CBE OPKs

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Registered: 04-20-2010
CBE OPKs
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Tue, 05-18-2010 - 10:37pm

I could have sworn I posted something last night about this and now I can't find the thread anywhere... I rambled a lot too lol >:/ Guess I'll ramble again!

This is my first time using blue dye OPTs, and so far it's been a completely different experience from pink dye tests. I'm used to a clearly dark control line but with CBE I'm getting a faint control line with a very dark edge. I thought the line was supposed to be thick? And the test line is really confusing. It looks pos due to the edge of the line being as dark as the control line's edge...but it also looks neg because the faint remainder of the line isn't as faded in as the control line (hope that makes sense). My phone's camera (which is all that's available) isn't the best quality but I can try taking photos.

Maybe I'm just getting almost-positives due to O being right around the corner... I just find I'm having a much harder time interpreting blue dye over pink dye. Is this a common problem with CBE's OPK or did I just buy a bad batch?

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Registered: 01-25-2010
In reply to: mary_am
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 3:21am
I've never used the blue dye OPKs, but I do know that women who have used the blue dye HPTs have had issues with them. The general rule of thumb for all OPKs is that if any part of the test line is as dark as or darker than any part of the control line then that's considered +. I hope you're able to interpret it and catch that egg!
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Registered: 04-20-2010
In reply to: mary_am
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 9:05am
I have to stare for a long time to figure out if it's pos or neg lol! DH and I went ahead and got a new batch of pink dye tests. Temps are still low so I'm confident I haven't missed O'ing! I'll be testing later this afternoon - I'm trying to test every 18-24 hours...I think I might be a POAS addict!
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Registered: 11-03-2009
In reply to: mary_am
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 10:33am
im a poas addict as well...its ok :) haha

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