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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:12 AM   51
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No it is quite alright, its the reason why I put it on here.
I have seen a doctor regarding the situation when it first happened about 3 years ago. I first thought it could be my appendix, but they did blood work and a cat-scan with nothing to show. The pain is actually lower than my appendix and is around where my ovary would be, so they told me to see my Gyno (saw him last year due to losing my insurance and waiting for a new job with insurance). Which then they did a pelvic exam, ultrasound, and a laprascopic surgery, but found nothing that should be causing the pain (ovarian cancer does run in my family, but they tested for it and it was negative. Also, double-checked for it and endometriosis during my surgery).
I went and saw a second Gyno with all my medical records from my previous doctors. He also did a pelvic exam and an ultrasound. He said it has happen where women feel pain around their ovaries, but there is nothing wrong with them. It is an uncommon thing, but I shouldn't be worried about it.
At least you know you don't need to worry about it - sorry you're always in pain, though, that has to be it's own challenge.

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Hey everyone - already a popular thread tulip

Really hoping feb is it for us it's dh's birthday and valentines day so should be plenty of opportunities!! I was massively disappointed last month (or this month we're still in) due to dh not wanting to bd so it felt like a wasted month. There is an outside chance in January still but feb is where we take action - no bd until the 3day fertile window that should mean we are ready to go

I am really lucky in the fact that I seem to o on cd20 every month so we can prepare where's everyone else in their cycles? and
CD 11 here. O'd last cycle on CD 20, but hopeful it will be earlier this time around. I get mid-cycle spotting that was 8 days pre-o last cycle and showed this time around on CD 9 (versus CD 12) last time. FX for us all!

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Is everyone temping and doing opks this month? I only ask because hubby and I just plan on bding from tmrw through expected o time and a couple more on the other side just in case it's late and also just monitoring cm. I kind want to have a few things up my sleeve if it doesn't happen easily after a few months?? We plan on keeping the romance alive Otherwise really would be just going at it like
We tried your approach for two cycles and finally decided we weren't interested in the frustration of not knowing if our timing was right or not - or if I was even ovulating. We're both type-A's with high-stress, busy jobs and it's unrealistic for us to keep at it all month every month. I also read tons of stuff that made me think my mid-cycle spotting (or spot, actually - usually single observation on a single day) was directly related to ovulation and last cycle (first one with temping and OPKs) I discovered it was EIGHT DAYS before my actual ovulation. I also had been on Depo injections until 2011 and was on progesterone mini-pill for a year after that - hadn't had a cycle/ period in nearly a decade and wasn't even sure I was ovulating yet - so the temping and OPKs last cycle helped confirm that I do ovulate and that it's not coincident with my mid-cycle spot. Lots of women on here get pregnant without temping and OPKs, but if you're in a hurry to get pregnant and the good ole fashion way doesn't work after a cycle or two, I'd consider temping at a minimum, as it's the only way to be sure when and if you ovulate.

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I got the Kroger generic ones. Which I probably won't do again, they are too expensive even for a generic. $15 for 7 tests. Where can I get some accurate cheap ones? I will use these up then get them from somewhere else. I prefer to get them in person and not online.

I started yesterday afternoon testing, it was clearly negative. I am going to use your suggestion and use them twice a day, but only up until I get a positive then I'm going to stop. Hope I can more accurately find out when I O this cycle.

I will be doing 1 test after work around 3 and then another in the evening before bed around 10. Mine say not to use FMU, also how strict do I have to be about the 4 hours of holding it before poas? That is a long time for me!
I have the Target generics - they are a little less than $10.00 for 20. The instructions for those are to use FMU. Since I get up at 5 AM to temp, I do it then and will be doing a second one at 5 PM for the next few days, since I know (from other signs) I'll be ovulating sometime in the next week or so.

I never got a *true* positive doing a schedule like yours last cycle, even though some women never get a true positive no matter what. I drink a lot of coffee (mostly decaff) and water throughout the day. It's impossible for me to hold it for four hours during waking hours! That may be why I never got one, so you might want to keep yours as a reference. I was only able to pin down what my positive was by looking at a group of them and seeing what the darkest one was of the series (didn't even start looking until I had the sustained temp shift). It's a pain-in-the-a** to do it that way, but better than no reference at all!

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This is my first month temping, any tips out there? Does my chart look ok so far? It seems to be bouncing around a bit... I take my temp at about the same time every morning 5:30 when my alarm for work goes off. I keep the thermometer on my nightstand so I don't have to move much to get to it and take my temp laying down still in bed. I however do get up almost every morning between 3:30-4:30 to pee. I know this may change my temp a little but I figured since it is pretty consistent that my temps wouldn't be too affected. Do you think that will affect my temps a lot?

Thanks!!

FX that we get our 's this month!!!
It's normal to have the massive shift you have during your period. The ones following that look similar to mine, and my temp shift is still very obvious (if you look at my Dec chart you can see what I mean).

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Dhbh- what time do you go to bed? If you wake up consistently to pee, maybe set your alarm for 330 and take your temp then, also this month I'm temping vaginally, because orally my chart looked like a yoyo! What a difference vaginally makes! I only have a .4 degree spread, compared to almost 1 degree jumps! It is a pain to do it vaginally at first, but my chart looks so much prettier.

