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Static Smiley on CB digi adv. opk but no EWCM? :( looking for others experiences..

Mar 2nd, 2018, 16:23 PM   #1
 
Not ttc but ttc.. can't seem to just not try!!!


After 2 days of flashing smiley faces on my cb digi adv. opk I got a static smiley face today!

That's great but I have NO ewcm. I have sticky cm, I guess? and lots of it. So that's not going to help sperm get anywhere. This is pretty standard for me around positive opk time. I never see ewcm. Tried everything on dr google to increase it or make it but it's just never there.


What are other people's experiences with cm on the day they get a static smiley? Or even a positive opk..? Anyone conceive without it and actually go on to have a baby?


Anything else I can try for ewcm? Tried cough syrup (Guaifenesin) and evening primrose oil (up to ovulation) but neither did anything.


We got pregnant without seeing ewcm, but mc, so it just makes me think something is wrong if there isn't any ewcm? And we didn't use preseed or conceive plus on that cycle either.. so makes me want to not bother with preseed as maybe it's preventing and not helping?


Ugh I don't know
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 16:58 PM   #2
 
Hoped to see a helpful response.. but okay..
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 17:10 PM   #3
 
It’s stupid spam. I reported her. Replies in other threads are equally appalling.

I hope you get some helpful replies and answers, I’m sorry I can’t help, but I’m thinking of you.
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 17:15 PM   #4
 
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Not ttc but ttc.. can't seem to just not try!!!


After 2 days of flashing smiley faces on my cb digi adv. opk I got a static smiley face today!

That's great but I have NO ewcm. I have sticky cm, I guess? and lots of it. So that's not going to help sperm get anywhere. This is pretty standard for me around positive opk time. I never see ewcm. Tried everything on dr google to increase it or make it but it's just never there.


What are other people's experiences with cm on the day they get a static smiley? Or even a positive opk..? Anyone conceive without it and actually go on to have a baby?


Anything else I can try for ewcm? Tried cough syrup (Guaifenesin) and evening primrose oil (up to ovulation) but neither did anything.


We got pregnant without seeing ewcm, but mc, so it just makes me think something is wrong if there isn't any ewcm? And we didn't use preseed or conceive plus on that cycle either.. so makes me want to not bother with preseed as maybe it's preventing and not helping?


Ugh I don't know
I have the same problem. It's normal in a lot of women (those that are too thin, not drinking enough water or are getting older). I didn't use anything last month and I didn't get conceive.

I don't know why pre-seed would prevent you from getting pregnant, it is supposed to help, right? I would try it out, I am going to this cycle. Also, if you aren't already, drink a lot of water. A lot of people say drinking green tea increased their CM also.

Reasons for reduced cervical mucus include poor hormones, although taking oestrogen tablets does not always seem to improve the situation; fewer glands than usual secreting mucus; damage to these glands from cautery (to treat cervical erosions or polyps), cervical surgery; infection such as thrush, chlamydia etc; short cycles allowing too little time for mucus to develop, taking clomid at too high a dose or for too long; or for no apparent reason.
 
 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 17:34 PM   #5
 
Okay thanks Kholl xx
I don't get why ttc is a joke to some people and feel the need to troll us desperate ladies.


Thanks Coffee xx
I drink 2l water a day (sometimes more). I could give green tea a try. That's something I've not tried yet.

We sometimes don't bother with preseed, just depends on my mood and if we're just dtd to get it over with. I often don't feel like dtd around ovulation after ttc for this long, it's a chore sometimes and I just drag myself through it to hit fertile days. It's horrible feeling this way as other points in the cycle I'm in the mood. I guess wanting to conceive so bad kills the mood?

Based on that last part, I guess having had LLETZ treatment probably hasn't helped. I can't remember my cm before it, the treament was over 2 years ago(?).. but yeah that makes sense.
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 17:48 PM   #6
 
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Okay thanks Kholl xx
I don't get why ttc is a joke to some people and feel the need to troll us desperate ladies.


Thanks Coffee xx
I drink 2l water a day (sometimes more). I could give green tea a try. That's something I've not tried yet.

