Post # 1
Never thought I’d ask this on a public forum… but what’s wrong with my urine?
I obsessively pee on the cheap Amazon strips and when I think I’m close, I use the ClearBlue smiley ones (open circle for low, smiley face for high and flashing smiley face for peak). Well today, before heading into the fertility clinic to for a follicle ultrasound and blood test, I tested negative on both cheap strip and ClearBlue.
I just got a call from my nurse that my LH level is at 50. which means I’m surging, confirmed by ‘climbing’ progesterone. So… anyone else experience anything like it? The tests are only a month old and expiration date far into 2021.
Do I just ignore these tests and just BD? Dance and dance all day, everday?
Post # 2
Ugh that’s a pain bee.. I’m glad you were able to confirm that your body actually is surging though! I don’t have a lot of specific experience as I never personally used OPKs, but I was easily able to track my cycles just using BBT and CM (and fertility friend) until I got my BFP. So even if they don’t work for you I hope tracking with other methods is still helpful!
Post # 3
I have PCOS and the tests are meaningless for me too. They’re positive and then I don’t ovulate, negative and I do, etc. Do you have PCOS?
And yes, we BDed a lot and just hoped for the best. We aimed for every other day, or at least every three days. I’m now seeing a specialist and on drugs to regulate things which makes that easier!
Post # 4
Thanks for your reply. Dogs and Wine. What a fantastic username.
No, I’ve never been diagnosed with PCOS. I had irregular cycles before conceiving our first child but that got resolved after a few months of acupunture and regular use of dry brush (helps circulate blood flow and lymph nodes).
Thanks, Sapphire. I think that’s the way to go. Continue to temp and start checking CM. The good news is my HSA account covered the Ava bracelet so that eliminated the added stress I was feeling from good old basal thermometer and having to wake up at a specific time every day.
Post # 5
I’ve found it quite hard to read an OPK properly. I keep thinking I wasn’t ovulating when my period was totally out of whack after my miscarriage when I was testing with OPK daily, but I definitely did because I did get pregnant…