Post # 1
Hi ladies. First cycle TTC after a loss this past October. My question is about OPKs because they still confuse the heck out of me.
I have been using Internet cheapies for about a month with no luck so I splurged on the clearblue digital 7 pack. I did not get my smiley positive until this morning when I woke up but I also had a huge thermal shift this morning from 96.44 to 97.5.
I took and opk at 5 pm yesterday and it was negative as was the one the day before.
I’m just confused. If I got my first positive today and my thermal shift does that mean ovulation already occurred? FF says I might ovulate today or tomorrow but I suspect maybe it already happened….
Any insight would be appreciated!
This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by MrsMarie.
Post # 2
Are you only testing once per day? I know for some women (myself included), the LH surge is actually quite short, so if you aren’t testing at least twice per day, you might miss it. I’m not sure how the digital ones work, but I know for most it is recommended that you actually don’t test with FMU, because you could get a false positive (due to highly concentrated urine). When I used OPKs, I would test late morning and late afternoon/early evening. So, it’s possible that your positive from this morning was a false reading (due to the high concentration of LH in your urine after waking up), and that your surge actually occured yesterday morning (or overnight). Keep an eye on your temps over the next couple days and you’ll have your answer – if your temperature keeps going up, you did indeed ovulate yesterday. I do often have random spikes that don’t indicate ovulation, though (so if it goes back down, I’d keep on testing!).
Post # 3
MrsMarie: i would BD right now to cover your bases, since i cant see your chart i cant verify your theory of ovulation.
You need to test in the afternoon (2-3pm is the best) and twice a day. I usually surge later at night so if i test at 3 it will be negative, by around 7 it will be positive and i will ovulate the following day.
Post # 4
thank you both for your advice. as an update, I took another digital opk at 3:30 pm today and it was again positive. My last negative test was yesterday evening at about 5:30.
Here is is a pic of my chart. I will wait for more elevated temps ad bd tonight just in case. This is exhausting!!
Post # 5
MrsMarie: Either way it looks like you’ve had good timing! So, yeah, if you can BD today, I would, but if not don’t stress about it too much. The OPK results from today do have me scratching my head a bit, because from everything else on your chart I would have said you ovulated yesterday.
Post # 6
I know right? After taking OPKs twice daily for months and never ever getting a positive, I was just so surprised to get a positive on the day of a temp spike like this. I swear, my body is a crazy place! I keep trying to tell myself my timing has been good no matter if it was yesterday or today but seeing the positive is giving me a sense of urgency.
Thanks for responding!