Just as I thought...my body was just messing with me. My period arrived in all her glory on Saturday evening--only with a twist. Because of my PCOS, I live in agony for the first 36 hours of my period--I always have. If I catch the cramps early, I just feel like death warmed over. If the cramps sneak up on me, say like in the middle of the night, no amount of Aleve can make me feel human. And that's the prescription strength dosage! The only time I haven't had killer cramps was when I was on birth control pills. And birth control pills (wonderful though they were for the months I was taking them) are generally NOT recommended when trying to have a baby.
Where was I? Oh yes, this cycle. This time, no cramps--well, I took a couple of Tylenol and that was it. Anytime Tylenol can work, it's not real pain, at least for me. So I decided that my body has totally revolted. The few upsides to this journey include the following facts: I now know EXACTLY how a woman's body is supposed to work, how mine isn't, and how taking your temperatures helps to pinpoint exactly when your period is supposed to come. For some of you this may sound crazy, but when your period only comes every 4-8 weeks and never predictably, this is a wonderful invention!
This cycle I'm trying some new things. First I ordered some soy isoflavones. They are supposed to work similarly to Clomid, only MUCH more cheaply!! Apparently here in my neck of the woods, soy is considered a specialty item, so I had to do the online thing. I also ordered some PreSeed, just to see if it helps. At this point my reasoning is to try the cheap stuff first so that when I'm able to go back to the doctor, I can tell her that I've tried x,y, and z, so that we can be more aggressive in TTC if we need to be.
So, here's to a new cycle, new things, and new chances.