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09/10/2013 at 19:02
I'm currently on cycle 2 of TTC for baby number 2. I've been tracking my last 3 cycles with cheapy opk sticks & they've been the same each time. On around CD10 I start testing & they gradually get darker (still being negative) & when they get dark I switch to testing twice in the day & for the last 3 cycles I've then had 2 full days worth of positive opk's, ovulating on CD15 or CD17 (I get ovulation pains so I know that I have definitely ovulated.
Well yesterday, CD13, I got a negative at 10am & it was quite dark (still negative) I was out all day so didn't test again till 7pm when it was lighter than the morning. This morning at 10am it was even darker (still negative - just) so been doing a few tests again this afternoon & they've got lighter & lighter. Should I not be comparing them & assume that a negative is a negative or is it possible that I missed my surge?
I take quite a few supplements but have not taken the Evening Primrose Oil today as I know that can be detrimental to a fetus. I guess I just dtd tonight & tomorrow & hope for the best?!
Any help or experience gratefully received x
09/10/2013 at 19:37
Hmmmmmm well i used to test once a day about 4pm, i think you are supposed to test between 2pm and 8pm as morning readings aren't accurate. I also got a series of lines getting darker and then 2 positives. I got cramps too but it wasn't until i started temping that i realised cramps can happen before and after ov too, i read up on it and although they might sometimes mean ov-ing they can also occur as the follicles settle back down again. If i were you i'd test for next few days and keep DTD to cover all bases.
Have to say this time i didnt bother with OPKs, i just temped and used my borrowed CBFM. If i'd not have had the monitor i'd have just temped. Takes 2 seconds in the morning and then you are done. No peeing on sticks, analysing lines and wondering if you've missed it.
09/10/2013 at 21:39
You should test from 2pm till 8pm as levels of lh higher in morning. EPO is fine to take up till ov
09/10/2013 at 22:42
Ok, may have to ignore the 2 morning ones then. although the one I did at 6pm was much lighter than the 2pm one (barely there).
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