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09/10/2013 at 14:06
How many times a day do you use OPKs? Once? Twice? I've read a few things in the last few days that have made me wonder whether people do them on an AM / PM basis. I've always just done PM but have done the odd one on the AM as well. I always seem to get darker lines in the morning, wondering whether to start doing both more regularly.
09/10/2013 at 14:09
I usually do twice a day, 10ish and 5ish. I do find my surge is almost always on a morning.
09/10/2013 at 14:10
Thanks Vikster - useful to know. I think I may have been missing a trick here!
09/10/2013 at 14:20
This is only going to be my second cycle using them, but last cycle I did them once, at around 6.45-7pm. I did get one very dark positive day, but that's it. Now I'm doubting I'm doing it right.... But we've only got one loo at work and people will wonder what I'm doing in there while I'm waiting for the results!
09/10/2013 at 15:15
I've only ever thought to use them once a day, maybe I'm missing a trick here. I always do them at lunchtime. My positive yesterday was as dark as the control line that was about midday or 1.
09/10/2013 at 22:48
I've been obsessing about this today as well. So much so that I've posted a thread about it on BT. Only got 2 responses so far but someone said that you shouldn't start testing until after 2pm. I'm still not sure if I've had my surge or not but yours definitely looked like a positive to me. Fingers crossed x x
10/10/2013 at 08:49
Blackkat - I don't understand why you have to wait until after 2pm, a positive is a positive, no?! But I may do some google investigations today and to try and understand why.
10/10/2013 at 21:20
I've no idea why, it was posted on the BT thread I posted. I had to test at 1 today as that was as late as I could wait & got a + but then had to check again when I got home at 6.30. I've always counted any results I've had. Not sure how I did it last time I ttc as I worked full time & never did any opk's in school. Hope you get a more reliable + very soon x
12/10/2013 at 15:46
I tried them ages ago and beer got a positive, testing at about 3pm each day. Last cycle was my first ever positive, and I tested when I got in (anywhere from 3-6pm), and then again about 9-10pm.
Pep - you can buy CBD OPKs if you want to use FMU, as they are specifically for this. From what I understand, LH levels are low when you are sleeping, so if you test with FMU on an IC then you will most likely miss your surge. That said, if you double up and test in the evening also, then there can be no harm in testing in the morning if you want.
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