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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 10:07 AM   1
Mrs G
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CBFM users - help please!!!


Hi

This is my first month of using cbfm. Am currently on cd12 and still getting lows. From previous months of temping, I usually ov around cd15.

I know that the first month it gets to know you..... but surely I should have had a high by now????

Thoughts and experiences much appreciated.

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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 15:23 PM   2
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Any thoughts..... anyone..??



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 19:47 PM   3
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I am only on my 2nd month of using the CBFM and I am also confused, so unfortunately I don't think I'm going to be much of a help, but I'll try!

I've heard that it may take a few months for it to "get used to your cycles" but I understand your frustration and fear because last month was my 1st month using the monitor and I had like 13-14 days of "high fertility" with no peak even though I knew I'd OV'd. ( I could tell I had because of my normal OV pains) but this month I'm like you - still getting lows (CD 13 tomorrow) and I also OV around CD 14/15 like you!

I really hope someone can help tell us what's going on. Good luck to you!



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 23:22 PM   4
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It will take awhile to get used to your unique cycles. I would supplement with OPKs for the first few months.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 06:35 AM   5
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As Verstise said, dont worry, it can take a while to map out the particulars of your cycle but once it does it will be your faithfull friend, it will even adjust itself should your cycle shift in the future. Ive used mine for nearly 2 years now, through 2 mc's and its good as gold. Just give it time and use opk's to supplement in the meantime!

Good luck!!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 07:17 AM   6
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Hi, I'm a fellow cbfm'er too - I'm ttc 2 and just started to feed it sticks this morning which is now my 5th cycle.
Anyway, Mrs G - have heard of some getting lows then suddenly a peak so it may be around the corner. Keep up the PMA!!



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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 10:10 AM   7
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Oooh, yes, sonnyEm is right. This has happened to me a couple of times..its normal and can happen- and can be maddening, but hey, at least you get a peak out of it



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 13:50 PM   8
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Ever think maybe your prior OPK's may have not been correct about when you were Ov'ing? If you are temping too that helps.............so hard to know when we are exactly Ov'ing!

I don't ever get Ov pains..........anyone know what they feel like?

I think temping and correlating CBDFM is my new surefire way.........my 1st mo of using CBDFM but I like it so far



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 13:55 PM   9
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I get Ov pains sometimes - they feel like stitches in my side.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 14:06 PM   10
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I get ov pains and they feel like bad period pains, for me anyway. I remember the first month after coming off the pill (which I'd been on for about 10 years) so I'd never really experienced ov cramps, or at least I don't remember them. When I first came off the pill back in August, I had my period and then as soon as that finished, I went on holiday (obviously I planned it like that). Anyway, about a week and a half into the holiday, I had really bad cramps, thought my period was coming and maybe my cycle was out as I'd just come off the pill. It was actually worse than period pains so I took some neurofen which didn't even seem to help. It was only after coming on here that I realised it was ov cramps, as I was also having loads and loads of CM.

Also, thank god for this thread. I've been using my CBFM and have had "high" since Thursday and I'm sure I'm due to ovulate today (although as I had a miscarriage at the end of December and only one period since, it may be delayed) but my ticker does say ovulation is tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back to my 27 day cycle.

Maybe I'm being unfair, but when you pay so much for a CBFM, you expect it to get to grips with your cycles straight away, especially as OPKs seem to work fine for me. I'm not even that sure why I bought one, before my miscarriage, I knew my cycles exactly and knew when I was ovulating so had sex 3 days before and 3 days after so it's probably a waste of money for me. But saying that, I do feel like I'm doing something good for my fertility and getting pregnant. And as I'm a POAS addict, it gives me something to pee on everyday



 
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