[identity profile] victimuspersoni.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] menstrualhut
Where can I find an awesome journal type item to track my cycle?
Besides the obvious "buy a journal and track" it.
I am having INCREASED craziness PMS related emotional changes due to my maybe too high of estrogen intake or some other reason that I will bring up with my midwife the 8th and i'd like to track it until NEXT April.

I mean non-electronic, hand and paper type cycle tracker. Not online...I don't remember use the online ones and I don't have a phone that is "smart".

Date: 2011-03-31 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auditrice.livejournal.com
I use an app on my phone (it's an android) called "My Days" to track my cycle. It keeps track of the length of my cycle, estimated start date, estimated ovulation, and has options to keep track of other things as well: sex, birth control pill, body temp, notes, etc. I've been using it for about a year and it's been pretty useful to me.

Date: 2011-03-31 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabishii-kirito.livejournal.com
I second the app thing, if you have a phone that supports one. I use iMenses. It estimates length, start date, ovulation, and when you click on the dates there are icons you can choose for things like mood swings, headaches, cramps, other mood/physical symptoms, and a notes section where you can write other things not included in the app. It also sends an email 1-3 days before your estimated start date to let you know when to expect your period.

I think there are probably better apps out there, but I got mine when there weren't many available. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with it.

Date: 2011-03-31 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garillama.livejournal.com
And if you don't have the fancy mini-laptop-masquerading-as-a-phone, try My Monthly Cycles (http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/home.jsp?source=mcl) (formerly MyCycle... wow I haven't been on there in a looooong time!), which does about the same thing as the apps, but is available on regular computers too ^_^

Date: 2011-03-31 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garillama.livejournal.com
Ah, just saw your update. I used to have a normal wall calendar and I'd just mark a little "X" for when I expected it to start (based on some pseudo mathematical averaging of the last few periods, or something like that) and then mark a circle when it started. I don't know that there are any journals specifically for the purpose.

Femilia probably does it, and I know My Monthly Cycles sends you emails a few days before your estimated period. That both gave me a heads up, and gave me enough of a reminder to go in and mark it off when my period actually started. I'm bad at remembering routines like that (especially only once a month) and I only missed a few months in the two years I used it. Your mileage may vary, though.

Date: 2011-03-31 06:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-31 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herongrrrl.livejournal.com
Toni Weschler has one in her book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It has optional places to track PMS symptoms, peak fertility, and other things that may be of interest and/or may help you pinpoint exactly what is causing or exacerbating your PMS. You can photocopy it out of the book...very old tech! ;)


Date: 2011-04-01 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owlcatowl.livejournal.com


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