(Closed) A Little Help from the Charting Bees please :)

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@apex:  It could be a fall back rise, a secondary estrogen surge, mouth breathing, or you ovulated earlier than you thought and it’s an implantation dip, or….the worst case scenario, you didn’t O yet.

With a falback rise or an estrogen surge, it doesn’t tell you much but it does make you freak out (I know because I thought I had one of these this month! lol).

Any chance you’ve been mouth breathing?

My first cycle charting was considered anov according to FF, because I was still just getting used to it =)

I hate hearing this, but it was very true for me this cycle – only time will tell. =/

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since you just went off BCPs, things may not be normal yet. Keep charting and see if the temp stays down. If it does, you likely didn’t ovulate.

My first cycle after BCPs was normal and looks like I O’d (yet FF couldn’t confirm a date). The second cycle was a mess. I had several temperature rises, only to fall back under coverline after a few days. My cycle was over 100 days, but somehow I still managed to ovulate, which looking at CM and the temperature staying up, I was able to determine. I ended up pregnant somehow as well.

Are you monitoring cervical mucus too? This would be a good thing to do if your not.

If you think you may be mouth breathing, you can take temps vaginally. Just don’t switch between the two, as the temperatures differ.

 

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: August 2012

My first probably 3 cycles after getting off BCP looked like paintball practice.  They were a hot mess.  After that, things settled down a little, I got into the habit of temping at the same time every day, and I even ovulated a few times (score!)

I’ve been off BCP about a year now and things look much better than they did the first few months.  Give it time 🙂

Post # 7
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@apex:  Nothing, they are just chart patterns. Like snoie said, your temp would just go back up if you did ovulate =)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@apex:  I agree with Chuck, it could be ANY of those things. If you just got off BC, this cycle could very well be a little wonky and your hormone levels could be all over the place. Good luck and keep us posted!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Sometimes a drop can indicate a surge of hormones (for example estrogen, as pp said). If your temp drops below the coverline more than once it can indicate a problem, but for the most part you will see a lot of fluctuation in your temps, even post-o. I am on the TCOYF website. Have you checked it out? It is great for asking charting questions, and even looking at charts people have posted. I have defiitely spent a little time stalking the pregnancy charts lately… Tongue Out

 

Post # 11
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@apex:  Haha oh boo! Traveling and temping is so hard! The first 3 times I went to visit my mom I didn’t even bother temping. Now I kinda have a rhythm there and temped this last time I saw her (situation was critical with my wonky chart!)

@missrain:  I second the pregnancy chart stalking thing. I spend about an hour before sleep every night looking at pregnancy charts. Is that weird? …yeah, I know it is.

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