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Bouncytree Tue 20-Oct-20 12:20:35

I can’t tell if I have peaked and missed it, or if I am yet to peak.

I was at 40% high one evening...but then back to low levels and fluctuating slightly since then. Back to 0% now. See picture

Could I have peaked overnight and missed it? Is that even possible? Are my LH levels just fluctuating as they go down? if I’m now at 0% does that mean The peak has passed?

Last few cycles testing I got very clear peaks 100-200%. So I am very confused by all this! We have been DTD every two days in case 😅😅😅

Can anyone shed on light on what might be happening? So confused 🤪

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Juno231 Tue 20-Oct-20 13:20:11

@Bouncytree I think it's just early days and that you'll get a peak this week smile It's unlikely you'd have had a peak on CD9 - when did you get it the last few cycles?

Bouncytree Tue 20-Oct-20 14:34:55

Thanks @Juno231 Yes I thought it was early and unexpected...I just felt very hormonal and tested and was surprised to see 40%....is it normal for LH to go up and down though not peaking?

Last few cycles ovulated at CD 14 or 16

I didn’t notice and change in CM yet so I would be surprised if I had ovulated.

Looks like lots of BD for me this month then 😅 out of the blocks wasaaay early 😆

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Rachel93x Tue 20-Oct-20 20:51:32

Hey, can I ask what app that is you use?🙈

Rachel93x Tue 20-Oct-20 20:52:17

I only ask because I'm exactly in the same boat as you! Mine are darker but not positive and then barely visible on the next test 😭

Bouncytree Wed 21-Oct-20 12:01:14

Hi @Rachel93x I hear you! So confusing isn’t it. I’m using Femometer it worked fine for me last few months with clear peaks, but I did test earlier this month so perhaps hadn’t seen this pattern.

I’ve had more CM last 2 days which is normally a sign for me. I normally use it as a prompt to start testing.

How are you getting on? I’m still rising and falling today!

Someone on another thread mentioned to check for dilution - that is drinking too much water and diluting the hormone levels, might be the cause alright

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Rachel93x Wed 21-Oct-20 12:16:53

@Bouncytree Thank you so much. I currently use premom but I thought I'd try another app!

Month 1 was CD14 for ovulation, Month 2 was CD21 and today marks CD17 so I probably should chill out a bit but I like to know everything is in working order, especially as last month we have a CP pregnancy so this month is more to make sure it's back to normal 🙈

I've only done one today, held my wee for a couple hours and came up as this photo below..but I've had darker tests but not the peak on CD10, CD15 and even yesterday my first one was darker! Then just goes faint and end up being half as dark as that test line come night time 😭 I don't really notice my CM, even to the point I spoke to my dr but she said having a CP means I do have it, it's maybe just not as much as other women! To make matters worse ive had period cramping from about CD12 as well so this cycle feels all over the place.. we shall soon see!

We really do like to stress ourselves out! Sorry for the long response 🙈 hopefully we get our peak soon and fingers crossed for a BFP 🤞🏻🤩

Bouncytree Wed 21-Oct-20 12:28:24

@Rachel93x I know it can all be very stressful!

Did you read this on pre mom about different types of peak? Found useful

premom.com/blogs/how-to-use-ovulation-tests/surges-and-peaks-gradual-onset

Oh if you had chemical pregnancy your hormones may be everywhere. I had MC at 5 weeks and I had the most intense symptoms- Brest tenderness, angry, nausea everything! I also felt super anxious and was doing PG tests when it wasn’t even possible to be PG and also OPKs st the same time, I think it was my way of trying feeling in control again after what happened. That said I ovulated fine and cycle returned to normal after 28 days. The next month was much better.

Be kind to yourself if you can!

I am back down to low level again today still no peak! How do you find Premom? I might try

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Rachel93x Wed 21-Oct-20 12:34:43

Oh that link looks handy, thank you!

