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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby randapanda » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:21 am

We put off for financial reasons and age gap for our son. When we first got married 6.5 yrs ago we had a surprise mc. We then ttc for almost a whole year and I didnt know I was pg till 6wks....stupid $1 DG tests. 3 EPTs later yep lol.

Now we want to ttc again and nothing. Its not my hubby but me. I feel broken but come here to talk as I cant to my husband. He doesnt understand and just keeps saying we will just have faith. So thats what we are doing. :-)
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby SouthernBelle_87 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Good luck Bee bee!! Keep us posted!
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby MrsElliott » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:27 pm

Hi Ladies! I am 26 my DH is 31. This is our first cycle TTC. We also haven't told a lot of people, only a few close friends. I am currently on CD 12. Took 3 OPKs today and they were all faint, but I have been having O symptoms like crazy! Cramping for three days down by my ovaries and EWCM on and off. So I'm not sure if I haven't Oed yet or I missed it. DH and I BDed on CD 5,7,8,10,11, and will tonight just in case. :wink: According to my tracking app, I'm not due to O until the 17th. I'm so confused. Lol. Sorry for my ramblings! Anyone have any thoughts? :D
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby Bee Bee » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:39 pm

Hi Mrs Elliott!

This is also my first cycle TTC! Also my first cycle off BC (not sure if thats your case)

I can tell you that I didnt get what I thought to be a + result until CD18. Then, I just so happened to test with an OPK yesterday CD21 (just had a feeling I should) and got a definite +. It wasnt until I got the + I got yesterday that I realized that my one on CD18 wasnt even close lol. Anyway, the point is that I O'd really, really late by traditional standards. So, I wouldnt worry too much about the CDs and just keep taking your OPKs and paying attention to your symptoms. :)

And with the OPKs I find I am getting the best results with 2nd morning urine and then one around dinner time. They also say to try to told your pee 4 hrs before, but I have a hard time doing that since I drink a ton of water right now.

Anyway! GL and baby dust! :D
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby MrsElliott » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:22 pm

Bee Bee,
Thank you for your reply! I will try second morning urine tomorrow then! I just FEEL like I'm O'ing! Lol. I've been off BC for a while now, probably at least 6 months or so. I'm usually pretty regular (26-28 days), but my last cycle was 31 days and it only lasted 4 days. I'm not sure if that can throw off O'ing or not. I'm so new to all this! What do you think? :)

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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby Esperanza19 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:14 am

Mrs Elliott - I have been tracking my cycle for a couple of years (since I came off the pill) and always between 26-31 days but for the last year 27-29 days. I never O before CD 14. Your LP is unlikely to be longer than 14days so that is why you will only get faint OPKs till you are 14 days away from AF. Also it can be shorter than that even therefore you might O later. Tracking everything is the best way to time it right though. I did it for 7 cycles and just got my BFP so it obv worked!
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby randapanda » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:21 am

So OPKs and temping is pretty good at figuring O or never O?

Are OPKs easy to use?
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby Bee Bee » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:53 pm

randapanda wrote:So OPKs and temping is pretty good at figuring O or never O?

Are OPKs easy to use?


Temping is really good for the long term. If you are temping then get a consistent drop every month around the same time, then you can probably assume that your O is around that time.

Then it helps to combine it with OPKs to confirm you O during that time.

Yeah, they are really easy to use :) They're too small to just straight pee on like a preg test (mine are anyway), so you have to dip them. But, it works just like a preg test for the most part except the results are + only if the second line is darker or as dark as the control line. If its even a tiny bit lighter then it it's -. Then, when you get a +, its detecting your Lh surge which means you will release an egg within 12-36 hrs usually after your + result.

Although, I will say, its hard to determine what is a + until you get your first one. lol. I thought I had a + a few days ago but the one I took Sunday was def darker than the one I took before.

If you want to try them out, I got these ones on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0026995KO/ref=pe_385040_30332190_pe_175190_21431760_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1 Much, much cheaper than some youll get in the stores. It also comes with 20 preg tests. :)
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby randapanda » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:49 pm

Cool thanks Bee Bee
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby ebc12311 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:53 pm

How is everyone? Bee, how is the TWW going? I'm currently on cd7. Just waiting about another week before I'll start using opk's to test for O time. I have an appt on the 28th to try and get some answers about my long cycles, spotting and light periods. Hoping everything is okay. I am also starting epo this time since I don't really get ewcm. Has anyone else tried it?
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby Bee Bee » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:44 pm

ebc12311 wrote:How is everyone? Bee, how is the TWW going? I'm currently on cd7. Just waiting about another week before I'll start using opk's to test for O time. I have an appt on the 28th to try and get some answers about my long cycles, spotting and light periods. Hoping everything is okay. I am also starting epo this time since I don't really get ewcm. Has anyone else tried it?



Well, its going alright! I'm only 2DPO so not very long into it. Although, I thought originally that I was like 5 or 6DPO, so it kinda stinks to turn back the clock a few days. :/

I hope everything goes alright too! I've never heard of using EPO, so I'll be interested to know what people say!
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby MrsElliott » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:25 am

Hi guys! Sorry I didn't see the replies! I'm either CD 15 or 1DPO. My calendar has me O'ing yesterday or today, so I'm not sure. I've been feeling I've been O'ing, but cannot pay someone for a +OPK. Yesterday I had nausea and upset tummy and I also noticed my face is breaking out a little. O symptoms? Lol. How's everyone else doing?
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby randapanda » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:52 am

Hey ladies....

MrsE I too had a tummy ache and heartburn though last night that made me almost hurl. It subsided a bit
to bd but change positions. Had a temp of around 97.8 or 97.9 so thats what I put in my charts. My temp was 98.1 this morning
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby MrsElliott » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:31 am

Randapanda,
Do you think those symptoms are signs of O'ing? I've done some research and they could be. I've also been breaking out, which I usually don't do until I'm about to see AF.
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Re: I'm new! Need buddies and advice!!!

Postby randapanda » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:40 am

Ya I have noticed my face is more oily and some pimples are coming up :-( which stinks lol.
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