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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 10:14 AM   31
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I was able to switch it on
Hmmm, not sure, this has never happened to me, but I wouldn't think it would mess it up massively. I guess it will just ask for a stick tomorrow again and as long as you feed it a stick tomorrow, things will be just fine.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 10:17 AM   32
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Bluebird, I am sure it will be okay. Thankfully with you switching it on, the days are not messed up.

When I needed a wee the other night (a few hours before my window), I just pee'd in a cup and used that later on within the window.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 12:20 PM   33
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Hi I had an issue with my machine although it was only on cd 6 mine said it needed cleaning with no stick book says clean it then turn it on and off did that kept saying it so I peed the ten mins later or so turned machine on and it ask for stick so I left it cd 7 turned it on still asked for a stick I then today got my first high



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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 12:47 PM   34
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No bluebird it'll be okay, you could have fed it an old one but it won't mess it up. Don't worry xx



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 13:34 PM   35
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cd 11 another high..



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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 13:50 PM   36
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Hi all, would love to join in!

I'm using the CBFM for the first time, by its standards I'm on CD1 today, so won't be feeding sticks until next week, but looking forward to getting started. I had a MC at ten weeks back in September and my cycles have been weird since then, this past one 50 days long and the one before 37 (before the miscarriage they were consistently 28). I'm worried that we keep missing ovulation because I have no way of predicting when it'll happen, since I have no idea how long each cycle will be. Was using cheapie OPKs but sometimes found them hard to read, and like the idea of getting more of a heads up before actual ovulation. Hopefully it'll work out!

I'm thinking I might start temping too, to make sure I am ovulating at all, though it'll be hard because I'm a restless sleeper.

Good to know the tip about re-using sticks after the peak!



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Hi all, would love to join in!

I'm using the CBFM for the first time, by its standards I'm on CD1 today, so won't be feeding sticks until next week, but looking forward to getting started. I had a MC at ten weeks back in September and my cycles have been weird since then, this past one 50 days long and the one before 37 (before the miscarriage they were consistently 28). I'm worried that we keep missing ovulation because I have no way of predicting when it'll happen, since I have no idea how long each cycle will be. Was using cheapie OPKs but sometimes found them hard to read, and like the idea of getting more of a heads up before actual ovulation. Hopefully it'll work out!

I'm thinking I might start temping too, to make sure I am ovulating at all, though it'll be hard because I'm a restless sleeper


Good to know the tip about re-using sticks after the peak!
Hey Hun welcome to the group
I'm not sure the Cbfm will be of any use to you due to your long cycles. I believe the monitor can only ask for 20 sticks so if it's stil lot detected your ovulation it won't ask for anymore Iyswim.
I don't think there's any any harm trying but just so you know it might not be any good for you.
Good luck! Xx



 
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Gemie is right what she says about the long cycles. However, there is a way around it when you have long cycles.

When TTC our 1st I had long cycles and DTD every other day when you don't know when you ovulate can be quite exhausting.

So I used the monitor as instructed to start with, once it stopped asking for sticks, I reset it and set it to day 5, so it started asking me for sticks again the day after. I finally ovulated on CD42 and the CBFM gave me Highs from CD35-45, which made it a lot easier for us to time DTD and we fell pregnant that cycle .

Of course doing it this way has the disadvantage that the monitor cannot get to know you and work with your previous cycles, but at least it still gives you the warning when you are approaching ovulation and in my opinion it is definitely worth a shot especially when you have long and/or unpredictable cycles.



 
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Fab advice piperette.



 
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Thanks for the advice!

I'm hoping the 50 day thing was a fluke--I was pretty stressed in December between work and preparing for the holidays, so between that and still recovering from the MC, I might have had delayed or no ovulation. The box says the CBFM is good for cycles up to 42 days and this last cycle is the only one in my life I've had that was longer than that. But if I go through 20 sticks and still haven't gotten any highs, I'll reset it like Piperette suggested. Fingers crossed that it doesn't come to that!

I had gotten the impression from other comments that if you got a low, it might not ask for a test the next day or two... How common is it for the monitor to have you skip days for testing?



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