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21/10/2014 at 13:09
Has anyone used Clearblue Digital OPKs? They seem expensive but I like the idea of being able to use fmu. I work in an office 3 days a week and I think it would be hassle trying to schedule my day around needing to find time to test and then having to do it in the work loos.
Also how do peoples partners react to using them? I think my H just thinks we will look at each other and it will happen. We aren't the type of couple who DTD every other day throughout the cycle either. I think I may need to sit him down and explain about the birds and the bees?
Oh and anyone know the cheapest place to get them? Am I right in thinking Amazon?
21/10/2014 at 13:44
I use them - they are expensive but like you I like how I can use FMU - also they are so easy to understand, no deciphering lines etc!
H is happy for me to use them, we don't do it every other day throughout our cycle either, work and general business sometimes gets in the way so at least we know when the best times are to make more of an effort (that sounds so bad, but I'm sure you understand what I'm getting at).
Amazon is probably cheapest, I have to admit just to grabbing them in Boots on my lunch break though. At least I get the points.
21/10/2014 at 14:18
Hi Peggs, I've used them too. I took part in a Clearblue trial so I got three boxes of 20 for free. I found them much better than the internet cheapie opks cos they can be hard to decipher as Sally says above. Initially, I was getting 3 days of highs (flashing smiley) and then a peak (continuous smiley) which stays like that for two days indicating these two days are best to time your DTD efforts. However, for the last 2 cycles, I've been getting no highs and just straight to peak which the CB team says is normal and perfectly ok.
I liked the fact that you can use FMU and there's no guesswork. I use the fertilityfriend app as well so I've used the custom data section to record a checkbox entry for it so I can see when i got a low (1), high (2) and peak (3).
I think Amazon is the cheapest as I looked at both when I first opted to the trial (in case they didn't want me!) however, I'm now expecting 3 more boxes from CB as a thank you for doing the trial and I have loads left over already so I'm happy to send you a set (10) on if you'd like to try them first? I'm also taking a break from opks for the moment so they'll just be sitting there unused.
You usually don't need to start until about CD8/9 so you'd have a few days to receive them?
Sally - same for you too if you want a free set?
21/10/2014 at 14:29
Sally - That doesn't sound bad at all. After a long day at work, an awful commute home and then making dinner it does sometimes feel like an effort.
Tatyo - That would be lovely and is really kind of you (I'll atttempt to PM you my details now). I may also check out the fertility friend app.
Thanks for the advice x
21/10/2014 at 14:31
Tatyo - I can't work out how to PM so could I please give you my email address? Its ************ Could you let me know once you've got it and I'll remove it from the thread. Thanks again :-)
21/10/2014 at 16:09
Got it sweetie, you can remove now x
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