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ktbug:

 

Honestly... if you are Oing with temperatures floating around 97.3 to 97.5 , I would be having a talk with my Dr about your thyroid..... but then again, I still don't think you are Oing on CD 10 but on  CD 20 (which also puts you in a more normal range for post-O temps.) I've been charting for over 7 years and I have never seen ANYONE have a 20 day LP without being pregnant. I have seen plenty of 10 day LPs though which is what your previous chart looks like...

 

Have you done the FF charting course or read Taking Charge of your fertility? If not, I would highly suggest it... I think you might be misinterpreting some of your fertility signs... and I would hate for you to be timing intercourse for a CD 10 O to find out that you aren't ovulating until much, much later and then wonder why you are not getting pregnant very easily.


Edited by Attached2Elijah - 12/10/10 at 12:37pm
post #142 of 194
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CD12 looks more likely to me, given that you had EWCM on CD 11 and 12. Last month your chart didn't show a clear difference between high & low temps, have you considered using OPK's to help confirm O date? Your 20 day LP is very unusual, maybe you aren't Oing when FF says you are...



 



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ktbug:

 

Honestly... if you are Oing with temperatures floating around 97.3 to 97.5 , I would be having a talk with my Dr about your thyroid..... but then again, I still don't think you are Oing on CD 10 (which also puts you in a more normal range for post-O temps.) I've been charting for over 7 years and I have never seen ANYONE have a 20 day LP without being pregnant. I have seen plenty of 10 day LPs though which is what your previous chart looks like...

 

Have you done the FF charting course or read Taking Charge of your fertility? If not, I would highly suggest it... I think you might be misinterpreting some of your fertility signs... and I would hate for you to be timing intercourse for a CD 10 O to find out that you aren't ovulating until much, much later and then wonder why you are not getting pregnant very easily.



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post #143 of 194

Savah: Congrats!!  I don't even know what a "weak ovulation" means?  A slow-rise shift in temps?  I agree with everyone else...wouldn't even worry about it.  Wishing you a wonderful 9 months.

 

Gozal: I wonder if there's anything natural you can take to help decrease the prolactin faster.  Like how some herbs dry up your milk supply....do they also impact prolactin levels?

 

A2E: I think being more relaxed ("lazy") about things could be a nice break for you this month.  I guess for those who temp and/or use OPKs, we do it to have a  better understanding of what's going on in there, but it certainly ramps up the obsessing and anxiety, etc. for those of us who have such tendencies (me!  me!).  I was wondering the other day...they say we have a 20% chance of succeeding each cycle, but that's without charting.  I wonder what our statistical chances are when we do chart.

 

AFM, nothing to report.  Day 2 of Cycle 2.  About to go get a myofascial release/massage...being a mama sure plays havoc with the body.  Ouch!

post #144 of 194

dust.gifCongrats Savah!! H & H 9 months to you!!

 

 

A2E: I hope your break from 'TTC' gives you a sticky baby !!

 

Gozal: I don't know much about prolactin but I am a huge fan of google, so I found an article for you-- it sounds like a lot of foods will naturally lower your prolactin. http://www.ehow.com/way_5314993_foods-lower-prolactin.html  Good Luck!

 

 

 

AFM: 8 DPO, tested  yesterday with FMU and it was a BFN- not that I am surprised, but it would have been exciting to see a faint line or something. I will test again Sunday 10 DPO, AF is due Monday or Tuesday, but even so I am hoping that B6 and Vitex with lengthen my LP and spotting even if she shows.

 

Anyone have plans for the weekend?

post #145 of 194
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I am thinking CD 12 as well. I know my long luteal phase is strange, but my CM has started drying up, so I'm pretty sure it is right. I can never just be in the norm for anything!! Perhaps that is why I'm so confused about all of this!



For some people CM is not a reliable indicator of O, I know I am one of those people! If I don't take supplements like EPO or green tea, my CM patterns don't correspond with any of my other symptoms (temps, CP, OPK's, fertility monitor)! So my advice would be if one of your symptoms is confusing, you need to rely more on other sources of information. This is one of the main reasons I use OPKs.

post #146 of 194

@savah:  I'm with Stevi....  who cares what "kind" of ovulation you had???  The swimmers got to the egg and that's all that matters!!  

 

Congratulations!!!!!!