Yeah I was 5 weeks exactly, that was 2 weeks ago Monday just gone, so maybe this month will be all over the place but still a normal period 🤞🏻 I do find myself stressing as the months go on, but I did last month aswell when I ovulated CD21 (just wasn't my app said I would) so I've still got a few days 🙈

I downloaded the app you use and that gave me a 36% and Premom gave me 0.39 so they seem pretty steady! I love the Premom app, been using it for about 4 months now after a very delayed/missed period! I do find it handy and you can also keep all the info together, very similar to Femometer! I think I'm going to use both for a couple months 🙊

Rachel93x Wed 21-Oct-20 12:36:08

I really should spell check 🤦🏼‍♀️

* As the month goes on
* Just as my app said I would

Rachel93x Fri 23-Oct-20 14:39:09

@Bouncytree how are you getting on? I've JUST got a blazing positive opk, so happy!!

Bouncytree Fri 23-Oct-20 21:01:36

Yay!! At last. Time for a BD 💃😆 I like the computer keyboard shot there, lol work life all mixed up at the moment.

Me too!! Finally headed towards the peak at 132% yippee. DTD last night and will probably do tomorrow too. Fifth time this month! I don’t think I can take anymore 😅 Def covered tho 🤣

I’ve never tested so early, so didn’t know my pattern. So I’ve learned my lesson....no CM I’m Not ovulating. And I do seem to peak on or within a day of predicted.

That’s ovulation done. And now the TWW 🙈 when are you due AF?

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Rachel93x Fri 23-Oct-20 21:08:38

Oh god I know, I realised AFTER I posted the photo that I looked really grotty 🤦🏼‍♀️ I promise it's my own keyboard in my home office for my own use (wfh life is VERY handy when peeing on sticks - every few hours like me today haha)

Glad to see we've finally had our peaks!! DTD last night too, along with telling my partner we need to do it tonight too! Hoping we're covering all the bases this month 🤞🏻 both the apps tell me tomorrow for ovulation, so I knew I should of just chilled out a few days ago 🥺

The dreaded two week wait, is the worst part of it! I've promised myself no testing early this month either..let's see how long I can last 😅 AF is due 7th November - give or take a day with my cycles! How about you?

Bouncytree Fri 23-Oct-20 21:25:08

Lol oh I didn’t even think of that. I’ve been doing opks so often I’ve just been casually leaving them around. Prob not such a good idea!

It’s hard to be calm about it. There’s always the what if at the back of your mind. I think I was afraid of missing the peak. Gonna try to trust it more next month. Though it’s easy to say isn’t it.

I know I’m the same. Always a battle with myself to resist testing, and then cave and run to the chemist for a FRER get a negative and then none the wiser! After MC I certainly don’t want to know early just in case. Will try wait for the missed period. Im due the 5th I think....app just shifted my dates cos ovulated late.

Getting ready to resist the phantom symptoms....jez it’s torture isn’t it ! 😱😭🤣

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Rachel93x Fri 23-Oct-20 21:33:07

You're totally right, I need to remind myself my ovulation day isn't normally until CD21 and to chill out 😂

That's exactly the reason I don't want to test, had I not tested last month I'd of been none the wiser 🥺 although good to know because if it happens a further 2 times my dr said they would refer me, but still early days!

It's about this time of the month it gets exciting that something could happen in the next couple of weeks and I can't face the thought of AF or negative test, but need to just go with the flow I suppose!🤪

It's absolute torture, I've got fingers crossed we both hopefully get some good news come the end of the first week of November 🤞🏻

Bouncytree Sat 24-Oct-20 08:32:33

Well we can try...might not do much good 😆🤷‍♀️😂. It can be hard to keep a lid on it once it gets under your skin. I have managed a few months to keep calm about it by talking myself out of testing and waiting for AF but other times I’m all over the place. Esp after MC the feelings are so intensified.

Yes it is good to know what’s going on alright. I could be wrong but I think it is only after MC 3 times they investigate...that is if it implants so after AF should arrive. It’s a CP if it happens before implantation but a MC after implantation. But you do often see early MC referred to as CP and they are very similar in that they present like a period.

Yes it is exciting to think about the possibility in the next few weeks. We have to be able to dream a little! Come on bfps! It’s such a dark art isn’t it 🤣

One more BD for me tonight and at least I can have a rest then 😂😂😂

Let me know how you get on!

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Bouncytree Mon 26-Oct-20 16:52:29

How Are you doing @Rachel93x? Did you get your peak? After all my I’m going to chill out etc I’m already symptom spotting at 2 days dpo 🙈🙈🙈 it’s going to be a long 2 weeks!!

