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28/10/2013 at 19:01
of trying and after a bit of storm sex this morning my period came. I wanted to cry.
I am ordering my OPK tomorrow online. Bad day at work too and so cried when I got home.
This how ttc is really frustrating isn't it?
No real point to this post...
28/10/2013 at 19:13
Oh CJ, im so sorry. It can be really horrible. Have your cry. Very understandable. Big hugs.
28/10/2013 at 19:33
I'm sorry love, I know just how frustrating it can be.
How are you tracking ovulation each cycle? Are you temping?
28/10/2013 at 20:33
Thanks ladies. It's sp good to have this forum.
started temping but couldn't really get on with it. I would take my temp as soon as got up biut would change each time as I tried to get an average of 3.
I couldn't shake the feeling that I didn't really need to track stuff as I always seemed to ovulate at the same time and be pretty obvious but 7 months in and no sign of a baby I'm going to get a OPK
28/10/2013 at 20:45
I know how you feel, TTC can be so frustrating. I found temping good, I just did the first temperature not an average, but I know not everyone likes it. I've used OPKs for a bit but found them difficult to rely on. i hope you're feeling better and more optimistic soon.
28/10/2013 at 20:47
CJ - temping really is the best way to be sure you are ovulating. What kind of thermometer did you use? It should always be your first temp that you use.
28/10/2013 at 21:06
Hi Saffron it was a digital one but only 1 decimal point. Maybe I should give it another go. I started to keep it by my bed but still found it so hard to remember as soon as I woke up whe my head was all foggy and sleepy.
Maybe I will try it again in conjunction with teh OFK when it arrives (planning on ordering tomorrow)
Thanks Saffron for all your tips and advice. i will try it again and start from tomorrow, and as it'll be the 2nd day of my AF I'm guessing it should be my *normal, non-ovu* temperature.... or is that wrong?
28/10/2013 at 21:52
Sorry to hear your period arrived CeeJay, I got my bfp this time round on first cycle of using CBFM which was cycle 7 or 8, I lost track. Worth considering, best money I spent. I too didn't get on with temping, I didn't remember to temp first thing, but that was much easier for me.
28/10/2013 at 22:25
It all depends on whether you are sure you are ovulating or not. Other than a blood test, temping is the only thing that can confirm ovulation for you.
I set an alarm for 7am, and one for a few mins later, for every single day. That way, I always take my temp at exactly the same time and for exactly the same amount of time, every day. I often go back to sleep afterwards. When I used to start work earlier a few months back, it was 6am and a few mins past, I always fell back asleep when done.
Even just one cycle will give you peace of mind, and let you confirm ovulation. Good luck!
29/10/2013 at 11:08
Sorry you are feeling like this CeeJay, cycle 7 was a bad one for me as well and I got very down with it all. I've got a CBFM now and this is my second cycle of using it. I did find temping helped and did it for 3 months just to confirm everything was doing what it should, after a couple of weeks the waking up becomes habit! Good luck with it x
29/10/2013 at 11:35
Thanks ladies again. Really appreciate all the advice and tips.
I've decided to basically get on everything I can and spent my whole morning at work tracking down a CBFM and I now have 2 reserved one in Kingston boots and other one in the Wimbledon store depending on when I can get out of work! Didn't realise until went online that you need to set it frkm first day of cycle but if I get it today apparently I can set it up to day 4 of my cycle! Hence mad rush to track one down. Will also temp as well.
87% effective apparently!
Hopefully easy to work!
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