Happy - your chart does look similar to mine with the up and down yo yo. I can't recall, have you been checked for PCOS?? Hopefully it's just the fact you're takin temps different times of day. What I ended up doing is I started setting an alarm for 5 am. I take my temp at 5 everyday then go back to bed till I have to get up. That way regardless of when I have to get up my temp is same time every day. Maybe try that and see if it makes a difference? I know vaginal temping is supposed to be more accurate as well but I haven't ever tried it. Since I've been on my metformin my temps seem to be more regular. It started going wacky again this cycle but I'm thinking that is the busted thermometer to blame. Now I'm using my other thermometer the temps are more regular (with the exception of my huge ov temp rise today). If you haven't been I'd look into getting checked for PCOS. The long cycles and crazy temps could indicate it.
Hann - sorry to hear about all the drama with hospitals and docs and low blood pressure on your end hope it gets better!
Afm - huge temp jump today and I already got my crosshairs! According to FF I'm 3 dpo today but I think it may have been yesterday as I was VERY horny. but I was out of opks so not sure. Anyway...either way I ovulated and we dtd each night for the last 4 so we should be well covered. Fx!!!! This weekend we're going to Niagara Falls for a pre-Valentines weekend. So glad I've ov'd already and not due to test etc so I can just enjoy the weekend Hope everyone else has a great day!!! to all of us!
I have seen my GYN about PCOS. My primary dr said that it appeared I had it. But when I took my ultrasound report to my GYN and he did some labs he said I did not have it. Yes, I have cysts, but my ovaries do not look like someone with PCOS but my weight could be the reason for my weird cycles. I've gained about 30lbs. So I've started dieting and exercising. I've lost 5lbs so far!! Lol. 5 down and 65 to go.
If I O when I thought I did, yesterday's dip could be a good sign.
I'm going to try to do better next cycle with temping but I'm hoping I won't need to :-)
Oh Happy don't talke to me about weight. I've gained so much since the wedding, I've tried and failed to loose it again so many times. I'm actually the heaviest I've ever been was 140lbs at the wedding and now I'm up to 146lbs!!!!! Been so busy with the new house washing seems to have been gone onto the back burner. My weight goes up and down so much I stopeed throwing away my big clothes and my skinny clothes because I always end up back in them. Like when I am skinny I throw away all my 'fat' clothes and say I'll never ever wear them again but of course before I know it i've put weight back on and when I'm fat I cry and say I'll never fit into the skinny ones. So now I have two sides to my wardrobe the big side and the skinny side. Devestated this morning when I put on old jeans from my big side and I am bursting out of them. I remember these hanging of me before the wedding!! I just have zero motivation every month I think ah whats the point hopefully I'll be "fat" (code between me and one of my bf for pg when people might over hear us!!) soon anway!! Its funny some people have overheard me telling here she was so lucky to be "fat" and she was like its ok you will be "fat
" soon too!!! They think we are nuts!!
Oh and go you on the 5lbs!!! Are you doing anything special??
I don't know anything about temps but I've seen some of the girls charts and yours def semms a bit irratic. You do Ov fairly regularly though don't you??? We were nearly band on with eachother for 2 cycles and this month I'm just ahead of you because my cycles have shortened from 31days to 28days....??
Missed out on a few posts there. Thats great Mamamac - what CD is it for you or what CD did FF but you at O? Apparently being really horny is also a natural sign of Ov, I am always tho so can't really go by that!!!
Hann - so annoying about the hospital. Hopefully it will be fixed soon. I can barely remember my hospital experience last time (6 bloody years ago!!). I changed hospitals 2 weeks before DD as I moved county had one apt in the new hospital with a consultant and then went in for delivery 2 weeks later. I don't know how it works in england but here you are assigned to a consultant but unless you are private you will only meet on of their team and when you go into labour its just land into the hospital and whoever is on duty.. even if you go private and pay thousands there is zero guarantee you doc will be there when you go into labour. My mammy did it twice with me and my younger sister and the same fell was on holidays both times but still took thousands of her. I was April 1985 and she was January 1989 so years and months apart no consistancy to his holidays!!!
I don't know about low blood pressure but I had really how Iron/Blood Count - couldn't take the iron meds they made me vomit everytime, in the end they threatened to admit me to hopsital as I was starting to faint - I took the meds fairly quickly then, I found the trick was to take them just as I was falling alseep only got sick 50% of the time then!!
Hey ladies!!! I miss all of ya! I try to catch up every other day or so but I'm not always successful but I do continue to keep up with u guys! I actually get down the days I get on and there's no new news im praying for you all and can't wait for the bfps to roll in!! Don't give up! we never know y things take time, I still wonder y I got pg and then almost lost him 5 months into it with the accident. He is still small but he still baking! Only 8 wks to go but don't think he'll wait that long. I finally got the nursery painted ( took a lot out of me) with everything that's been going on I haven't wanted to do anything to prepare. I'll continue to keep up girls! Babydust!!!!
Banana - I'm just working out 5 days a week, watching what I eat, and trying to watch my portions. Trying to stay around 1200 calories a day. It's hard, but after seeing 5lbs gone the first week, I'm motivated to keep it up. I've gained about 20lbs since DH and I got married. So I have that and at least 60 more I'd like to lose. I only gained 7lbs when I was prego with DD. my dr told me if I didn't watch what I are I would end up with gest. diabetes. So I really ate healthy. Since I had so much to lose at that time, my body was losing weight while she was growing. The dr said it was fine b/c I was eating enough calories. He was pretty shocked. After she was born within the first week I lost a total of about 36lbs. After that I was breast feeding and continues to lose another 20. I looked great and felt even better. After I went back to work i gained it all back and then some more. Ugh! I'm determined to keep it off when I lose it this time.
Jessica - so glad your little boy is hanging in there and still baking. This is great news!
Today my temp went back up. I'm not paying much attn to it with them being so all over. I think I'm going to buy a new thermometer. I did have a ton of CM yesterday just out of nowhere though and only that one time when I went to the bathroom. I also decided to try to check my cervix. I've never tried that before. And it felt hard I guess. Maybe like the tip of your nose? About the time I feel like I ovulated I remember BD with DH and it was uncomfortable b/c I could feel him up against it (TMI sorry...) and that's usually a clear indicator for me after I do OV. Now this morning I'm having some pretty bad cramps. Gah... Who knows. I'm just going to have to wait it out I guess. But if I'm just now OV, this will be one of my longer cycles for sure...
Happy - good call on a new thermometer. You never know. That was def my issue this cycle! As for cervix...at ov time it should be high soft and open. (You prob already know that but just throwing it out there )
Afm - temps are looking great! It's really high last 3 days. It's never been that high even in TWW and never 3 days in a row like that. I'm really hoping it continues and it's a good sign! My opk was also a much better/darker positive this cycle than cycles past so I hope this means the higher clomid dose really helped my follicle mature properly and that my hormone levels etc are all much better this cycle. Fx!!!! Praying for that !!!!!
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