Well, I'm not entirely sure I have a cyst. Unfortunately, having a personal ultrasound machine in your home is rather cost-prohibitive, limiting it to the rich and insane. So this is just a guess.
To rewind, last month I ovulated on CD 25. Which sucks. A general rule is that if you ovulate after CD 22, your follicle did not produce a good egg. (Kinda like overcooking a cake in the oven.) So this cycle, I decided to try using soy isoflavones, which is a supplement you can take that is supposed to work like Clomid does to produce a stronger ovulation. Of course, Clomid didn't work for me in the past, but I don't have a lot of options.
I took the soy iso for five days early in my cycle. I could definitely feel "something" happening, and on CD 22, I finally ovulated. Not fabulous, but an improvement over the previous month.
Ovulation was strong and hurt like a bitch, similar to what it was like when I was taking fertility meds. However, even now that I am several days past, I can still feel something in my ovary. It's not pain. Just... something. Like a pebble or a poke, usually when I bend or turn to the side.
Possibly a cyst.
Developing cysts while on fertility treatments is a dreaded, but common, side effect. It can derail treatments faster than a lapse in insurance coverage. I never had a single cyst during the 13 months I was taking the drugs before, but there's a first time for everything. If my hunch is right about this, I am definitely out this month. Five weeks and a bottle of riesling wasted. (Okay, maybe not entirely wasted...)
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