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New to charting and a little wish I hadnt started because now I am spending all my energy trying to understand it.
I started temping late because I didnt really know about it. I started charting on CD11. The day after I finished clomid.
My temp has been 97.80F everyday except CD 27 which is went to 98.02 F. Because my temp has been the same everyday I started temping at different times during the day to be sure my themometer is working and I get different temps.
I did get a positive OPK test on CD 11. I have not had any days were I would say I had cervical mucus discharge but I dont go internally to check at all. And I have never checked cervial position.
Does it seem like I just always have a higher temp. Or could it be that i did O when I got the positive OPK and that I just started temping to late and my temp will stay high for a few days? Or should there be more flucuation in a normal temp.
You can track cervical mucus accurately without having to check inside. It's less accurate anyway because the mucus changes as it flows from inside to outside the body; checking inside disrupts that process. Just try to pay attention to if you notice feeling wet or lubricated while you're going about your day. That's the mucus! One of the side effects of Clomid is that it can a ctually dry up your cervical mucus, so that could also be why you didn't notice any.
As for your temps, I think it's possible that you just started too late to catch the thermal shift. Was CD11 the only time you got a positive OPK?
You can get a positive and not ovulate. The positive OPK just means your body is trying to ovulate, only the mucus pattern and temps can confirm if the attempt was successful or not. If you didn't ovulate at that time, it's possible your body will try again later in the cycle.
That moist and wet feeling is the mucus, you're very fertile right now- even if there isn't much mucus to look at. The smallest amount of fertile mucus can make you feel wet, it takes 10 times as much to actually see some mucus!
Wishing...Shawna offered to help me too and I took her up on her offer, so I just started charting too and I'm confused.
I've used OPK's and they kinda help...it seems that I ovulate on CD14 or CD15 every month according to the OPKs, BUT I seem to NEVER have CM unless I'm just not paying attention.
The only time in the past I've noticed wetness is from pushing when I use the bathroom. Sometimes there'll be some jelly/sticky looking stuff when I wipe, but it's so inconsistent every month. There's never just CM on my panties.
Hey ladies, I also just started charting and this thread has helped me process better how this works so thank you! I am also using OPK too...there is so much to know and learn. I am finding that really paying attention to my body seems to be a huge factor! Thanks for the help!
OP: Clomid can have a negative affect on CM... just a heads up...
Also: be sure you're testing your temp around the same time every day ... before you get out of bed in the morning... before you go to the bathroom or anything!! And after at least 3 hrs of sleep. The more consistent you are, the more accurate your chart will be.