(Closed) Long cycles and fertility signs? /chart help

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I used to have really long cycles!   I think you ovulated 5 days later than what Ovusoft has predicted.  It’s so hard to figure it out with just temperatures alone.  I wish I still had my old charts, but I think mine bounced all around, and then finally, I would see my shift.   What settings do you have the software on?   I would do temperature only, if may be looking for your cervical fluid settings too.

 

eta- That drop after your temp went up is called a fallback temperature.   Some people think they could be a sign of implantation, but don’t focus on that since it often is just a fluke.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually would even guess O happened a day before the software guessed it at.  Put a note where the rule of thumb was, just in case you want to look back at it.

How frustrating for you!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have long, irregular cycles. I started charting long before we started TTC. I’m going to try to show you my longest cycle, where I didn’t O until cd43! Stress really affects my O’ing and this was an extremely stressful 2 months for me. You will notice that my temps jumped around a little bit (much more than yours!) but stayed in the lower range until after I O’ed. I also notice that my temps are much more all over the place when I’m stressed as well. Oh well, good news, the cycle after this I O’ed on cd23 and we got pregnant on the first try ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree more with your second chart, where you O’ed later, though I’d guess more like cd23 myself. Anyway, hope this helps!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are you just off the pilll?    I found that I took vitex (herb) and it helped and vitamin B complex helped me the most.   Sometimes it just takes time and it will settle too, my crazy cycles were back when I first started charting and was with my ex.  (Not saying you have stress, but it did definitely get better.   My cycles are 31 days now.)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@cvbee:๐Ÿ™ Bummer. i have crazy long cycles, too. I used to love it because it meant less periods, but now it means less chances to try for a baby.

And… lots of frustration with my chart and what-not.

I agree with MapleBecky and think that the second chart is more accurate.

I started using OPKs because the temp alone on such a long cycle was driving me batty. OPK + on CD 27 and 28, which ended up with O on CD 28-29.

Like AvantLaLettre, my temps also jump around a little more than yours, and they jump around worse with stress. I went to the ER and my temps were wild for 4 days and freaked that I O’d at the ER when they had to do an x-ray. Turns out–no–just stress.

 

Good luck!

Post # 11
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@cvbee: I’m just stalking your cycle chart and WOW – your temps are so calm! Mine are all over the shot – which makes it hard to pinpoint when things are happening. I’ve been doing it for months and months now and they’re always erratic – maybe it’s just me?

Either way, it looks like you can read yours well. Hanging out for some good news over the next few months! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Post # 13
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@cvbee: How cool is that? Exactly the same temp – wow. I set mine to my alarm clock (7am every morning) and it doesn’t matter how regular I take it, my temps are off the charts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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