OPKs - are they really worth it?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by lilbecksxx, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. lilbecksxx

    lilbecksxx Well-Known Member

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    So this is the second month that I'm using an OPK. I have not gotten a positive at all & AF always arrives dead on time (27 days).

    I have all the other signs of ovulating - CM, cramps etc.

    I was reading online that a lot of people never get a positive opk because their LH surge is too quick. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem with OPKs??
     
  2. mom22boys

    mom22boys Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that it is quick. I have not gotten a positive. I just bought the cheap ones and I am testing 2 times a day. BUT then I think you know if it quick a person should really be testing like every 6 hours. Then you still might not catch it. IDK I am trying it anyway. Maybe it will work. I cannot wait to see what everyone else says!
     
  3. SpudsMama

    SpudsMama New Mummy!

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    I've only used them over 2 cycles...

    The first time I used them I got 2 accurate positives and thought they were great for me seeing as I can only "try" once per cycle.

    But this time, I've tested 4 days in a row and all negatives, even though ovulation definitely happened today!

    I'm stumped lol!! xx
     
  4. victorial8

    victorial8 Mummy to Freya

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    I have used them for about 7 months now and this month was the first time I have ever gotten a truly positive one, all other months they got darker and then lighter again so I knew roughly when I o'd. x x
     
  5. Traskey

    Traskey New twin mummy

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    I use the CBFM which follows your whole cycle and I find them really useful. You POAS from about day 7 until you ovulate, plus a couple of days. I now have a good idea about how my cycles work and when to get busy ;)
     
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    katiekittykat Well-Known Member

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    I think it depends what brand you use...I get One Step from Amazon.

    I got positives on cd44 & cd45, and didn't actually ovulate...so I have the opposite problem to you :haha:
     
  7. LaraJJ

    LaraJJ Mummy to Tessa & bump!

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    I think they can be a bit hit and miss really. I've used them a few times, normally just get darker but not sure about a positive. Today I got a near positive on an IC then used a Clearblue Digi to confirm and got a smiley face :)
     
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    I have used them for 4 months now but learned i wasnt using them when i actually ovulated so i got one positive during that whole 4 months. Im trying again this month doing it every other day just to make sure were BD on the right day... I am still waiting for a positive opk though. Im on cd 14 of a 26 to 29 day cycle so who knows lol I test three times a day though- when i wake up 8am at 2pm and 8pm now. I also agree it depends on the type of tests you buy...the clear blue opks seem more accurate
     

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