I know, I know - at this point I'm sure everyone is thinking stop posting about the tea, Spazzle! Lol. I am hoping for some insight, though, which you ladies are usually quick to offer! :)
AF ended a few days ago, but then a day after she was gone I started getting brown cm / spotting. This morning when I checked near my cervix I found tons of brown cm! Normal consistency, no odor, but still it is bizarre. I'm suspecting a few different causes: perhaps the tea caused my whole system to clean itself, hence the brown is just old blood. Or perhaps I am dealing with unrelated vaginosis, which I've had before with no odor or anything. Just in case I treated with a diluted Apple cider vinegar solution that will restore proper ph to the vagina. (This has always worked for me before.) Anyone have any thoughts on the brown spotting / cm? Obviously if it's a persistent problem I may have to discontinue the tea, but I'm hopeful it's not a big thing.
Other things that I think can be attributed to the tea:
- my libido is crazy high to the point I have sex dreams almost every night (weird!) and have even orgasmed in my sleep a few times (which has happened to me before but never with such frequency! This is the best my sex drive has been since going on the pill eight years ago.
- My period was one day shorter! For whatever reason it's been 6 - 7 days lately, but this one wrapped up in 5! I'm hoping this is a sign my whole cycle might be shorter. Usually it's 33 - 35, but closer to 28 would be nice! This might also explain the brown stuff...
- My vagina feels generally more lubricated. Not like it was an issue before, but the extra cm is nice! Especially since I'm not charting - in that case the extra cm may drive me crazy. Hopefully it's less hostile this month (lol, just a little ttc humor).
I'll keep you guys updated on the tea results! Also if any of you have experience with it I welcome your comments.
As always, my best to all of you! Wherever you are in your journey, I hope this finds you well.
6mo ttc - 7mo off bcp - currently ntnp on a break