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nikkibkool's Avatar nikkibkool 12:44 PM 02-29-2012

Hello everyone! Hubby and I are going for baby#3. I am at a loss with my OPKs. My temp hasn't comfirmed an O.

98.3 (sun) lite positive

98.1 (mon) solid dark +

98.2 (tues) solid dark + in the am and pm

98.3 (wed) solid dark + 

 

opk says yes, but temp says no....?



Jaimee's Avatar Jaimee 01:24 PM 02-29-2012

Welcome to MDC!!  wave.gif

 

When you get an OPK+ you will likely ovulate 24-36 LATER.  So what you're actually looking for is the OPK- and that is likely your ovulation day (of course, if it's followed by a rise in temp). But keep in mind that OPK's are often unreliable for a lot of women.  Some never get positives, some get positives for days (like you are) and some get random positives well after confirmed O.  I personally don't put much stock in them.  They can be a nice addition to a chart and help if things are ambiguous, but if you end up not having much luck with them, I'd just stick to temping and charting CF.  Can you share your chart?  You can log your data on a free site like www.feritlityfriend.com


aHikaru's Avatar aHikaru 01:57 PM 02-29-2012


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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Welcome to MDC!!  wave.gif

 

When you get an OPK+ you will likely ovulate 24-36 LATER.  So what you're actually looking for is the OPK- and that is likely your ovulation day (of course, if it's followed by a rise in temp). But keep in mind that OPK's are often unreliable for a lot of women.  Some never get positives, some get positives for days (like you are) and some get random positives well after confirmed O.  I personally don't put much stock in them.  They can be a nice addition to a chart and help if things are ambiguous, but if you end up not having much luck with them, I'd just stick to temping and charting CF.  Can you share your chart?  You can log your data on a free site like www.feritlityfriend.com

Jaimee is right smile.gif I personally get a double surge each month (hormones are high) and the second surge the OPKs detect are my actual ovulation time. 
 

 


Jaimee's Avatar Jaimee 02:06 PM 02-29-2012

I want to add that your temps are super high for pre-O temps.  How are you temping?  How long have you been charting... do you have past charts to share that show a temp spike?


nikkibkool's Avatar nikkibkool 12:52 AM 03-01-2012

New to this site, so I'm not sure how to get my chart on here. I have only been charting since feb 17th the 1st day of my cycle. I only cycle for 3 days. I take an internal temp every morning. I think my irregular sleeping nights during my predicted fertile days is the cause for my unusual temp number. I slept fabulous last night in Lord knows how long and my temp was 98.6. This is only our 1st cycle of trying, so I'm not too heart broken if I didn't O. 


nikkibkool's Avatar nikkibkool 01:10 AM 03-01-2012


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New to this site, so I'm not sure how to get my chart on here. I have only been charting since feb 17th the 1st day of my cycle. I only cycle for 3 days. I take an internal temp every morning. I think my irregular sleeping nights during my predicted fertile days is the cause for my unusual temp number. I slept fabulous last night in Lord knows how long and my temp was 98.6. This is only our 1st cycle of trying, so I'm not too heart broken if I didn't O. 



Gonna try doing it this way.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ttc/index.php


nikkibkool's Avatar nikkibkool 01:11 AM 03-01-2012

Gonna try doing it this way

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ttc/index.php


Jaimee's Avatar Jaimee 12:40 PM 03-01-2012

That link shows me my chart.  To share yours, click the "share" button underneath your chart, copy the url, and paste here.


nikkibkool's Avatar nikkibkool 12:12 AM 03-02-2012

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3b53ea

 

Ok I hope that worked. 


aHikaru's Avatar aHikaru 06:24 AM 03-02-2012


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http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3b53ea

 

Ok I hope that worked. 



that's just showing a July 2012 chart...


Jaimee's Avatar Jaimee 07:19 AM 03-02-2012

The link takes me to July 2012... which hasn't happened yet, of course, so not sure if you entered in your data correctly...?


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