Thursday, April 9, 2009

I'm a little slow

I have been kinda hung up on the fact that my Feb cycle I had a 16 day LP and my March was only 14 days. I have thought about this off and on for two weeks now. Why 2 days different... and I know with VERY good certainty when ovulation occurred for each cycle within a couple of hours so that does not account for the difference.

Well, the duh moment just happened. Flaxseed.

I eat 2 tablespoons of whole ground flaxseed nearly every morning mixed in with my oatmeal. I'm somewhat obsessed with this. However, I had to quit it in March starting on about CD 6 and didn't get to resume it till about CD 27 (11 DPO). I had to stop it for the surgery (since it's an anti inflammatory) and wasn't able to resume till the digestive issues cleared up. Whoomp! There it is. Shock-a-locka.

I previously wrote this post and linked to this paper in it. It's pretty clear, Flax Lengthens the Luteal Phase. If I don't get pregnant this cycle I truly expect that I will be on par with another 16 day LP again.

I should note one difference this month: I'm using golden flax and I usually use red/brown. I don't think that will make a difference, but I use this blog for my personal records and I think it needs to be noted for that reason.

Well, I have to go return my degrees to my university now. It is shameful it took me that long to come up with this.

1 comment:

The Wife said...

I'd never heard that flax could lengthen the LP. I might have to try that since I (& Dr. Google) think one of my problems might be LPD.