advice please!

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Registered: 05-15-2011
advice please!
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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 9:47pm

AF just left last night! Yay! This is my first month of temping and OPKing. My cycles are usually 30-32 days this last cycle it was 35 days. Should we start bding every other day starting now? Should I start testing with opk or wait a few days? When I type in my cycles to an online calculator it says my fertile week is later next week and weekend. I don't know when I typically O since I have nver truly tracked it before.

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 12:02am
Good riddance to af! Let the festivities begin :) If you guys are up for it you could start the eod bd'ing now but I'd hold of on starting the opk's, mainly because I hate to waste them. Which kind are you using? On the directions there should be a chart that says what day to start testing based on your cycle length. You could be conservative & test based on a 30 day cycle.

Make sure you're charting cm too...you might want to start opk's when you see more fertile cm -either watery or ewcm since this *may* correspond to your lh surge. Definitely don't trust the online O predictors -based on those I'd miss it every time...

Good luck & have fun!!!
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Registered: 05-15-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 11:07am

I have a hard time with CM as I am pretty dry. While I can see some I have a hard time really telling or seeing much. I can tell different times of the month I have more or less. I take prescription allergy pills which I had read can dry up all mucus in the body. I would be dying especially this time of the year if I stop taking them. Yesterday,

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 11:30am
Allergies suck! It's sucks that they're so bad that you can't take a break from the meds but the pre seed will totally help! We've used it for the last few months & we've always used regular lubes too & the preseed feels pretty good. Make sure you experiment with the amounts...the amount they recommend would be way too much for us. I think I originally 1/2'd the amount & it was still too much -dh complained it was too slippery & affected his sensation. We also use a little bit externally but it dries up fast so you need to jump aboard ASAP!

The clearblue opk's are a big hit around here! Just wait til you get your first smiley -you'll be over the moon lol! I used to use the Internet cheapies or dollar store opk's & then confirm with a smiley. Like I said before, I just hate to waste the cb's since they're so pricey. Now that I have a better understanding of my cycle I only needed to use 2 opk's this cycle -I probably could have used just 1 but I was desperate to pee on something ;) I got my smiley at 6pm & O'd by the next morning -I have a short surge but some ladies get +'s for days...

Just make sure you limit fluids beforehand & hold your pee or else your pee will be too diluted to register the positive. Be prepared to do some pee dancing ;)
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