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post #147 of 194

I have been enjoying not thinking about TTC as much. I have been keeping up with the thread even though I haven't posted. Sorry for all the unwelcome AF visits:(

I started opk two days ago when I started seeing EWCM. I think I might have gotten a positive today. Will post below. I'm excited though, because I'm CD16 today and if I O tomorrow or the next day it will be 4 or 5 days earlier than my last O, so hopefully that means my LP will be longer and my supplements are working! Yay!

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post #148 of 194

Savah - Congratulations!!! Wishing you a happy healthy nine months!!!

 

LadyJennifer - looks positive! Congrats on the early O!

 

Gozal - I am glad you got mostly good news and I hope that your Prolactin comes down swiftly and naturally.

post #149 of 194

savah, congrats lady!!!!

 

ladyjennifer:  Looks positive to me!  Woohoo!

post #150 of 194

Oh, and congrats Savah!! Wooohooo! :D

post #151 of 194

DH is home on R&R and we are TTC. I'm on CD 22. I should have O'd last week from wed-sat(CD 14-16). I am praying that it worked. We DTD Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat. I got really sick on Thurs(CD 14), so we didn't dtd that day. I made myself do it on CD 15 even though I wasn't feeling great. What do you think the chances of getting pregnant are? I have been so impatient too.... I want to test! lol. When do you think I'd be able to get a BFP if I'm pregnant? We soooooo want this since it's pretty much our only chance to have #4. He won't be home again for 6 more months, and getting pregnant then would not work out because of me graduating college and getting a job in 2012. :( SO in the 2WW praying I'm pregnant!!!fingersx.gif

post #152 of 194

Please move me to waiting to know.  4 DPO

post #153 of 194

Congrats to the BFPs!!

 

I am STILL waiting for AF to show up.  I have taken several tests, don't feel pregnant at all, and just know AF will show up any day now, but this luteal phase is just getting ridiculously long. I just want AF to show up so I can move on to the next cycle already but it's just dragging out, teasing me, even though I KNOW I'm not pregnant. It's maddening!  

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/327a6d

post #154 of 194

Thank you everyone for your well wishes. I hope to see you in Aug. DDC.

post #155 of 194

My chart has been really weird.  My temps have been up but I took 3 HPT and they were all negative.  My temp stayed up again today so I tested just to rule it out and I think I've managed to convince myself that there is a line there but I'm not sure.  It was totally white at first and then it seemed like there was something there so I just stared at it from every angle and so I'm worried I'm just imagining it. Plus, even if there is a line there, why is it so faint when i'm so far out, dpo?  Do you see a line or am I hallucinating?  

 

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/327a6d

 

 

 

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post #156 of 194
Oh, that is totally a line! Not even a squinter smile.gif

Congrats!!!!! joy.gif
post #157 of 194
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Callie -- that's a line.... and that's a dollar store test, correct? If so, I can tell you that they don't get dark until you are like OBVIOUSLY pregnant. Let me show you MY 15dpo dollar store test vs an equate test taken on the exact same day.... CD 15 Tests with DD  (There is a VERY faint line on the Dollar store test, believe it or not) Hopefully that will ease your mind. Go get a good test and I promise you, it will look MUCH better. Congratulations!!!

post #158 of 194

Jeri, yes, that's a dollar store test. Your picture makes me feel much better!  I'm still not ready for be excited yet. It's just such a late BFP compared to my 2 kids (at 11dpo) and I have NO pregnancy symptoms. This is exactly what it was like when I miscarried. I didn't get a positive until 15dpo and I never had any symptoms. So I don't feel like I can celebrate yet. I'm supposed to let my OB know if I get pregnant so he can measure my progesterone and get me back on supplements if I need it but of course it's Saturday and I don't even know if he's in and I have to leave for work in 10 minutes and won't be home until 3:00.  

post #159 of 194
I see a line! Congrats Callie!


AFM- 9 dpo, another negative hpt. sore bbs are almost all gone. AF is coming, I had a little spotting today, another short LP, I just feel so disappointed. I guess I will use the next 4 months to try and improve my cycle before we try again, ugh.
post #160 of 194

Calli- I see a line too! I didn't have to stare at it even! Congrats!

 

I'm 6-8 DPO since I don't know exactly when I O'd. I THINK that I may have felt implantation cramping 2 days ago, but I might just be making myself think that. lol. I have been have sore boobs a little and been extra moody,

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