(Closed) New to OPKs. Can you help me read this???

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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PonytailKim:  If it helps, here’s a picture of my last progression (note though, that different people have different patterns). It’s a little bit dried out and old now, so the pattern isn’t as obvious, but I had light lines for a full 5 days before getting a positive (the bottom two are clearly positive, the third from the bottom really close). So seeing a light line doesn’t really tell you a whole lot– you could get a blaring positive tomorrow, or you could have to wait another week. Don’t worry about going too overboard with the OPKS– two a day should be sufficient to see a peak. Once you’ve been doing it for a few months, you’ll figure out what’s normal for you (ie. how many days of light lines are typical before a real positive)

 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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PonytailKim:  I actually got a positive with FMU last cycle! So sometimes I do three a day close to my possible O – FMU, then mid morning and evening. Excessive, yes, but at least the ones I use are cheap!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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PonytailKim:  I’d wait and see if it gets darker– test once or twice a day and try to BD every few days. Sorry it’s so frustrating! Are you temping? That can really help clear things up when you’re not getting clear OPKS. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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PonytailKim:  None of those look close to positive to me, sorry.  Similar to PPs, my OPKs will show a faint second line for days and then suddenly turn positive.  The one cycle where I never saw a positive, my near positive was much darker than the lines in your pics.  FX you see a +OPK soon!!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You will know when it’s positive.  I was like you have on my first two cycles.  I test and kept thinking it was close enough or happened in between tests – even though I was testing a lot.  My third cycle we kept bding everyday and finally on cd 17 (I have 28 day regular cycles) got a true positive opk.  10 days later I had my first bfp.  Good luck!

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