I started using OPKs again in November because I had some, and I might as well use them before we start IVF. So in November, I got the blinky face for 8 days, starting on CD 16, before running out of sticks in the package. I eventually gave up, and my temp didn’t spike until day 28. That cycle ended up being 42 days. I attribute that to some Chinese medicine I was taking. My cycle had “normalized” the few cycles prior, and nothing else had changed.
Last cycle, December, we were on vacation, but I brought my sticks with me! I also tried to take my temp, but with the time change, and sleeping in, the temps were pretty useless. I started testing on CD 15, got the high blinky face on CD 16 – same as the cycle before! I tested diligently. I even brought extra test sticks I found in my drawer. DH came home before I did, so I was disappointed that we may have missed our chance for December. But I was still getting the blinky face after 10 days. I was so sick of seeing that grin every morning! I ended up getting a blinky face every day until AF came (to my surprise). My LH surge never got high enough to trigger a peak, non-blinky face. This last cycle was only 29 days. One of my shortest since coming off BCP.
So here we are, CD 16. I started testing yesterday, and I got a negative test. Today, I tested expecting a negative or blinky face. But what to I get? A grinning, non-blinky face! I have no idea what’s going on!! I guess it’s not bad news, DH and I will have some “workouts” to do this weekend!
But let it be known, I’m declaring war against blinky faces!