Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 5th, 2017, 10:04 AM   1
AndreZZ
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 701

OPK'S negative but TONS of ewcm and O cramping


I posted on the TTC section but haven't gotten many responses so thought I'd post here too.
It's been 7 days of insane amount so ewcm for me and painful ovulation cramps (sometimes tough to walk my ovaries are killing me). But no positive opk's (in fact seem to have gotten a little lighter). I've been testing multiple times a day so I know for sure it's not that I missed my surge.
This is my 3rd postpartum cycle and my latest cycle was over 75 days! Now I'm on CD 28 and have got so much lovely ewcm but my body is struggling.
Anyone one else ever had this happen? I'm so so frustrated



Status: Offline
 
Old May 11th, 2017, 07:17 AM   2
happycupcake
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 2,213
I swear I will get bashed over the head with this because I say it so much lol but... are you temping? OPKs will tell you little about ovulation and when or if it happens. Temping will give you a much clearer idea. Imo, OPKs are only useful when used with temping because you can surge more than a single time in your cycle if your body doesn't ovulate with the initial surge. Thermometers (basal body thermometers, the kind with two decimal places) are cheap on Amazon, all you have to do is take your temp first thing when you wake, before you do anything else and enter the reading into an app like Fertility Friend or similar, that way you will see an obvious temperature shift when you ovulate. It can also indicate any issues, say if your temps are consistently low, chances are you have a hormonal imbalance which could possibly be fixed quite easily. If you haven't already, give it a try as you don't have anything to lose by trying it, but it could prove a huge help



Status: Offline
 
Old May 12th, 2017, 16:06 PM   3
AndreZZ
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by happycupcake View Post
I swear I will get bashed over the head with this because I say it so much lol but... are you temping? OPKs will tell you little about ovulation and when or if it happens. Temping will give you a much clearer idea. Imo, OPKs are only useful when used with temping because you can surge more than a single time in your cycle if your body doesn't ovulate with the initial surge. Thermometers (basal body thermometers, the kind with two decimal places) are cheap on Amazon, all you have to do is take your temp first thing when you wake, before you do anything else and enter the reading into an app like Fertility Friend or similar, that way you will see an obvious temperature shift when you ovulate. It can also indicate any issues, say if your temps are consistently low, chances are you have a hormonal imbalance which could possibly be fixed quite easily. If you haven't already, give it a try as you don't have anything to lose by trying it, but it could prove a huge help
Thanks so much for the response. I actally tried temping but because my LO'S wake throughout the night my readings were never accurate. I would actually way rather temp than use opk's (less expensive and like you said more accurate).
So for now I'm stuck with the opk's lol



Status: Offline
 
Old May 12th, 2017, 17:33 PM   4
happycupcake
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 2,213
Do they wake routinely? If so, you could still see a pattern. Especially if you get a good three hours sleep beforehand



Status: Offline
 
Old May 13th, 2017, 23:46 PM   5
AndreZZ
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by happycupcake View Post
Do they wake routinely? If so, you could still see a pattern. Especially if you get a good three hours sleep beforehand
They sometimes do and sometimes don't so might be worth a try next cycle!



Status: Offline
 
Old May 14th, 2017, 05:18 AM   6
happycupcake
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 2,213
I would try it. If you can get in three hours solid sleep then it should be fine. People doing shifts do their temps and see a pattern so you should be able to see something



Status: Offline
 
Old May 14th, 2017, 16:31 PM   7
AndreZZ
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by happycupcake View Post
I would try it. If you can get in three hours solid sleep then it should be fine. People doing shifts do their temps and see a pattern so you should be able to see something
Good to know I had no idea it was 3 hours so that will likely work for me, thank you!



Status: Offline
 

SEO by vBSEO