Question about OPKs

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Question about OPKs
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:44am
My OB's nurse advised me to use an OPK last month then I will go in to see the dr. if I have no luck. Well, I don't know if any of you read my posts last month or chatted with me, but DH ended up in the hospital during my +OPK. My question is, if you O within 12-36 hrs. from getting a +, if you are only bd'ing every other day up to that point, what happens if you get you LH surge an hour after getting a - result. Technically, you could get a - OPK then O befere you test the next day, couldn't you? Then it is possible to miss it all together? I know I sit around and over-analyze EVERY LITTLE DETAIL. Like I've said before, I really obsess. I don't like it, but I do it!!! I sure hope some one can answer my question!

Thanks,

Heather

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 2:18pm
You just KNEW this question would bring me out of hiding! Your chance of missing a ++ OPK are very small if you test at the same time every day. Another trick that I have used, is to start testing twice a day if I get a -- OPK in the morning, but then start getting really symptomatic later in the day. So, as long as you're consistent, you shouldn't miss it.

GL,

Keely

Keely 

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 2:20pm
I guess it's certainly possible and I guess that's why you are suppose to do it in the afternoon because your lh surge is suppose to begin in the morning. The sf from the bding 1-2 days before should still be there doing it's job! So, if you test in the afternoon, you should know whether you had the surge. You either bded 2 nights before, which would mean you were due for it anyway or you bded the night before and could bd again! Did that make sense? Any way you look at it, your bases should be covered. Calm down and try to enjoy it! Jacqui
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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 11:03am
Thanks for your advice! I think I just obsess over this stuff and try to find ways it won't work. After getting pg so easily the other 3 times, I guess I am just really getting frustrated with ttc. I just can't understand why I can't do it now! Any way, I am very hopeful this month and don't want to take any chaces. I am going to try to cover all my bases! I am thinking of every possible thing that could happen!

Thanks for listening!

Heather