last minute decision to buy opks- i have questions!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Commenting to follow. This is my first cycle using OPKs and wonder the same thing. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Best time of day is afternoon- most accurate results.  I used cheapies so I tested 3 times a day (overkill- I fully agree, but for 10 cents each why not.)  I did buy some more pricey ones from CVS and used them once a day on my lunch break.  Assuming your cycles are regular I would start on the 15th and test once a day until you get a definite postive.  I BD’d everyday (-3O, -2O, -1O, O, 1DPO, 2DPO, 3DPO) too but that’s your call.  If you need them next cycle go for the cheapies on Amazon…so much cheaper.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got the cheapies off Amazon, I think like 30 bucks for 50 or 100, and they work just fine.  I use it in the evening whenever I get home from work around 6-7.  A lot of people do twice a day to make sure they dont miss the surge, but I’ve haven’t missed it testing once a day.  I was also starting to test around day 20 (I O REALLY late) but I got lazy and just started testing when I got EWCM, and that has worked for me too.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I O early, CD11 or CD12, so I begin around day CD7 or CD8. I test twice a day, once with second morning urine, just before I leave for work, and again at about 8 p.m. I probably don’t need to test twice, as I always 2 days of OPK’s, so I have a pretty good surge, but since I buy cheapie OPK’s, I figure, wht not? I feel better knowing when it starts and when it ends. Good luck:)

Post # 9
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pinkshoes: I’ve bought mine from there too. I have a long cycle so guess I ovulate late. Silly question but is it a line that appears to show ovulation?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@CatyLady:  The test line needs to be as ar or darker than the control to be positive, thus signaling ovulation is near.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@pittgirl4:  I BD’d 3 days past O just in case I got it wrong.

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