Charting Guide and Q&A

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by leeaman7777, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. *mel*

    *mel* Super Moderator Staff Member

    Those HCG results are fantastic!!!!! And you are right, it is still VERY early to be seeing anything on the ultrsound! I'm sure it will all be okay!

  2. Penguin-Goon

    Penguin-Goon New Member

    those results are fantastic!!! im sure that your number will go up nicely yet again for wed [​IMG] most dr's dont like doing an u/s until your HGC reaches 2000 or above, so not seeing anything at your numbers right now means nothing, its just early!!!

  3. Confused-Hasya

    Confused-Hasya Active Member

    From your (typing) fingers to God's ears (or eyes, should I say)! Thank you, lovely ladies.

    I should stop feeling my breasts for soreness and heaviness like some narcissistic perv. Is it normal for breasts to not feel as heavy/sore as they were feeling a couple of days ago?

  4. Penguin-Goon

    Penguin-Goon New Member

    lol!! its ok hun, symptoms will come and go. they will be back before you know it, only to disappear again later on. then you will notice that some symptoms never come back, but new ones appear!

  5. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Your levels are doing great! I don't know about anyone else, but since I have a past history of multiple miscarriage, ovarian cysts, among other things, I was told by my specialist that I should temp through at least 14 weeks of pregnancy. The reason given to me was that I'd be able to see a trend indicating a problem that might need treatment. The main one was that if my temp had gone considerably lower and stayed at that level for more than three days in a row (check progesterone level and in my case get hCG shots since progesterone supplements never helped me in the past). The only real cause for concern is if your temp takes a big dip and that is accompanied by a lot of cramping and some bleeding (after 6 weeks).

    Since your levels are so good I wouldn't worry at all! =)

  6. Confused-Hasya

    Confused-Hasya Active Member

    Yes, BunnyGirl. That was the idea behind my temping. I had one m/c. But one is more than any woman should have to deal with and one more than any woman (at least one with obsessive-compulsive tendencies like me) can have before becoming paranoid, I feel.

    I am so sorry to hear about your multiple losses. I hope you are being strong after all those ordeals and pray that you never have to go through one again.

    Nika, the hunger is back again. As you said, symptoms seem to be coming and going.

    Baby Dust!

  7. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks! I had a miscarriage at 20 weeks, then lost triplets at 14 weeks, then a loss at 9 weeks, then one at 11 weeks. I had an ectopic blighted ovum treated with methotrexate. Then another blighted ovum. Two chemical pregnancies after that. The first pregnancy I lost after placental abruption. The next one I got pregnant on Depo-Provera (doctor said I needed to heal after the first miscarriage). The Depo interfered with my hormones and the pregnancy wasn't progressing as it should. The next two pregnancies I have no idea the cause. The blighted ovum was caused by medications I was taking for a nerve injury. The two chemical pregnancies were the result of a poorly responsive endometrium to hormonal changes during my cycle so that it didn't change the way it should at ovulation to allow implantation. This was the result of taking Nor-QD for several months when I needed another surgery, which is also what caused me to have ovarian cysts which is the cause of me now experiencing LUFS.

    Ironically, after all these problems and practically every test in the book, absolutely nothing has been found as to the cause of my repeated miscarriages. Only two of them are considered to be truly unexplained, i.e. the 9 and 11 week losses. I was just given the green light to try last cycle and I ended up getting LUFS with it. So I started taking Femaprin at the recommendation of a naturopath friend. I asked my doctor about it and he said it was a good idea. I asked when I should wean it off with pregnancy since it contains Vitex and he told me that if I am taking it that I should stay on it through the first trimester and then stop it (stopping too soon disrupts hormones and can cause miscarriage) or that I could continue taking it throughout the pregnancy if I didn't mind having leaky boobs as it makes milk production start early.

  8. BethG

    BethG New Member

    Confused, I missed these recent posts! But yes, like everyone said, your numbers sound fantastic! I love your posts...."narcisstic perv" and "annoying scientist" LMAO!

    BunnyGirl, I had no idea about your history. Wow. That's a lot for you to deal with. Is all your knowledge from experience or study?

  9. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    It's more a combo of personal experience, research, and work.

  10. Confused-Hasya

    Confused-Hasya Active Member

    Good heavens! How can any one person be put through all that? That's just plain wrong! I sincerely hope and pray that your next one works out, BunnyGirl! Lots and lots of full, healthy pregnancy dust to you! Please do take care of your health.

    Thanks, Beth! I was just lamenting my disappearing writing skills to a friend. You always give me hope. You are my hope-giver.

  11. *mel*

    *mel* Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bunnygirl I am so sorry for everything you have been through. I also had no idea of your experiences.

  12. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for all the support. I have faith that I will get pregnant and have a successful pregnancy in the very near future! If I didn't have hope, what else would I be left with?

  13. ortholo-user

    ortholo-user New Member

    Hello everyone,

    Could you please take a look at my chart, and let me know what you think is going on? I had an LH surge, then strong sensitivity in my abdomen the next day (so I am pretty sure I ovulated), but my temperatures aren't going up and neither the Baby Comp nor Fertility friend are detecting ovulation.

    I had an ovarian cyst when I was younger, before taking the pill. Is it possible that I had the surge, but my egg did not get released due to a potential new cyst, and so my temperatures did not go up? Or should temperatures go up regardless?

    Thank you! I am a bit worried, I really want to get pregnant soon, I don't care if it's a boy or girl, if it's the right season or not, or anything else. All I want is to be healthy and to have a healthy baby [​IMG]

  14. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I think one or the other would have detected O right around the time of the peak on your monitor, except that you had three relatively high temps just prior to it, that may have obscured your pattern. It's also possible that your egg didn't end up releasing so your body will have to try again. When I had the persistent follicle my temp still went up, but it was choppy due to hormone imbalance that resulted. At this time I think you need a few more temps to see.

  15. Love0322

    Love0322 New Member

    I have a difficult time reading the charts but it looks like your temps are going up. Maybe those higher temps before are throwing things off like BG said. But, it looks to me like maybe ff is just waiting for more higher temps?

  16. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    What happens if you discard your temperature on CD10? Will FF put in crosshairs for you? It looks like you could have O'd on CD14.

  17. ortholo-user

    ortholo-user New Member

    BunnyGirl, you're a genius! <3

  18. ortholo-user

    ortholo-user New Member

    Hi everyone,

    Could someone please look at my chart? I have a big dip in temperature at Day 12. In most cases, is it too late to be an implantation dip? The graph shows an open circle because I temped at 5:30 am instead of 6:00. I didn't think it would make such a dramatic drop, however. I know I should just wait a few days to see if I get my period, but talking about it here helps me stay sane [​IMG]

  19. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Implantation occurs typically 6-12DPO so it's possible. Sometimes women will get a temp drop around when AF is due only to see it start rising again and no AF.

  20. ortholo-user

    ortholo-user New Member

    I read somewhere that an implantation dip at day 12 (considered late) will result in a miscarriage 80% of the time. Now I am not sure the source was very reliable. Any thoughts on that?

    Thanks BunnyGirl, you're always so helpful!


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