Post # 1
I just started charting this month (we have been trying for about 2 months now after coming off of birth control around Christmas time) and for the life of me I cannot figure out what my chart is doing.I had all the ovulation symptoms but no temperture rise to confirm it.
I have been sick for practically the last two weeks with a horrible cold (I got better for 2 days about 4 days ago then got sick again and am just now starting to feel better) so I dont know if that could be affecting anything.
Could you please just look at my chart and let me know your thoughts as my tempertures have been so crazy I have no idea what to think. My Chart
FYI: my cycle last month was 29 days.
Post # 3
@College: I’d say the high temp was a fever so you could “disturb” it if you want and that you haven’t ovulated yet. Getting sick can delay things. Just keep charting!!
Post # 4
OMG, you could totally have stolen my post! I have had the same thing happening, NO temperature rise! It’s absoluteyly ridiculous and I cannot find a good explanation for it. I did use an OPK which was positive, but then after one temperatuer spike day right after supposed ovulation, it came back down and stayed in the 97.0-97.6 range not ONCE going back up over the 98 degree highest temp.
WHAT THE HECK?
I’m going to continue charting and hope that this month is a fluke 🙁
Post # 5
Also, I just looked at your chart and it looks exactly like mine. Amazing!
Post # 6
@greengrass-what I do not get is that I had all the CM signs of ovulation but then nothing happened…is that normal
@jurisprudence-that is really amazing. well hopefully our bodies will figure it out soon because this is just plain annoying, lol.
Post # 7
@College: Agreed! I was just thinking about it, that how could the OPK actually be positive but then the temperature stay so low after the predicted ovulation? Baaaah! <scream of annoyance>
Post # 8
You’re body can show all the signs of gearing up for ovulation and then not actually ovulate due to illness, stress etc. Same goes for the OPK, your LH surge is all about gearing up to ovulate but it’s not a guarantee that you will ovulate.
Just remember that when charting you’re looking for patterns of temperatures rather than isolated temps.
Post # 9
@Kemma: Thanks! Yes, I have definitely considered the possibility that this was an anovulatory cycle. Considering it’s my first cycle charting I was hoping for something more regular 🙂 Fingers crossed this cycle will be fine and actually release an egg! YAY!
Post # 10
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@College: Definitely keep charting. Some women get a secondary batch of fertile CM if ovulation takes place later in the cycle. 🙂
Post # 11
@College: If you were taking cold meds, those can definitely delay ovulation, so I wouldn’t worry about the fact that you haven’t Oed yet!
Post # 12
@bunny: Thanks!! I had heard that so I avoided taking them-which really sucks now….if I knew I was going to be delayed anyways I would have just taken them-I’d probably be feeling better by now, lol.