First time using an OPK - is this positive?

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Re: First time using an OPK - is this positive?

Postby ABoulanger » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:06 pm

Thank you! Not sure what your cycle is like- but mine is 27 days. On cycle days 12, 13, 15, and 16 this cycle we did the dance.

Everyone is different but it can help to have someone with a positive to tell her cycle. I had EWCM on CD 15 and 16. That's all I can offer without doing opk

Good luck!!!!
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Re: First time using an OPK - is this positive?

Postby MrsGrn » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:24 pm

I just wanted to give an update....

I ended up finally getting a positive on my cheapie LH strips AND my flashing smiley "peak" LH day on cd 18 afternoon. I had a temp shift on cd21. I estimate my O day was cd 20. I continued to test with cheapie wondfo LH strips and had +okp until the afternoon of cd 21. Pretty much exactly 72 hours after my first. I would say overall, the clear blue advanced opk are worth the money, because they give you a better idea of your fertile window. Though, I feel using these alone is not the best route because they are expensive and I think testing every 12 hours is best. Also, on the digital it is hard to spot a trend in your LH, but on the strips you can by watching the lines get darker. So my conclusion is-- begin using the clear blue easy advanced opk as directed per packaging, testing every 24 hours, along with cheap LH strips every 12 hours. I like both the wondfo and the easy@home brand available on amazon.

And in other news....
Today is cd30 and I am 10dpo and I just got a BFP!

For my experiments with different HPT brands because I am a POAS addict and I love science lol ;)
My results were, my line was darkest on the Amazon $0.50 apiece Easy@Home Brand (20 pack), next darkest was Walmart's $0.88 first signal brand (single test), the LEAST darkest was the (supposed most sensitive and the MOST expensive) $4.33 apiece (3pk) first response early result. So there's my 2 cents on HPT. My conclusion is: Buy plenty of cheap ones that you can use regularly and then when you get a faint line if you REALLY want confirmation with a brandname, the FRER does work, just don't expect it to be better.
Hope it helps you ladies save some money and get an early BFP!!!!
Background info: Mom to one 6yo DS with very irregular cycles and history of 2 mc prior to my DS. I am 36 yo and DH 36 too. TTC for second baby since May 2016. Chemical pregnancy in July 2016. Started 1st round Clomid Sept 2016. Second round of 50mg Clomid October 2016.
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Re: First time using an OPK - is this positive?

Postby Veronica86 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:27 pm

Hi MrsGrn- thanks for all of the info!! Did you test before 10dpo and get BFN's? I'm 10dpo today but got a BFN... hoping for some better news in the next few days!
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Re: First time using an OPK - is this positive?

Postby Luso2011 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:55 pm

Wow - congrats, MrsGrn!! Looks like all your research has paid off. Wishes for a happy and healthy nine months to you!
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