I'm looking into getting some OPKs to help with pinpointing ovulation.
Yep, they work just fine. I went through 285 of those babies while waiting for ppaf! I found some on e-bay for $10, but I think 10 of them were pregnancy tests, which I don't recommend. But wondfo opk's are great. The deal you found is pretty good.
Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!
I'm not sure if I've used those, but I've used wondfo's, and others that look exactly like the ones you linked to. No problem with any of them, they all worked great for me. If I needed more now, I'd order these without a problem.
Sorry to offer mixed opinions, but I used those as well and had a heck of a time with them, especially since we were dealing with infertility issues. Reading if it was actually positive was soooo difficult.. it looked dark... but was it dark enough. That was even the case when we were doing injections to force the O fairy out. It never really look like it should.
However, that being said, I know that some women and OPKs just don't mix (never get positives even when obvious Oing with thermal shifts) and I might have just been one of them.
Hearing that there are ones with smiley faces I would have totally gone that route... however that would be really pricey without knowing about when you would O.... so given that your body is still working on normalizing these would totally be the most economical... just be prepared for a lot of squinting and debating whether it is really positive or not! :) And when in doubt... post pictures here and the experts will weigh in. :D
Yeah, I'd would have loved to use the smiley face. : ) But when you don't know when O might come....that's hard to do.
I have read some things about using fertility meds and opk's not mixing....do you think that might have been an issue? Or do you always have trouble with them? I know some women they just don't work as well.
What I did was test every day sometime in the afternoon, depending on what I had going on. I tried to hold pee 2 1/2 hours. I could never do more than that, and I figure as long as I hold the same every time, I could compare. I charted cm...but I did the opk every day. I guess you could just do opk's when you have cm....but I wanted to see a progression.
I do get the "is it positive or not" thing. I posted pics on here a few times. But what I found out is if I had a reallllly close line (positive is test line AS DARK or darker than control) within the time limit, then I would have a positive that wasn't questioned later that day. If it was real.
The hard time I had was thinking a really close opk was positive....but it really wasn't b/c the next one was light again. They went back and forth from light lines to almost positive so many times. But when it was REAL, there was no doubt. I'll try to post my pics.
There's really no way to know how well they work for you until you try....but they do work for most, I think.
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