(Closed) OPKs – brand preference?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

wandfo (internet cheepies) are super cheep, so you can go through alot of them and not feel bad, but they can be hard to read. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Goldilocks1107:  agree with panterapeach.  They’re the only ones I’ve used, but for about 3 days before I think I ovulate, it’s hard to determine what is a true positive.  A few bees have commented that they use the cheapies until they get a positive, but then the clearblue digital to confirm.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve tried Wandfos and Clear Blue Easy Digital ovulation tests.  I don’t like the Wandfos that much.  They are hard to read and I get a fade in pattern close to ovulation (and a fade out pattern after ovulation) so it’s really hard to tell when my LH surge is if I just use those. 

I like the CBE Digital tests.  They give you a big ol’ smiley face when positive.  And you can use them in the morning.  With both tests I pee in the cup and dip the test in.

I have a short LH surge (about 24 hours) so if I test only once a day, it’s hard for me to know when I ovulate.  So, what I’ve done the past few months is use the CBE tests every morning starting around day 10 and then I use the Wandfo’s in the afternoon.  If I get what I think is a positive on the Wandfo I use the CBE digital to confirm.  Same goes for when I get a positive on the CBE – I confirm with the Wandfo. 

For example, this month, I got a negative CBE Sunday morning, but then positive Wandfo Sunday evening.  I confirmed it was positive with the CBE.  Monday morning, got a positive on CBE and confirmed it with a Wandfo.  Monday evening, Wandfo still positive but CBE negative.  So, I likely ovulated Monday afternoon.  (Also confirmed by some EWCM and crazy cramps on Monday).  Both tests were negative by Tuesday morning.

The Wandfos are super cheap.  The CBEs are more expensive (particularly if you get the 20 pack, which I do).  But, this method seems to work for me.  This all sounds pretty crazy when I write it down!  But, I don’t temp and really have been trying to figure out my body the past few cycles. 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That’s why I kinda hate the wandfos!!  Too difficult to interpret for me.  Lately my test line on the Wandfo has been ridiculously pale, too.  I would say BD for the next few days and you are probably good to go, though!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wandfos are hard to read for me as well.  I’ve been using them since month 3 and started temping this month.  Turns out, I actually ovulate the first day of the positive wandfo even though it seems to be positive for 2 more days afterwards.  For now, I think I’m just going to rely on temps.

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