Post # 1
I’m just coming off of birth control pills (this is cycle 2) and am still getting used to this OPK thing. Last month, I got a positive on CD17 and O’d CD 18 according to FF. This month, I just got my first positive OPK and this is CD13.
I started testing OPK’s on CD10 and have only been testing in the morning with FMU. Last cycle I got 2 days of positives (CD17 and CD18) but I’m thinking I should test morning and night.
So my question is this – what cycle day do you start testing with OPK’s? How many times a day do you test?
Post # 3
I ovulate on day 18 or 19. So I don’t start testing until CD 14. I test with FMU and again around 4:30 in the afternoon when I get home from work. I normally have two days of positives and O 2 to 3 days later. Are you temping?
Post # 4
I start on CD 10 (which is when I always start to see EWCM) and then test twice a day, once in the morning when I wake up and once when I get home from work around 5:15ish. I know they say not to use FMU but I don’t have a problem with it as I’ve gotten most of my positives in the morning and it’s been fairly accurate!
Post # 5
my ovulation day changes every month. so far since i started charting, i’ve O’d on CD20, CD13, CD19 and CD14 so i start testing around CD11/12. i test once a day when i get home from work until the line starts getting darker and then i test twice a day until it’s positive.
Post # 6
@RoyalLime: I am temping, charting CM and doing OPK’s.
I haven’t yet had what I’d call EWCM but I am just on my second cycle off birth control pills. I have WCM, but no EWCM so far.
I got my positive OPK this morning, a temp drop a little (i’m expecting my spike tomorrow I think) and got WCM today too.
Post # 7
I test twice a day. First thing in the morning with FMU and then when i returned home from work in the afternoon. Because I O between CD12-CD14 i start using OPKs as early as CD6-7….since your body is still regulating from being off BC I would suggest you start as early as CD10 or so and try twice, so you dont miss your surge.