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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 16:52 PM   11
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I like to combine the methods. The opk gives you warning that ovulation is coming, but BBT is the only way to confirm that it happened. It's possible to get positive opks and then not ovulate, or to ovulate a little outside of the typical 12-24 hour window (as early as 6 hours after a positive, or as late as 36 hours after).

Did you confirm that your hgc was back to 0 after your CP? Sometimes, it can linger in your system, and that can also throw off your opk readings.



 
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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 18:34 PM   12
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Now I'm wishing I had charted so I could pinpoint exactly when it happened - ugh!

I never had my blood drawn, but I took a pregnancy test every day until I saw it fully fade by day 3 of my period and then I took another 2 tests around ovulation just to be sure I was getting a true positive OPK and they were both negative so I'm thinking my HCG went back to 0.



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Old Dec 5th, 2017, 19:36 PM   13
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That's good, at least!

It seems to me that you're pretty much stuck playing this cycle by ear. FX that FF is wrong about your dpo, and that it's an IB!



 
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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 12:37 PM   14
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Use the Flo App. It will make life so much easier. It will calculate everything for you and is spot on so long as you do your best to log every day ( super easy, tales me about 10 seconds unless I type notes). Calculates period, ovulation, and all that.



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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 12:54 PM   15
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@JL, are you saying that app is best if I was charting temp? Or best app in general for tracking cycle?



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 07:25 AM   16
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@JL, are you saying that app is best if I was charting temp? Or best app in general for tracking cycle?
It is a pretty amazing app, and it is free. There are several categories.

Under Lifestyles you track sleep, weight, nutrition, steps (auto tracks that) distance (typically auto as well, but you can put in manually I believe), any sports you are in, and how much water you drink.

The next category you input about sex that day. No sex, unprotected sex, protected sex, high sex drive, masturbation.

There is a category for logging mood. Normal, happy, frisky, mood swings, angry, sad, panicky.

A category for logging symptoms. This one is super important. If you don't log anything else, log this every day, pregnant or not, on your period or not. This is largely how it predicts everything. Options are Everything is fine, cramps, tender breasts, headache, acne, backache, nauseas, fatigue, bloating.

This next one is also super important to be sure to log. It is important to note that you can log multiple things in each category. It is for discharge. None, spotty, sicky, creamy, watery, egg white, or unusual.

There is a place to log other things like travel, disease, or injury. At the bottom there is a section left blank for noting anything you want.

When you download the app, you tell it how long your cycle usually is, and how many days your period usually runs. From there it will predict your ovulation, periods, etc. Now, every single time you log, when you are done, you hit the bar that says analyze symptoms. When you do that, it saves what you input and it may recalculate based on everything. Super easy.

If you mark egg white discharge soon after your period it is going to realize you are ovulating and tell you that. it has articles that pop up for you to read based on what you log. Very helpful! No ads or anything.

When you get it set up, if you can remember when your previous periods were, input those when you get a chance. It greatly improves the accuracy. It is super accurate to begin with. But as of now, I have had it for over a year and mine is never wrong!!!

When you are on your period, be sure to log how heavy or light you are flowing. I always wrote in notes if I wiped pink and thought it may be implantation. My doctor was amazed when I went in the other day. She asked if I might remember this or that. I pulled out my phone and said anything you want to know is right here!!

When you get pregnant, you hit pregnancy mode. The app turns into a pregnancy app!! Unless you find out otherwise, it automatically sets your due date based off your last period and tells you how many days left until the baby is born. You still can log everything every day like before.

Oh, and you can set it up to be able to log pregnancy tests, the outcome, and if you are on birth control, prenatal, or other meds. It will remind you to take them.

I love it. It is what helped us get pregnant. It shows your fertile window. If you set it a certain way it numbers all your cycle days so there is no guess work. All I did was say hey baby, Flo says fertile window is here to here. We made love each of those days, logged it, and I logged all my symptoms.

I realize I'm raving like a paid spokesperson, lol. It's just the coolest thing. And it's free. And super easy. So, yeah, it's my favorite app ever. I don't know how to upload photos. If someone tells me, I will be glad to show you.



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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 07:28 AM   17
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Oh, the temperature was the original question lol. I put mine in the notes section.



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