I'm new here, but have been reading the forums for about a month now. Here's a bit of background on me: I went off the pill in mid-November last year and my DH and I started TTC in mid-December. Since this time I've only had two periods. My first cycle was over 5 months and my second was 45 days. I am currently on cd46. About 50 days ago I started taking fertility herbs (as recommended by my doctor, who was willing to send me to a FS but we both thought that it would be better to try this for a while to try and get my cycles back to normal). I'm taking a mixture of chasteberry, dong quai and licorice root. Not knowing where I am in my cycle is driving me crazy. It is like an eternal TWW, because the only times I have been 100% certain that I'm not pregnant during the last 7 months has been during my two periods and just after.
To add to the craziness, for the last 7 days I have been spotting. On cd34 and 38 I experienced what I think was ewcm and also felt quite 'flirty'. Last Friday (cd40) I had a small amount of browny pink blood in my undies. Saturday I had brown/pink tinged cm. Sunday I had no blood but mild cramping. Mild cramping continued Monday, but no blood until the evening when I got a small amount of darkish blood on my undies and assumed my period was starting. On Tuesday there was pretty much no spotting and the cramps had pretty much subsided. On Wednesday I had brown-tinged cm when I wiped and my mild cramping came back. This morning there has been no spotting yet, but I've been having mild cramping. What is going on?!?!?!
My normal period lasts 7 days, both on and off the pill. Since going off the pill I have had no period pain, whereas when I was on the pill I had quite bad cramps. I have never had spotting like this, and 7 days of spotting seems quite a lot if it was leading up to a period. Does this sound like implantation bleeding to anyone? If so, when should I test? I'm thinking tomorrow or Saturday. I'm feeling very hopeful, but at the same time I don't want to get my hopes up, because last time I did I ended up pretty upset.
Also, over the last 10-12 days I have been weaning off my herbs (because they're running out) e.g. was taking 5mL/day, then cut back to 3mL, then 2 mL etc. I'm still taking 1.5mL a day. My naturopath said this wasn't necessary, but wouldn't hurt either. Could this cause spotting? If I find out I'm not pregnant, I'm going to start taking Vitex in tablet form.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, and I apologise for the very long post!!