First off, my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2acefb/
DH and I are TTC...and this is our first cycle back in the game after a m/c on Jan 7. I tend to have longer cycles, and I think I typically O's around CD20. Tomorrow is CD22, and I don't think I've O'd yet. I started OPKs (for the first time) on CD13 and didn't get a positive until CD18. (CD17 was *this close* to positive, but still not quite there) Then I got another +OPK on CD 19, 20, and 21. Yes, FOUR (make that) FIVE straight days of +OPKs.
I'm using the Target/Up and Up brand of strips, and happened to find that FMU is what has captured my surge best. (I assume because I wake up later than most people and/or my body is just weird in pretty much every category.)
My temps are iffy, and FF wants to put crosshairs on CD17 (before I had any positives) or CD20 (another slight dip in temp), but I don't think I've O'd yet--my boobs don't hurt, which pretty much happens within a day or two. Yet my temps are high-ish (I don't feel unwell, but my 6yo has a cold all of a sudden...?).
WHAT is going on??
Is it that my estrogen is too low, so my body keeps pumping LH to try to achieve ovulation? Is that even how it works? All I've ever seen was maybe 2 days of +OPKs...that it means ovulation will happen within 36 hours.
after some more thoughtful search terms, I found another thread that said up to a week is possible, and the string of +opks is more common among women with PCOS. I don't have it, but have noticed some of the same hormonal issues that can accompany it (low estrogen, some metabolic stuff like weight gain around my middle). Can anyone tell me the reason for the pcos-long+opk link? It also seems that peeonastick.com has said that the body will keep trying for an LH surge if O doesn't happen right away.
Can anyone tell me what might be going on?
Edited by stegenrae - 2/27/12 at 8:08am