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25/08/2015 at 22:10
just came off the pill and have been ttc for a month now... I've tested for 21 days and I've had some faint lines multiple times but nothing real dark... they have got increasingly darker the past two days and today It's the darkest it's ever been. Not sure if it's hopeful wishing that I'm ovulating or if I'm just one of those people that it never gets as dark as the reference line... What do you think?
25/08/2015 at 22:18
Maybe I should also add I've had ewcm for the past couple of days too.
25/08/2015 at 22:27
If that's your line on the right its negative but very,very close so defo get dtd!! Do you have any clear blue digital? They are so easy to read it's £10 in Asda at the mo for 10 tests! If you have other signs then that's good though I get quite strong AF symptoms such as tummy back ache for one day during ovulation then it eases off until about 2 days b4 AF due again!! Good luck x
25/08/2015 at 22:29
i struggled with the cheap opk's just getting lines but never a real solid dark line. I would recommend the clearblue opk when you feel like it's approaching ovulation. That smiley face to say you are ovulating is so much more reassuring. A few people on here recommended and in so glad I gave it a go
currently on my 2 week wait. good luck with your testing!
25/08/2015 at 22:43
Thanks so much! It's so hard to know if I'm just hopeful or if these opks are just not working for me! I'm also having some af symptoms so I'm hoping that's a good sign! Thanks for sharing your experience with me!
25/08/2015 at 23:17
I was really struggling using my opk's too. Don't really know what made me decide to use the clearblue that morning, I just did! I dipped it in my wee and jumped in the shower not thinking much of it and happened to l
25/08/2015 at 23:18
Sorry I pressed reply too soon!
...I happened to look over mid shampoo and saw the smiley face staring at me.
deffo give the CB a whirl. Especially as they're on offer as missmyangels said!
26/08/2015 at 22:46
Okay so I'm having really strong af feelings today but my test is going the opposite direction.. Is it possible i hit the upside of the surge yesterday and the downside today? I test at the same time everyday. I have not tried the clear blue because I have not had time to go get them yet.
27/08/2015 at 11:04
It's hard to tell I think it looks a little fainter but not much. All you can do is keep bd every other day if u can and either AF will arrive or not!! (The latter hopefully!) when was your last AF and what's your cycle length? X
27/08/2015 at 22:35
I'm just coming off the pill so i am not sure of my cycle length but before it was 28 days and my last af was the 24 of July however I had spotting on August 6th so that could be my new last af...
27/08/2015 at 23:46
You've already gone over your 28 days then it's about 35 since 24th July! Not sure about the spotting. I would of thought a bit of proper bleeding would be AF though.? Depends how heavy or how long your spotting lasted I suppose. I ve never spotted even when I came off the pill so I'm not sure! You're not pg already are you?! Good luck and hope if not this cycle it sorts it's self out next time. Our hormones are a mystery and a real pain when ttc! Just keep up with your opks until it arrives and see:)
28/08/2015 at 01:42
ya my doctor told me that spotting counts as af. She recommended having af or spotting before ttc. I was unsure what counted as spotting and it seemed the consensus was any bleeding no matter how long or short what considered spotting. I took a pregnancy test last Thursday and it was a bfn so I don't think I'm pregnant. I have read that it can take longer to get back to cycle after coming off the pill so I'm thinking that's what is going on.
28/08/2015 at 09:49
Good luck hopefully your next cycle will be straight forward :)
28/08/2015 at 13:03
Thank you so much for your encouraging words and giving advice. It's my first time so any advice helps!!
17/09/2015 at 02:17
Just in case anyone ever reads this post and is in the same situation I was totally ovulating! Two weeks later I got a bfp :)
17/09/2015 at 07:06
17/09/2015 at 09:27
That's fab news congratulations
17/09/2015 at 11:34
Hi ... I'm new here .. For the past year me and my partner have been trying to conceive. We both have one child each from previous relationships we know it is possible but still no luck .. In June 2015 I miscarried after just finding out 3 days previous , since then I have been ovulation strips and last month I had 3 days of cLear positive results .. But again my af arrived 😔... This month my af was on 5 th sept and have been testing every day , twice a day since this Monday .. Today and yesterday I got these results ... Can anyone confirm if these are positive please or .. top test was yesterday morning then the afternoon and the bottom was from this morning ... Would be great to get some advise ... Xxx
17/09/2015 at 21:01
That's how mine looked! If you look above I have darker then light id say make sure to bd! My suggestion to you is to do it every other day. I was getting so frustrated with the ovulation strips that I just started every other day starting a week after af. If that is possible for you. I'm sure with children in the house it makes it quite hard. good luck!!!
17/09/2015 at 21:03
one more thing! Watch your discharge when it changes that's your sign to start bding every other day!
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