Post # 1
I wanted to get input from those who have more experience with OPKs. This is my first day testing with these strips. My period tracker app says my I just entered my fertile window today and my opks just arrived from amazon. Took digital opk tests the past few days which were neg. Then these today. I’m assuming these are negative because neither lines are darker than the control line on the right. But I’m thrown off by the 830pm control line being dark at the top and very light at the bottom. Thoughts? Do you think I’m close to being in the fertile window? Maybe we will BD tonight just in case…
I haven’t been temping. I’ve had increased CM since I started taking maca root last week, a mix of mostly creamy and watery, possibly ew. I’m going to continue to use opks so I can see a trend.
Any help or insight is appreciated!
Post # 2
they’re pretty darn close! I’d keep testing, and keep BDing. If it gets lighter, I’d probably keep testing just in case (the tests are so cheap), but really I’d still assume this was ‘it’. Keep in mind, your fertile window starts 5 days before you ovulate, so 3-5 days before your positive OPK… BDing now is a good idea even if this isn’t it.
The 8:30pm one I would’ve thrown out and used a new one–the point of the control is to show you that the test strip is working properly. Still, from what I can see at the top it looks negative.
If i were to make a bet, I’d bet you’d get a positive tomorrow in the early afternoon.
Post # 3
amanda1988 : Thank you! Yeah, I’m thinking it’s really close. Yes, definitely going to keep testing. We BD’ed tonight and will every other day for a few days 🙂
Post # 4
Here are my latest strips. I have to get better at taking them at the same times every day. I’m thinking I haven’t O’d yet, but maybe I’m close. Kind of hard to tell with the older strips, but none really look as dark or darker than the control line.
Post # 5
jackie86 : I don’t think you have O’d yet either, but are close. I was very confused with OPKs when I first started. But just for reference this is what my recent positive looks like. keep testing and I think you will get a positive soon! And definitely test twice as day as some women have a quick surge.
Post # 6
MsTrulove22 : Thanks, that is helpful. Haven’t had a positive yet. I’m thinking this cycle is wonky because I got my last period 12 days later than I expected it. I’ll keep at it.
Post # 7
i used the wondfo brand test. You could always tell i O’d because the test line was always DARKER then the control line. But the directions on the test give off the vibe that the test line can be as dark as the control line to be a positive. Which makes me think you possibly O’d on 4/3.
i’d start temping, itll give you very clear results on when you O.
i put off temping cause i thought it would be a pain in the a**. But i actually quite enjoy temping and tracking now.