--after an incredibly frustrating two cycles with unreliable OPK results, I bought a Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor (which several people on the board, including Wehrli, use). It was so much better! I still used to OPKs this month, and (it figures) this month I did get a clear OPK positive. But the monitor measures changes in your own personal hormone levels, instead of comparing you to some abstract threshold. Also--I got my OPK positive with first morning urine this cycle, and since I had a negative OPK at 10pm the night before, that means that my LH surge started over night. Even though most women supposedly surge during mid-day, it might be worth trying fmu, if you haven't already. Finally, I know that different tests have radically different sensitivity levels. I get my in bulk for cheap at northwest andrology (online); and they are about as sensitive as they get.Max
10 dpo! You are almost there! Are you really going to wait until Friday to test? Burg
Early am queasiness--I'd be encouraged by than unpleasant sign!
QOTD--I take Rainbow Light prenatals, have a cup of fertility tea every night, and take 2 vitex capsules each day. I also restrict to one cup of coffee a day (max) and try to replace coffee w/green tea whenever possible. I have a few glasses of wine each week until O and then cut it out until AF. The cocktail party I went to last night was, therefore, rather boring
I want to do acupuncture but haven't been able to overcome the obstacles of money and time. I do yoga once/week at least, though I really should be doing it every day. I find it deeply relaxing and peace-inducing, and it helps me avoid aches and pains of various kinds...although it didn't help my right wrist, which I managed to strain from spending 3 hours digging up dandelions yesterday!
Finally, I use progesterone cream, which adds a day to my lame 10-day LP.