(Closed) Charters- Please help! Is FF Right?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you taking your temp at the exact same time every day?

Are you sleeping ok?

I find if I’m not sleeping well my chart is useless. I had a string of days last month where I was waking up at 4 a.m. and FF decided that I ovulated then (I knew I ovulated earlier) because I had spikes then as well.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

However, reading your mucous signs, FF is probably going by them. If you got wet, most likely that’s the fertile mucous. If it can’t read your temp signs, it will fall back to mucous.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s probably what it is then. You wouldn’t think waking up for an hour or so would have a huge effect, but it totally threw me off last month!

Maybe try to rely on the mucous signs. Or check your cervix if you’re comfortable with that.

If you start noticing that you always have fertile mucous around day 20, pay close attention to your body around that time of the month. When I knew when to expect to ovulate I realized it was very apparent when I was. I hadn’t noticed the pain in the past (probably thought it was gas or a pulled muscle) but now that I know it’s coming I can feel it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As long as you’re religious about paying attention to your mucous signs you should be fine. That’s why charting has multiple back ups!

I know girls that have done either mucous only or temp only and have found charting to be super reliable!

I’m on medication that affects my mucous, so I’m pretty much relying on temps only (which freaks me out when I can’t sleep through the night!)

You should be fine!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

The FF formula with temping is pretty straightforward… it calls ovulation the day before your temp stays up for 3 consecutive days. It’s possible that you missed the hormone surge with the OPK. Sometimes the surge itself can be pretty brief and hard to pin down. Also, like MissMaryMC is saying, lots of things can jack with your temperature and make it less reliable.

All things considered, based solely on that chart, I might argue it one day in the other direction, but I think FF is either dead on or very nearly dead on. But since it’s your first cycle, it might just be best to see how the rest plays out. That way next cycle you’ll have a better idea of how your body behaves and what falls within the normal range for you personally. I know that’s a poopy answer, but it’s the best I’ve got.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you trying to conceive or trying not to conceive?

I’d make the fetility window bigger or smaller depending on your situation.

FF is usually a day or two off for me (based on charting through couple to couple league’s methods). But I haven’t had a chart that was drastically off. Even when my temp respiked because of not sleeping it was only by 2-3 days.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@roxy821: I know this answer is SO frustrating and I hate it but….I think a lot of it will depend on what happens with your temp tomorrow. It looks like for the earlier part of your cycle your temp kind of went up and then back down. If it goes up again tomorrow I think that I’d be a little more inclined to think that you actually did O. When do you take your OPKs?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m going to have to agree with Elley. If your temp stays up tomorrow, I think you probably did O.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@roxy821: Are you still taking OPKs? I know that you can get random EWCM sometimes but whenever I have it we BD just in case..even if it’s in a completely random stage of my cycle, just to be sure 🙂 I totally get the impatience…I’m an impatient person usually so TTC pushes me right over into insane!

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