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MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 14:31:23

Hi everyone. Feeling on edge today as AF was due yesterday and have had very mild cramping so expected to get it today. Well... that hasn't happened yet and no real obvious sign that it will.

I had pink CM 3 days ago but nothing since. My BBT has stayed high, I think my chart confirms that ovulation definitely took place & confirmed by OPKs & CM.

I think the dip before the second rise in BBT is what confirms ovulation definitely took place - but might be wrong.

My period is very regular with minimal fluctuations and always starts 14 days after ovulation like clockwork.

However, I'm still getting BFNs!

I didn't have any symptoms in the tww - I usually get sore boobs around 4dpo that lasts until just before my period and that hasn't happened.

I have noticed since yesterday that I am getting aches in my back, hips and legs.

Anyone think I could still get a BFP even though I'm already 15dpo?

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AnxiousAnnie86 Thu 16-Apr-20 15:25:52

@mrsCOR I have just done a post very similar to yours! Looking at that chart I would say you definitely ovulated?! Does your temp normally drop before AF? I would just keep testing it might just be that hcg is slow to rise? What tests are you using?

I am due on today and my temp is still up? Had a negative frer yesterday but no cramps nothing, I have also had positive opks all day?!? X

MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 15:31:01

@AnxiousAnnie86 - hi there!!!

Yes I just looked at your post and very similar circumstances!

Yes it usually drops from around 37 down to 36.5/36.6 as AF arrives (the two happen at the same time).
I was due yesterday and temps still up!

I was using Sainsbury's own brand but after reading other stories I have ditched them for some Clear Blues. How about you?

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AnxiousAnnie86 Thu 16-Apr-20 15:38:58

@mrsCOR I used a first response yest which everyone seems to rave about but it was a clear negative.... it's the positive opks that ate completely throwing me today I always come
On AF exactly 14dpo..... I too always get sore boobs from ovulation like day one! They've only
Just started hurting last few days and mainly at night!

I know clear blue aren't that sensitive it took me
A while last time to get a positive on clear blue! X

MilsCookie Thu 16-Apr-20 15:51:05

hey ladies... I can't offer advice on your chart unfortunately as I don't temp but would just like to chip in and say the month I fell pregnant in October last year (although unfortunately ended in a missed miscarriage at 12 weeks sad) I didn't get sore boobs at all (I even wrote a post on here about it cos was so confused!) in my 2 week wait and I always get sore boobs from around 4dpo like you @MrsCOR!! Because I was in a different country I couldn't get hold of a test until I was about 17dpo and got a bfp then! Fingers crossed for you both!!

MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 16:03:35

@AnxiousAnnie86 Ah yeah I feel like I should order some first response from Amazon as I can't easily buy them. I think both have the same sensitivity so probably won't show if my levels are still low.

I was looking at my Flo app today to see what all my other cycles were like and this cycle is sooooo off and different which makes me think I might be pg but not showing up yet.

I noticed that most of my symptoms have been in the last 3 days too, including a sharp shooting pain in my boobs.

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MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 16:08:12

@MilsCookie - that's okay! So sorry about your miscarriage sad

I remember the first month ttc noticing my sore, aching boobs and was like "Oh I might be pregnant then" and AF turned up when it was supposed to. Then every month since then I've noticed the sore aching boobs so clearly a normal sign for me.

I symptom spot a lot so it has been really weird to not have any of my usual symptoms! I often get twinges/cramps too and I've literally felt nothing until 3 days ago

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MilsCookie Thu 16-Apr-20 17:20:02

@MrsCOR thank you. Have tried to have a month off "trying" this cycle as it was beginning to get me down... but we still dtd in my fertile window so currently at the start of my TWW... trying to relax a bit more this month though and assume I'm not pregnant! If you haven't got your usual pre-AF symptoms I'd definitely take that as a good sign and perhaps your HCG is just slow to rise? I usually get sore boobs and cramps the day before AF but didn't have any symptoms at all the month I conceived! Fingers crossed for you!

MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 17:29:06

@MilsCookie - I tried to have a month like that too and ended up not really hitting the right time! I've chilled out about it loads the last 2/3 cycles and just letting it happen.

Well I didn't have anything really until 3 days ago when I got the pink cm and mild cramps and presumed I was out and getting AF. But then my BBT has stayed high and the cramps have been minimal with no hint of AF. I think the tests I am using are not very sensitive either so we will see what happens tomorrow!

