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# "CUE PEAK"

For instance, it almost appears that i have had 2 cue peaks. However, only one that would follow the actual rules that would classify it as a "cue peak". The higher oral reading followed by 2 consecutive lower oral readings. This would have occured CD5 - CD8. So, If that is the case and that was in fact my cue peak - Do you then start counting 5-7 days (to predict ovulation) from CD 5 - The Peak, or from CD 8 - lowest point of that trend???

I am asking because I think I ovulated yesterday. But Ovacue didn't populate a color on my monitor until today. Even then it was very light blue (possible fertile). Which would mean they did not detect that cue peak trend, and instead noticed a similar one after that but that which does not exactly follow the rules of what dictates a "cue peak". Which would have then I see, allowed for the light blue color of possible 5-7 days from that point - which would mean i have not yet ovulated.

But none of THAT would match up with the vaginal rise i saw yeseterday. (PHEW)!

After watching vaginal rise yesterday - i will continue to watch also for remaining elevated levels. Which would help to confirm ovulation did happen on cd13.

Comments???

Since 8/2012vbaker13

Since 8/2012

In this case you will definitely need to interpret the data itself, the colors are not always important.

I see what you mean! You have more than one possible cue peak trend, it could be either CD5/6/7 or CD6/7/8.... Myself I would say that it was CD6/7/8 because if you could from CD7 it is 6 days to the rise (that day being the 6th day) on CD12 which I would definitely say looks like ovulation to me!!

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Since 12/2012Nellie78

Since 12/2012

Hmmmmm!

~Nellie

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Since 4/2011fertilitychartingwithsarah

Since 4/2011

Once your 'cue peak' is detected - and the fertile window populates. . that fertile window can change depending on those vaginal readings.

Nellie78 - With a cycle average of 35 days, the monitor isn't able to start looking for a 'cue peak' until CD 11 at the very earliest . . which is why your fertile window didn't populate when you had the 'cue peak' on CD 5, 6, and 7. You did have a very clear downward trend (which corresponds with that oral 'cue peak') from CD 9-11, followed by a vaginal rise and continued elevated vaginal readings so far! This could indicate ovulation if your vaginal readings continue to remain elevated.

Do you have irregular cycles? If ovulation occurred on CD 12 - then we'd expect your cycle to run much shorter than 35 days!

Sarah - OvaCue Specialist

Since 12/2012Nellie78

Since 12/2012

Thanks so much for the response. I think i'm starting to understand with all the responses and peice together how this works! So far yes, on average - my cycles have turned out to be 35 days. On an ovulation calculator - I entered the last 4 cycle start dates and it averaged out for me a 35 day window. Which I 100% thought was accurate after starting my period on CD 1 on December 26th, EXACTLY when it said I would. To a "T". So i assumed without a doubt, that the calculator was correct.

Now, I ended birth control in september. Started tracking my cycles in October and by december thought now finally in December, it was on a trend.

I guess now, since this is the first time on ovacue tracking data this way, this changes things. I will closely monitor vaginal readings to see if they stay elevated. I will make sure to notate period start date and confirm if my cycle is in fact shorter than what past 3 month data has shown. It could just be that my body was still adjusting to being on birthcontrol for 15 years and is still working out the kinks.

Do you think I should change my cycle length? Or wait until at least the next period to confirm & change if needed.

And If cycle does in fact end on CD26, should I update ovacue to a 26 day cycle?

~Nellie

Since 4/2011fertilitychartingwithsarah

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Since 12/2012Nellie78

Since 12/2012

Thanks ladies. I will update in a couple of weeks when AF comes. This was very helpful information and I'm learning a lot.

~Nellie

Since 8/2012vbaker13

Since 8/2012

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Since 12/2012Nellie78

Since 12/2012

My v readings continue to stay elevated, although shot up to 359 on cd14, down to 226 on cd15 and then shot BACK UP surpassing cd14 to 359 on cd16! (This still follows the rule that to confirm ovulation did occur, v readings must stay elevated, since they have not gone down to near or past the lowest v reading of 133 on Cd11). Still, seeemed a little weird since they weren't just remaining elevated in a more closer reading of number. So I want to question that! They were significantly distant in up and down readings. Box colors also do not line up, but based on data, I'm not worried about that. Still watching for continued elevated v readings above my lowest point and monitoring cycle length.

~Nellie

Since 4/2011fertilitychartingwithsarah

Since 4/2011

Your chart looks great. It's very normal to have fluctuations in your vaginal readings in your luteal phase. As long as they don't drop as low as the pre-ovulation vaginal readings, I wouldn't be concerned at all!

Sarah - OvaCue Specialist

Since 12/2012Nellie78

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~Nellie

Since 4/2011fertilitychartingwithsarah

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Sarah - OvaCue Specialist

Since 12/2012Nellie78

Since 12/2012

~Nellie

Since 4/2011fertilitychartingwithsarah

Since 4/2011

Sarah - OvaCue Specialist

Since 12/2012Nellie78

Since 12/2012

~Nellie

Since 8/2012vbaker13

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Since 8/2012vbaker13

Since 8/2012

It looks like ovulation may have occured on CD15, with your cue peak being on CD10/11/12. However, we would need to see continued elevated V readings to confirm. At this point, your V readings are still elevated compared to your reading on CD14 but if they drop any lower you should consider yourself fertile again just to be safe!

-- Vanessa

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Since 5/2011islandbeauty7

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Since 4/2011fertilitychartingwithsarah

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Just keep charting and we'll continue to interpret!

Sarah - OvaCue Specialist

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Since 8/2012vbaker13

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-- Vanessa

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Liliah is 3.5 yrs old! Everly arrived Jan 25th! <3