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Chart Stalk / Questions - October


TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


Me: 30 DH:32

Together since 2007
Married 7/2/16

TTC #1 since 7/2017
Dx: unexplained but low morph

IUI #1-3 all BFN

IVF #1 - 6/11/19
24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

FET #1 - 9/10/19
Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
Beta 9/20/19....BFN
"I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


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Re: Chart Stalk / Questions - October

  • Another possibly dumb OPK question here. Yesterday afternoon I had a reading that was high (T/C ratio was .87). This afternoon my OPK was low again (.63) which made yesterday's reading change from high to peak. Is that normal for a reading to change like that?
  • @gingermama29 I think so! I had one in the pm that was high, like .93, then in the am, it was 2.1. By the pm it was .4 or something. So it changed the .93 to high and the other to peak. If that makes sense 🤷🏼‍♀️
    gingermama29
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  • @gingermama29 yep, I would keep testing though because sometimes I get a high then low reading then later get a true peak. 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

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    gingermama29
  • @gingermama29 what kind of test are you using?

    All--- I brought this Q over from the Waiting to O thread to see if you all can help me:

    Now that I have a few months of  OPK use, it seems that I have a 28-day cycle with an LH surge on CD 17, likely ovulation on CD 18, and then about a 10-day luteal phase.  (no charts, because I haven't been temping, just using OPKs until now)  I am worried that the luteal phase is a bit short, and the internet seems divided about whether the cutoff for luteal phase defect is 8 days or ten days.  I have an RE appt but it's not for another five weeks.  Anyone tried chasteberry, vitex or progesterone cream?  Anyone tried the Proov home progesterone test strips? Anyone with a short LP who might have some advice or thoughts?  Thanks, all.
  • konohakonoha
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    @litigatorgal I have a shortish lp too (avg 10 days) with spotting before af. I haven’t tried anything yet but I want to go get my levels checked as I have other concerns as well. I’m pretty sure @namelessaria tried those test strips but I don’t think she had a good experience with them. Do you have spotting before af too? 
    me: 28
    dh: 26
    married: 10/18
    ttc #1: 9/19

    spookies


  • @litigatorgal I have a short-ish LP (9-11 days) and my OB and RE were not particularly worried that it was keeping me from getting KU. I tried Vitex for a few cycles and saw no change. I might talk to your doc before using Progesterone, though. They can do a 7DPO test to see how your progesterone looks during your LP and prescribe some if necessary. 

    FWIW: ***TW PP mentioned***
    I had a very short LP (8-9 days) and had no trouble getting KU last time around. Now, my LP is slightly longer and I'm having trouble, so basically in conclusion 🤷‍♂️ 
  • @konoha I don't have much spotting before AF.  But I also have limited data: I had an IUD until a few months ago, and I had ovarian surgery right after the IUD was removed, so I only have a few cycles of post-op, non-IUD experience and so it's hard to tell what's normal for me.

    @jennifer_louise ; thanks for the feedback.  i'll talk to a doc before trying progesterone.  I ordered some vitex after reading the published studies saying it doesn't hurt and might maybe maybe help.  I don't think it'll do anything, but I feel the need to be doing something.  Normally I wouldn't take anything that's not evidence-based, but TTC makes it hard to avoid magical thinking and desperation.  I feel like another few months of this and I'll be drinking enchanted tea I bought off the internet and putting crystals under my mattress!  

    @gingermama29 ; how do you calculate your t/c ratio?  I have been eyeballing my OPKs and now I"m wondering if I O'd at all!
  • @litigatorgal I use the Premom app for OPKs and it calculates the t/c ratio for you :) 
  • @litigatorgal what @chaos-and-coffee said. Premom does all the analysis work for me
  • @chaos-and-coffee and @gingermama29 ; thanks!  I'll add that to my ever-growing collection of TTC apps.
    chaos-and-coffee

  • This is weird. Not sure how all of the meds affect everything and I’m not 100% convinced I ovulated yet...
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*


    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    RE appointment 8/20
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
  • How many OPKs would you say you use each cycle? I'm figuring I can track using OPKs this cycle and into the next cycle. I THINK the cycle following that starts the FET cycle. Is 20 enough for 2-3 cycles or should I purchase a 30 pack?  :#
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


  • keikilovekeikilove
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    @NYTino24 WOW, that’s a spike! Not sure which meds you’re on but progesterone in oil did that to me the first time I took it. Hoping this means something good!

