(Closed) OPKs- HELP!!!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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441 posts
Helper bee

@MCC919:  Something similar happened to me using the Target up&up brand! I’m charting, so I had a good idea of when I would ovulate, so I started doing the OPKs about a week before I expected to ovulate. The first three days, I got negatives with FMU (there was a distinct line, but it definitely wasn’t as dark as the control). I got my first positive the day before O. I continued to test after my temp shift just in case something weird happened, and I continued to get positives on the day of O and for six days after. That didn’t seem right to me, so I started doing OPKs in the evenings as well on 3DPO, and I got positive in the morning, but a definite negative (barely any test line) in the evening. Same thing happened on 4DPO. Today (5DPO) my OPK was finally negative with FMU, but it was still a pretty dark test line. I even made a post about this earlier this week, so maybe it’ll answer some of your questions http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/opk-help-1.

I’m beginning to wonder if the brand we used is defective because it’s clearly not working correctly.

Post # 5
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441 posts
Helper bee

@MCC919:  If you have enough test strips, you could always test with FMU and in the afternoon. I’d say if you get a positive both times OR if you get a positive in the afternoon, you should probably schedule some one-on-one time with your husband ASAP 😉

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@twofortheshow:  OMG! I came on here to post about the Target up and up brand! SO- I bought a box and I am just getting off birth control.  On my period or withdrawl bleed right now.  So I wanted to see if I was one of those lucky few who would ovulate right away and bought a box and started testing yesterday even though I am bleeding.  So yesterday, it looked almost positive- today it was  DEFINITE positive.  Brighter than the control line! I was so upset, worrying that I was ovulating while I was bleeding.  So I decided to buy digital and got a no.  I think in this case, it’s worth the extra $$ for Digital if you want a clear picture.  I had problems with this up and up brand before.  I think it’s TOO sensitive and always gives +++

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@Cwoodward:  Good luck on your TTC journey. OPKs won’t actually tell you if you’re ovulating. You can have an LH surge without ever ovulating, and some girls go through really long cycles and/or annovulatory cycles where they have several surges but no O. If you want to see if you’re ovulating, I recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility (TCOYF) so you can start charting. You’ll see it mentioned a lot on the TTC boards, and I found it really helpful.

ETA: In case you don’t know, the only way you can confirm O is with a shift and sustained increase in your basal body temperature (BBT), which is one of the things you track when charting.

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