Post # 1
Hi, I have an appointment to see my doctor later this month (we’ve been trying for 6 months but are older so she wants us to come in). We were emailing before the appointment and I told her that for the last 3 months that I’ve been using OPK I seem to be ovulating around CD 20 with a cycle of only 28/29 days. This would lead me to beleive I have a short luteal phase. All 3 months I’ve started the OPKs before CD 14 so I make sure I don’t miss my O. She said she thinks based on my cycle length I’m probably ovulating around CD 14. I don’t really want to question her but 2 of the 3 months I clearly felt O pain sometime the next day after pos OPK. Did anyone O earlier in their cycle without a pos OPK?
I feel like she’s going off very little information and just based on what a typical cycle should be. I’m not temping yet, we were trying to ease into trying (the first 3 months we just winged it). I was on BPC for 15+ years so it’s possible my cycle is still trying to regulate.
I take back every snarky thought I had about friends that went loony when TTC, it’s really pretty frustrating. Last month I was sure I was pregnant only to wake up at 5am to AF coming on with a fury!
Post # 2
You should start OPKs earlier than CD 14, like CD 9 instead. She could be right. Ov pain could be a cyst and ov pain doesn’t mean ovulation by any means.
Post # 3
I think you are right, but for the hell of it try using your OPKs earlier (maybe starting CD11) just to make sure it’s not earlier. But I don’t see how you can have a positive OPK a week after you’ve already ovulated, unless I’m missing something (or unless you’re pregnant!). And I would start temping anyway next cycle, then you won’t have to wonder which day it was.
Post # 4
I would definitely start temping next cycle!
Post # 5
honestly I would trust the OPK. Your doctor is assuming you ovulate based on no info whatsoever- just an average for an average person. You have actual info (the OPK) to go off, not just an assumption. Maybe temping will give you some more “proof” to show her. Best of luck! You are right, I felt so differently about TTC once I actually started! Hang in there.
Post # 6
Definitely temp Bee! That way both you and your doctor will know what’s going on based on your own data, not just what should/could happen!