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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 06:08 AM   1
ameeann
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Not Knowing Whether I'm Ovulating or Not is so Frustrating :'(


I need to stop letting this get to me . . .

This is my first "real" cycle after coming off BCP mid September, ( I had my WB then 53 days later AF showed her ugly face )

I'm only on cd 14 atm so I know it's still like the earliest the average woman ovulates . . . but I'm soo frustrated with the fact that I haven't had ANY positive OPK's yet
this is my first month using them . . . and as I said it's only cd 14 so I know I'm being utterly ridiculous by getting so frustrated so early on but gah!
I just wish I KNEW I was going to ovulate this month that's the only thing I care about!

sure a BFP would be amazing but for now I just want to know ovulation has returned!!!

is any one else in this situation? or ever has been?


sorry guys, for being such a marter!



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 09:58 AM   2
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I was in the same boat when I came off. problem is normal cycle has started but you wont know how long it should be until af. your o day is a minimum of 12 to 14 days before af. so I would say you have about another week. you will know as a few days before you will notice more cm. not trying to be grose lol but was in same situation and I paniced thinking I was broke. mine this month was 12 days before af. and I have a 36 day cycle. you can ovulate late but the time between ovulation and af will roughly be the same. so it a good way to tell if you are late or not. do you have any idea of how long your cycle is? do you take temperature? x



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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 10:47 AM   3
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I was in the same boat when I came off. problem is normal cycle has started but you wont know how long it should be until af. your o day is a minimum of 12 to 14 days before af. so I would say you have about another week. you will know as a few days before you will notice more cm. not trying to be grose lol but was in same situation and I paniced thinking I was broke. mine this month was 12 days before af. and I have a 36 day cycle. you can ovulate late but the time between ovulation and af will roughly be the same. so it a good way to tell if you are late or not. do you have any idea of how long your cycle is? do you take temperature? x
ooo okay! Yeah that makes sense . . . actually I took an OPK today twice actually lol anyway . . . they're gradually getting darker! No where near positive but hopefully its a progression!!
haha no I know what you mean, I feel horrible mentioning CM and things but it has to be done!
before the BCP I was on a 36 day cycle too . . . so hopefully that'll be what its returned to! by the looks of it . . . it might be! lol
I'm starting temping tomorrow (thermometer came today) I know it's late in my cycle but if this month isn't BFP then at least I'll have a little bit of a trend for next month!!
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 11:05 AM   4
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I am really a temping advocate now. I bought the BBT my first cycle and used it twice and I was like like screw this, it's a hassle. Then I stuck to it my 2nd cycle and it really was helpful and reliable. The OPKs may work for you but I found them to be difficult for me they started off faint then got darker and stayed at a near pos for about 8 or 9 days then got lighter again then got darker so I gave up on them



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 11:10 AM   5
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hahaha!!! ok weird! tehe but yehh I know what you mean, they can be unreliable and just because it says positive doesnt mean your ovulating, it just means you have had a LH surge, which some women can have all the time!! (might explain you!! lol)

I've started temping now though . . . hopefully it'll work/ I'll stick with it!!
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 11:14 AM   6
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I think its good to do both. I wanted to try OPKs again this cycle because I bought 50 ICs from Amazon so I still have a bunch left. I will be traveling from CD 14-20 though so I don't want to deal with that while on vacation and staying with the in-laws! But if I haven't ov'ed yet by time I return I will give them a shot again



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 11:16 AM   7
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sounds like a plan!!!
hopefully mine getting slightly darker each time means OV is coming . . . eek! lol I hope so! this not knowing is killing me!!



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 11:27 AM   8
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I have heard from many others that it happens like that. Good luck!



 
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Old Nov 18th, 2011, 11:28 AM   9
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tehe thank you



 
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I was in the same boat when I came off. problem is normal cycle has started but you wont know how long it should be until af. your o day is a minimum of 12 to 14 days before af. so I would say you have about another week. you will know as a few days before you will notice more cm. not trying to be grose lol but was in same situation and I paniced thinking I was broke. mine this month was 12 days before af. and I have a 36 day cycle. you can ovulate late but the time between ovulation and af will roughly be the same. so it a good way to tell if you are late or not. do you have any idea of how long your cycle is? do you take temperature? x
ooo okay! Yeah that makes sense . . . actually I took an OPK today twice actually lol anyway . . . they're gradually getting darker! No where near positive but hopefully its a progression!!
haha no I know what you mean, I feel horrible mentioning CM and things but it has to be done!
before the BCP I was on a 36 day cycle too . . . so hopefully that'll be what its returned to! by the looks of it . . . it might be! lol
I'm starting temping tomorrow (thermometer came today) I know it's late in my cycle but if this month isn't BFP then at least I'll have a little bit of a trend for next month!!
thanks for replying!!!

If you haven't ovulated yet, then it's not too late to start temping! Just be sure to temp at the same time each morning as soon as you wake up (before you get up or speak) xx



 
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