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My chart is in my sig.<br><br>
1. Is it normal or possible to have 4 + OPKs in a row w/o ovulating? The test line is pretty dark. I use my second urine of the day because I cant go too long w/o drinking much.<br><br>
2. Saturday I had stabbing O pains. My brests were store Saturday, Sunday (not Monday) and again today. I havent had a shift in temps yet!<br><br>
2a. Is it possible to have the post O symptom of breast pain without actually ovulating?
 

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Hey, barose!<br><br>
Here's my postulation, for what it's worth:<br><br>
1. It's possible your body has been taking its time building up to ovulation (a theory with which your CF pattern is consistent) but your LH levels are high enough that they're "tripping" the OPK alarm. I found this on Fertility Friend:<br><br>
"Multiple positive OPKs: Likewise, you may have increased LH (Luteinizing Hormone, which is detected by Ovulation Prediction Kits) even when you are not approaching ovulation. This can cause you to have multiple positive OPKs. Again, you will probably ovulate just after the last positive OPK, but again should treat any positive OPK reading as meaning that you may be about to ovulate."<br><br>
2. The pain might have been caused by the swelling follicles gearing up for ovulation. The "stabbing" pain is thought to be caused by the egg bursting through the follicle right before ovulation (but I think that happens pretty close to ovulation ... I have to pull out my TCOYF to check).<br><br>
2-2a. Although I think it's a bit more common for women to have breast/nipple pain/sensitivity after ovulation due to increased progesterone (that's one of my personal secondary signals that I've ovulated; my nipples definitely let me know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), I certainly don't think it's uncommon for that discomfort to start around ovulation; in fact, I recall reading posts from many women here reporting that it's typical for them.<br><br>
I like to think of breasts/nipples as very sensitive hormone gauges. It seems any time there are major hormonal fluctutions, they are aware!<br><br>
Bottom line re: OPKs: I've found them to be frustrating and downright misleading sometimes, so I've avoided them. But perhaps another MDCer with more experience can help.<br><br>
Good luck to you!
 

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barose - my last cycle was anovulatory but I did have multiple patches of ewcm, definite O pains and some breast tenderness. I never got a + opk but I know it does happen.<br><br>
I'm sorry you're having such a confusing cycle, I know how frustrating it can be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Thanks ladies! This is very helpful. I have my TCOYF book and I will break it out tonight. I should probably lay off the OPKs for now since they are pretty frustrating to use (unlike HPT where you are or you are not).<br><br>
Another possibility is that I <i>did</i> ovulate, but my BBT is not working right, low battery or my mouth is open at night.<br><br>
So many variables!
 
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