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MilsCookie Thu 16-Apr-20 17:57:35

@MrsCOR haha we are chatting on two threads. Love that you had your honeymoon in Florida! We're on cycle 4 since the mc ...the month I conceived was actually not planned. We had planned on starting to try in Jan 2020 anyway but got pregnant a few months too early, which was amazing, but then resulted in a mc so ended up "officially" starting in Jan 2020 anyway! As the first pregnancy was an accident I assumed we'd get pregnant quickly again... how naive I was! I know that 4 cycles is still really quick (if it happens this cycle) but I am just so impatient! Really need to just try and relax about it! Do you have any tips? x

MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 18:11:40

@MilsCookie - I literally just realised lol!

Honestly it was fab and want to go back asap!

Miscarriages are more common than you think and it is a shame that it isn't spoken about more. I suppose you know you can get pregnant its just how long it will take! It will happen though, probably when you least expect it!

I'm impatient too! I read "The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant" and really enjoyed it! You can buy a used version fairly cheap on Amazon.

Basically my view is that you should control what you can and let go of what you can't. Try everything you can leading up to ovulation/around ovulation but after that let it all go. Try not to symptom spot and delay testing as long as you can. I'm not very good at either of those things but definitely feel more relaxed about the whole ttc journey

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MilsCookie Thu 16-Apr-20 19:06:51

Awww glad you had a good time! I went as a child and absolutely loved it... hope to go back one day!

I know... they are so common and I never thought it would happen to me. I have therapy once a week (now via Zoom!) as I'm still coming to terms with it all. Just such a traumatic time and wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy.

Haha I've read that book too!! Lots of good tips. Thank you for your advice... very true about learning to let go of what we can't control! Fingers crossed for you testing tomorrow... I have a good feeling! Let us know how you get on. Lots of baby dust! star xxx

MrsCOR Thu 16-Apr-20 20:04:18

@MilsCookie I'm glad you are having therapy as lots don't but I think it's important to understand your emotions and move forward from them. It must be really difficult - I couldn't imagine going through it so I really feel for you.

Honestly it's a fab read and I recommend it to everyone I talk to!

I have everything crossed... have a feeling it might be another BFN but who knows!!! I will update in the morning 🥰🤞🌟

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MrsCOR Fri 17-Apr-20 07:34:36

BFN again and temp drop. Definitely think I am out now so not even going to bother testing again. Onto the next cycle sad

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AnxiousAnnie86 Fri 17-Apr-20 08:17:49

@MrsCOR I'm really sorry to hear that, AF Came for me too x

MrsCOR Fri 17-Apr-20 08:23:29

@AnxiousAnnie86 I'm never late for my period so really thought I was in with a chance until this mornings temp drop and bfn.

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MilsCookie Fri 17-Apr-20 09:42:01

@MrsCOR noooo I'm so sorry lovely sad I really thought this was it for you. AF is still not here so I'm keeping everything crossed for you. Big hugs xxxxx

MilsCookie Fri 17-Apr-20 09:43:03

@AnxiousAnnie86 sorry to hear AF arrived for you too hun. The disappointment when she rears her ugly head is horrible - I've been there! Sending lots of positive vibes - onwards and upwards to a new cycle and hopefully this is the one for you!! xxx

MrsCOR Fri 17-Apr-20 09:52:59

@MilsCookie - honestly the weirdest cycle I've ever had. No actual AF yet but imagine she is waiting for me around the corner (with a massive evil grin! angry)

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MilsCookie Fri 17-Apr-20 12:58:46

@MrsCOR ahhh it's just so frustrating isn't it. Hope you're okay! Let us know how you get on xxx

MrsCOR Fri 17-Apr-20 13:34:43

@MilsCookie - yep AF came this morning! I knew it once I saw the temp drop. Wasted a test too fgs! I'm alright but had a good cry in the bathroom 😅 going to not use opk tests or track bbt next cycle and just focus on DTD regularly. Not symptom spot and totally let go of all tracking and "trying hard" to get pregnant.

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MilsCookie Fri 17-Apr-20 15:32:49

@MrsCOR ahhh bless you - I usually cry every time my AF appears too. I blame the hormones though ha! Hope you're okay. I've attempted to do what you said this cycle and I definitely feel a lot better than I have done but around the middle of my cycle I just became obsessed with dtd as I knew I'd be ovulating soon!! Argh! This TTC malarkey is so stressful. Fingers crossed this new cycle is the start of the one which you conceive in!! xxx

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