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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 05:59 AM   1
lorileigh
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Does this look like I ovulated? Fertility friend vs OPKs


This is my first cycle after taking Provera, hoping that it actually regulated me and will help me to ovulate.

Here's my chart:


I thought that with the dip and then a steady climb, I might have ovulated, but Fertility Friend still has no cross hairs. Plus, my OPKs have all been negative. A couple of the days when I thought it was happening I even did two OPKs - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - both negative.

Since I mark my +/- OPKs on the chart, does Fertility Friend use those to determine Ov or does it base it solely on temperature?

Can OPKs be wrong? The box says 99% accurate, so I feel like I should be able to trust it...

Should the temperature spike be more of a sudden increase instead of a steady climb?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm just really hoping for some sign that I'm actually going to ovulate this cycle and I'm confused by it all. TIA!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 07:59 AM   2
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It might just be my computer, but your chart isn't showing properly so I can't read it..

In relation to the OPKs, they don't tell you that you have definitely ovulated. They measure the LH hormone, which your body releases to try to get your ovaries to release an egg. You can have a surge of this hormone (and get a positive OPK) and not ovulate. So even if you get a positive, it's possible (not likely, but possible) that you didn't ovulate: your body is trying to, but didn't quite get there.

So the tests will be 99% accurate in detecting the LH, but that isn't the same as 99% accurate in confirming you ovulated.

Hope that makes sense.



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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 08:04 AM   3
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i don't think you have enough temps to determine it yet. The 1st 2 temps after the drop are not over what would be your coverline (if that was in fact ovulation) When my temp spikes after ovulation the very first number is over my coverline...not sure if it's that way for everybody tho. Some people, I've read, can have slow rising numbers instead of a spike. I've also read that some people can have a delayed temp rise. That's why I'd go more by OPK's and your bodies signs.

I rely more on my own signs and OPK's rather then FF. On the site, it says it's not 100% accurate. And I do think it takes everything you input into account when giving you crosshairs. I would keep testing 2x a day with OPK's. Also, watching your cm.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 08:06 AM   4
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Thanks BritGirl! I can see the picture, so hopefully others can too. If not there's a link in my signature as well.

I get that the OPKs my have a false positive, but can it ever be negative and you actually did ovulate?



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 08:25 AM   5
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If you put a negative on the OPKs and your temps show ov, you'll get crosshairs. I don't think you've ovulated yet hun :/ It's still fairly early so keep on BD'ing! Lots of sticky baby dust xxxxx



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 13:36 PM   6
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Is there a certain temperature that it should go above? I know each person is different, but can I assume when I do ovulate my temp will at least reach 98?



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2011, 14:12 PM   7
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No there's not a certain temperature. Generally after ovulation, your temp goes up AT LEAST .4 degrees and stays that way for the length of your LP (or a little less before you get af). Most temps increase more than that. You may also be a slow riser, but FF will pick up on it and give you crosshairs. If you're not getting positive OPKs then most likely you haven't ovulated yet. They don't work for everyone though, but thats rare. Is this your first month using OPKs and temping? xxxx



ETA: I noticed you had quite a few open dots, if that's from taking your temp at a different time then that can also majorly effect your chart. 30 minutes to an hour can make a .1 degree difference. If you overslept by two hours, your temp would be .2 degrees higher than it should be, which can make it very confusing. Try to set an alarm and temp that same time each morning. You can always go back to sleep if needed. There are online BBT converters that are handy for those days too, they're quite accurate. http://www.whenmybaby.com/basalbodytemperature.php is a good one xxx



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2011, 05:26 AM   8
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Thank you Taylor! This is actually my third cycle temping and doing OPKs, I'm pretty sure that I didn't ovualte during either of the first two, which is why I don't really know what to trust or how to know if it ever does happen. This is the first cycle after taking Progesteron - so I am REALLY hoping it would work the way it is supposed to this time.

I always take it somewhere between 4:45 - 5:45am, first thing in the morning before I get out of bed. Is that too much of a range?

My temperature actually went up a bit more today. Does that at least mean my body is preparing to ovulate???




 
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Old Dec 13th, 2011, 07:54 AM   9
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Thank you Taylor! This is actually my third cycle temping and doing OPKs, I'm pretty sure that I didn't ovualte during either of the first two, which is why I don't really know what to trust or how to know if it ever does happen. This is the first cycle after taking Progesteron - so I am REALLY hoping it would work the way it is supposed to this time.

I always take it somewhere between 4:45 - 5:45am, first thing in the morning before I get out of bed. Is that too much of a range?

My temperature actually went up a bit more today. Does that at least mean my body is preparing to ovulate???


Hmm.. it actually looks like a slow rise but the OPKs say otherwise? Do you usually get positive OPKs? An hour isn't too bad, but try and make it as consistant as possible. Also, if your body was preparing to ov, it would be going down or stay about the same. Hope you figure out what's going on hun. Keep on BD'ing just in case, lots of sticky baby dust!! xxx



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2011, 08:00 AM   10
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Thanks! I've never had a positive OPK yet in the 3 months that we've been trying. A couple of times when my temperature has changed drastically up or down, I have used on OPK in the morning and another in the afternoon. Still all negative...



 
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