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Peak already? (Ovacue)

Emily

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17-May-10 1:03 pm
This is my first month using the ovacue. I KNOW that I don't ovulate until late in my cycle, at least normally and while on clomid. I usually ovulate around CD21 out of a 34 day cycle. The problem is that I'm taking 150mg of clomid this month, so I'm not sure if I'll ovulate earlier. I can't imagine it being as early as ovacue says. Here are my readings so far, I'm only on CD8 right now and I haven't taken my vaginal reading yet either. Should I just ignore this peak?
CD2 o= 162 v=n/a
CD3 o= 153 v=n/a
CD4 o= 132 v=n/a
CD5 o= 117 v=n/a
CD6 o= 158 v=137
CD7 o= 204 v=212
CD8 o= 145 v=211
CD9 o= 99 v=156
CD10 o= 133 v=174
CD11 o= 135 v=303
CD12 o= 139 v=207
CD13 o= 147 v=245
CD14 o= 140 v=192
CD15 o= 122 v=181
CD16 o= 131 v=156
CD17 o= 122 v= 215
 

Lucy

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17-May-10 6:38 pm
Hi- Looks like a peak could be day 7, but you need 2 lower numbers to confirm. Tomorrow will tell whether it is another low one. Then it could be CD14 that it predicts to O which is not that that much earlier given that you are on higher clomid. You will probably just need to wait and watch numbers and temps to correlate...

Emily

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17-May-10 7:02 pm
So if tomorrow morning I get another that was lower than CD7's reading, then I should consider CD7 my peak? I think I was getting confused partially because my Ovacue said I was possibly fertile, lol.

Lucy

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18-May-10 5:57 am
Yes, another lower would mean it is a peak. You *can* have more than one, I think I had this problem and stopped the readings too early. So keep taking them to be sure. Once you get out to about CD14 you can see where the V numbers go to determine O. I think they never rule out fertility close to the cue peak cause some people use this for preventing. I have had 5 days between my peak and O in the past so it varies.

Emily

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18-May-10 10:53 am
Thanks! Look like CD7 was definitely a peak, I got my lowest oral reading ever this morning. (I updated it in the first post).

Lucy

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18-May-10 7:11 pm
great, keep taking both readings just in case you get a second one. Also, do you take temps too? If so it is a good comparison at the end of a cycle to look back and see how things line up.

Emily

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19-May-10 2:10 am
I don't take temps, because I used to wake up at random times. Now it wouldn't be an issue since I wake up at 6:30 every morning to do to do the ovacue. I do ovulation tests, which seem like they've always worked fairly well for me.

Emily

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21-May-10 10:05 pm
Double post because I'm confused again. I very obviously have a confirmed ovulation according to the ovacue. Ovulation was confirmed on CD11. This seems totally unbelievable to me, 9 days earlier?! Not to mention no positive OPK's. I can believe that I may have been off on ovulation on previous cycles, but I really don't think so. Plus, I wouldn't have had such long, regular cycles if I ovulated THIS early. Does anyone have any ideas?

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21-May-10 10:13 pm

 This is exactly why I never suggest anyone buy the Ovacue becuase it is just so confusing with those stupid messages!  Ignore the messages and go only by the numbers.  If you don't normally O until CD21 then you don't need to look for a vaginal low until you have one around that time.  The numbers can go up and down before you O so just look for that.  I need to go back and look at your oral readings and see what they are doing but in the mean time completely ignore whatever that dang monitor tells you.

ETA: You had a Cue Peak on CD7 and another Cue Peak on CD10.  I am guessing that you will have at least one more Cue Peak if not 2 more.  After those then you can start looking for a vaginal low.  If you don't have another Cue Peak by CD18 then just look for a vaginal low reading and that is when you will be O'ing for real.


Emily

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22-May-10 10:33 pm
Thanks! I was trying to ignore the messages, but it was so obvious I really did experiance a peak. I'll just wait and see what happens with my numbers.

Emily

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25-May-10 10:06 pm
I had EWCM today, and I never get EWCM. (I use pre-seed to counteract). I still haven't gotten a positive OPK. Does it look like today, CD16 was a vaginal low? I don't think I've had any peaks since then, everything has been really steady. Unless of course CD14 was a peak, which is possible, which would put me O'ing around CD20, correct?

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25-May-10 10:11 pm

emilyjean:
Does it look like today, CD16 was a vaginal low?
Yes it looks like a vaginal low to me too!  WooHoo!  Let's hope this is it for you but you are right in that CD14 could also be a Cue Peak especially since you have not had a +OPK yet. 


Emily

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26-May-10 1:06 pm
:) Thanks! I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of this. I'm still a bit confused why my peak earlier in the cycle was so defined, and the potential one on CD14 is so insignificant.

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26-May-10 1:10 pm

emilyjean:
I'm still a bit confused why my peak earlier in the cycle was so defined, and the potential one on CD14 is so insignificant.
What do you mean by this?  I am tired and feeling a bit dense at the moment.  LOL!!!

Every time you have a Cue Peak your body has basically started over the follicular selection process.  So your body decided to pick a follicle to mature, then said nope your not the right one and then picked another one.  So every time that happens you get a Cue Peak.  If you have long or irregular cycles this is quite common, in fact I used to have 3 Cue Peaks per cycle before I would O.  

I saw in the infertility forum that you were on Clomid before, are you on it now?


Emily

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26-May-10 2:24 pm
haha I mean why was my first peak on CD7 SO obviously a peak, and this next one is not as obvious? As in the numbers are lower and closer together than the first one. Does that make sense? Yep, this month I took 150mg of clomid days 3-7. I was only supposed to be on 100 mg, but I had 5 leftover and decided what the heck, lol.
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