- 3 years ago
We use the ‘family planning’ method as our contraception and have done for the past 8 cycles – we are not TTC.
We have unprotected sex during my period and for three days after it stops. From days 10-15 we use condoms and we then abstain from days 16-23; I ovulate on day 20. I get my period on day 30, 31 or 32. My cycle and our ‘sex patterns’ have been like this for the past 8 months with no issue.
This month I was visiting my SO (we’re LD in different countries) and I have been so busy/stressed that while I’ve been taking my temps as per normal I’ve been saving them to my notes app on my iPad and not remembering to upload them to FF. We followed our usual pattern – except we had unprotected sex on a couple of the times days 13-16 (I know, I know) – and then had unprotected sex days 23 and 24 before I flew out.
I put all my temps (from day 13 onwards) in to FF on the 1st of this month and was surprised to see that it didn’t indicate ovulation on day 20 as per normal and that my temp shifts are so up-and-down. I told my SO it looks like I didn’t ovulate this month and had a mini panic attack (I’m paranoid that I have fertility issues after a miscarriage in 2012 which is why we decided I should get off the pill at the beginning of this year).
When I put in my temp on the 2nd, FF marked my ovulation at day 16, which really gave me a panic attack. Then yesterday and today my temps are consistently high. Obviously I’m confused.
Symptom wise I have sore boobs (which is normal for me), slight cramping (which I usually get before my period), and dizzy spells (which is also normal, though I feel I’ve had a few more than usual). I also almost fainted, was super dizzy, had blurred vision (for a second), tummy cramps, and nausea on day 21 and had the tummy cramps and nausea on days 22 and 23 too.
Experienced charters, does my chart look like a ‘you’re pregnant’ chart or not?