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August 18th, 2013 04:23 PM #2316Member
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Loveday, I totally hear ya. Your symptoms do sound promising though!
On the OPKs-- Yeah, using the Wondfros. Definitely not the highest quality. I find that they misspell "past" on the directions a worrisome sign. But you just can't beat the price/get what you pay for. I am also tempted to go for a higher quality system. What's the Clear Blue Easy thingy like? I'd be tempted ('cause lord knows I haven't thrown enough money at TTC ), but am hesitant because a friend told me she tried some expensive OPK kit and it was burdensome/difficult to use. Don't know if it was the same kind.
Speaking of throwing money at TTC, I just went out and bought different Mucinex because I was taking 400mg of guia...whatever and Andie's post said 600mg extended release. So maybe mine was working a little bit then not. We shall see.
Loveday, I too am surrounded by happy pregnant women, and it bums me out. Colleagues thrusting ultra sound photos under my nose without me asking, etc. I live in an extraordinarily fertile neighborhood of NYC, so it's constant. Pregnant lady yoga class lets out right before mine. Worse-- I went to that prenatal class when I was 9 weeks along, right before my miscarriage, and looked like such a weirdo because I wasn't showing and they were huge and beautiful. And then like two months later, I'm in non-prenatal yoga. I'm sure no one noticed, but it makes me selfconscious (which my phone wanted to correct as 'self obscenities'. Well, no... but sorta).
So to go back to my confusion about OPKs, assuming these guys are at all accurate, those of you temping, how long after the (first/last) positive OPK does your temp rise? So I guess like Alzora, I'm asking how soon you tend to ovulate once you get the positive?
August 18th, 2013 04:36 PM #2318Member
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When did you all start using OPK's? Right from the start or did you 'go it alone' for the first couple of months?Married my best friend 19/09/2011
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August 18th, 2013 04:52 PM #2320Member
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I never 'went it alone', but for a few months I just charted temps and checked cervical mucus and kept track with Fertility Friend. But then I wanted another data point, especially since my temperatures don't chart out into a very clear pattern for some reason, and CM also doesn't necessarily line up with ovulation very well.
August 18th, 2013 05:54 PM #2322
Thanks for all the well wishes. I had totally expected to know for sure by today, but since it didn't work out that way, I'm so antsy!
@Loveday - Thanks for the reassurance. I know what you mean about pregnant women. There are three pregnant women at work and two men on staff have pregnant wives. After the last pregnancy announcement, everyone started giving me the side-eye and hinting at me being next. While I'd *love* to be next, I'd rather not have everyone watching me expectantly!
@Sophie - That all looks promising! I'm crossing my fingers for you. :-) As to OPKs, I hadn't planned on testing for a few months. I was going to just take my temperature because with my PCOS, I wanted to have an idea whether I was ovulating. I ended up some OPKs for free and they expire in September, so I decided to give it a go.Estella ~ Helena ~ Miriam ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Ruby ~ Ivy ~ MarillaPaul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Martin ~ Edmund ~ Fraser ~ Alexander
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August 18th, 2013 06:04 PM #2324
@daisychain - I've always used Clearblue ovulation sticks (the ones with three settings....circle, blinking smiley and solid smiley). They're always great at identifying when my LH surge is happening and are so easy to use. They are a bit more $$$ though, but the one month I tried cheaper ones they didn't work right and I got frustrated. So I stick with Clearblue.
Last edited by nowakasia; August 18th, 2013 at 07:02 PM.TTC #1