its leading up to O time (and as many of you know, I'm on month 17 or so of TTC)...and so I'm thinking about EWCM. and I'm thinking about it because I rarely, if ever, have any. some months I get a little string of it (always so exciting when it happens) most months I get nada. nothing. 0. ziltch. sometimes nothing comes out but I feel a tiny bit itchy/slippery around O time. but mostly nothing.
I've tried it all: maca, red raspberry/nettle/red clover combo (regularly drank the tea for five or so years.... no longer do), carrots, grapefruit juice, WATER WATER WATER. I'm not on medication. I take B vits and cod liver oil (have been for years). My ND had me on fertility herbs and a personalized hormone cream (both of which I've now weaned off of). nothing has made a marked difference.
and maybe I should add, that I've never been someone with a heavy amount of ANY kind of CM/lubrication during the month/sex. (just to add, things have been more so in the last couple years, enough so we don't have to use lubrication while ttc but its still not quite enough kwim)
and here is the second part of this question: along with little cervical mucus/vaginal lubrication, sometimes I wonder (and have for many years) if I have a semen allergy (and maybe not chronic yeast infections?!?). I have had bouts of terrible swelling and stinging during and/or after sex. the last couple years (off of gluten, good partner) things have improved but I still have the once or so a month, puffed-pootie!... sometimes more... sometimes less. I have also struggled with mild to moderate vaginismus (anxiety about, pain associated with sex). It is not ALL the time but enough to warrant figuring out what exactly is going on, mostly whether it is an emotional issue or an allergic reaction... its the chicken and the egg question, I'm not sure what came first. I don't know what kind of "tests" can be done to figure out what exactly is going on but thought you smart ladies might have some good info or experience with these issues. thoughts? ideas? commiserations? an MD is in my near future so if you think of anything you've tried/heard or know about that I might want to mention at my next appointment would be very much appreciated.
thanks again ladies,