(Closed) This is probably a dumb ? (re: OPKs)

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are you using the Amazon OPKs?  I’ve only been using them for 2 months.  Last month, it was an obvious positive one day.  This month, I noticed it was a dark line, but not quite so dark.  The next day it was an obvious positive.  So I’m no expert, but maybe the OPK does gear up for a +

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@septcabride: usually I have exactly what you’re talking about – no lines for many days, then I’ll get a fade in over the course of a day. 

When I was just trying naturally, I’d just test once or twice a day, and count my darkest line as +, and watch for the BBT spike to confirm.

Now that we’re getting medical help, once I get any kind of line, I usually take a test every 3-6 hours to try to pinpoint it better.  I use the cheap amazon tests, so it’s no big deal. 

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been using the cheap Amazon ones since February, and so far, every month I’ve gotten a gradual darkening, usually starting a day or two before I get a full dark line. DH and I start getting jiggy with it once I start to getting a visible line (even before we get the full positive), cause, well, why not? And keep doing it until my BBT stays up for three days. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@septcabride: When I first started using OPKs, I used part of a gift card to Amazon to get the CBE digital ones…the ones that give you a smiley face. I really liked them, because of the happy smiley face, but once they ran out I went for the cheap ones. I can pee all I want with them, and not worry about how much money I’m flushing down the toilet. 

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