And for those lady's waiting until o to bd, just makes sure you don't go too long without "emptying the tank", I've read it's not good for the sperm quality if they sit too long. I think it was after five days (without ejaculation) they start to die. I was told by my dr. It's best to bd every other day. But I know, sometimes that's difficult to do! She also told me every day is too much, but I've read conflicting arguments for that, but this month we're dtd eod and I'm not going to stress about it!
Thanks for the help!! I'm such a newbie to all this

Usually go to bed around 10-11... I have thought of just temping when I wake up naturally to pee...but that varies sometimes. I may take the advice to set an alarm around 3 then...Is that okay if I am only asleep for about 4-5 hours before temping? If I were to start taking it vaginally should I wait for a new cycle since that would change my temp results? I don't want to mess up my chart too much.
I temp at 5 AM, because I rarely wake up earlier than that. On days when I don't have to get up that early, I just temp and roll over and go back to sleep. If you are going to experiment with vaginal temping, you should wait until you start a new cycle to do so (per FF the vag temps are always higher and it would skew your chart to change mid-cycle). Finishing this one with the oral temps will also let you know how significant your temp shift is and if it's enough to tell the difference pre- and post- O than you don't need to temp vaginally.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:37 AM   52
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Thanks so much ClandestineTX for all the help!

I will have to check out Target for some more OPK's, that is a much better deal! I thought it would be best to wait till my next cycle to temp vaginally, but it would be great if I don't have to though if I get my BFP! I wish I was a more sound sleeper it would make temping so much simpler!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:39 AM   53
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Seems really surreal seeing my name on the testing list seeing as its only our second month ttc and my first month telling anyone when I was planning on testing!

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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:41 AM   54
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Do we need to be ttc number 1 to be in here? I'm going o be testing on my due date 3rd feb after a chemical this month x x x x



 
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Do OPK's Results Stay after 10 mins???


Do OPK's results stay the same after the "10 min window"?

I'm thinking I could set my alarm for 3am take my temp, then poas (since I always have to go around that time and can't hold it till I get up for work) and go back to bed and check the results at 5:30 when I get up of work.

I would just hate to have to sit in the bathroom for up to 10 mins to get my test results... it will make falling back to sleep harder the longer I stay up. Would the results change color after an hour and a half and not be accurate?

That way when I get home at 3pm from work it will have been 12 hours cuz I think I like the idea of using an OPK every 12 to make sure I don't miss my window.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:45 AM   56
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Hi there!

This is our first month TTC! My cycle is a bit crazy, so I'm really nervous to get started. Hopefully, we should be testing around 2/14.

Looking forward to following this thread with all of you!



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Do OPK's results stay the same after the "10 min window"?

I'm thinking I could set my alarm for 3am take my temp, then poas (since I always have to go around that time and can't hold it till I get up for work) and go back to bed and check the results at 5:30 when I get up of work.

I would just hate to have to sit in the bathroom for up to 10 mins to get my test results... it will make falling back to sleep harder the longer I stay up. Would the results change color after an hour and a half and not be accurate?

That way when I get home at 3pm from work it will have been 12 hours cuz I think I like the idea of using an OPK every 12 to make sure I don't miss my window.
My results have always stayed the same, but they do get darker (both the control and test lines) as they dry. Once mine have dried they stay the color and I've never had a negative suddenly appear positive. BTW the Target ones only require a 5 minute wait, which I've found to be OK to stay up to check.



 
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Do OPK's results stay the same after the "10 min window"?

I'm thinking I could set my alarm for 3am take my temp, then poas (since I always have to go around that time and can't hold it till I get up for work) and go back to bed and check the results at 5:30 when I get up of work.

I would just hate to have to sit in the bathroom for up to 10 mins to get my test results... it will make falling back to sleep harder the longer I stay up. Would the results change color after an hour and a half and not be accurate?

That way when I get home at 3pm from work it will have been 12 hours cuz I think I like the idea of using an OPK every 12 to make sure I don't miss my window.
My results have always stayed the same, but they do get darker (both the control and test lines) as they dry. Once mine have dried they stay the color and I've never had a negative suddenly appear positive. BTW the Target ones only require a 5 minute wait, which I've found to be OK to stay up to check.
That's not too bad, I may just take it back to bed with me let it finish on my nightstand so I don't have to stand in the bathroom.

I think I finally have my new routine figured out!! Thanks for the help!

My husband has it so easy! I know I don't HAVE to do all this stuff...but if it gets me my BFP faster it will be worth it!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 11:52 AM   59
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Hi ladies!!! I am going to be testing the 6th and I was just wondering if anyone here has been to the fertility specialists? My DH and I have been trying for 7 months this month and the fertility specialists said we could see them and start testing. I had an ultra sound on CD4 and said my ovaries were fine, then I had an HSG test, which was a little painful, and they said my tubes are not twisted or blocked. Tomorrow my husband is getting a SA test done...I was just wondering if others have been through this and what they did next? Thanks ladies!!!



 
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Ooh can I join? Put me down for the 6th please (give or take, but that should be close)!



 
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