I have a theory about the ugly aluminum antiperspirant we think is so necessary in modern times and my infertility issue. Its a long story on how I might think there is a connection…with too many details for even me to share unblushingly….
To sum up: I’ve stopped using antiperspirant within the last month as my last stick was used up. Instead, I have been powdering up with Johnson & Johnson’s Cornstarch Baby Powder. It covers the late afternoon smell for the most part. I hope. The temps have been over 100 F lately; its hard for anyone to stink pretty!
My latest cycle was….almost normal! I mean, like, normal! Only one day of brownish spotting at the start (which was around three days of iccky spotting before) and NO brownish spotting at the end. None. This is the most normal cycle I’ve had in 6 years.
Could there be a connection?
My follow-up question is for ladies who have shunned the “stick”: What do you use instead? Baby powder, even the cornstarch kind, is not a good long-term alternative. Tom’s of Maine made me break out in a rash. And, FYI, I do shave the pits several times a week.