Off the Pill for 2 cycles…don't think I'm ovulating…help!

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t have too much advice since I just stopped the pill a few weeks ago, but for the thermometor Lo meas it’s ready, if you read the directions it should say Lo every time before you use it. I also had a lot of clean, thin CM most of this first cycle. If it stretches a few inches it’s EWCM. I had several dark opks but never a clear positive, I also tested three times a day most of the time. They kept getting light and darker all through the cycle so I gave up. The only thing keeping me sane is my temps because I’ve done them consistently and had a slight rise the past two days so I’m hoping CD 16 was my O day. I think the best thing to do is chart everything you see, (OPKs, CM, and start temping with the BBT again). It may just take some time to get everything figured out, which is soo hard when TTC!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

With OPKs, some women just never get a true positive even though they are ovulating. Did yours get darker and then fade away again, or were they consistently light across the whole month?

Also, for some women the clear, thin CM is their most fertile type. I almost never had the classic stretchy egg white CM, but I was ovulating for sure. 

And finally, you can’t bring in a new thermometer mid-cycle – it just won’t be accurate. Are you taking your temp at the same time every day, as soon as you wake up and before getting out of bed? If you got out of bed to get the new thermometer when you noticed yours said Lo, it’s not surprising that it’s vastly different. As soon as you get up and move around, your temp jumps up and you’re no longer getting a true basal temp. 

It’s possible that your cycles are still regulating, but it also might just be that your body doesn’t give you all the textbook signs! Just keep tracking and hang in there. (And make sure you stick with the same thermometer all cycle!) 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Weddingobsessed:  Yes, it sounds like that stretchy glob was EWCM! You might not have even ovulated yet. O can vary and some cycles can be longer than others, especially fresh off the pill. My first cycle off BCP I O’d on CD22 and the next cycle it was CD28! Do you use FF to chart and do you have a link to your chart? Us bees in the charters of the hive threads can help you out since you’re newish to charting…come join us! 🙂

Oh, and DH and I will also be TTC in December, yippee! You can also join the Waiting to TTC threads if you want some company from other waiting bees. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Weddingobsessed:  I’m not sure if the jelly-like glob is EWCM or not… I’ve had that before, but usually after ovulation. But yeah, if it’s clear and stretchy I’d err on the side of caution and have sex. (Or not have sex, if you’re charting to avoid.)

And I didn’t know that about OPKs either, until I saw a reproductive endocrinologist and was like, “and I never get a positive on my OPKs, what’s wrong with me?” He said lots of women never get a true positive, and to just test two or three times a day and take note of whatever my darkest line looks like. 

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