OK, now I'm totally confused!! pls help

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OK, now I'm totally confused!! pls help
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Mon, 05-05-2003 - 5:10pm
Well, my temp was down for the second day today and there is still no sign of AF! Could it be that my temp went up because everything tried to O and then I didn't? Now I'm back to square one with no O and no AF? Has anyone experienced this before? My temp was up for about 10 days and then dropped, but I haven't had any spotting and no cramping. I had horrible cramping about 6-8 days ago, but nothing lately. What's going on?!?!?

TIA

Brynn

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Mon, 05-05-2003 - 8:56pm
Did you have a chart posted? I'll try to answer...

Is your temp down below your cover line? If not, then it's likely that AF is still around the corner. (or a BFP...)

How far "up" was your temp? Was it a very clear thermal shift? If it was, I would think it was likely that you did O...and you just need to wait a few more days.

Heather

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 5:25am
I agree with what Heather has said. As well, some people's temps go down for a few days before AF arrives. Let us know some more detials.

~B~

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 12:57pm
Okay, here's the deal...for the last 5 years my cover line has ALWAYS been 97.4. Of course, I've never had a baby and been breast feeding before, so I don't know if that would change things, but I was taking my temp just every few days because I figured it would be another good 3 mos. before I was close to getting AF back. Anyway, my temp was always between 96.9-97.3 (just like it was pre O the 5 years we TTC'd) Then one morning it was 97.5 I got excited and thought I must have finally O'd and I'd be getting my period in the next few weeks. (I don't have a chart posted) My temp stayed high 97.5-98.0 for ten days and now this is the 3rd day that it's been 97.1. Still no cramps, no bloating, no tender BBs, no spotting, nothing.... What do you think? Should I take a PG test just to be sure? My prog level was too low with Tommy and I had to take supplements, could that be why my temp is down with no AF?

TIA

Brynn

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 5:55pm
This is tough, Brynn! I would be tempted to take a test, just to be sure, since your progesterone was low with your first pg. I don't know if it's one of those things that generally the same in all pg's or not. Plus, it's not all that uncommon not to have pg symptoms this early...and you would likely get a + at 13 or 14 dpo if you were pg.

I do also agree with B though...some people's temps do go down a few days before they start AF. But if it doesn't start tomorrow, that would be weird.

I just don't know what else to advise! Let me think about it a bit more!

Heather