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21/08/2013 at 10:02
Hope you are all well.
Not been on for a looooon time. Got a CB digi question. I started to use the new advanced one for the first time this month. My cycle has gone up from approx. 28 days, to 32 since my m/c in Jan. I started testing with cheapie OPK’s on CD8 (all neg) and I have used the CBD since CD 12 and got all neg, apart from today where I got a smiley face – but no flashing smiley face. Can I check if anyone else has had this, or is it a fault? Can it be right that I get a smiley face without a flashing face first?
Do you think I should call the CBD helpline? As its my first time using, I’m just a bit all over the place with it – so any advice gratefully received.
21/08/2013 at 10:14
Well, not sure I can answer your question, but here is my experience. I started to use the advanced ones for the first time this month also. I got my first flashing smiley on Thursday last week - exciting! Then I got a flashing smiley again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I looked at the CB leaflet and it says that you should get a flashing smiley for 2 days and then a solid smiley for 2 days. I then dipped a new stick in a cup of clear tap water and got a flashing smiley again. Realised the tester was faulty. I went on Amazon and read other peoples reviews and they all said that once the flashing smiley appeared it never disappeared. So contacted Amazon and asked for a refund!
I am not sure if not getting a flashing smiley first is a fault, but I would double check with their helpline or google the common faults.
I will never buy this product again, used to use the CB Digital (the pink one) and was happy with it but thought that maybe using the advanced one would increase my chances? I was wrong and will be going back to the old style CB digital next month if I don't get pregnant during this cycle.
Good luck xxx
21/08/2013 at 12:48
This happened to me when I used it also. I started testing on CD11 and just got a solid smiley face on CD14. When I read into it I found out that I probably started testing a little too late in my cycle and would have had flashing smiley faces had I started using them a couple of days earlier.
I never used it last cycle as I wanted to take a break from testing and getting too absorbed in testing, etc, but i think I will use it again this month.
22/08/2013 at 09:46
Thanks for the response. Bit confused at how I would have missed my surge and got straight positives on CB as I have been testin gsince CD8 (see below).
I used cheapies from CD8-CD11 and got negatives. Then I started using CBD from CD12-CD16 (all neg), CD17 (pos), CD18 (pos). No sign of a flashing smiley, just an immediate I retested again last night on a cheapie and this morning and both have shown a strong test line result, so I must be ov'ing.......I hope. Who knows?!
22/08/2013 at 09:51
PS - my cycles are now approx 32, so I guess I'm entering the 2ww, even tho I'm still on a bit of a DTD marathon til the weekend is over! (poor hubby!!)
22/08/2013 at 09:52
I'm in the 2ww too Currently 4DPO
22/08/2013 at 09:57
good luck SweetJudy - I guess I'm only 1DPO, with a couple more days to go....!
fx for you too!
22/08/2013 at 15:19
hi flee24 so happy to see you back. hope your doing ok after all you have been through, i really hope to see you with a sticky bfp soon.. this year has gone so fast do you remember you was a great support to me when i had a mc in dec12 then i conceived straight away,well im now 34weeks 2days with a baby girl xx
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