Totally overwhelmed by OPKs…need help figuring this out.

posted 6 days ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Newbee

tillymac :  I see you deleted your thread where I had commented. And yet proceeded to make another insensitive comment. Good job. You know, instead of trying so desperately to make everyone think you have a perfect pussy/bod/face/vagina/fertility, why don’t you just try being an actual person. Tell us more about your prior pregnancy losses, I’m sure many (including myself) would appreciate your insight into how you dealt with those and then went on to have a successful pregnancy more than anyone appreciates knowing you and your husband have sex every hour on the hour and about your porn star pussy. Newsflash: you’re not a special snowflake for getting pregnant or for having pregnancy losses. You only need to spend a few minutes on the TTC/pregnancy boards to see that many have your exact story. Might try relating to people instead of pretending you’re better than them.

hafh2016 :  Probably something you already knew, but I’ve noticed that others line up their tests to see how they compare day by day. I’ll be doing this since it seems the easiest way to tell when you get those darker positives. We’re not starting TTC until later this year but I might start doing that next cycle so that I get the hang of spotting the positives! G’luck!

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I thought it might be helpful to share a picture to compare the lines. You can see that my test on CD16 looked pretty close to positive because the test line (closest to the pee part) is pretty dark. But it wasn’t DARKER than the control line until CD17. But since it was close on CD16, I started testing twice a day. Some people stop testing after they get a positive, but I test until I get another negative. This weird cycle I got three full days of positives (which is pretty unusual), and ovulation wasn’t confirmed with a temp rise until CD 20. But I guess this picture is good because it shows how a positive can be darker than the control, but also the same darkness. (ETA: another Bee turned me onto this app and I love it way more than taping pee sticks to a piece of paper! It’s called Premom.)

Best of luck!

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Post # 18
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4749 posts
Honey bee

ruby26 :  Thanks for sharing – I am downloading this app! Much more sanitary than taping pee sticks to a piece of paper, and also great cause you can compare the way OPKs looked at the same level of “dryness,” which you can’t do when you tape them to paper. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

Boxerlover24 :  I think TTC forums are the only place you can say “but I love peeing on sticks!!” And everyone just silently nods and goes “Yup. Yup. Yup!!” in total agreement, lol. 

Was a good chuckle with my morning tea, thank you!

Post # 20
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

ruby26 :  glad the app was working for you! Yeah I love it despite the stupid name lol

 

Post # 21
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

hafh2016 :  You’re not too late to the game. Just try to figure out your OPKs now before Feb. 

Pee on one a day every day from about cycle day 11 (first day of period is cycle day 1). When you start to see two lines, the left one strong but more fainter than the right one (control line) like in some of Ruby’s photos, you could pee on two a day. I do one in early afternoon and one at 7-9 pm. When you see that the left line is darker than the control line – get to sexing!! You will ovulate in 12-24 hours probably.  All the data show that having sex on the day before ovulation and the day of ovulation are most effective for getting pregnant. 

Post # 22
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Newbee

I went through like two boxes of these because I’m having irregular cycles after stopping BC. I had lines that were a lot darker than others, and ALMOST as dark as the control line, but never darker than the control line. I’m temping this cycle along with the OPKs to try to get a better idea. I think it’s more helpful to use them in conjunction with each other because it’s possible to miss an LH surge since it only lasts a certain amount of time and it might not be at the time of day you’re testing.

Post # 23
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Oops my bad – above I said that you ovulation 12-24 hours after a positive (left line is darker) test.  It’s actually more like 24-36 hours.  So basically, have sex the day of and for a couple days after a positive test.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

TiggersMitts :  I answered OP based on MY experience, this is an Internet forum and I’m completely within my rights to do that. She hasn’t even started TTC yet so I have in no way been insulting to her. She said she is overwhelmed by OPK so I simplified it. There’s no malice in my posts. I personally appreciate responses based on people’s own experiences.

If you think that gaining acceptance from a couple of strangers who live on the other side of the world is even on my personal radar, then you are sorely mistaken. I’m not here to be relatable, I’m here to have a bit of fun, fill in time when bored and share things. It’s not much deeper than that. 

Also, I lied. I terminated two pregnancies in my late teens/early 20s. I have never experience a loss. I wrote that on a day where I was feeling reflective about it as I was ttc and I guess calling it a loss online helped me in some way. Not everyone is completely honest online either. Okay, you got me. So now I’m even less relatable, sorry. I could be a completely different person that uses this account to escape and create a whole new persona for all you know. Why are you taking it so seriously?! 

Please stop going through my posts like a stalker and seeking out things to call me up on. I’ve posted on here around 1500 times and you’re choosing the 10 or so times I’ve been in an arrogant mood to bring up. That’s not a fair representation.

Anyway, I use Weddingbee for fun but I’ll stay off the TTC board until I am, in fact, TTC if ever again. And I’m sorry to OP that her thread got high jacked. Will not be replying! 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

tillymac :  As someone who has now lost 3 pregnancies in the last 18 months, it is an insult that you lied about a pregnancy loss. While choosing to terminate a pregnancy has its own emotional issues and I’m not trying to down-play that, but it’s completely and totally different than losing the one thing I want more than anything in this life.

You can’t even begin to understand the trauma that comes from a pregnancy loss and to lie about it says a lot about you as a person. Please, stay off the TTC boards.

Post # 26
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Honey bee

 I decided to delete this because it is not productive and I’m not in the best headspace at the moment when it comes to TTC-related issues. BABY DUST TO ALL!

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

tillymac :  i’ve been on these boards for years, and that is one of the most fucked up things i’ve seen.

Seriously, you should be ashamed.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

tillymac :  You know a lot of people here use this forum as a support group. Yes the internet is anonymous but there are real people with real struggles at the end of every message so a little understanding and honesty goes a long way. There are forums on weddingbee for fun and lies but the TTC board isn’t that place. Most people on here are more into giving support – sharing joys and sorrows together even if it is anonymous. Have some self awareness please.

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