Post # 1
I haven’t seen anything written about this here. I’m just wondering if anyone else has used it?
It’s my first month and for the past two weeks I’ve been getting highs. No peak yet (and I’m on day 23). Starting to get frustrated! Wondering if anyone else experienced this? Is it more accurate on the second month?
Post # 4
I haven’t used it, but I would think it would be much more accurate the second month.
Post # 5
The first month will have you test more frequently (8-10 times) before you get your peak. The next months the monitor will “know” you a little better and you won’t have to test quite as often. Just a heads up, the monitor is preset to automatically give you 2 peak days followed by another high. To save test strips I always quit testing after I got the peak – not sure if that was a good idea or not as I am still not pregnant. Good luck to you!
Post # 6
I’ve used this for six cycles already. The first month (first month ttc), I never got a peak. I also had an unusually long cycle at 38 days, and extended spotting, which I’d never had before so I was kinda freaked. Doc couldn’t give an explanation either.
I tend to ignore my monitor now, and only start testing a couple of days before FF predicts O, and I also stop once I get my first peak. I have tested after first peak before, and it’s nice to see how dark the LH line is in comparison with first peak day, but the actual monitor is on auto-pilot so I take the reading with a pinch of salt. I’ve also noticed that my temps tend to show O a couple of days after first peak, but CM indicate earlier O.
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Post # 7
Thanks very much everyone. That’s reassuring
@pink_sherbert: . I was hoping that I actually had ovulated and it wasn’t picked up. I’ve always had regular cycles. I’m on cycle 4 trying so want to get more serious about it. I’m definitely going to try FF. It looks complicated but I’m off work at the moment so I have time.
@lonsk: I might try that. I got no peaks so kept testing. I’ve gone through 20! At €30 per pack it’s gonna be very expensive unless I try that!!
Post # 8
@lonsk: I did the same thing!
I used this and got our BFP after 3 cycles of using it. DH was out of town on my fertile days the first cycle lol. We had 4 cycles of TTC before that without success. My BFF also used it and got her BFP on her second icy clue and a friend of hers got the BFP on the first cycle. So yes I swear by it.
you get used to some of the weird readings. For me, my estrogen and lh surges always happened the same day so I never got high days only peak days. I did not test the whole 10 days after the first cycle. Actually my cycles were so long that it wanted me to test for 20 days.
Post # 9
@sit1010: Thanks very much. This makes me feel so much better. I reckon I’m out for this month (early neg test and PMT symptoms, not temping this month) but holding out hope for nxt month.
Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy 🙂