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Not temping - will I regret this?

This is cycle #8 for me and we have had a lot of family stuff going on the last two weeks.  I haven't been staying at my house, I haven't been waking up at my normal time, ... and I haven't been temping.  I kind of like being free of my BBT but think I may regret it in a week when I will have to wonder if I O'd or not.

If you ever took a month off from temping was it a relief? Or did it stress you out not knowing what was happening?

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  • I just wanted to say GL this cycle! This is actually my 4th cycle 1st time temping so I can't answer if easier on the mind. I will say since temping this week seems not to bad.
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  • I have taken a month off and I think I am planning on taking this next month off too.  It is a relief to me.  The only thing we are doing this cycle is OPK's and maybe some preseed.  We'll see. 
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  • I took 6 months off but I also was not TTC. At first I hated not knowing what was going on but I got over that quickly. I think not temping one cycle here and there might be good for keeping a person sane.

    I just started temping again and I am excited about confirming O and TTC again but I am such a light sleeper that once my alarm goes off (5:30 am) I can't really get back to sleep. I have to do it at that time because that is when DH goes to work and I always wake up to his alarm.

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  • I am debating this very same thing for next month. We will be on vacation (out of the country with no internet) for 10 days, home for 7 then out of town for the holidays staying with my parents. I know I will probably regret it but I really just want a stress free month to enjoy my family, vacation and the holidays! GL to you!
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  • Thanks for the well wishes ladies and GL to all of you too!

    I do enjoy temping and knowing what is going on but I keep thinking that a break may be nice.  I may just try it out and see what I think.

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  • I'm a day behind you on Cycle #8 as well.  I stopped temping after 3 months because it was causing me to stress way more about TTC than it should have.  I even stopped OPKs eventually.  This, of course, isn't for everyone but for me I felt like a weight was lifted.  I did everything I could to speed up the process but I started to realize this is pretty much beyond my control - whether I do all or nothing!  See how you feel taking a month off, but don't beat yourself up thinking you set yourself back by not temping.  

    Here's to lucky cycle #8 for both of us!!  

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  • This is my second month not temping and I am still loving it. I do miss seeing what my temps were doing but I love not obsessing over it anymore and not worrying about every single temp. I would get so frustrated if I had a dip, then a high temp, followed by another dip. Right now I am only using OPKs. 

     

    I do think it's nice to confirm O but I have a lot of OPKs so I continue to use them even after I get a positive, just to make sure I don't get another surge and miss it. I'll probably continue this for a few more months, if we aren't successful then I might go back to temping....we shall see.

     

    GL on your decision! :) 

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  • If you glance at my chart this month you can see that I wasn't temping. I happen to be having a month with ABSOLUTELY NO cm and it was driving me crazy having o help figuring out what was happening. Needless to say I started temping this morning.
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    I'm a day behind you on Cycle #8 as well.  I stopped temping after 3 months because it was causing me to stress way more about TTC than it should have.  I even stopped OPKs eventually.  This, of course, isn't for everyone but for me I felt like a weight was lifted.  I did everything I could to speed up the process but I started to realize this is pretty much beyond my control - whether I do all or nothing!  See how you feel taking a month off, but don't beat yourself up thinking you set yourself back by not temping.  

    Here's to lucky cycle #8 for both of us!!  

    Not sure why I always think that it's so cool that others are right were I am!  Good luck to you too! I usually O early so we probably won't be lined up for long. I'm glad to hear not temping has relieved some stress for you!

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    This is my second month not temping and I am still loving it. I do miss seeing what my temps were doing but I love not obsessing over it anymore and not worrying about every single temp. I would get so frustrated if I had a dip, then a high temp, followed by another dip. Right now I am only using OPKs.

     

    I do think it's nice to confirm O but I have a lot of OPKs so I continue to use them even after I get a positive, just to make sure I don't get another surge and miss it. I'll probably continue this for a few more months, if we aren't successful then I might go back to temping....we shall see.

     

    GL on your decision! :)

    This sounds familiar Smile.  I think I will continue OPKs too so that I don't feel completely in the dark!

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    If you glance at my chart this month you can see that I wasn't temping. I happen to be having a month with ABSOLUTELY NO cm and it was driving me crazy having o help figuring out what was happening. Needless to say I started temping this morning.

    It looks like you are still early and (hopefully) haven't missed O yet. Good luck!

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    Hmmm, I think every one is different. I am definitely regretting not temping consistently in the first few weeks of this cycle,because I am pretty sure I O'd early and missed it. (sparing you the details because I've whined enough about it in the waiting to O and Monday B!tchfest threads).

    Good luck this cycle!

    Oh no, that's not good!  I didn't check your chart yet - hopefully you had good timing earlier or your O is still coming! 

    My cycle has been pretty predictable lately so hopefully I won't have any surprises this time!

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  • It totally drove me nuts when I took a break.  For the first couple of weeks, it was liberating.  Then, when my always-oh-so-regular O did not come around (based on OPKs and CM), I was freaking out for four days.  I did not know when to test or when to expect AF and I could not stand it.

    That said, it was also my BFP cycle.  GL to you!  Just take it in stride, one day at a time and try to stay relaxed. 

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  • I took this month off and I honestly regret it. I tend to over think and stress and I have found that knowing exactly where I am at in my cycle has helped. Not knowing where I am at this month is killing me.. I do not even know what DPO I am Tongue Tied!!
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  • GL this cycle!  I started temping mid-cycle this last time because I was getting stressed having NO idea what was going on.  JMHO.

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    image NJtoMD2011:

    I'm a day behind you on Cycle #8 as well.  I stopped temping after 3 months because it was causing me to stress way more about TTC than it should have.  I even stopped OPKs eventually.  This, of course, isn't for everyone but for me I felt like a weight was lifted.  I did everything I could to speed up the process but I started to realize this is pretty much beyond my control - whether I do all or nothing!  See how you feel taking a month off, but don't beat yourself up thinking you set yourself back by not temping.  

    Here's to lucky cycle #8 for both of us!!  

    Not sure why I always think that it's so cool that others are right were I am!  Good luck to you too! I usually O early so we probably won't be lined up for long. I'm glad to hear not temping has relieved some stress for you!

     I'm a later O'er (not until around day 19) so you are lucky!!  Smile

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