OPKs driving me mad!

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

A positive OPK doesn’t mean that you actually ovulated. It means that your hormones are surging in preperation for ovulation. That surge can occur a few times before your body succeeds in ovulating. So it’s possible that the digital, the non-digital, and your doctor are all correct. The only way to confirm that ovulation did occur is by charting your BBT and seeing a clear thermal shift. It can take several months off of HBC for your cycle to regulate. You may just need to give your body some time to regulate.

Post # 3
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ali-oop:  What was your doctor basing her opinion on? I ask because I went for my annual right around the time I thought I was set to ovulate and asked my doctor if he’d be able to tell if I’d already ovulated. My doctor made it very clear he would not be able to tell if I had already ovulated, but there as a chance he’d be able to tell me if I was about to ovulate. After finishing the exam, he said he couldn’t tell.  I trust OPKs. I have never temped and the OPKs have been correct in my case- have a dd to prove it.

Post # 4
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got two false positives on those OPKs and then just chucked them and stopped using them. I use the cheapies now. Turns out I was never ovulating. I have post-pill ammenorhea. Went off BC in July and have yet to ovulate or have AF (and no I’m not pregnant).



Post # 6
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How often are you taking OPKs? As it gets closer to your estimated O date you probably want to take them twice a day, as your LH surge might only last 12 hours, so you could miss it.

The only real way to confirm your o (sans doctor) is to also temp, so you may want to consider that going forward…

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