Apr 28, 2012
So I had heard of this and in theory it made sense... Ovulation is a process of inflammation, therefore taking an anti-inflammatory (pain reliever) such as ibuprofen can decrease or halt the size of a follicle when it's getting close to rupturing (collapse=ovulation).
Well on Wednesday I got a full blown positive and started feeling O pains. By thursday my OPK was back to negative (which always indicates ovulation is imminent) and those pains had increased so bad, I mean BAD!! I knew I was about to ovulate any moment and probably more than one egg! Unfortunately I was in the middle of finishing up floral arrangements for my aunts funeral (the following day) so I needed to be able to function! I reluctantly took a mega dose (800 mg) of Advil and boy, It REALLY helped!! Problem is the next morning I woke up without my typical temp shift... It did raise but not enough. I thought hmmm... maybe it'll take one more day or I'm having a slow rise?? Until later that evening after i was home and in bed, I felt those darn UNMISTAKABLE ovulation pains returning!! I woke this morning to an even lower temp so I took an OPK and lo and behold POSITIVE AGAIN!!
MY OVULATION WAS DELAYED!!
I have never experienced anything like this before. My cycles are like clockwork unless I'm on a medicated cycle, then it speeds everything up. But even on medicated cycles, I have never experienced delayed ovulation!
So I just wanted to put that out there in case anyone was ever in or finds themselves in a similar situation. Next time I'll use tylenol LOL.