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April 30th, 2009, 07:46 AM
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Can the 2 be related somehow? I have noticed that both this cycle, and last cycle, both the quantity and quality of my CM has been poor. Last cycle I hardly had any fertile CM at all before I ovulated. My sex drive has been extremely low. The first few months off the pill I had tons and tons of EWCM every cycle and my sex drive was pretty good. Is there anything you can take to help with that?
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April 30th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Looking back at your charts, it looks to me like you have lots of mucus days leading up to ovulation. Last cycle you had 17 days of fertile CM before ovulation - what you do mean when you say you had hardly any?
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April 30th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Looking back at your charts, it looks to me like you have lots of mucus days leading up to ovulation. Last cycle you had 17 days of fertile CM before ovulation - what you do mean when you say you had hardly any?
It just isn't very much. Like only a one or two times a day. Just compared to my previous cycles it seems to be decreasing. Last cycle I didn't feel slippery or lubricated at all, just most gooey and sticky. So far, this cycle has been the same.
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April 30th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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One or two times a day is within the realm of normal, but a lack of lubrication and the fact that it seems decreased can be related to a number of causes:

Stress and fatigue (have the past few cycles been particularly stressful?)
Dehydration
Taking medications which contain antihistamines (and a few other meds can inhibit CM too)
Taking high doses of Vitamin C
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April 30th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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One or two times a day is within the realm of normal, but a lack of lubrication and the fact that it seems decreased can be related to a number of causes:

Stress and fatigue (have the past few cycles been particularly stressful?)
Dehydration
Taking medications which contain antihistamines (and a few other meds can inhibit CM too)
Taking high doses of Vitamin C
None of those really apply. I'm not taking any meds, I drink 80-100 ounces of water a day, and am not unusually stressed. Could it be something with my hormones?
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April 30th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Could be, but if you're still within 12 months off the Pill - I wouldn't be too worried just yet. A wide variety of irregularities can occur during that time, while your body sorts itself out.
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May 1st, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Could be, but if you're still within 12 months off the Pill - I wouldn't be too worried just yet. A wide variety of irregularities can occur during that time, while your body sorts itself out.
I hope that's it. Thanks!
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May 2nd, 2009, 09:46 PM
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The first few months off BCP I produced a lot of CM, however over the past 4-5 months, the amount I produce seems to be getting less and less as well. I've just started my 12th cycle off the BCP.

Other things have been happening though, ie the day I ovulate has been getting earlier and earlier in my cycle (from day 21 down to day 14 now). Also my LP has been getting longer (8 days has increased up to 11/12 days).

So yeah, as to what Shawna has said - it may just be your body slowly getting rid of the effects of the BCP!

PS My sex drive is way higher when I'm ovulating/producing CM as well.
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