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Definitely feeling discouraged this week. I don't know if I could *not* keep track. Even if I wasn't, I know when I'm ovulating, etc. Ugh.

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@BirthFree I O on the 15th day, and have been for the last 6 months. Knowing hasn't seemed to have helped me much, but being able to relax about the process is freeing; not temping has made me enjoy my time more. I know what works for me isn't what's going to help the next person...but I needed a change, to try a different approach.

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Yeah, I may have to try something soon...
Do you ladies have people you talk to about this in person at all?

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I don't have anyone to talk to IRL about this. You ladies are all I have at the moment. 😊
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Same here @MeanVeggie .

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Is anyone good at interpreting chart information? This month my temp was super stable (like literally level) until I got a fever... on the luteal phase it plummeted on day 10 and has remained .1 degree above my coverline for 3 days. I started vitex (a liquid concentrate) and I think that was my first part of the chart being so level... (and because of my fever I can't be 100% sure I ovulated but it felt like it)... but the major drop so "early"...?

Does that suggest I didn't ovulate? Or a progesterone issue?

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@BirthFree can you upload your chart?
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@MeanVeggie Ok I put it here. My coverline is one box below my current temps. The +\- signs at the bottom were OPKs.

I had a fever for 6 days (the day after the drop is when it started)

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Based off your chart temps @BirthFree it looks like you O on CD13/CD14. I'm guessing CD14, was taken at a different time? I see your last (+) OPK on CD15, so that's rather confusing with the clear temp shift the previous day(s). I don't use OPKs, so please take that with a grain of salt.

I suspect AF will arrive for you tomorrow, as your temps are edging closer to your coverline. 😒 At least, that's what happens typically for me each month.

Are you spotting? If not, I wouldn't be overly concerned with low progesterone. I can't see your temps so its hard to know if your P is low without seeing them. I knew mine were low because my pre O temps were well below 97.8 and post was maybe slightly higher than 98.1. Those were both too low for me.
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I take my temps at 4:10am every day, (it's what time I get up for work). That temp shift happened because of a fever IMO... I've never had them so high.

I took a screen shot with temp lines but couldn't get the whole chart in there... hopefully you can see them...

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And I'm sure my period will start tomorrow, yeah.

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Vitex seemes to have helped my low bbt. I started taking it late December and in less than a month my temps stayed higher and have remained so. Maybe keep taking it and let's see what your next cycle holds? I think its excellent for low P. Good luck!
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Hi Ladies. I suspect AF to start tomorrow. Going to get back to temping. I like feeling like without it I'm just not doing my part to help TTC. How's everyone?
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@MeanVeggie I can totally see how you'd feel that way. It's a little less than 2 weeks without temping and it's really weird (though I'm enjoying my break). I'm sorry AF is expected.

Nothing to report for me.

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Hi @BirthFree ! It was weird for me as well, but totally worth it. I needed time to reassess and take a little time away. Now I'm back and feeling positive about TTC.

AF is here, but her stay is about to end. 😀

Enjoy your break!
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@MeanVeggie I honestly can see that I needed a break and it's helping. It was easy to get micro-focused, and with being 40-something every month feels like a huge deal.

Yay for being refocused!

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@MeanVeggie did you ovulate on a different day (than is typical for you) on the months you didn't temp? I know it's hard to know but wasn't sure if you knew otherwise...

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I think I O two days earlier based off my CM. I'm pretty sure I missed BD last cycle. I was too late.
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I think I might be ovulating two days sooner too... interesting. A lowered stress thing? (No watching the pot that's trying to boil?).

How are you feeling this cycle?

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I am feeling great. A break was just what the Dr ordered.

I was wondering if vitex made me O early? I've been taking it for about 2 months now. You?

Lol about the pot!
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I stopped taking it this month because I was just pissed at my body overall and figured a break is a break... but with it and without it I ovulated the same...

I am happy not temping, lol! It's the bomb. But I will in a few weeks again. But I'm enjoying my vacation very much.

I'm happy to hear you're doing well!

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Yay yay yay! Enjoy! 😀

I think I'm going to start temping daily tomorrow. Ugh...I thought I'd be happy about it, but now...kinda dreading it. 😖
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Maybe it won't be as bad as you think? Fingers crossed this month for you!

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I've taken my temps for 2 days and decided once O is confirmed I'm just going to stop temping. I believe it'll be less stressful in the end @BirthFree . Thanks 😊
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That's a great idea.
Staying sane is the name of THIS game. Haha!

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😀 right! How are you?
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It's supposed to be my month off but the relaxing made me ovulate like 2 days sooner so it might not be my month off (THAT would be ironic) because we dtd pretty close since I ovulated so much sooner (unlike the past 4 cycles - what the heck body??). It is what it is.

What do you use for charting @MeanVeggie ? I am normally using Kindara and like it a lot.

It's my youngest's 5th birthday today.

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Wow! I O 2 days early on my month off too. Crazy! I hope it's your month!🎉

I should be close to O on Monday.

I use Fertility Friend. Never used Kindara.

Happy b-day to the youngest. 🎈🎈🎈

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Oh how funny! I should have asked here about how taking a break would affect things. Too funny. Happy bodies with less stress...

I haven't used FF but I see it a lot.

It was a good day and an epic wheat/egg/sugar free chocolate cake was made and eaten... I'm tired.

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Hi all! I've been super busy at work and taking a bit of a break, too. Unfortunately (?) I always seem to know when I'm going to ovulate anyways. I just can't miss the EWCM. So, we got in a couple of good bds this month. It's 8 dpo, but I'm holding off testing until 11 dpo. But, that's mostly because I'm low on HPTs and don't want to buy anymore.
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