I am on day 28 of my first cycle of CBFM. I have a 32-42 day cycle though
Is there anyone out there who wants to pair up with me to walk this journey with? I have been TTC for a year now, but am hopeful with my new monitor!
The first cycle (for newbies to CBFM) is a little crazy (or was for me). Lows all the way, two highs (right where I thought I was going to o) and then a flashing 'm' WAYYYYY too early! So my 'm' will flash until around 4th Jan where I expect AF.
Welcome to our thread hopeful! This is a great site, and this thread in particular is just wonderful. I'm on cd 2 currently, and in my third cycle with CBFM, my sixth overall. There are number of ladies with long cycles here. Mrs B used to, but now shes on Clomid and we are confident that bfp is right around the corner. Happy is also new, and used to have long cycles, but it sounds like she ovulated early this month.
So hopeful, did you ever see a peak? And are you charting? Or taking anything else to help? I'm a walking pharmacopeia myself!
I lost this link all day and was just DYING to see if you replied. I did not get a peak at all -just three days of high -the first two coincided with pain/discomfort in my left ovary. I was and am SO hopeful we caught the big O by chance... I was waiting for the peak that never came.
I am not on anything yet. My doc has been monitoring me for months and I had a freak 52 day cycle just before this one (Oh the agony! I just wanted AF to I could start my CBFM)!! I am thinking he'll want to start me on clomid if I dont get my BFP after my second cycle on CBFM. My progestrone test the day before AF on that 52 days cycle was negative... no ovulating. So CBFM should show me whats going on... I have never had much CM so I can't really do that.
DH is amazing and supportive but does not seem to know the PANIC when you have no BFP after a year! 2012 =the year of miracles?
I am blessed to have met you and have someone to share this journey with...
PS: Do those highs REALLY mean a change in hormones? Could that mean I am o'ing?
Thanks happy, it's comforting to know you also had that flashing m for ages... I was SO frustrated as I could only ovulate after it's decided I should have AF. Let's hope next cycle it knows whats going on!
PS: That tip about fmu SO helpful! I've been drinking water before bed fearing I'll have nothing to squeeze out in the morning.
PPS: I also want you all to know, you are officially prayed for. This is OUR year
Hopeful, the high reading is when the CBFM detects the estrogen surge that happens before the LH surge. The LH surge usually predicts ovulation, but not always. If you didn't get a peak, it could be that you just happen to miss it (the surge started after you tested and ended before you tested the next day), or it could be that you didn't surge yet... This whole thing can be quite frustrating, as you can ovulate without getting a LH surge or peak, you can get a peak and not actually ovulate. Arghh! At least the monitor provides more info to work with.
oh my! that's not good i totally thought i might have ovulated...
I'm kinda scared of going on clomid... birthcontrol is what has messed me up to this point, so taking more pills freaks me out a little. Is there anyone here who has been on clomid or is thinking about it?
But I guess I still might have o'd and did BD somewhere around those three days so let's hope! I am trying to wrap my head around NOT PANICKING until two cycles on my CBFM are complete, and then going to the doctor again.
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