We sometimes don't bother with preseed, just depends on my mood and if we're just dtd to get it over with. I often don't feel like dtd around ovulation after ttc for this long, it's a chore sometimes and I just drag myself through it to hit fertile days. It's horrible feeling this way as other points in the cycle I'm in the mood. I guess wanting to conceive so bad kills the mood?

Based on that last part, I guess having had LLETZ treatment probably hasn't helped. I can't remember my cm before it, the treament was over 2 years ago(?).. but yeah that makes sense.
You're welcome! Kudos on drinking lots of water, it's hard to do!

I hear ya. Sometimes when you aren't in the mood, it feels like a horrendous chore which can also affect the CM. How long have you been trying? If you have been trying for a long time, maybe consider taking a break? Enjoy hubby, relax, try new ways to get excited in the bedroom, take care of yourself, try out a new hobby, avoid the stress of trying and tracking and see if it happens naturally?

A lot of my friends got pregnant when they least expected it and stopped trying every month. I know it's hard though when you want it so bad. Do you have a doctor that you have been talking to about TTC?
 
 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 17:50 PM   #7
 
I always have loads of ewcm...like huge amounts it’s alarming haha but haven’t ever got pregnant so don’t think it matters if you have less or whatever ....I think stress and worrying can effect it as when I was mega stressed last summer my cm went all thick and glupy xx
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 17:59 PM   #8
 
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Okay thanks Kholl xx
I don't get why ttc is a joke to some people and feel the need to troll us desperate ladies.


Thanks Coffee xx
I drink 2l water a day (sometimes more). I could give green tea a try. That's something I've not tried yet.

We sometimes don't bother with preseed, just depends on my mood and if we're just dtd to get it over with. I often don't feel like dtd around ovulation after ttc for this long, it's a chore sometimes and I just drag myself through it to hit fertile days. It's horrible feeling this way as other points in the cycle I'm in the mood. I guess wanting to conceive so bad kills the mood?

Based on that last part, I guess having had LLETZ treatment probably hasn't helped. I can't remember my cm before it, the treament was over 2 years ago(?).. but yeah that makes sense.
You're welcome! Kudos on drinking lots of water, it's hard to do!

I hear ya. Sometimes when you aren't in the mood, it feels like a horrendous chore which can also affect the CM. How long have you been trying? If you have been trying for a long time, maybe consider taking a break? Enjoy hubby, relax, try new ways to get excited in the bedroom, take care of yourself, try out a new hobby, avoid the stress of trying and tracking and see if it happens naturally?

A lot of my friends got pregnant when they least expected it and stopped trying every month. I know it's hard though when you want it so bad. Do you have a doctor that you have been talking to about TTC?
I find it so easy to go through so much water! But I don't really drink anything else!

5 years, 2 failed ivf cycles and a failed frozen transfer. It's so freaking hard. We did get pregnant the cycle I wasn't overly tracking.. was waiting for a frozen embryo transfer and it just happened. Miscarried at 6+4 and it's been super hard ever since.. due date is coming up soon. So makes me super desperate this cycle even though I wanted a break.

Doctors haven't been very helpful really, after my miscarriage they told me I'll get pregnant again soon and nothing is wrong.. but I don't know 3 embryo transfers and a miscarriage just sounds all wrong!

We're going to go for private tests at some point just haven't decided on what/where yet.
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 18:00 PM   #9
 
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I always have loads of ewcm...like huge amounts itís alarming haha but havenít ever got pregnant so donít think it matters if you have less or whatever ....I think stress and worrying can effect it as when I was mega stressed last summer my cm went all thick and glupy xx
Thanks Alexis, I guess it's so easy to stress around ovulation maybe I'm doing this to myself xx
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 18:03 PM   #10
 
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Okay thanks Kholl xx
I don't get why ttc is a joke to some people and feel the need to troll us desperate ladies.


Thanks Coffee xx
I drink 2l water a day (sometimes more). I could give green tea a try. That's something I've not tried yet.

We sometimes don't bother with preseed, just depends on my mood and if we're just dtd to get it over with. I often don't feel like dtd around ovulation after ttc for this long, it's a chore sometimes and I just drag myself through it to hit fertile days. It's horrible feeling this way as other points in the cycle I'm in the mood. I guess wanting to conceive so bad kills the mood?

