Charting peps maybe you can help me?

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Registered: 08-18-2011
Charting peps maybe you can help me?
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Tue, 11-01-2011 - 3:46pm

I posted this yesterday hoping I could get some help but everyone wanted to see me chart so I have added it and new details. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I'd really appreciate it! :smileyhappy:

First of all this the my 3rd month TTC after stopping my birth control at the beginning of August and 26 Days after stopping my BC I got my first period with a 5 day "normal" flow for me. Then the next month my cycle was 33 days long but my period was a lot lighter and shorter then usual. I started charting my temps at the beginning of last cycle but forgot somewhere in the middle then picked back up a few weeks later. On the chart you can clearly see my temps started very low around 96.5 average then I stopped charting and picked back up on CD24 and my temps were around 97.1 so fertilityfriend.com said I ovulated between CD17 and CD29. So this month I ordered OPK's and charted every day. I started using my OPK's on CD17 and havn't gotten a postivie yet after using them for 6 days. Only the same faint line everyday. And fertilityfriend.com says I still haven't ovulated yet this month and I started spotting today and am pretty AF will be here tomorrow with only a 23 day cycle. So what in the world should I do? To me it seems that because my period before this was so light and short my body need to have one sooner after because it didn't get to do everything it needed to do. And by the way I'm cramping I can tell this one will be more haevy and longer like my normal periods. Then I think I'm going to have another 30 dayish cycle. Could it be that I just will ovulate only after having a "normal" period? Or do you think I just haven't ovulate at all? I have no clue what to do somebody please help me! I'm getting a little stressed out about all this. I really hope that everything is ok and we can make a baby soon.

New Added Details: AF is here. Should I go to the doctor and find out if I'm actually ovulating or just wait another month and test with the OPK's daily and keep charting? Is it normal for some women

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Registered: 08-03-2011
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 5:19pm
Well the October cycle definitely looks like you didn't ovulate. :( Also if it's just spotting mark it as spotting on your chart. CD 1 is the first day of flow. I know charting is a little overwhelming in the beginning but you'll get the hang of it! And I know how frustrating it is not to ovulate, I've been there. With the short anovulatory cycles it is more than likely just your body readjusting after the BCP. Give it some time. How long were you on the pill for?
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Registered: 08-18-2011
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 5:24pm

I starting using birth control 10 years ago for heavy and irregular periods.

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Registered: 08-01-2003
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 12:52pm
Yeah you MAY have O'd in Sept but its really hard to tell if you don't chart your temps regularly. then it Oct I'd def say you didn't O.
It can take awhile to regulate after being on BCP for so long. I would suggest giving it at least one more month and see what happens.
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