Best time of day to use OPK?

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  1. jaytee

    jaytee Well-Known Member

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    What time do you test?

    Do you hold your pee for hours before testing?

    Do you not drink anything an hour before testing?

    What do you do? Which brand of test do you use?
     
  2. Misskitty

    Misskitty Well-Known Member

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    I use internet cheapies from babymad and don't find any problems with these. I test around 2pm and again around 6 or 7pm and find that this way i always catch the +opk.

    I think it's recommended that you reduce your fluid intake before testing. personally i don't 'hold it in' or stop drinking, i just try not to drink too much.
     
  3. staceymy

    staceymy Mummy To Two Princesses

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    Ive read that best result is betwen 2pm-4pm.
     
  4. jaytee

    jaytee Well-Known Member

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    aww thankx girls :hugs:

    I used to test at 2pm and then again at 5:30pm so I might just do that again this cycle :happydance:
     
  5. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    Do you gals test at work? I mean I'd have to test at 6pm when I got home otherwise.
     
  6. MrsR32

    MrsR32 Mum to twin boys

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    I test at work, I take my bag into the ladies on the way out to lunch and do it then. I just have to wait until I'm alone again to look at the result!

    I've only ever used clearblue ones which are really expensive so I've never done two tests in one day - what does everyone think of the internet cheapies? Would it be worth me getting cheaper ones so I can retest after work?

    Re the drinking thing, I usually try not to drink much for about 2 hours before I test - just take a few sips of water if I feel really thirsty and then drink loads as soon as I've done the test.
     
  7. Peach Blossom

    Peach Blossom Mummy to Lili

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    According to my tests it says to test between 10am and 9pm and try not to drink too much beforehand! Good luck!

    xx
     
  8. Mrs_N

    Mrs_N New mummy

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    i test at about 6pm when I get home, wouldn't want to test at work.
     
  9. DaisyBee

    DaisyBee Mom of 2

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    I use the dip strips (vs. actually peeing on the stick)so Im peeing in a dispos. cup. Bought them online. Even when getting negatives I noticed that much easier to read if my pee was very yellow (tmi - sorry) So started to stop drinking fluids a few hours before hand and then every time I pee after stopping drinking I pee in a cup - if its very light colored I just throw it & try again later and when it was more yellow this is when I would test. This way I felt like I wasn't wasting test strips. I work at home - so don't have issue of what time of day to test. I usually do 2 tests a day.
     
  10. charlz87

    charlz87 TTC Cycle #4

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    I tested between about 2pm and 10pm every day.
    I used internet cheapies, although, I think I might get a CBFM next month (if no BFP) as I tested at least twice a day from CD8 to CD23 and got no positive result at all... even though am on a 28 day cycle.
    I held pee for a few hours before testing and just took sips of fluid if I needed to.
    Good luck.xxx
     
  11. bellablue

    bellablue Mom of 2 girls 1 son 😊

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    old thread but interesting

    i have the clear blue opks using them this month first time think im gonna get dollar stor new choice ones to next week when im clost to O so i can test more lol
     
  12. MrsTurner2012

    MrsTurner2012 Well-Known Member

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    I'm on day 8 of testing & have been doing it around 6pm every night. Each test has had the exact same line.

    Starting to think I'm not going to O or I've missed it.

    So frustrating
     
  13. bellablue

    bellablue Mom of 2 girls 1 son 😊

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    hello hun are you on cycle day 8 i am to!
     
  14. MrsTurner2012

    MrsTurner2012 Well-Known Member

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    No, I'm on cd16. Still not got a positive OPK
     
  15. STAYLOR29

    STAYLOR29 Member

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    I test as soon as I wake up in the morning (around 7am) and when I get home from work (around 6)pm)
     
  16. babykate

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    I'm also on cycle day 16 with no positive opk...I have one more text in the box and then I'm giving up!
     
  17. MrsTurner2012

    MrsTurner2012 Well-Known Member

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    Can they be wrong and not detect?

    How long is the surge? If I'm only testing every 24 hours I could easily miss it if it Lasts less than that

    My line is now non existent! :0(
     

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