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31/03/2013 at 16:26
Really dont know what to do or think...
My background of TTC:
Was on the pill for about 12 years and on the 11th Feb this year I came off the pill and we decided to start a family.
On 24th Feb I had my period which lasted until 1st March. Using ovulation sticks we detected my LH surge on the 12th of March and i most likely ovulated on the 13th/214th March. My next period was due 24th March.
Well so far I am 18 DPO and AF is now 7 days late. I have been taking preg tests (twice a day - morning first thing and evening) and they are all showing up as negative. I have had no symptoms of preg nor any signs of AF showing up.
I really dunno what to think or do????
31/03/2013 at 16:36
If you are just off the pill your cycles may be different lengths?? I use OPKs and previously had a positive at CD14 but didn't actually ov and got another positive at CD23. It's possible your body gears up for ov but doesn't actually release the egg.
I'd say keep doing the OPKs and DTD for the time being.
31/03/2013 at 16:44
Maybe you didn't ov when you thought? The only true way to confirm ov is scans. Opks detect an lh surge so maybe you ovulated lateror maybe you surfed then had another surge?????, I'd leave it a few days and test again x
I could have written that post. But mine came eventually. As Gillsy says, OPKs detect LH surge and not neccessarily Ovulation, as I have discovered many a time.
31/03/2013 at 16:46
yeah i think im getting back into regular cycles at the mo, is there a chance that i might have just missed a period (well the bleeding part of it) this month and am at the start of cycle 2? should i start opk testing and see if i have another surge??
31/03/2013 at 17:00
I'd think u should have a bleed as that's the womb lining iyswim it might just be a longer cycle this month since uv stopped the pill
31/03/2013 at 17:13
yeah thats what i thought, just looks like its a big fat neg for us this month and we cant start again and track ovulation etc etc and dpo's because i dont know day 1 of the new cycle yet, just feels like this wait is going to be forever!!
31/03/2013 at 19:29
You more than likely didn't ovulate when you thought as the opk's are only signalling that you might ovulate, they aren't a definite at all. When your af does arrive you can guess you ovulated 14 days prior but you might not ovulate for a while after stopping the pill as you can still have a period without ovulation.
31/03/2013 at 21:01
It took 40 days for my first AF to arrive, I made the same mistake of thinking I was pregnant when it didn't arrive after 28 days but sadly the pill confuses our bodies alot and it can take a while for it to work out how to function properly and can give all kinds of phantom ovulation or pregnancy symptoms in the first few months x
31/03/2013 at 22:24
I really would not start tracking ovulation and using opk at this point, just enjoy making babies as it really can start taking over your life. Also when you come of the pill it can mess with your cycles. Xx
31/03/2013 at 23:04
My second AF after coming off the pill arrived at 40 days after my 1st. I did so many pregnancy tests & even went to the doctors. It's frustrating but hopefully your cycles will settle down quickly, mine did after that.
01/04/2013 at 14:46
well still nothing yet, no AF no + now 19dpo
01/04/2013 at 15:41
Sorry it's bfn, I think that you can assume that you aren't actually 19dpo as an lp (luteal phase) wouldn't really be more than 18dpo max so maybe it's just a bit confusing as you are coming off the pill. Fx for a bfp soon
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