Temp or CM?

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Temp or CM?
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Mon, 05-24-2010 - 7:42pm
What would you put more stock in when trying to decide when you ovulated, temp or CM? Usually the two confirm one another, but not this month. I usually ovulate at cd14, though sometimes up to cd16. According to my temp it would have been cd12. (Sorry, tmi ahead) I also usually get very sticky CM about the 2nd day after ovulation, but this month, while the CM was good for ovulation on cd12, it stayed more slippery and such until cd16 which is today. I never did really get good EGCM like I usually do, although it was close enough. I am still leaning toward cd12, but it is just a little confusing to me this month since it isn't the norm for me. I shouldn't really be surprised, as at my age things should start to slow down anyway. I am hoping cd12 is the more likely time, as that would at least give us a chance at conception, since DH has been gone since cd13! Any thoughts? Sorry, my chart is only on paper, so I can't give you a link.

Michelle


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In reply to: bearbliss
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 10:32am
I just think both.
 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 12-06-2008
In reply to: bearbliss
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 4:25pm

It's hard to say which symptom is more reliable.

Laurie


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In reply to: bearbliss
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 5:41pm
Michelle,
are you using an ovulation predictor kit? I think that is the most definitive thing -- if you can get a positive. - martha
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Registered: 05-31-2004
In reply to: bearbliss
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 12:57am
Well, the chart I am using is pretty much the same for visual, just without the CH charted on it. I may have to break down and do something like FF, I just find it a lot more cumbersome than what I am doing now. Plus, it is a family computer and I don't want my 14 yr old son stumbling across it! Often my temping isn't as accurate as it could be, but this time it was, and the shift has remained above the coverline. I also got what I would expect to be ovulation pain this time, something I don't think I have EVER experienced before, even when on injectibles years ago.

Michelle


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In reply to: bearbliss
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 2:38am
No, I don't use an ovulation predictor, too expensive. The one time I did use it I never got a positive anyway. I don't know, maybe we should, but at this point I think it might add more stress to everything, and I really don't want to do that.

Michelle


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