question about charting....

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question about charting....
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 12:28pm
Hey ladies,

Quick question. I have pcos and have been treated with met and dexamethasone for over a year now. Started birth control a few months ago but endocrinologist said I could stop. This is my first month charting since 2010 and also first month off birth control. Charting using bbt and cm to see if I ovulated. Cm has been dry, sticky, creamy and the on cd 12 got very very wet. No ewcm except for a really tiny bit I noticed on cd 13 after a bm. My temps are rather low but on cd 12, which is the day of the super wet cm my temp spiked way up. I assumed that was ovulation. Oddly enough the cm went back to very very creamy and then the temps dropped a bit over the next 3 days. My question is did I ovulate or is something wrong. Any advice will help. Since the 12th I have had tons of creamy cm. I guess more then I've ever noticed and also my cp was open and softer around the 12th and it feels more closed and like the tip of my nose now. Could I be past ovulation . Again any advice will help me ..


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Kat

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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 1:10am

Hi Kat, it's nice to "meet" you.


Sue
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 8:15am
[url=http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/186f8c/]My Ovulation Chart[/url]

This is the link to the chart. I actually do check my cervical mucus internally. The creamy cm is nothing new to me. I have seen it before but not nearly as much as I have seen recently. Yesterday I barely touched that area and it looked as if I had put lotion on my hand there was so much. My temps are definitly wacky though. Unless I'm sleeping with my mouth open unknowingly I don't know what is going on. I plan to switch over to temping vaginaly next month to avoid confusion. That's really where I used to temp.

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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 12:41pm
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Can some one look at my chart an let me know how they feel about it. My cm is starting to change to sticky now. I don't care about the pregnancy aspect I'm just trying to see if I o'd or not. I was hoping since my meds were working I would.

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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:23am

Honestly, it's hard to say.

Karri

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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:28pm

Thanks for sharing your chart link...sorry I didn't get back to you right away.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 1:20am
Hi.. thanks for getting back to me. I had one day of what I assumed was fertile cm then very little the next day then just creamy. I suspect I'm a mouth breather at night and it might be why I have crazy temps. I normally temp vaginally but decided to try by mouth with a new therm this cycle. Also, my room is normaly very cold. Around 68 degrees. I have a chinchilla and need to keep it cold for him. A year or so ago I was tested for thyroid issues and all went fine. No issues. I don't think its a thyroid problem but will have it double checked next time I go in. It's the first month off birth control so maybe its just that. I'll keep tracking.
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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 2:48am

I'll be interested to see your chart next cycle if you switch to vaginal temping...just make sure to make a note of that somewhere for people looking at your chart, because your temps will be about a degree higher than they would be if you temp orally.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 8:05am
Temp this am seemed less bouncy. Maybe just annovulatory this cycle too. Idk. I was really hoping things would jump back to normal, but I should know I'm anything but. Lol
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Sun, 03-11-2012 - 12:06am

Awwwww...don't give up.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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Tue, 03-13-2012 - 1:26am
Hey ladies.. me again. So.. had slight ewcm on Saturday but it was very little and then right after,and sorry for tmi but its been so dry and extremely tight town there. Even when I check cm its really hard. My hubby and I dtd both Saturday and Sunday and it was plain painful with out some assistance. We used baby oil Saturday. Is it possible it could cause the dryness. We have used it before and never had an issue. Also would someone keep a watch on my temps and let me know if its annovulatory cycle. Thanks

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