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Old Jun 19th, 2018, 12:19 PM   1
lenorajoy
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No positive opk - keep testing?


So I started testing at cd10 (not pictured because the app misread it and marked a very faint second line as peak), but it is now cd15 with no positive and the line has all but disappeared now. CD13 I had ewcm, but only tested once before bed and it was negative. Cd14 I think I had watery cm because I kept finding it soaked into my panties, but when I checked it was just wet wth maybe a little bit of thin creamy cm under my nail. Not a lot on my finger by any means, but since it soaked into my panties without leaving stuff behind, I marked it as watery. I also had pinching near my ovaries, which has continued today on cd15.

Should I continue testing or assume I missed my surge on cd12-13 by testing only once per day?



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Old Jun 19th, 2018, 17:19 PM   2
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I have surges that last 2 days and I test once a day. However, some women have short surges. I think you should keep testing as I don't think you Od yet.

Are you BFing or have PCOS? Sometimes those can cause delayed O or have our bodies act like O is going to happen but doesn't until later.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2018, 19:34 PM   3
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I’m breastfeeding. I’ve used opks for a few cycles now (this is only my third postpartum) and I have yet to get a positive. Either I have short surges and I’m ovulating earlier or later than I expect, and therefore test twice on the wrong days, or I’m not ovulating at all yet. My normal cycles were 28-29 days. My first postpartum was 35 days and the second was 27 days. I would think if they’re getting back to a normal length I’m probably ovulating, but maybe I’m wrong! So far we haven’t timed bding well, so it’s difficult to say. If I ovulated and missed the surge, though, we’ve been well covered on the bd front this time!

I guess I’ll just keep testing for another week or so to see if I get anymore darker lines...



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2018, 20:59 PM   4
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Honestly I only yest if I have ewcm or it's around my normal O time. I found that it syressed me out way too much going from darker then lighter and so on. I feel like that stress may have delayed O for me. My dd is almost 13 months and my milk dried at 12 weeks. My first pp AF was around the middle end of September and I seem to have normalized the past 3 or 4 months.

However, I took 6 months after bcp to start ovulating regularly. So I think my body is more of a "slacker" than most.

Hope you get positive soon or confirm O.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2018, 07:58 AM   5
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Good to know! Did you have pregnancy symptoms during your tww period before your cycles normalized?

Also, I did test after ewcm, but never actually got a positive. At this rate, I don’t imagine I’m going to buy more opks after I run out because so far they’ve been useless. I might get a BBT and start temping, though. We’ll see.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2018, 13:01 PM   6
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I try not to symptom spot as it's typically just ended up being AF. I hate how pregnancy and AF symptoms are alike. My first couple cycles though I think I had my usual AF symptoms. We also didn't have unprotected sex during fertile week until January. I really found to reason to symptom spot prior to January.

Last month I had loads of cm after O and AF got me. That was a normal cycle too. It's really maddening ttc.

Yeah I was just doing opks at first but I enjoy the confirmation with temp rise that bbt gives me. I started bbt in mid March as I wasn't sure if I had Od.



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2018, 17:51 PM   7
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Yeah if we don’t get bfp this month I’m going to make the investment. I definitely can’t say I don’t symptom spot, but I only make note of the really unusual things. Like sore nipples (which are apparently a new AF symptom, maybe due to breastfeeding still), cloudy urine (which I had only had with my bfp cycle), and nausea. All of which I had last month, so that was frustrating. I’m thinking nausea may also be a new fun AF symptom. So basically I just have to wait to test and symptom spotting means literally nothing now!



 
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