Problems with ClearBlue digital?

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Registered: 03-23-2012
Problems with ClearBlue digital?
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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 8:31pm

Just wondering if anybody out there has ever had problems getting a positive with ClearBlue digital?  I have been testing for about the last 6 months or so, and I have only received two positives.  My DH has infertility problems, so we have been to a doctor.  They have not done any testing on me because my period is so regular, and I have never had any problems.  They specifically said that I was most likely ovulating every month because of my regularity.   However, I still have seen so few positive OPKs!!  It is getting frustrating!

Looking on the internet, I found that afternoon is the best time, so I have been testing after school (I am teaching, so around 3:30).  I have also seen on the internet that sometimes you peak for such a short period of time that it can be helpful to test multiple times a day.  However, I have been using the digital, which are quite a bit more pricey, and don't know if I can really afford twice a day.  What are everybody's recommendations for switching from digital once a day to the cheapies twice a day?  Also - has anybody had this problem, where they can't seem to find their O day but got pregnant anyway?

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Registered: 03-13-2012
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 4:04am
Erin, The clear blue for me seemed to make things more difficult. I would test and test and test and only seemed to get to the second bar. Never the bar with that lil egg in it. And if I did it may have only been once or twice with no resulting pregnancy. After a year of this (and spending and arm and a leg on test sticks) I saw my dr and was told to start taking my temp in morning before getting out of bed then charting it along with using the clear blue. It only took a few months then I conceived my dd. Do you feel like you are getting a good reading on exactly when and if you are ovulating?
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 11:41am
I would suggest using cheapies along with the Clearblue. You can use the cheapies multiple times during the day and then reserve the Clearblue for confirmation. I also agree meemsiesmommy's suggestion to chart your basal body temperature, than can really help you pinpoint ovulation. If you need some more information on how to do it, here is a link for you:

http://www.ivillage.com/basal-body-temperature-bbt-information/6-a-144562