Post # 1
Ladies, this is my first cycle off the pill and our first cycle charting and using OPK’s. I charted all of my (wondfo) OPK’s as negative because the test line was not as dark as the control line. However, my OPK’s from today and yesterday have absolutely no test line, which makes me believe that maybe my previous negative results were actually positive. It is important to note that I am a night shift nurse so some temps were done in the AM and some in the PM, depending on when I was working/sleeping. All of my temps were done after a solid period of sleep though. But that may explain some outliers. I just want to know if I ever did ovulate.
Here is a link to my chart. Any help is appreciated.
Post # 2
You may have ovulated on CD 15 but it’s too early to tell. Do you have a temp for today? It usually takes at least one or two full cycles to see when you are ovulating. I’d wait a few days and see how your temps lay out.
Post # 3
I don’t have a temp for today yet because I worked last night. I will get one this afternoon when I wake.
Post # 4
MrsM914: I also work nights/days on rotation. So I temp after I wake up from a block of sleep when I’m on nights (I’m also on nights right now. Wahoo. No, not really.)
I’ve noticed (first month off the pill) that even after a block of sleep my nights temps are higher than my day shift temps. I’ve put in a custom note on FF to track my night shifts on the chart easily (so when I look at it I can tell easily if the spikes correlate with night shift.)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/53972b (that’s my chart, if you want to see what I mean. Also, I was on vacation until yesterday, so there should have been a lot more night shifts this month!)
I ended up discarding the earlier night shift temps this month. I’m not sure if I’m going to have to now.
What I’m hoping is to see if there’s a pattern (ie: on nights I’m consistently xdegree higher than on days) but I think its going to take a few months to sort it out. But then I might be able to correct for nights (at least in my own mind, maybe not on FF.)
I think when we finally get around to trying, I’m going to have to take OPK tests as well.
Also I didn’t O anywhere near day 14 this month, it’s still pretty early. That high temp – was it a night shift?
Post # 5
My highest temp on the chart was when I was on vacation so it was in the morning after sleeping through the night. i am so confused because the OPK’s have not been what I would consider positive ever but they have gone from a faint line to no line so maybe they were positive and I didn’t know.
Post # 6
MrsM914: I added you on FF. I hope that’s ok. I thought it might be nice to have someone else who has the same night shift challenges on there!
Post # 7
Technically speaking, for an OPK to be considered positive, the test line needs to be as dark or darker than the control line. However, many women never get a line as dark as the control, and still ovulate, so it’s possible you did. It’s also possible, especially since it’s your first month off BC, that your body geared up to ovulate but never actually released an egg.
Post # 8
It doesn’t look like you o’d yet. I agree with Miss Apricot: your body probably got ready to O but never did. its possible it will take a while for your body to regulate after coming off the pill.
Post # 9
sostobe: that’s is fine. How does that work when you add someone? I’m new to all this.
AOriver: Miss Apricot: thanks for the input, ladies. A girl I work with was the same with her opk’s when she got pregnant so we shall see in a few weeks either way!
My doc told me to wait to get off the pill until we were ready to TTC because I would be most fertile the first three months, so that’s why I waited to stop the pill but I wouldn’t be surprised if I didnt O this month.