Okay so I started using OPK's on CD 12, the lines on the test keep getting darker but I have yet to get a smiley face (Clear Blue Digital). I am now CD 19 and no positive.. Length is usually 28-30 days so something doesn't seem right, yet the dr said I AM ovulating again.. Help?!
How often are you testing? Since the surge can last for as little as 12 hours, you could have missed it while testing. Also, you're not technically suppose to go by the lines on the digital even though it's hard not to! I use the same test and they were very faint until today (super dark) when I got my first positive.
I was having problems with my Clearblue Digi OPK, (two different boxes, and same problem of false positives for both) so I started using IC's at the same time. At the peak of my surge, I was so confused by the difference I went to the store and bought the store brand OPK's as well! Here's what I got:
INTERNET CHEAPIE POSITIVE:
CLEARBLUE DIGI POSITIVE (And yes, it did give me a smiley for this- wtf???)
STORE BRAND POSITIVE:
As you can see, the CB digi doesn't make any sense at all.
And for a real kicker, check this out:
CLEARBLUE DIGI <<<FALSE POSITIVE>>> several days before O or LH surge:
If you're having real problems knowing what is going on, I really recommend switching to regular tests. They're not hard to read, they will give you a normal (two dark line) result that you can actually interpret, and there no guessing about what the smiley or lack of smiley actually means.
I put my DH through a week of constant unnecessary BD'ing during one cycle because of what the digi's were saying so that by the time I actually did O he was so tired he was having a hard time doing anything! On another cycle where I tried using CB digi's I missed O altogether!
Sorry for getting all rant-y like that. But I feel like these digital test cause more hard than good.
The internet cheapies are more reliable and MUCH cheaper.
Sounds frustrating. I'd maybe go ahead and switch brands. I've had pretty good luck with internet cheapies. I use the Wondfo ones from Amazon and they are right along with my temps. I don't think you can go by the lines on the Digis. A lot of people say to test between 12pm and 5pm since the morning and night hours can mess things up, but I'm not sure how accurate that is.
I've been told so many things but I suppose if I don't get a BFP from these ones and ontop of that we are bd'ing every other day except 3 days after AF and 2 days following positive OPK.. We haven't been trying that long 7 months now, but we have had to suffer through an asshole dr tell me i'd never have kids cuz I wasn't ovulating (which later found out wasn't true as I started ovulating again) but when you tell someone who has been through hell and back in her life and had one dream she wanted to accomplish and take it away it hurts.. but now we are just waiting to see what happens in our lives. Hoping for the best each month, this month I have a strong feeling its my month so I am hoping this feeling is correct as I haven't had it before!!!
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