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MPS4me posted:
BF & I have been TTC since Mar., but only seriously since May. I had been on BC pill for 5-6 yrs. prior. I am 33, BF is 37, and I have a DD that will be 8 at the end of this month.
I was starting to get my hopes up last night as I was at C day 35, but this morning...AF. I just don't get it. I'm doing everything right, other than the fact that, I can't do anything about my "high-stress" life. I've been using the OPKs and having intercourse when we're supposed to. One of my DD's Dr. told me to try yoga, which I am considering. My own Fibro Dr. told me to stop taking my Ibupfrofen b/c it can slow your egg down? It's not that I don't believe him, but...I think he meant that it can slow down the travel momentum of the unfertilized egg? Not sure, but I quit taking it anyway as of Halloween. I've also quit taking Cymbalta in May, lost a little over 30 lbs. (with Phentermine help) since May, and quit smoking in June. I take a Gingko supplement for the Fibro-Fog, Folic Acid, B50, and a muscle relaxer in the a.m. everyday. I take Melatonin at night, and sometimes 1/2 of an Ambien. I have Xanax for anxiety, and b/c my real hormones are...not always nice, and I have perscription pain pills that are PRN, but I don't use them very often. I even got a massage in Sept. around the time of predicted ovulation b/c I read that it can help with conception.

I will say, that for the past 2 months my Test Strips have been a little if-fy. In August I started using the OPKs. For Aug. I began testing on the 9th day of my C. I had negative results everyday or the first seven days, and finally had a positive reading on the 17th day of my C. I continued to have positive results (and intercourse) until the 19th day.

In Sept. I started testing on the 12th day. The lines got darker on day 13, and day 14, but I had no clear, definable, positive result. On day 15 my little pink line started getting fainter so I thought maybe I had just missed my LH-surge by some hours or something. Last month, my faint, pink lines got increasingly darker for a few days, but still not a single, positive result.
In Oct. I started testing on day 14 of my C and had a very faint pink line that got darker on day 15. On day 16 I got distracted and did not read my results in time so I took another test that afternoon, and got a very similar result as the day before. On day 17,18,19 the line just kept getting more faint pink.

I am starting to consider cutting out all perscription meds for the Fibro, and only taking the vitamins & supplements.
In August I read that Astroglide isn't sperm friendly, so we tried using just water, and then last month switched to ProSeed.
I'm not trying to bring anyone down I know we are all in the same boat, I am just looking for suggestions, tips, advice??? Anything that might be of help.
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ATT76 responded:
Have you tried the digital OPKs? Those might give you a more definite answer. Keep us posted.
 
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KCgirl1978 replied to ATT76's response:
I have looked into them, even checked out craigslist, they are just...expensive, but each month AF shows up, I am more inclined to purchase. I know it doesn't make a ton of ton of sense, b/c children are quite a bit more expensive than a $200 digital monitor, it just seems...I don't know, I guess I'm afraid of being frivolous. The test strips I am currently using were actually sent to me from a friend who got a tummy tuck a few months after pruchasing them. On the up-side, the reviews/ results that I have read about those monitors are phenominal! A lot of them stating positive results after 1-2 months of use. I have also been afraid though, that those "reviews" have been padded, so to speak. It seems I am rambling quite a bit today, sorry about that. Long story short, each month the digital monitor becomes more and more worth the expense- as I'm sure most can relate.
Ty for the reply Best Wishes! ~Erin
 
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deliela999 replied to KCgirl1978's response:
I've been using the clearblue easy digital ovulation tests. You either get a or an empty circle so there's no debating how dark the line is. I've found them cheapest at walmart for $36 for the 20 pack.
 
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KCgirl1978 replied to deliela999's response:
That's actually not too bad. The one I was referring to is the ClearPlan Blue or ClearPlan Easy??? It's a digital monitor, made by the same company I think, for $200. I think you can only buy it online, and in addition, you have to purchase the test strips separately...I think I've seen those in the stores though.
 
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JessieLynne33 replied to KCgirl1978's response:
The ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor, I actually bought mine on EBay for 40 bucks not the $150 you find in the store. The test sticks are around $30. They say the first month you may not get a Peak reading because the monitor is getting used to your body. The first month I used it I had lots of High Readings but no Peak readings, I am now in my second month of using it, and I got 2 days of Peak readings, So I am in the 2 week wait period. Alot of people say they got pregnant in the first 3 months, so we will see.


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