Can someone explain to me how to use OPKS please?!

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  1. corky

    corky Well-Known Member

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    I have bought some opk strips off the net, and I want to know EVERYTHING, how to use, when to use, where to use!
    Give me the lowdown please ladies!

    much love x
     
  2. jodie34

    jodie34 Well-Known Member

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    Hi hun , I used ics this month for the first time , I started early as I didn't have a clue when I ov , I used them 2 times a day till I started gettin faint lines then 3 x a day at 10am , 2pm and 8 pm we dtd every other day till the positives went , good luck hun xx
     
  3. CupcakeMummy

    CupcakeMummy Well-Known Member

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    I use mine once a day at 5pm until it looks like its getting close to + then I might do another at 10pm or in the morning once I've been up a couple of hours just so I don't miss a +.

    We DTD every other day anyway but then when I get a + we throw an extra one in for luck!
     
  4. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    I use mine from CD10 (I have between 29- 31 day cycle) and I use them about 7pm.

    I've normally not pee'd for about 90 minutes and not had much to drink.

    If I get a decent line, I back it up with a digi OPK....

    (at weekends I may test twice a day?)

    I carry on using them until there is no line at all, as I get Ovulation pain though I pretty much know when I've ov'd.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  5. netty

    netty Well-Known Member

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    backing it up with a cbdigi OVtest is a good idea as the onesteps can be a LITTLE misleading sometimes, they are not great. I only test once a day from about cd12 ( although i think i missed my surge this cycle as i was a little TOO chilled lol ) i usually ov around cd16ish.

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  6. flopsybunny

    flopsybunny Well-Known Member

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    I used the internet cheapies. I started using them 7 days into my cycle and carried on after my positive OPKs because the can work as pregnancy tests too...mine did. Started getting stronger and stronger positive OPKs from about 6/7 DPO...bfp on 11dpo.

    I used them between 2pm and 6pm...i never set a time, it depended on what I was doing and I kept a very attractive little stash of disposable cups to pee in! lol

    Good luck

    xx
     
  7. Emma.b

    Emma.b Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    i use the one step cheapies and i start testing from the first day my af has stopped. I test once a day until i get a faint line, then once theres a line i test 2 twice a day. The reason i test so early is because i ov at different times, and sometimes dont ov at all! I dont think it matters when you test. But if you can store you pee for a couple of hours without drinking too much thats best. Also dont use first morning urine, the LH can be too consentrated and give you a false result.

    Hope this helps x x x
     
  8. corky

    corky Well-Known Member

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    i've been getting two lines ever since CD2 (now CD5) :s
     
  9. flopsybunny

    flopsybunny Well-Known Member

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    Only take notice of the days that the test line is the same colour or darker than the control line. On non-fertile days it will be lighter than the control line.
     
  10. jojo3972

    jojo3972 Well-Known Member

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    i hyave only used them for 3 cycles i usualy use from day 10 i have a 28 day cycle,i usualy start to get lines from day 13 n then i test twice a day at about 12 and 6 this month i had 2 dark lines day 13 and 14 so the day 13 i reckon was it just about surging xx
     

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