Chart showing short luteal phase?

posted 1 year ago in TTC
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Busy bee

@FauxBoho:  I don’t have a short luteal phase but I do know other bee’s have it and have gotten pregnant. ChuckNorris is really good about remembering who has what :) I don’t have that knack.

There are things you can do if it is a short luteal phase, some of the ladies take B6 or BComplex to help lengthen their LP (entire cycle). I believe there are other things you can take as well such as Vitex, and even acupuncture is suppose to help.

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Honey bee

I was a short LP bee at first. Started taking B6 (most take a complex but I was already taking B12 seperately so a complex would have been overkill). I got my LP to a normal length (13-14 days) throughout the 4 months or so that I charted before TTC. When we did start TTC, we got pregnant our first cycle.

I think a B complex can really help, but it doesn’t work for everyone. Give it a whirl and see what happens, but it may take a few cycles to regulate you.

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Busy bee

@FauxBoho:  When I temped orally, I would have a few temps drop below my coverline. After I have switched to vagine-er, they are all staying above.

Only time will tell if this is AF or not, but you said you felt like it was coming on? Temp can drops for numerous reasons, implantation, AF approaching, erractic temps, etc…

That’s why we say it’s never over till it’s over! (AF comes)

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Busy bee

I was a short LP bee as well.  I was at 8-10 days for several cycles (I think 3 or 4 in a row) and really started to worry about it. But then I got my BFP the next cycle.  My guess is that my first “normal LP”  cycle and we got pregnant – because cycles really do tend to vary each month.  PLUS – just feel good that your TWW is that much shorter! (ok, not really true, because it still took me until 13 DPO to get the BFP)

I think what you’re doing now is right, keeping track of your cycle, seeing what happens. That way when you are ready to go, you can have a long cycle history to show your doctor if you need to.  That said, consider me a short LP success story.

I say watch and wait and see what happens for a while. I would (personally) hold off on taking anything until you talk to at least your GP if not your OB/GYN just in case the vitamins have any side effects. But I do know that some women have had success with the B vitamins mentioned above.

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Bumble Beekeeper

I have a short luteal phase (so FF tells me) but I have a short cycle. I have a 24 day cycle, I usually O on day 15 or 16.

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Busy bee

@FauxBoho:  I completely understand and am right there with you!! It could be implantation, the low temps and cramping! Unless you are using some sort of protection still!

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Helper bee

@FauxBoho:  Is it possible you actually ovulated earlier? Like on CD16? I’m only asking because it looks like you have a pretty good temp shift on CD17, and I’d guess FF would’ve given you crosshairs except for that one weirdly high temp on CD11. What happened that day? Doesn’t a white circle usually mean disturbed? Anyway, if you did ovulate on CD16, then you would have at least an 11 day LP, which is plenty long enough. Is this your first cycle charting your temps? If not, what is your usual LP?

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Busy bee

@FauxBoho:  So I am seeing a couple things…

1) The drinking can raise temps a bit, I don’t think you need to delete the temp but you can click to discard it (right next to where you enter your temp on AF) That way it is still there but FF doesn’t take it into consideration.

2) Changing your method or even your thermometer during a cycle can totally throw off your results :) So your right FF is probably a bit confused because of that.

This is all in the learning process, I am 4 months TTC now and just finally seeing what is regular and normal..although an issue here and there gets thrown in, of course! :)

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