The dreaded EMPTY circle...

I've been using the Clearblue Easy Digital Fertility monitor since last week and I want to cry every time I see an empty circle.  :(  I'm on day 12 of my Premarin, my period stopped around day 4 on it.  What cycle day do you usually ovulate on?

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 3:51 am
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Ugh I know exactly how that feels - i think most women ovulate somewhere from CD 10 - 20....I haven't ovulated so I can't give my personal experience on it.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 4:34 am
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Aww...Allie, I know how you feel. Those OPK's I want to throw out the window every time. When I asked my RE about them she told me that it's hard to get the timing of the testing right because the window of the LH surge is pretty small. I know, not too reassuring but a possible explanation? This last cycle my ovulation was calculated for CD 15/CD16.
Posted on March 21, 2011 at 4:42 am
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Really, Val?  I've been using them first thing in the morning, because that is the only time I've gone about 4 hours without peeing.  So it is possible that it's missing my surge? 

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 4:49 am
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Gosh I love the internet... I'm now reading that I should be testing between noon and 8pm, and the closer to 2pm, the better.  It also says FMU is not accurate because it takes hours for a morning surge to show up.  Hoping I didn't miss my "window"... I might test 2 times a day just to be sure.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:08 am
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I usually O on CD 11 or 12 so I start the OPK's on day 9 or 10. I use the CBE digitals and I do them twice a day...once when I first wake up in the morning around 6:00 and again after work at 6:00 or 6:30. I've never had a problem detecting the surge that way. I've gotten my first positive sometimes in the AM and sometimes in the PM. The CBE digitals say to use FMU but I also do them in the afternoon. I would hate to get a negative in the AM and not test again in the PM when it would have potentially been positive. If I had waited until the following AM to test, I wouldn't have DTD the night before and would have missed an opportunity.

Don't stress yet...you're only on CD12. :) The "average" of O'ing on CD14 is a total myth. How long are your cycles normally? One way to figure out when you might O is to take your shortest cycle and subtract 14 ("average LP") from that and then take your longest cycle and subtract 14 from that. Those two numbers should give you an "approximate" range of cycle days when you may O.
Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:47 am
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I was doing FMU also. I have read on the internet as well, that right before lunch and then early evening has worked better for women too. It's kind of annoying because then you almost want to test all day long! LoL. But those suckers aren't cheap! That's why we DTD ED because we didn't want to miss it. Hehe.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:47 am
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I always ending up testing around 11:30 and then again around 6...It worked for me since I could test on my break (though it is amazing how long it seems to take to display the results when you are stuck in a stall at work!) and I was always home by 6 so I could test in the comfort of my own home.

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 7:09 am

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