Post # 1
Hello! Long time lurker! We are TTC and it is confusing! I am just starting my 3rd cycle off BC (after 13 years) and am new to charting. This past cycle I got a postive OPK (clear blue smiley face kind using FMU) on CD 14 but I’m also charting and had no other signs. Then CD 22-26 I had egg white CM and a temp spike so Fertility Friend registered ovulation on CD 24. What is going on?! We BD at the right time for both CD 14 and CD 24 but no such luck. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
@fsowife: it can happen – an OPK just measures the level of LH in your system, which is the last hormone to go through before O, but doesn’t confirm O.
Last cycle I had a +OPK on CD18, with a temp rise on CD19, but then it dropped back. I then actually Ovulated on CD28 (with a strange string of +OPKs for 5 days in a row leading up to it). I don’t think it is common, but it can happen. I attributed mine to a highly stressful weekend and a sinus infection. Here is my chart if you are interested (the second one down).
Hope it is more predictable next time around!!!
Post # 4
Thank you for sharing your chart! Glad I’m not the only one! Question for OPK users…the FMU is easier for me to use but should I switch and test in the afternoon?
Post # 5
My body has done many a false surge even with a 1-3 day temp jump only to not complete it until much later. I don’t opk since they just simply don’t work for me (oh the joys of PCOS – for me at least). I’m glad you are temping too so that you could see that your ovulation didn’t happen until later!
My chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2fd143
Post # 6
@fsowife: some people swear by FMU, my only warning is that I tend to still get a +OPK on the day OF my temp rise, which Fertility Friend is too late to get pregnant
I assume it’s leftover LH that’s been in my system since the day before. Not sure if this happens for everyone though… but I think afternoon is best. that’s what most OPK tests seem to suggest.