(Closed) First time TTC, positive OPK before AF?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4111 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My guess would be that your body is regulating after coming off the pill. Keep BD’ing for good measure!

Post # 3
4058 posts
Honey bee

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TheSpecial :  Honestly I think you’re pulling a double whammy on your hormones by TTC the very same month you go off BCP’s. Nothing wrong with doing that, BUT I think the result is you’re going to have to sit back and let your body do its thing and just wait for AF for a few weeks. TTC tends to make people’s cycles go haywire as does going off BCP, so its extremely hard to predict what exactly is going on. I think you just have to wait it out. There really is no such thing as having perfect cycles on BCP, because you’re not actually having a natural cycle and the pill is regulating everything, not your body. Just keep doing your thing, stay healthy, BD, and let your body catch up.

Oh and using an OPK at this point in your cycle is likely to just confuse you, since you have no idea what was going on in the previous couple of weeks. This really could be when you’re ovulating or it could just be a hormone surge post-ovulation. I would definitely BD just in case though!

Post # 4
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

For what its worth, I was convinced my period was coming when I was pregnant with my son.  I felt totally PMSy.  I even told DH that it was going to come the next day on the Sunday night (we were a week out from our wedding and I was annoyed it was going to stick around for the wedding.)  Nope. Pregnant.  It felt exactly like PMS.  

Also, an OPK can show a BFP (apparently they aren’t sophisicated enough to tell the difference between the 2 hormones.)  But, an at home pregnancy test should show it at the same time.  You could just be ovulating late as you come off the pill and your cycle settles down. 

Post # 5
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

After coming off BCP I didn’t ovulate until CD27/28 for the three months I was trying before getting my BFP. I’d suggest your hormones are still regulating so keep up with the BD EOD until your period arrives.

If you don’t want to temp then buying some cheap OPKs to use all of next month might keep you more in the picture – although I should add that the month I got my BFP I had three lots of positive OPKs throughout the month until I finally ovulated (confirmed by temps) on CD27. OPKs are not necessarily fool proof. The only way to really know what is going on is to temp unfortunately.

You should also be aware that you don’t have ‘real’ periods on BCP – your bleed is artificially induced every month when you have your 7 day break due to drop in hormones hence why they would have seemed regular.

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