    @inthewoods23 That’s a great question! It will be intriguing to see others’ responses. AFM, I use about 15-25 LH strips per cycle—crazy, I know! But it’s because I do two-a-days or three-a-days for the 3 days around O to catch my surge, and I also do an LH strip every time I do an hpt strip cheapie during the TWW. I realize this is excessive but I want to be sure I catch every *tiny* increase. (There’s a reason I call myself a serial tester😄)
  • @keikilove I went for the 30 pack. I figure I have another 5+ from the last time I bought OPKs earlier in the year so maybe another 10 max needed to pinpoint O? And that's assuming O is around CD17 or so. Current predictions say O is this weekend, but we'll see. The apps haven't had any real data for the last few cycles with the ER and FET.

    I am still curious though how many people tend to use each cycle!
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


    keikilove
  • @inthewoods23 I typically end up using about 10-15 I think. I test every day starting at around CD7, and I up it to twice a day when I think O is imminent, then I test the surge out. Basically I buy a new package every other cycle. 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

    October Signature Challenge - It's all a bunch of Hocus Pocus:


    keikilove
  • @inthewoods23 I usually start at CD10, test 2x a day during FW and O around CD22. So 15-20 or so?
  • @mvt2003 @chaos-and-coffee thanks ladies! I got a chuckle this morning when I read the package instructions again as it says for a 30 day cycle to start on CD14. No wonder my OPKs are super negative, it's only CD12 today. O should be sometime this weekend though
    TTGP October Siggy Challege - Hocus Pocus, Beeches!


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained but low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively January 2020 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing 


  • @keikilove I haven’t started progesterone yet. That’s tomorrow and a suppository. I am pretty sure I have the flu. Temp went up to 103 when I got home from work around 5. Back down to 99 now though. 
    @inthewoods23 Depends on how consistent your O is. When mine was all over the place, I probably used 2 for ten days. Now I probably use more like 8 each cycle. 
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*


    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    RE appointment 8/20
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
    keikilove
  • @NYTino24 Ugh, the flu! Praying you feel better ASAP🙏🏽
    begging4abumpNYTino24
  • Ok, stupid question. Does anyone know how to change the BBT in FF? Mine shows in Celsius but I want to change it to show in Fahrenheit and don’t know how to do that? Help 🤨 
  • @mindyb2019 looks like you can only change it at the beginning of your cycle which is weird! Sorry :( 


    me: 28
    dh: 26
    married: 10/18
    ttc #1: 9/19

    spookies


  • @konoha oh that’s weird 🤨 darn-it  ok, thank you. 
    konoha

  • WTH? I know I was sick, but now my body is acting like ovulation never even happened. Maybe the triggered follicle was just filled with fluid and there wasn’t an egg in there? Totally not hopeful. And of course I tested out the trigger. Still in my system.
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*


    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    RE appointment 8/20
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
  • @NYTino24 I am certainly no temping expert but weren't you fighting off an infection (or maybe you still are?) Wouldn't that really mess with temps?

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    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
       3 DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    Onto IUI #2...

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    NYTino24
  • NYTino24NYTino24
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    @kpearse99 If anything, my temps should be higher! I know I triggered so I should see PostO temps like 98 or higher especially since I’m on progesterone. It’s weird...
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*


    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    RE appointment 8/20
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI  w/ Clomid + trigger + progesterone 10/19

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, and vWD type II - low Factor VIII
  • @florida2001 I think you meant to post your chart and question here since this is the appropriate thread. ;)
    Me: 28 Husband: 31
    TTC#1: January 2015- September 2016
    Infertility, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
    Rainbow baby born June 6, 2017  ❤️

    Baby #2 due June 12, 2018
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