Temperature drop 11 dpo, but still no AF at 13 dpo. What do you think?

Temperature drop 11 dpo, but still no AF at 13 dpo. What do you think?
posted by Summerviolet79
Wed, Apr 6 2011


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This is my second cycle off birth control, and it's been a long and crazy cycle. I'm pretty sure I O'd on CD41 (I had to set the cover line manually, but based on CM, temps, and sore breasts I think it is pretty accurate), and then cycle day 52 (11 dpo) I had a pretty sharp temperature drop and was quite sure AF was on the way, but the next two days my temps have been back up and AF is nowhere to be seen. I've also had some light cramping starting around 10 dpo, which I attribute to AF being on the way. I'm pretty sure that I'm just overreacting and AF will show up any minute, but the rising temps after the dip are just weird to me. What do you think? Also of note, my low temp 11 dpo was taken about 2 hours earlier than normal after not sleeping terribly well. I did notate the change in time, but did not mark the temp as a disturbance because I generally notice higher temps rather than low ones when I haven't gotten quality sleep. Thank you for any comments or advice. -Christine

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aprilFool1208 wrote re: Temperature drop 11 dpo, but still no AF at 13 dpo. What do you think?
on Wed, Apr 6 2011 7:48 AM

That temp dip at 11dpo is probably a secondary estrogen surge which is very common and doesn't necessarily indicate implantation as some people think (although a dip in temp at the time of implantation is possible).  The temp change could be due to the sleeping that day, but hard to say.  Since you've only been off BC for 2 cycles, you can't really be sure how long your LP normally is.  (Mine is still only 9-10 days long 3 cycles after stopping BCP).  I recommend waiting until 15dpo or longer and then taking an HPT. :)  Your BD timing looks awesome and your O date looks correct (CD41).  Good Luck :)