Michele....OPK's

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Michele....OPK's
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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 12:08pm

found this thread, I remember you talking about OPK's and wondering what was going on....I hope I can post the link correctly!

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/TTC-Questions-Issues/Did-opk-s-never-get-positive-for-you-but-you-did-ovulate/td-p/118408423

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Michelle, I have always done these on my lunch, about 11:00.

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Jen, I saw those on Walmart.com. I went searching. I don't think OPK's work so well for me but I guess that may be yet to be seen.

There are different instructions all over the place for OPK's. My CBE ones say not to use within 4 hours of urination, but say they can be taken any time of day. Their website says most women like to take them when they first wake up. The Wondfos say any urine is good... not the most extensive set of instructions lol. A general google search concerning OPK use says they should not be used unless 4 hours since last urination. The FF lesson on OPK's says they should be performed mid morning or afternoon, definately not in the morning (because the LH may not be high enough concentration yet), but also says not to do within 4 hours of urination. Seriously? How long can one go without drinking anything and hence not peeing? Seems like I talk about urination a lot I know but it is obviously key to OPK's working.

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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 2:51pm
I loved the smiley face kind. Took all the guesswork out of it. Positive, you get a smiley, negative, a plain circle.
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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 12:30pm

Yeah, so OPK"s may or may not be reliable for me. Hoping that is true, but also chart doesn't indicate an O yet. It still could be on it's way i'm only CD16 and my cycles run from 28-32 so given that I could still be on track if it happens in the next few days. I guess I didn't know my body as well as I thought then. I was thinking I O'd around CD12-16. Clearly if it is CD16 and I still haven't detected an LH surge then it could still be coming (or OPK's don't work for me). Wish I could afford that CBEFM but I have never ordered off of e-bay, I'm a little scared of it, lol. Isn't this the string she said she got them for 30 bucks on E-bay. Think I will wait until next cycle for that. Have to get DH on board for that though since still unemployed. Thanks for the link Mel!!!