Does fertility awareness methods (FAM) cause sweating more than usual?

How our community feel they have been impacted by sweating more than usual on fertility awareness methods (FAM)

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Out of the 152 reviews for fertility awareness methods (FAM), 0 people (0%) reported sweating more than usual.

Reviewers that reported sweating more than usual as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th May 23

  •  Still using

I had been on and off the pill for 15 years, my entire adult life. I’d been on a mini pill for a while but noticed a complete loss of confidence over the years, and a seriously low sex drive. I booked a consultation with The Lowdown this time last year to discuss contraception methods to see if there was anything else that might be suitable for me. I was recommended Natural Cycles - I signed up and haven’t looked back since. Not only has my sex drive and confidence in myself come back, I have also learnt so much about the menstrual cycle as well as my own cycle. I’ve been using the app consistently every day for a year and have enjoyed a very healthy sex drive with my partner, plus the benefit of ‘green’ days where you don’t have to use a condom as the app tells you when you are and aren’t fertile (when you use the app consistently and carefully). I can honestly say it has been life-changing for me and well worth the investment.

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Dec 22

  •  Still using

You have to take your temperature and do a ovulation test ( wee sample ) both in the morning then you add all in the app and it tells you if is a red day ( which you have to use another contraceptive method ) o green then you can have sex without contraception because when you have a green day you are not meant to get pregnant . I think if you want to get pregnant go for this app ! but as contraception is not very good as you hardly ever get green days and when you get them ( very rare ) you feel you can still getting pregnant also boyfriends / partners find so difficult to trust the app which it makes it even more difficult for the woman . As an app works very well and is interesting to know when do you ovulate or if you don't ovulate or if you ovulate twice but as contraception needs improvement

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Aug 19

  •  Stopped using

I decided to try Natural Cycles after having been in the pill for decades, then stopping and restarting. On restarting I noticed how moody I felt, emotional and overall felt it just didn’t go with the more natural way of life I wanted to lead. A year in Natural Cycles has been great. I’ve learned so much about my body, my irregular periods have become regular and my ovulation timing has moved from an average of day 26 to a more normal average of day 12-16! I’m now in a Stable relationship and natural cycles has meant we’ve been very open and communicate about conception thanks to this. The only hiccup for me is what to do when I’m due a period and it will clash with a holiday! And despite using the apps thermometer instructions I get unstable temperature variations and I’m not sure where I go to find out why or what that might mean.

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Fertility awareness methods (FAM) common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

20% of fertility awareness methods (FAM) reviewers reported tender breasts

19% of fertility awareness methods (FAM) reviewers reported period like cramps

18% of fertility awareness methods (FAM) reviewers reported vaginal discharge

11% of fertility awareness methods (FAM) reviewers reported lower back pain

10% of fertility awareness methods (FAM) reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible fertility awareness methods (FAM) side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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