see, most days were rather blah.
I had a baseline of infertile mucus throughout most of the cycle. My Creighton charts (which got purged last year when we were moving) were filled with yellow stamps. My Creighton instructor was not very good and never seemed concerned about this. She also dropped off the face of the earth towards the end of this cycle. Starting during finals week, my cervical mucus picked up and stayed fertile through graduation and a move, until just before the end of the cycle. But without a temp rise or a long enough period of dry-up, there was no ovulation.
This cycle ended just 2 weeks before my wedding. Unlike last cycle, where I was left with hope, my expectations for the next cycle were pretty low.
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