First OPK, first day, first +

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Registered: 04-02-2011
First OPK, first day, first +
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Sun, 07-10-2011 - 11:34pm

So, I am enough crazy aka obsessed with tcc that I've agreed with husband to not temp and get too "obsessive".

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 7:56am
Everyone is different, but you could be an early surger...you could be catching that surge before you have actually gotten to Ovulation...a lot of the tests, like the one I used to use, Clearblue, will give you positive as early as 48 hours before you O. That just means that you need to adjust your testing and probably start testing before CD12. Or...you could be Oing early this month. As far as the CM goes, if you don't have an abundance of CM and that's your normal, than I'd suggest 2 cups of green tea a day and even think about maybe preseed. The green tea doesn't work overnight though. It's something you need to get regularly in your system from AF to after O.

GOOD LUCK!

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Registered: 04-02-2011
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 9:01am
Thanks. I was wondering if I might be an early Oer. But an early surger might make more sense. But I wouldnt know for sure without temping. If there's a next month, I'll start earlier; hopefully I don't have to. I wasn't sure how the green tea worked, thanks for letting me know. I'm an occasional tea drinker in the summer, almost every day in the winter sometimes it's green. I might just have to up the anty in the summer. Ok, off to work I go.
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Mon, 07-11-2011 - 9:39am
Glad I could help. :) I had a 32 day cycle but I was so worried about missing the O that I started testing on CD9. ;) So next month, IF there's a next month ;) , than definitely start a few days earlier.

I started the green tea 2 months before I got pregnant by the advice of another TTC member and she suggested twice a day from AF to after O and the second month, I think it was one of the things that really helped. :) Good Luck!!

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Registered: 07-11-2011
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 5:44pm

Just getting started on my TTC adventure, and I have tried OPKs for a couple of cycles, and I have not seen a positive yet . . .I typically have 26 day cycle.

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 6:58pm
Typically for a 26 day cycle, they tell you to test on CD9 but I liked to start testing earlier...I'd say, around CD5 or 6 just to be on the safe side. I also found that Clearblue Easy Digital worked best because there was no question about the result...smiley face or empty circle. Either way, you know what the result is. I bought mine on Amazon and I got extra tests that what was sold in stores and for cheaper. Good luck

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