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Hey everyone. Sat (CD14) I got my positive OPK. I even peed on another brand 3 hours later to confirm, so got two definately-positive OPK's. I was a little shocked I got them so soon as I normally don't O till around CD17-18. But we insemed 12 hours (CD14) after OPK and at 27 hours (CD15) past OPK. So this morning I was really hoping to get my temp rise to show I had ovulated but it wasn't there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Which means I haven't ovulated. As of right now it's been 17 hours since the last insemed. Is there still a chance those swimmers are even still alive? I admit my heart dropped this morning when I looked at the thermometer. Is there any reason I should still have hope?
 

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Shoot, this sucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: A similar, frustrating thing happened to me last month- I got a positive OPK, insemmed that night and the next morning, and then waited three days for my temp to rise. It's a crappy feeling, waking up and seeing the low temp still, and knowing that you don't have any sperm left.<br><br>
However, I do think there's still hope for you. You could be ovulating right now (which means that your temp wouldn't have risen yet). Assuming you did an ICI with unwashed sperm, those swimmers should live inside of you for up to 24 hours, which means that they could be charging toward that egg as we speak.<br><br>
Fingers crossed! But if it doesn't happen this time, it will happen soon, and we'll all be here cheering for you when it does!
 

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Someone on another queer ttc board I am on does a lot of scientific research, and apparently studies have shown that the thermal shift can happen on the day of ovulation, day O+1 and even O+2 (meaning that your temperature can take a couple of days to rise). Are you tracking other signs?<br><br>
Maybe you are just one of the people who has a later thermal shift. If it doesn't work, you might want to try 24 & 36 hours past +OPK next cycle. It's hard to wait, but may be worth it. Are you using fresh or frozen? How's the cervical fluid and your cervix (open or closed?) Good luck--I also have quite a span of time these days between +OPK and temp rise (like last cycle my LH surged on Monday, and my temp didn't rise until Friday. aargh.)
 

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I have heard that too, about a delayed thermal shift. Dont know much about it though. Have you taken more OPK's? Are they positive or negative?<br><br>
I'm sorry! What a PITA it is to get the timing right.
 

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Don't lose hope Burtsgirl! Almost everything I've read about the thermal shift says it can take up to 48 hours for your body temp to respond to increased progesterone levels. Mine takes at least 30 hours to go up, especially the months I've been taking evening primrose oil. EPO apparantly ups your estrogen levels so you can make more EWCM, but delays thermal shift cuz it takes longer for progesterone to overcome the estrogen. Maybe you just had a high estrogen month. Also, I read a post somewhere that someone checked a drop of frozen sperm under a microscope that had been exposed to air and sunlight for 16 hour and it was still swimming well. I think we all worry once the deed is done that we didn't time it properly, but it sounds like your timing was great.<br><br>
Stay positive!<br>
Pranava
 

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I hope you don't mind me replying. I came across this thread while searching "painful ovulation" go figure..<br><br>
Anyway, I just got my cycles back a couple of months ago (after experiencing LAM for almost two years) and ever since my cycles came back I've been having a slow rise (delayed thermal shift) pattern. I don't really know what is going on. I've never had it before, but thankfully I also chart my other ovulation symptoms so I know for sure that I did indeed ovulate. Are you checking your other ovulation symptoms? Even though my temp doesn't rise, my CM starts drying up and my cervix starts closing or is already low and closed.<br>
You still have a great chance of catching the egg though! Don't dispair. Many people get pregnant all the time days and days before ovulation. One of my very good friends actually got pregnant 7 days BEFORE ovulation. You still have a very good chance. Especially if you are ovulating today or in the next day or so.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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You guys have no idea how much your supportive words have lifted my spirits this morning. Thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"><br><br>
I didn't take any more opk test because I got two very positive ones on CD14. So I didn't feel there was a need to waste more tests.<br><br>
I tested with OPK's back in Feb. I should have gone on that. I got a + OPK on CD 14 and O'd on day 16 and the thermal shift was on CD17. SAME AS THIS CYCLE, at least so far! I just figured that out! OMG! If it doesn't work this time I think we'll definately try the 24 and 36 hr window.<br><br>
I just checked my cervix and it's still soft but the CM is dry to sticky now. I plan to have DW check my cervix when I go home for lunch with the speculum. Here's hoping those guys are still alive. And we used frozen ICI sperm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Man, you guys are awesome. I feel much better!
 
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