Based on that last part, I guess having had LLETZ treatment probably hasn't helped. I can't remember my cm before it, the treament was over 2 years ago(?).. but yeah that makes sense.
You're welcome! Kudos on drinking lots of water, it's hard to do!

I hear ya. Sometimes when you aren't in the mood, it feels like a horrendous chore which can also affect the CM. How long have you been trying? If you have been trying for a long time, maybe consider taking a break? Enjoy hubby, relax, try new ways to get excited in the bedroom, take care of yourself, try out a new hobby, avoid the stress of trying and tracking and see if it happens naturally?

A lot of my friends got pregnant when they least expected it and stopped trying every month. I know it's hard though when you want it so bad. Do you have a doctor that you have been talking to about TTC?
I find it so easy to go through so much water! But I don't really drink anything else!

5 years, 2 failed ivf cycles and a failed frozen transfer. It's so freaking hard. We did get pregnant the cycle I wasn't overly tracking.. was waiting for a frozen embryo transfer and it just happened. Miscarried at 6+4 and it's been super hard ever since.. due date is coming up soon. So makes me super desperate this cycle even though I wanted a break.

Doctors haven't been very helpful really, after my miscarriage they told me I'll get pregnant again soon and nothing is wrong.. but I don't know 3 embryo transfers and a miscarriage just sounds all wrong!

We're going to go for private tests at some point just haven't decided on what/where yet.
Ugh, I'm so sorry it's been taking so long for you! I feel for you. I can't imagine how hard it is and I'm so, so sorry for your loss. </3

It sounds like you are doing everything you need to do and have tried everything else! I'm sending positive vibes your way and hopefully you get the BFP soon! You deserve it.
 
 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 18:28 PM   #11
 
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I always have loads of ewcm...like huge amounts itís alarming haha but havenít ever got pregnant so donít think it matters if you have less or whatever ....I think stress and worrying can effect it as when I was mega stressed last summer my cm went all thick and glupy xx
Thanks Alexis, I guess it's so easy to stress around ovulation maybe I'm doing this to myself xx
Iím trying to stop all charting and going with how I feel and my instinct and trying to relax more but I think that will need lots of work... Iím quitting all charting after next cycle 16 then itís countdown to ivf
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 20:13 PM   #12
 
I think it gets easier to not track when you give up and know you're just waiting for ivf/treatment


of course we have nothing planned yet, just don't know were to begin, so many options of tests and so many clinics. Some tests might be a waste of time/money. so trying not to just jump into something as desperate as I am to get some answers..
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 21:09 PM   #13
 
I would agreed with Millie about giving up charting. I couldn't have thought about it a year ago. Now I really couldn't care less. I'm now only keeping tabs on my cycle lengths so I know roughly when my supposedly fertile period is and because I think it will be useful for planning an IVF cycle if I know roughly when I'm due on.

Millie - it must be such a minefield deciding what to do next. Good luck with whatever you decide. I don't get much in the way of EWCM though I do usually notice a little around ovulation. We use preseed mostly because I'm rarely in the mood around ovulation either
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2018, 21:21 PM   #14
 
Thanks Moomin xx

All we can do is try (not try lol) till then!
 
 

 
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Mar 3rd, 2018, 14:04 PM   #15
 
Hi Millie,

I was using Boots ovulation strips which I was tracking my ovulation with, along with my CM. This is my first month ttc and using opk's so I don't know if I've done everything right etc, but didn't want to read and run!

I tested using the opk from cd7 which was the morning after my period finished and I got two clear lines that day, but not quite a positive. I got my positive on cd10, but my CM was more watery than anything else. It wasn't until cd12 that I got EWCM, which lasted until cd14.

I'm on cd19 now and since the EWCM, I've had a mix of EWCM and a thicker, creamier CM?!

I'm guessing CB detects the LH surge which on my Boots leaflet says it can be 12-36 hours before ovulation.

I'm starting to wonder whether trying but not trying is the way forward! I've never been so stressed & grumpy and it's only our first month

Fingers crossed you get a nice BFP soon x
 
 
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