I have been doing too much googling and decided I should just write a blog post and see what those of you who have experience with supplements and fertility efforts think.
So as I mentioned, I went on Vitex about a week and a half ago. I hadn't been taking my temperature but started shortly after that point. I got a 97.75 mid last week on Cycle Day 9, then a couple around 97.5, then back up to 97.7 for two or three days, then today down to 97.35! Today is Cycle Day 15, and I never ovulate this late.
Yesterday, I was talking to S trying to figure out what is going on and decided to do an OPK (was going to start doing these next month when we take Femara but hadn't thought we would do them this time). It came up with a light line, then a second one this morning came up lighter and barely readable.
So my questions are: How long does it generally take for the second line to fade out on a two-line OPK? I guess it can vary but wondering about the average range of time. If you were me would you keep trying to BD for another day or two, until I see a definite raise in my temps?
The 97.7 readings are really throwing me for a loop. This is at least two tenths higher than my usual highest temps prior to ovulation, but two tenths lower than my usual lowest temps post ovulation! I've read Vitex can raise temps a bit, and also delay ovulation by a couple of days, so I'm thinking that may be what is happening. If so, the effects sure kicked in quickly!
I'll take another OPK later today, take my temperature tomorrow, and let you know what happens, as well. I hope this cycle wackiness evens out by next month.