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Rachel93x Tue 27-Oct-20 07:37:11

I did! I got it Saturday, it was 1.59 and I've never had it that positive before & checked Sunday and it had gone down so it was CD21 again this month 🙌🏼 happy its the same as last month. So I'm 2DPO today! I've figured I get sore boobs once I've ovulated - So I need to count that out as a symptom 🤦🏼‍♀️

How are you getting on? Ah I think we all say we will chill and then we're straight onto checking any little twinge 🙊 I'm not going to do any test this month unless I'm late - I have a feeling it won't be this month, weird when last month I felt it was the month and did get the positive! When do you plan on testing?

Bouncytree Tue 27-Oct-20 20:01:57

Woop for ovulation! Kinda good to see some kind of pattern emerging. I’m finding CD14 or 16.

Lol I know we’re so focused on our bodies I think and just want everything to be a symptom. Raging indigestion here and feeling rosy cheeked all the time. Too much central heating or symptom ? 🤷‍♀️🤣 3 days dpo, 8 days to go. Due on the 4th, gonna try wait till then...can’t face the BFP would rather see AF. Will prob test on day of though! When are you due to test?

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Rachel93x Tue 27-Oct-20 21:49:20

Omg yes me too, last time I got a positive I had achey teeth but Im like, I hope I don't have the same symptoms as last month seen as it all turn to crap 🙈

Eeek, that will come round so fast! My app and 14 days after ovulation is the 8th November for me but I have noticed spotting 2 days before AF..so I'm guessing I'll be aware if AF is arriving on the 6th & if he ugly face isn't here by the 8th I'll test then 🤞🏻

I just need to remind myself this is only officially month 3 of trying! I thought it was month 4 for some reason but checking back on the Premom app I've only filled the DTD, ovulation sticks etc for the last 2/3 including this month!

Char899 Wed 28-Oct-20 11:19:54

Hi ladies! I wonder if anyone can help? First month using opks as I have no idea when I ovulate generally. Only came off the pill 2 months ago so not sure if my cycle is still a bit off! Does this look like a true peak to you? It was only there for less than 3 hours? I’ve had “high” since cd5 with one random low. My cycle was 28 days last month and 30 the month before (I was on the pill before that) can anyone shed some light? It seems odd to me that it would last such a short time and never got particularly high! Oh just to add I have had ewcm the last few days so it kind of makes sense for ovulation to be near!

Rachel93x Wed 28-Oct-20 11:42:09

Hey lovely!

It looks like your surge is on the way! If you have a 28-30 day cycle you're likely to see a positive between day 13-16 roughly!! But it certainly looks like it's headed in the right direction 🙌🏼

Char899 Wed 28-Oct-20 12:54:25

@Rachel93x ah thank you 😊 that’s what I hoped! I’m going to test again this afternoon to see if anything’s changes. I have a few little cramps in my stomach but no change in temp yet so I’ll keep testing and dtd 😊

Bouncytree Wed 28-Oct-20 19:08:00

Hi @Char899 I was the same this month! Keep rising and falling, went from 0 to 40 and back down again and I kept thinking I’d missed the peak or peaked over night. But sure enough a clear peak showed in time....mine tend to go to 100-200% when I’m peaking and it’s really clear when it happens. Picture attached. So keep testing at least twice a day and more if you see it going up. No getting if the hook with the BD for you yet 🤣🤣🤣

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Bouncytree Wed 28-Oct-20 19:15:55

@Rachel93x I know what you mean, you feel like it’s a flashback rather than moving forward. The doctor told me each pregnancy is kinda in its own box- it’s own set of chromosomes, it’s own placenta etc. Makes me feel a bit better about trying again.

Achey teeth is a funny one isn’t in. I have a funny one too...my hip joint aches and clicks. sounds ridiculous 🤣 I just my hip stretching in my first pregnancy...the hormone relaxin makes everything more stretchy...and the last two times I had implantation the release of relaxin made my hip go again. So like you I think I might have an idea before I test. It’s kinda one of the only symptomsI can trust.

Had a bit of light headedness today and was delighted 🤣🤣🤣.

Yes it is early days. It just feels like forever!

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