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08/08/2014 at 01:45
08/08/2014 at 02:18
The test line needs to be as dark or darker than the control to be positive. I find the dye opk's difficult to read so much prefer the digital as it leaves no room for guesswork. Pics dont seem to be able to be uploaded from phones... Only from regular computers or ipads etc... In the box where you write comments you'll see a green tree icon at the top... Click on that to upload pics.
08/08/2014 at 02:22
08/08/2014 at 07:08
Hi, I have had some difficulties with opks too. I had a "positive" once that wasn't quite as dark as the control line but I temp as well so that confirmed that it was definitely positive. I think it can vary from person to person how dark the test line gets. Using them for a couple of months should allow youoto get an idea of what a negative and a positive looks like for you. But if you dont want to wait that long then try temping alongside them to definitely confirm ovulation.
08/08/2014 at 09:42
Hi - other than finding a suitable place and time to do OPKs I have found them relatively easy to do….
I basically peed on them once a day from around cd10 (I have a long cycle) and they were really really faint for ages until around cd 18 when it got progressively darker but still not as dark as control line. Then from cd 20 I did 2 a day (late AM and early eve) and the tests were getting progressively darker. Then on cd 23 AM I got a clear dark line, same again in PM and cd24 clear dark line in AM and then lighter in PM. So it literally lasts 24 hours and you can miss it.
My temps have been less successful as I find them a bit more difficult to read, but I am trying to do at the same time every day and this has helped get some consistency. So they confirm that Ovulation happened the weekend of cd23-25.
This is the second cycle that I've used them but last cycle, I never got a full dark line as I was away on business and didn't take them with me as hubby wasn't there to DTD anyway and didn't want to waste.
I bought a boat load from amazon for relatively cheaply and got myself into the habit of not drinking anything a couple of hours beforehand and testing around the same time of day. So I think that is what has helped me see it so clearly this month.
I have read though that some people get nothing on one day and then a clear positive 12 hours later, so it can happen just like that. Its a surge of hormones that we are trying to detect so the fact that it is called a surge, suggests its a one off spike and we are lucky to detect it!
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