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Ovulation tests???

Postby serenity6 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:00 pm

What brands of ovulation tests are the most accurate? I bought clear blue the non digital but now reading some not so great reviews :-/
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Re: Ovulation tests???

Postby BeeCee33 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:12 pm

To be honest, my very favorite standard opk's are the ones from the dollar store. They are always clearly negative for me leading up to O, then darken over a day or two to a true positive.

I usually use wondfos because they are cheaper, but it took me a few cycles to trust them, as they tend to look *almost* positive for several days before going positive for real.

I've never used advanced opks, so I don't have any advice there!
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Postby serenity6 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:32 pm

Thanks for the reply. I was at Walmart and they had a cheaper brand called Answer. I really didn't know what to get. Never used these before.
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Postby Krippycat » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:43 pm

I used Answer brand this past cycle. I had 2 days that looked "almost" positive, but on the 3rd day, there was no mistaking that it was positive. I got a very dark, blazing positive almost immediately. This cycle I'm going to try wondfos, because they're significantly cheaper.
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Re: Ovulation tests???

Postby serenity6 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:16 pm

Thank you. I used the clear blue today and got the very very faintest 2nd line. I have them so I'm going to use them and hopefully won't need to worry about next cycle cause I'll be pregnant. :-) maybe try answer as a back up
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Postby BeeCee33 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:36 pm

I haven't used answer opk's, but I used their FRER knock off they used to make when I got pregnant with my son. The stick was identical in every way except it had their brand stamped on it instead of FRER. I'm like 95% sure they came from the same factory! So anyway, my guess would be the answer ones are probably the same as other major brands, just cheaper. ;)
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Postby serenity6 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:28 pm

Yea I was thinking that but still went with clear blue for some reason. Good to know though. Thank you
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Re: Ovulation tests???

Postby homichka » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:04 am

I order Easy@Home on amazon, you can get only OPKs or only HCGs, I usually order both. You get 50 OPKs and 20 HCGs and the strips are quite wide, I find when cheapies are very thin its hard to read the result.
These never failed me, as well as HCG :)

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Postby Danaa » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:26 am

I use the one steps opks and hpts,the hpts can be a pain but the opks never disappointed me.
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Postby serenity6 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:07 pm

I've done 2 tests and so far I'm not even really seeing a 2nd line at all. I started with the egg white cm this afternoon so I think I'm just going to go by that and my trackers. Just hoped to see a definitive second line to put me at ease a little will keep testing as I have 8 left anyway.
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Postby BeeCee33 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:19 pm

Everybody is different, but I have had some cycles where my opks go from stark white to positive in the course of a day, and others where there's a fairly dark second line for several days that greatly gets darker until it goes positive. I also usually have 2 or so days of ewcm before I get my positive.

It's great that you're seeing ewcm. I bet your positive is still on the way! In the meantime, get busy. ;)
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Postby serenity6 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:33 am

I finally got a descent line but being new to these I can't tell if it's a full positive. It won't let me download the file either. Says it's too big. Any ideas on how I can show the picture?
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Postby Danaa » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:51 am

serenity6 wrote:I finally got a descent line but being new to these I can't tell if it's a full positive. It won't let me download the file either. Says it's too big. Any ideas on how I can show the picture?

Screenshot it and crop the edges and it should work
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Re: Ovulation tests???

Postby serenity6 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:09 am

Now I get this message :-/

Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension png given.
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Re: Ovulation tests???

Postby Danaa » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:12 am

serenity6 wrote:Now I get this message :-/

Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension png given.

Ahh yes I forgot to add after i screen shot i use an editing program for picturess to crop the edges bcs that doesn't seem to change the format of the picture and it works fine for me,i use photo editor but if all that is too much for you could always add it online and post the link here,not sure what kind of website you could use for that . You
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