Confusing OPKs

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Confusing OPKs
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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 12:52pm

Hi All,

Im 29. TTC #1. This is my first time using OPKs [Answer and Clear Blue]. I have been a testing between 2 and 5 every afternoon and my results are attached. I dont see a pattern. If anything, I thought CD 11 is a positive OPK. However, Clear blue didnt give me the smiley face. My cycles are between 30-34 days, so CD 11 would have been too early. But today is CD 15 and I am not seeing any major signs. CM though clear, is rather scant [I have never had abundant CM even during O]. For those of you who are used to reading OPK tests, please help!

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:08am

Well FF appears to be interpreting your chart correctly, even with the higher temp in there, so I guess I wouldn't worry about it, unless it bothers you to see it there ;-)


Sue
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Sun, 02-12-2012 - 3:17pm

After seeing th temp rise yesterday, I again tested in the afternoon and got another positive OPK. So like you said, that high temp was probably a fluke. Last night I continued to have EWCM and this morning temp is high again. I am thinking this is probably the correct post-O temp rise. I will however wait to see a couple of more high temps

The night before I got the first high temp, I did not drink and the next morning I took temp at the same time i usually do [7 am -7:15 am]. However, I think I awoke a little sooner [around 6.30] and just lay there till it was 7 and I checked temp at 7. That was probably the only thing I think I did differently. Based on this, do you think I should discard the temp.

Updated chart:

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Sun, 02-12-2012 - 11:39am

I don't think you've O'd yet.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting

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Sat, 02-11-2012 - 1:24pm

Thanks:) So yesterday when I got the positive OPK, I also had a temp rise of 0.4, This was confusing since I thought a positive OPK gives me a 12-36 hour window whereas a temp rise indicates O has already occured. We went about our business to best utlize the 36 hour window. This morning, my temp is 0.4 lower than yesterday. So I dont know if I have ovulated yet or not. I guess I may need to take another OPK this afternoon to make sure I still have the surge. If not I guess I'll assume that I haven't O'd yet. Here is my chart :

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3abd64/">My Ovulation Chart

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Sat, 02-11-2012 - 11:43am

Yay, glad you finally saw a convincing +OPK.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting

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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 6:07pm

Update: Finally got my positive OPK today. On both OPK brands!!...Super relieved:)

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 9:54pm

Thanks for responding Vegiemama! I tested again today and my result is attached. It seems like it is getting darker. However, the CB digital again didnt show the smiley face. Hopefully it will soon

Like you suggested, I also checked CM internally and sure enough there is a little bit

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 9:27pm

Hmmmm well, that's a conundrum isn't it?


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting