Hi there I am new to the forum but have been reading threads for a while now. I see alot of you have alot of routines you follow each month and I wondered if I could get a step by step guide as I'm not sure that I have picked up on all the abreviations yet! Just to give you some background on me, I have PCOS and have been on microgynon for 8years. I cam off it briefly last year when I got engaged and for the first few months had AF appear every month for 2-3 days, very light and red coloured. Then my body went back to pre-microgynon of 1 period every other week for a whole week (this was always red). I went back on the pill as my skin got bad etc again to see me through our wedding and I did not re-start my last packet. We have been TTC (see, i have picked up some of the abreviations) since the beginning of May 2013. I had AF last week for a full week and it was light and almost black in colour which was odd as I was expecting my body to do something similar to last time I stopped the pill. Anyway, now that I have had my first proper AF I was wondering: Is an OPK thing that I see on here a ph test that you pee on to check when you're ovulating? Where do I get these from? How to I read them? At how many days apart do you use them? I have been taking folic acid since May, is there anything I should take that's recommended for PCOS ladies? I'm pretty sure I do ovualte as I used to get CM stuff before I started the pill and when I was off it last year but I guess I don't know for certain! Does anyone not bother with ovulation tests and if not, how many times should you try a week - Many thanks!!