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Hi Ladies!
I'm having a frustrating month. I decided to give the OPKs a whirl this month, so I started using them on CD 13 and have yet to get a "true" positive. Granted, I've been taking them at different times every day, and even missed a day or two in between CD 13 and now (CD 23), but it worries me that I haven't gotten a positive yet! Is it possible that I could have ovulated without catching my LH surge on a test? I'm not currently temping, so I don't know if my temp is up or not. I AM having some mild cramping going on, but I don't expect AF for another week to 10 days. Any thoughts? DH & I have been BD'ing like crazy since CD 9! Razz
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replied October 1st, 2008
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You might try using OPKs in combination with base body temperature measurements. When you ovulate, your temperature increases by a fraction due to an increase in progesterone.

Record your body temperature each day and chart the pattern of temperature changes. This method will help you identify when ovulation has occurred and determine future patterns for predicting ovulation. A sudden rise in a basal thermometer reading does not mean you are about to ovulate - it means that you have just ovulated. By charting, you can determine meaningful patterns that allow you to predict fertility in future cycles.

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replied October 2nd, 2008
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Thanks for your response! That does help; I will start charting next month if AF shows up! Smile
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