Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community
OPK vs Monitor
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to genetic testing, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation, pregnancy reduction post-IVF, relationship issues, and sperm count and quality.

If you are trying to conceive for less than one year, please visit our Pregnancy: Trying to Conceive (TTC) Community

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

OPK vs Monitor

Been trying for 7 months with no luck.  Went to a fertility MD and she told me my thyroid was out of whack - sent me to another MD who has been working on regulating my thyroid.  Had been using the OPK with the smiley face and would get a positive almost every month from day 10-13.  Suddenly, no more smiley face, even though I tested until day 15.  Bought a fertility monitor and decided to use both devices for the first month.  On day 14 the monitor began showing High (not Peak) fertility.  On day 17 the monitor still showed high, but I get my smiley face using my OPK.
Any idea what's going on.  
PS it is day 20 and the monitor is still showing high, and has never shown a peak.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
178239_tn?1277409091
My monitor and I have been having communication problems lately, too. I think a lot of it is that the monitor only uses fmu. I don't think I get a long enough surge to put it to "peak". Some cycles I do, others I don't. But, I'll get positive opks in the afternoons. I think a short Lh surge can definitely not show on a monitor. I opk 2-3 times a day in the normal fertile window so I don't miss it. Sometimes my Lh surge is only detectable for 10-12hrs. I think this cycle I'm resetting my monitor for around 2-5pm to see what happens. Heck, it eats up too many sticks with fmu and hasn't been accurate for 2 cycles. It's worth a shot. Maybe the same is true for you? It won't go peak until it detects the estrogen surge, but high with Lh.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thanks for your help.  It seems that every slight deviation from the "norm" pushes me over the edge and starts an anxiety frenzy - which I am sure is counterproductive.  Just knowing that I am not the only one having strange readings puts me at ease. Tried talking to a few of my friends, but am tired of hearing the same old advise - "just relax and let it happen".  Easy for them to say while they are chasing their kids around
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Fertility / Infertility / IVF Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Trying to Conceive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
MissJayne0317
5875562_tn?1410902486
Blank
yari1980
miami, FL
8319766_tn?1417385636
Blank
tasha0918
corona, NY
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
roxana1
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
LumbeeNativeAmerican
5837857_tn?1411580685
Blank
ariellesmithe
Washington, DC