From what I've heard (and of course might be totally wrong) it seems like the cheapies (New Choice, internet, etc) work better as "OPKs for HPTs" than FR (which is what I used) - probably because even though cheaper, those are more sensitive in general. AND, again, for some women it just may never work!
Totally agree, Helen, I need to step AWAY!!! lol.
Thanks so much girls. This site is so great.
LTLMP -- I went to peeonastick.com and read alot of info about them all! It said that the OPKs could pick up the HcG, but to continue using the OPKs as OPKs and the HPTs as HPTs. Its got alor of interesting info on that site!
That's actually where I originally read about the OPK as HPT theory...and it makes perfect sense. Just interesting that I have complete positives on all brands of HPTs ...(since last week) and not a hint of 2nd line on OPK. But like we've all said, I should leave it alone and be happy. Was just so curious about others! Thank you! x
hi ladies, i know this is an older post but i'm waiting to test and thought hey... let me try an opk and see.. i don't want to test this early with hpt test - so there wasn't even a hint of a line... i was bummed until i read this post!!!
i dont have many symptoms, only very light cramping - stretching feeling since yesterday.. and now everything i taste, tastes terrible.
my favorite coffee tastes like hairspray!! no lie!! thats why i'm wondering and decided to do the opk!
so glad to see you can be pregnant and still get a negative opk!!
So I tried that as well at 5 weeks with my cbfm sticks, both lines went dark - low estrogen and high hcg so it won't make opks work in the same way as they need high estrogen.
Stick to hpts much more reliable congratulations x
I've taken multiple HPTs (FRER, Digi, internet strip) and multiple OPKs (internet and Answer). Most recently I had been using internet strips. My lines on HPT and OPK are DARK on the internet strips. My line is nonexistent on the Answer brand OPK and I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I never got a positive on that at all during my cycle.
Hi All! It's so funny because I don't get on here often enough but just came on and saw my name on a recent post! so exciting : ) haha
Anyway, Just want to say - though I know OPKs as HPTs work for some, I WOULD AVOID IT ALL TOGETHER! It never worked for me and I'm now almost 14 weeks : )
It drove me crazy at first but then realized, it's ridiculous. Stick with HPTs!!!!! xoxo!
I had a positive opk when I got a positive hpt. I've read that loads of women will never get a positive opk when pregnant, it's just different for everyone. As long as your hpt is positive, you're pregnant! Congratulations xx
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