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April 20th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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My chart said I O'd, but I'm not sure. I did get a positive opk on CD 14, and it maked me o'ing on the 15th.

I only have a few pre O temps b/c I was on vacation before that... But my post O temps are really low, way lower then normal... and it makes me think maybe I didn't O... but I got the + opk, and they are somewhat higher... I didn't mark many CM days, b/c I was using instead and pre-seed, which made it hard to tell. Today was pretty cold when I woke up, so I'm not sure how valid that temp is....

what do you think? Should I keep taking OPKs, or do you think I O'd. I'm definately going to keep BD, with preseed, till I get 3 good high temps. I just don't want to waste the opks if I don't really need to.

oh, and any opinions on my chart?
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April 20th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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I agree with FF on your O date for now. See what the next few days temps show. If you think you have low post O temps... check out my chart this cycle!!
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April 20th, 2008, 12:01 PM
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I think I agree with FF for now. I'd go more with the temps than the OPK's.
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April 20th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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I agree with FF at this point. The thing to remember about positive OPKs is that ovulation usually occurs 12-36 hours after the last positive, so you wouldn't have O'd the same day you got your positive.
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April 20th, 2008, 02:34 PM
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I agree with FF at this point. The thing to remember about positive OPKs is that ovulation usually occurs 12-36 hours after the last positive, so you wouldn't have O'd the same day you got your positive.[/b]
I know... I just think maybe I didn't really O yet anyways... can opks be wrong?

The reason I think that is b/c my thermal shift isn't that apparent, imo.
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April 20th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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An OPK doesn't confirm ovulation, only that your body is gearing up to ovulate. You can have positive OPKs, fertile cm and fertile cp without actually ovulating. The only ways to confirm ovulation are a thermal shift and blood work. It's possible that your temp is on a slow rise. If not then FF will move your CHs when a more apparent thermal shift occurs.
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