OPKs off ebay - do they work?

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  1. Delilah

    Delilah Mom to Nathan Ulysses

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    I bought some opk's from ebay from a seller called Fertility Plan who has excellent ratings and I have no problem with the seller BUT this is month 2 of me using them and I am worried they dont work!

    I average 28 day cycles but month 1 of using them I had 26 cd's and got one faint positive on day 15 (but I was POAS too late in the evening around 7.30pm so I thought I could have missed more) - the line wasnt as dark as the control line but definitely there.

    So this month I have been POAS between 2pm & 4pm and am on CD 14 today but up to yesterday nothing.

    Do you only get one day when you get a line or if I am about to ov today / tomorrow should i get the line for a few days?

    Worried i might need to buy some more expensive ones but wanted some advice before i go and spend more money!
     
  2. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    I got mine from fertility plan and they worked for me. There were a couple of months where my positive wasn't quite as dark as the control line but it was obviously my surge as I'd get a much fainter line the day before, nothing the day after and my temps seemed to show that I had ovulated (are you temping as well?) x

    ETA - I used to take one at 2pm and one at 6pm x
     
  3. susanneb1984

    susanneb1984 Well-Known Member

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    I also got my OPK's from Ebay and they worked fine for me, but I do know women who they haven't worked for.
    I'd keep testing for a few more days, or test with a digi one as well, least then there's a smiley face or no face and you'll know.

    Good Luck
    xx
     
  4. PrayerfulHope

    PrayerfulHope Mom of 2

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    I get mine from saveontests.com
     
  5. Delilah

    Delilah Mom to Nathan Ulysses

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    Thanks I'll keep at it for a few days with the tests I have - we are bd regular too so fx'd.

    No I am not temping I tried last month and couldnt work it out I was way below the chart temps like 93 etc - may have to revisit that if no success this month

    xx
     
  6. lili24

    lili24 Preggers with #2!

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    I get all of mine from Fertility Plan and I have never had a postive. I now have a clearblue fertility monitor which seems to be working but I'm still not sure I am ovulating. I did a bit of reading about ovulation tests because I was concerned that I wasn't getting positives. Most websites say some womens LH surge is so short that OPKs don't always pick it up, so you should start to do 2 tests a day. I did but it still didn't work...

    There was a post on here yesterday about ovulation tests and it said they are not very reliable at all for a lot of women.

    I'm going to keep doing them for now since they are cheap and it feeds my pee on a stick addiction, lol... I have started to temp as well though so I can get a better idea of what's going on! xx
     
  7. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    I have never had a problem with them.
     
  8. Jessa

    Jessa Guest

    I've never had a problem with the cheap ones off eBay. In fact, here's mine from today at 7am. Control line is on the right. Doesn't get much darker than that. Keep testing!

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  9. ACLIO

    ACLIO Well-Known Member

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    I'm using them at the moment but haven't had a bfp yet and I'm 10 days late. Trying to keep my hopes up
     
  10. Delilah

    Delilah Mom to Nathan Ulysses

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    Thanks guys I'll up the testing for the next few days xx
     
  11. Delilah

    Delilah Mom to Nathan Ulysses

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    Good luck Aclio xx
     
  12. KnitWit

    KnitWit Well-Known Member

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    Ive used these OPK's from ebay alot and never seem to get a positive on them so have decided to bin them. Might invest in a CBFM as lots of people rave about them on here.
     
  13. mrav1

    mrav1 Mom and expecting..

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    I have been buying it from Fertility plan too- they work but I never get darker positive than test line. I test twice from 8dpo to make sure not too miss ov. Also, charting helps me- I know my lowest temp and if I get relatively darker line then I know.

    Good luck!
     
  14. becsparkel

    becsparkel Mummy to George

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    I've bought a load from fertilityplan but I haven't had any luck at all this month. I got a faint one on cd8 but then nothing, not even a faintt line since! It may have something to do with dilution - they say you shouldn't drink 4 hours before hand but I can't see to manage that...

    x
     
  15. Odd Socks

    Odd Socks Mummy to 2 girls.

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    i got mine from fertilityplan & they worked fine!
    xx
     
  16. Delilah

    Delilah Mom to Nathan Ulysses

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    I think I may be diluting my urine - I drink min 2 ltrs of water a day - will try tomorrow to not drink too much in advance and see how I go xx
     

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