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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 11:07 AM   1
EBAUERHAUS
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Can someone give me the down low on OPKs?


I know I should take them more than once a day... But what time of day is best? How many hours apart?
If I have a super short LH spike, do you think I'd catch it using an OPK just twice a day?

I appreciate it. Hopefully this is the best place for my question.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 13:44 PM   2
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Sorry I didn't want to read and run. Maybe 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.?

Thankfully mine aren't short so once a day worked for me. I like 4 p.m. as I could drink what I wanted during lunch then pee and begin my hold.

Twice a day could work depeding on how short your spike is.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 14:04 PM   3
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Oh man is this tricky. 11am -8 pm is the recommended time online I believe. I used to get my smiley face (clearblue digital ovulation tests) at 11:30 AM but this time I got it at 9:30 PM confirmed by a dollar tree CHEAPIE OPK aT 2:30 pm the next day. 2 times a day should be good on non diluted urine. Hold for 3-4 hours if you can before testing. Good luck!



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 14:45 PM   4
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Hey hun between 10am-8pm I is recommended times I used my online cheapie opk for my last 2 pregnancies and I will be again I've been using them as of now we ntnp hut I do mine on an evening, the test line has to be the same darkness or darker than the control line after your first positive you have a 12-36 hour window so best advice is bd everyday I've attached a pic of mine when positive 20180702_135725.jpg



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 16:07 PM   5
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Thanks ladies.
I assumed not using fmu meant that you didn't need to hold your pee for a few hours... There must be a different reason. Anyone know why you shouldn't use first morning urine?

I don't know if I have a shirt LH surge, hoping not. I'll probably be doing 2 a day until I see a positive! I've only used opks once before and never had a positive.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 16:52 PM   6
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Thanks ladies.
I assumed not using fmu meant that you didn't need to hold your pee for a few hours... There must be a different reason. Anyone know why you shouldn't use first morning urine?

I don't know if I have a shirt LH surge, hoping not. I'll probably be doing 2 a day until I see a positive! I've only used opks once before and never had a positive.
Your fmu is always concentrated that's why they say not to use fmu some days I did twice a day smu and later in evening xx



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 20:21 PM   7
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Okay!



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 13:28 PM   8
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One more question, friends:

Once I've gotten a positive, how long after that should I continue to BD?
Should I assume 72 hours till ovulation and continue to BD over the next 4 days, basically?

Ok, that was two questions. Haha.



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 14:05 PM   9
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Well i think general consensus is dsy of positive and the 2 days after. However, I BD day of and try to daily until opk is negative. My schedule this last cycle was 3-O, 2-O, 1-O, and O day. I felt O+1 was too much and we'd already done the best we could



 
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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 14:41 PM   10
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One more question, friends:

Once I've gotten a positive, how long after that should I continue to BD?
Should I assume 72 hours till ovulation and continue to BD over the next 4 days, basically?

Ok, that was two questions. Haha.
tbh I would bd 4 days after the positive opk including the day of the positive with ds2 I did every other day and it worked (obviously) but everyday and covered xx



 
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