(Closed) What to do with no OPK peaks

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Don’t worry! I don’t use OPK’s but I chart, and I don’t usually ovulate until around CD 18-24, even with a 35ish day cycle. Also, have you been stressed? That can delay ovulation. But personally I think CD 17 is way too early to throw in the towel and think you didn’t ovulate this month! You just haven’t yet!. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wouldn’t worry too much…I tried using OPKs when we were ttc and i never got a positive! i know that OPKs are supposed to predict when you are about to ovulate, but i think since the timing of ovulation is so precise, you can easily miss it. I also never noticed any EWCM for several cycles UNTIL one time when i checked in the middle of the night (this was the night be conceived!). not sure if she was right, but my doc told me that its a myth that it takes your body a few months to adjust to not being on the pill – you probably bounced right back into a fairly normal cycle for your body. you should just keep paying attention to all these signs, but remember that you ARE likely ovulating at some point so it’s just a matter of time before you you catch the right timing!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree that you may have just missed it. I used them for the first time in February and never got a positive, but I’m sure I ovulated. (I had other symptoms) I think sometimes you just miss the surge. This month (starting tonight) I’m going to use them 2x a day, instead of once. It costs more, but I don’t care. 🙂

It is possible you haven’t ovulated, yet. Especially since you mention having longer cycles the last few months. Keep using them the next few days!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

A friend of mine had this problem– she said she wasn’t getting a peak and was freaking out. I told her to keep having sex, and sure enough, they conceived that month! So don’t give up. Even if you don’t SEE a peak, that doesn’t mean you don’t ovulate. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

hi! i also just started using these. first two months I didn’t get an positive results – i was guessing my O time based on an online calculator – this month I went a lot later, and I got a positive LH surge on day 21! pretty late — but my cycles are about 32/33 days…

definitely try testing later!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Definetly keep testing, especially if you have longer cycles. You may have missed it or it may have not happened yet. It is normal to not ovulate every cycle, it doesn’t mean there is anything wrong. I disagree with a doctor saying its a “myth” your body takes time to adjust after being on BCP. There have been far too many examples to show that it does take time.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

You may have missed it.  I use OPKs and I would miss it if I didn’t test twice a day.  Example:  this month, i tested: Wed AM – no peak, Wed PM – peak, Thurs AM:  no peak.  If I would have only tested in the AM, I would have missed it.  I have been off BCP for 3 months, and am similar to you – cramping 15-18, normal period, but no EWCM. 

 

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i only ever got one positive – so i’m no expert – but I didn’t wait 4 hours – but i made sure not to drink too many fluids for a few hours before.

and for some reason, they say not to test in the morning, but afternoon – and same time every day – but you probably knew that…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I got my peak on Day 22 this month.  My cycles average 32, but I’ve had a couple of 40s…

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I hold my urine for about 3 1/2 hours and don’t drink more than one sip of water during the afternoon at work and go straight home and test (6pm). It isn’t fun, but I know it will give more accurate results. Mine says that 12-8pm are the best times to test with OPK’s, unlike pregnancy tests that are better used first thing in the A.M.

If you can’t hold it 4 hours, try 3 hours and limit your water intake!

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