Please Help Understand Chart

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Please Help Understand Chart
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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 11:53am
Ok, I am totally confused. Why is it giving me a O-line three days before my spike? And why the dip now? I went to the doctor for a pap smear the day before my chart says I ovulated and the Dr. told me it was that time. But why the dip now? I did have a few drinks on 3/13 could that have messed things up?

Thanks for your help!!

~Laura

http://www.FertilityFriend.com/home/21687

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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 9:59am
When I clicked on your chart link FF said it was temporarily unavailable. I beleive alcohol can effect temps, tho not sure which way. They may be basing the cl on your CM? don't know as I can't see the chart. Also dips can indicate implantation. (5-10 dpo)
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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 11:00am
I was just looking at my chart and wondering about the dip. I took my temp yesterday morning at the right time with a great nights sleep, and still a huge dip at 7dpo. I can't think of what would cause it to do that. I am trying not go get too excited. I am thinking patience.

I can find lots of info that alcohol does effect your temps. it never says how, though.

Thanks!!

~Laura

http://www.FertilityFriend.com/home/21687

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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 11:29am
Hi, Laura! We can't see your chart with the link you are giving. Have you made your homepage?

From what you are describing, there is typically a dip due to an estrogen surge at approximately 6-7dpo. It could, hopefully be implantation too, we'll keep our fingers crossed!

GL to you! Tara

Tara and my June bug!  ;o)

co-CL o

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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 11:44am
Ooops. How do I set up my home page? I can't find where to do it.
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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 11:47am
I did it. Thanks for letting me know!!
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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 12:19pm
The reason FF is giving you an O date earlier than your temps show it would be is because of your CM. It looks like it gave you an O date on your last day of EWCM. Usually when CM starts to dry up then O has already happened. Maybe your temps just took a while to catch up?? Or if you misinterpreted CM then O could have happened 2 days after FF says. I guess you know your body best. If you are sure CM was no longer EWCM then FF is probably right and your temps took a couple of days to rise (that can happen). Your chart looks great though. GOod luck.

Leifje