CBEFM question

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Registered: 02-12-2010
CBEFM question
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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 11:02pm

Ladies,

I got the CBEFM today but didn't realize I had it on my door step until this evening. When I opened it an hour later to read the instructions I realized it required triple A batteries and I didn't have any. I wasn't about to go get any either. I plan to get some in the morning. From what I have read thus far it seems the instructions are saying that you push "m" on the 1st day of mensruation but if you miss day one you can still enter it up to day 5, tomorrow would be day 4 (though sometimes I don't have more than spotting on day 4). So my question is did I understand the instructions correctly, can I push "m" tomorrow until it says cd4? I really don't want to wait another cycle. I am worse than a kid, if I have a new toy I have to use it right away or I will obsess over it until next month... I would appreciate some input.

Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-17-2011
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 8:49am
If this is your 5 th day I would press it to 5. Even if you only have a 4 day period it is still your 5 th day. Tomorrow it will as for a stick. Be sure to pick a time that u will always poas because it doesn't let you test past a certain window that day but will let u test the next day. Cbfm assumes 5 days and tests on the 6 th. I press mine on first day of flow, not tiny spotting. You may wish to call them to put your mind at ease but you need to press the 5 now if u want to poas in the mornings. Then u will start tomorrow and the testing window will be now. Also, the first month I hear all over the Internet that people don't get a peak. So next month it will happen if it doesn't so don't worry. They say it is getting to know your cycle. I know, we hate waiting, tick tick tick. But I think you will be lucky and get a peak!
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-12-2010
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 8:17am

The last few have been short. Only three days from first light flow to day of flow. Before the last two, day 4 would be only spotting and then day 5 would be light and then gone by 6. Never had longer than a 5 day, and not uncommon to have only a 4 day.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-17-2011
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 8:13am
Hello, When I got mine I was too late in my cycle and had to wait and it drove me crazy! You must push something by day 5. It let's you press 1 then 2 and so on until 5 or whatever day you are on. However, you only spot on day four? Hmmm how long does your cycle last? You are supposed to count day one as not spotting but first day of flow.