OPK Help

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Registered: 04-07-2009
OPK Help
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 5:07pm

I feel like such a dunce, but as I've never have a positive OPK I'm curious. I'm using bulk test strips I got on Amazon. So does the test line get darker and darker and then after ovulation get lighter and lighter or does the test line just not show up anymore? I'm frustrated because I'm testing twice a day and midday the test line was darker than the evening test. Today's midday test was similar to yesterday's. I'm CD12.

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In reply to: branditx22
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 8:55pm

I have always had the tests start light, get darker, then get light again.

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Registered: 04-07-2009
In reply to: branditx22
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 4:12pm

Very possible. They were much lighter yesterday and slightly darker today, CD14, but not as dark as CD11, if that makes any sense at all. I'm thinking that CD11 was probably THE positive test day and I didn't catch it at the right time. I'm going to test for a few more days, just at 2pm to make sure.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: branditx22
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 3:33pm
They will darken, and then get lighter as the hormone levels decrease again. You might see a positive 2 days in a row if you catch it on the way back down. Do you think that your urine could have been more diluted in the afternoon?

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Registered: 04-07-2009
In reply to: branditx22
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 2:18pm

Bumping my own thread with new info. I'm an internet-research-aholic. According to "http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/opk.html" the optimal time to test is 2pm, although you can still test up until 8pm. I'm supposing I timed my test wrong on CD11/12, because my opks are now getting lighter. I just ordered the suggested Ovuquick tests from Amazon. Pricey things, but maybe they'll work for me next month.

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