I used mine for the first time this cycle...im in the TWW now so not sure on results.
The only issue (other than price, the monitor is expensive unless you get it off ebay, and the test sticks arent exactly cheapie opk prices either!) i had with it is that i got it in the middle of my two week wait and you dont start using it until CD1 (first day of AF) and i was so excited to use it!
I had a few days of low after AF, then a bunch of days of high, two peak days (confirmed with cheapies and a digital ovulation kit i picked up cheap), then another high, now back to lows
It does take a cycle or two to get to know your patterns from what ive read, so be prepared to see that box of sticks dwindle for that first cycle, but then i think it asks for 10 the next (keep you posted on that, though im crossing my fingers that i wont need to even use it again)
So far im happy with it, i turn it on in the morning, it tells me if it wants me to feed it a stick, it reads it and it is that simple
There are several groups on here that all use the CBFM, so if you get one, you can join in the fun Good luck and lots of
Hi Hun I've been using a cbfm this cycle it's fab got mine fairly ceap off eBay think I paid about £35 which is good in comparrison to new price really easy to reset. Started testing on cd6 which gave me lows then highs around cd10. Still waiting for my peak cd 16 now! Sometimes you don't get that on first cycle as its still getting to know you, the sticks aren't cheap about £25 in shops although you can get those cheaper on eBay or amazon too, my advice for what it's worth if you are anything like me and cannot work out cycles or they are slightly irregular it's fab to know when or if you ovulate, I do temping too thou to give me a better idea, bear in mind If you take clomid or have cycles longer than 42 days they aren't recomended
I have one... We were ttc for nearly 2 years, we bought one after a year and used it for 6 cycles or even more (can't remember) and then stopped using it as it didn't work for us even though I was getting peaks and highs! I put it away for a few months, and then decided to use it again in January.... And I fell that month, I'm currently 6 weeks pregnant
I bought it after ttc for about a year as I figured I was in it for the long haul and just paid the £65 because at that point I would have paid £200 if it had guaranteed me a bfp!
I used it for a while but kept missing my test window and thought the sticks were too expensive. Then stopped monitoring everything for about 2 and a bit years whilst we went through fertility tests etc. Because the whole thing got me very down and I tried to ignore everything and just get through each day.
I started using it again and got an amazon subscription for the sticks as it saves a little bit of money. This is my 3rd cycle since using it again and the 1st two I didn't get a peak fertility window at all. Was starting to give up hope and then this cycle I got my peak window, BD'd at the right times (fx'd) and am nw 5DPO and going slightly mad lol!
I will let you know if it worked this cycle but am not holding my breath!
What I will say is to get the best out of the monitor you have to test every day that it asks you too, at first it seems like you are using loads of sticks but the monitor starts to learn things about your cycle and after a couple of cycles, the testing days get less.
It saves 6 months of your data in te memory (the last 6 months, so each cycle replaces the earliest one. From this it will know when to start askinG you to test and you can learn a lot more about your ov patterns.
Don't get disheartened if it doesn't show you a peak window on your first month, maybe use opk's too, just to keep you sane. Some women on here use the CBFM in the morning with FMU and opk's in the afternoon/evening just to make extra sure to catch that surge!
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