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31/10/2013 at 20:49
I haven't posted here before so hello.
I am on my first real cycle of TTC and on CD14. I have been doing OPKs since CD10 and keep getting negatives. I have tried first thing in the morning with CB ones and then again in the aft/eve with both CB and OBK strips. I have had some EWCM but not as much as I have noticed in previous months.
I am worried that I am not ovulating. I think I'm worried more as my sister had similar problems due to pcos and it took her 3 years to get pregnant with additional help.
Any advice? Might I have missed it or be too early or is that it for this month?
31/10/2013 at 21:27
Im fairly new to opks but this month i persevered & i didnt get a positive until CD19, so keep going & hopefully u'll ov soon!
Hope ur TTC journey is a short one :)
01/11/2013 at 11:03
Hi there. Very few people have exactly 28 day cycles and ovulate on day 14. Keep doing the opk's and chances are you'll get a positive soon - If AF (your period) arrives and you don't get a positive don't worry, you might just be a short surger and missed the positive result this cycle. Next month try doing two opks a day during your suspected fertile period (one morning/one evening) and chances are you'll pick it up.
However if you were on hormonal contraception prior to this cycle then please do not fret if this cycle is alot longer than expected as it can sometimes screw your cycles up x
01/11/2013 at 11:24
what are your cycles like normally? how long?
dont use the CB in the afternoon, these should only be done with FMU so dont waste them as they arnt cheap either
do you have any issues, like PCOS or anything ?
01/11/2013 at 12:08
I get my positive usually around CD15/16. How long are your cycles normally? Mine are around 30 days x
Oh, and welcome to MD :) x
01/11/2013 at 17:37
Hi and welcome.
My positives could come anywhere between CD16 and CD23. I'd keep doing them for now.
01/11/2013 at 19:28
Hi, thanks for your replies. I have been off the pill since March. My cycles are regular and 28 days long. I haven't charted anything before so not sure if this is unusual for me. I assume I will have to keep checking each month and see if things change. CM has indicated that ovulation has been and gone but again I'm not sure about that. I don;t believe I have PCOS but have had issues in the past with cells removed and checking for endimetriosos (which apparently wasn't there) x
02/11/2013 at 19:18
Chances are you just missed the positive opk because you didn't test at quite the right time. If CM suggest ovulation has happened and you are fairly regular with your cycles I wouldn't fret too much. Give it a go at testing more than once a day and see if you pick it up next time :) x
03/11/2013 at 11:03
I never managed to get a fully positive opk, despite working from home and peeing on opks practically every time I went to the loo. Some people have really short surges that the sticks miss x
03/11/2013 at 13:47
Hi and welcome! My monthly cycle varies from 27 - 32 days each month so it might be that you've not ovulated yet. Last month I didn't ovulate until CD19 which is quite late for me but I still got a positive OPK - after much stressing about it! I'd give it a day or two and you might get your positive and although it's frustrating, it's normal not to ovulate at all some months - annoying but normal!
03/11/2013 at 15:58
Thanks. I did a test today and had a line but it wasn't as strong as the test line. That's the most its ever done before though. Ill keep trying and see what happens. I don't expect it to happen straight away for us but just want to make sure I am ovulating.
03/11/2013 at 20:55
Just got a positive OPK on CD17. We dtd earlier today, should we try again tomorrow now?
03/11/2013 at 21:24
Yes keep dtd & test again tomorrow. I got 2 days of positives this cycle
03/11/2013 at 21:29
Glad to hear you didn't miss your ov date. yes dtd tomorrow. I also get 2 full days of positive opk's.
& welcome to the ttc boards x
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