Post # 1
I’m a first time charter so please bear with me. The day before yesterday I had a positive opk. Yesterday my opk was negative, I had some slight cramping and felt nausea – which I thought poointed to O. BUT, my temp yesterday and today is still in the normal range that I’ve gotten all month. I usually chart in the 97.1 to 97.5 range. I was a 97.3 the day of my opk and have been 97.5 the last two days. Is this enough to signal ovulation?
Post # 3
I normally don’t have a temp spike until 3 days after my OPK is positive. There is a chance that you just haven’t ovulated yet. GL
Post # 4
Usually they count a temp change of at least .4 degrees to signal that ovulation has occured. I rarely have that much of a temp spike, though, even though I know I’ve ovulated (via sonogram), which my doc says is because I have really low progesterone levels. So that’s another possibility in addition to you just not showing your temp spike yet.
Post # 5
@cali_cat: Temperture is the only way to confirm ovulation, OPK’s are considered a secondary source. In other words, if your temp has risen, your crampy and have signs of O then the OPK can confirm it.
There are quite a few ladies on the bee that almost get positive OPK’s or positive OPK’s but they don’t ovulate. In my case, I only ever got positive OPK’s when I was about to O and it was always the day before. Each person can be different 🙂
Some people also get significant temp rises and others are only a few points away (like what your saying). You want 3 temps to be consistently higher than your last 6.
Post # 6
Thank you! Ill just keep temping I guess and see if it ever goes higher – or if it at least stays at the higher (for me) level. Glad that I have you ladies as a resource. 🙂
Post # 7
If this is your first cycle off of a hormonal birth control pill you may not ovulate this cycle. I didn’t ovulate my first cycle off of BCP even though I was getting positive OPKs
Post # 8
@cali_cat: Have you gotten a temp shift yet? I bet you will in the next 2 days… =) GL!
Post # 9
@ChuckNorris: You are so sweet to check back with me! Yes, temp shift achieved – woohoo!