(Closed) Types of OPKs??? Too many to choose!

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I use the testing strips and I haven’t really had any trouble with them. The one thing I DID notice, however, was that I never got a positive until I started testing around 6 pm. Any earlier in the day, and I missed my surge.

Haven’t used the other ones, mainly because of expense. So, that’s my two cents, haha.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Kalamaz17:  Most OPKs should be taken later in the day, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Unless the type you are using specifically say to use FMU, the afternoon is a better choice. I usually test between 2-6 p.m.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Kalamaz17:  Other Bees, haha. I was taking them first thing in the morning, and when I didn’t get a positive, I came to the Bee. Everyone recommended testing once or twice, usually around two and again around six. I have only ever gotten positives in the later afternoon/early evening, so that works for me (as long as you can hold it for 2-3 hours).

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use the ClearBlue non-digital.  I’ve always tested around 5pm when I get home from work and have always caught surge.  I’ve always only tested once but I do have ovulation cramps.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Kalamaz17:  8 is good, or some of us test at work. You can use the wrapper as a cup if you hold it open. It works in a pinch.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@bunny:  I was just going to pass along the wrapper tip, since when I first heard it it was a total epiphany.  I do shift work too, so had to test at work.  So… I was bringing a jello pudding cup for lunch every day, JUST to have the cup for dipping.  Haha.

Post # 12
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838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

any luck? i used OPKs properly for the first time this cycle, and I got fade in lines,which gave me some warning as to when it was all goin to kick off. I must admit it was kinda fun to watch the line get darker each time!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Kalamaz17:  Just because you didn’t catch the prediction with an OPK doesn’t mean it didn’t happen!  Unless you’re only BDing when the stick says so??

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I know some people have a difficult time deciphering whether their +ve OPK is a true +ve. A tip I’ve heard is to test with cheap OPK strips, then whn you *think* it is positiv, use a clearblue digital to double check (make sure you use the same urine). Definitely test in the afternoon/late afternoon rather than the morning…

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