Frustrated With Ovulation Predictor
(North Platte NE)
I am 31 years old and in great shape. I have two beautiful healthy girls (6 and 2). I have a microadinoma tumor on my hypothalamus gland which elevates my prolactin level. My husband and I are trying to conceive a 3rd child and I am incredibly frustrated. I am on cabergolin .5M per week which has lowered my prolactin level.
Due to my elevated prolactin level I do not have "normal" periods each month so I have to be on birth control to make me have my monthly period. I am no longer on the BC pills and I am doing an Ovulation Predictor however it has been showing NEG for 14 days now.
The last period I had was induced with prometrium, which is when I began doing the ovulation predictor. My husband is also 31 and in good physical condition. Our first child was concieved with one dose of clomid and the second with just the prolactin lowering medication.
I am just incredibly frustrated and I know this takes time however the ovulation detector should have shown a rise in LH by now I am thinking. What is going on with me or should I just cool it and let things happen??
Yes, you most likely need to relax and take things with less concern, but I know that when you want to conceive this is easier said than done. When you don't know what's going on in your body you feel powerless. You have to learn how to trust your inner guidance.
If you are using an ovulation predictor kit that measure the LH in your urine, you may be missing the surge if you do not measure twice a day. Try measuring twice a day as you get closer to ovulation. If the LH signal is weak you may
be missing it altogether.
The other option would be to invest in OvaCue
fertility monitor which can be more accurate in your case as it measure the electrolytes in your saliva, prediction ovulation 5-7 days in advance.
The OvaCUe offers a higher degree of accuracy in predicting ovulation when compared to urine-based fertility monitors.
OvaCue bases its prediction on changes in saliva electrolytes that correlates to the rise in estrogen when the dominant follicle is released.
When you measure your levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) in the urine to confirm ovulation you can be too close to ovulation. Sometimes the LH surge is seen on the day of ovulation and sometimes on the day after ovulation.
The OvaCue signal is based on the shift from estrogen dominance to progesterone dominance, which produces changes in the electrolyte characteristics of the vaginal mucus.
The Ovacue is used with both the oral sensor that measures your saliva from day 2 until the end of your cycle and the vaginal sensor
used from day 5 until ovulation is confirmed. The OvaCue is designed to be used by women with varying cycle lengths.
It can still be used by those taking fertility drugs. It also gives important information on how the fertility treatment is working.
The OvaCue will give you a "possible" fertility on the blue days of the calendar at the cue peak. This is the beginning of the fertile window and would still be 5-7 days before ovulation. It is recommended to begin intercourse every other day throughout the blue days making sure to have intercourse on the darkest blue days and any pink, or purple days (if using vaginal sensor for ovulation confirmation).
The Ovacue Bundle
comes with an instruction manual and excellent customer service that will explain anything you need to know.
I am positive this will help you.