Hi, again! To answer your latest question, yes, it is possible to get ovulation pain and EWCM, but no ovulation. This scenario is usually caused when the dominant follicle is blocked by an ovarian cyst. Most of the time cysts resolve on their own. Unless you're experiencing continuous irregular periods and pain above the normal twinges, an ovarian cyst shouldn't be deemed the culprit.
As far as BBT thermometers, I've had luck with the good ol' Walgreens brand - it's a lovely shade of pink.
I notice a difference if I am under a pile of hot blankets!
Thank you for your imput. That's what has been happening in my apt, bcs we dont have the heater turned on. I tried to temp again, but when I turned on my BBT termomether, it gave me an ERR message, two days in a row. So I just took out the battery and I'm not using it.
I have another question? Do you think is possible to get O'pain, and EWCM and no ovulation?
Outside temps don't effect BBTs, however, extreme changes of indoor temps do. We had a freak cold spell and the inside temp was near 60 degrees by morning, didn't turn on the heat, and my BBT dropped about .6 degrees. I'm usually sleeping in 75 degree temp. Talk about a huge dip on the chart, but it came back to normal the following morning.
Another possible occurrence is that your body was about to ovulate, hence the EWCM, but because of your travels or stress it didn't actually occur yet. Your body will only ovulate when you're good and ready. If you see another few days of EWCM before your period, your body is gearing up again to ovulate and hopefully you'll see a biphasic pattern in the chart shortly thereafter. Good luck in NYC and your job search!
I never did master BBT, so I am not much help. But I agree 100% with Rachel...the smiley face (ClearBlue Digital OPK) is my best friend. They are extremely accurate.
Good luck to you.
I have never had a change in the weather effect my BBT!
Perhaps your cycle is a little out of the norm!!
I suggest along with tracking your BBT you also use the "smiley face" opks that way you have no second guessing!!!