What is the relationship of estrogen to lh in ovulation? I've had a delayed cycle (or maybe it will be anovulatory, not sure) because of illness and stress. Using the fern test I had about three days of positive around the time I would have ovulated. But the LH strips were negative. They were starting to get a faint line as they usually do before the surge, but then they went back to completely negative. Then, after three days positive, the ferning test is back to negative and I now I have had the strong positive LH test for three days. My temps still haven't gone up, but they are kind of bouncing around a lot (which happens in my anovulatory cycles). Really they should have gone up yesterday or today based on my past charts and the opk.
So, I'm wondering... Can you get an estrogen surge that drops before the LH surge? And if that happens, can you still ovulate? Or do the two have to happen together?