Tree Opks

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Mzwest83 - March 15

Hi! I just bought some of these tests yesterday and was wondering if anyone else had used them. IF so how good are they???Thanks

 

sososleepy - March 15

quick answer now (long coming later when I have time): they work, let them sit the full 10 minutes: keep them all - label them as you go, inlude cycle day, time peed on, and how many hours you held your urine first... I'll fill in the why's as soon as I get 5 minutes at the same time

 

Mzwest83 - March 15

Ok I did after another (-) result

 

sososleepy - March 15

OPK's as they work for me: Last cycle I never got a +, just several days of lines of various shades lighter than the control line. This cycle I bought dollar tree opk's. CD 3- no line. CD 6- so slight it all most wasn't there. CD 8,9,10-extremely faint. CD 11-a bit under half color. CD 12-darker than day before but not positive. CD 13- 1st am p darned near positive in 10 minutes (left for work and left it at home), 1:30pm +, 5:30pm neg, 11:30 pm (and better urine hold than the 5:30 one) more neg than the 5:30. I looked at the 1st am one when I got home and it was more positive than the 1:30 ever got, so I'll absolutely keep them all regardless of the directions; the others I used (which I also still have) never darkened that way. CD 14- 1st am p, extremely neg. Those results: 3 darkest lines on cd's 11, 12, &13, and much lighter than cd 11 or 12 by the evening of the 13th, put my surge on those days (it lasts 40 to 50 hours). We're supposed to O about 36 hours after the surge starts, so if I'm not pg this cycle (and I tried, I tried!!) I'll be using 3 to 4 opk's daily next cycle to try to zoom in on the surge hours a little bit better because by the time I got the + I think I O'd within hours and we need the swimmers the 2 to 3 days BEFORE O and the day of O. I used cp, cm, and bbt, and O feelings to try to pinpoint my O more precisely. Again, I'll be much more thorough next cycle and check several times daily. I got my +opk at 1:30, dh got home late in the evening (and we did bd), but I had O twinges beginning at 2:30 (and those can apparently happen before, during, or more likely after O), my cervix was lower by 8pm the following evening (cd14), and my temp began to go up on CD15. All that said, I think if I'd ignored those 2 nice lines that weren't +, I'd have completely missed by best bd days, which were CD 11 & 12 (and the am of CD 13, but there just isn't time before work usually, so I missed that am opportunity.) If I were just going by bbt, I'd have been days off. I don't have enough cm to rely on it, but I did buy a speculum and convince dh to a__sist me in getting digital pix of my cervix so I can observe the cm there. It's also easy to tell position in the pix. CM was good on cd11, perfect on cd12, and I didn't check on cd13 because I just wanted swimmers now and was afraid to disturb any that might still be in the mucus in case they could still make it through. Of all the signs to watch, the one that works best for me is CP. The day I O and the day before I O, I can't reach it, and it's enough different that dh even has it figured out and can tell too. The opk's and temps just confirmed that for me. I'll do them again, and more, next cycle to be sure, but I've reached the end of the google search on every key word I could think of related to ovulation and that's the best conclusion I can reach at this time (still looking of course.) I hope that helps.

 

Mzwest83 - March 15

I am on Clomid due to irruglar AFwith little to no CM, so I really need to rely on the stupid little OPK. ( sorry been trying for almost2 years with two M/C) Last month I had a whole week (12cd-15cd) of positives. I am now 15cd with negitives.

 

sososleepy - March 15

Hey Mz, that's 4 days of +, so your surge was on the long side of normal, but you found it! When our LH surges, it needs to be above some level I can't get real numbers on (yet) for 17 to 20 or so hours (still trying to find research on that too; different sources, different numbers) to mature the follicle and egg. Then, about 36 hours after the surge begins, we O. I don't get a + until the last day of my surge, so I think I surge low. The range is 20 to over 100. If you surge high, you're getting +'s for the whole thing, which is great because you should bd during the whole thing to get those swimmers in your tubes waiting. Doesn't no cm ROT!!! I'm going to buy preseed if I'm not pg this cycle. I don't get enough to notice it either, even when I reach for it. Complete bummer! Keep trying, at least it's fun. I hope we get there!

 

Mzwest83 - March 16

I am praying to get my BFP this month. I started pre-seed and To be honest I am not sure I like it. It makes me feel wet down there all night. I don't want to take a shower because I don't want to wash any little soilders away. Plus we bed at night. And I am sorry but pre-seed is costly($21.95 + tax for 6) After clomid (135) and any other stuff I need it starts to rack up the bill. I have heard of using egg whites I might try that . Hopefully I will not need it!

 

Val - March 16

I used them and they worked just fine. It did take me 12 months to get pg after my m/c. I was on my 3rd month of clomid, plus progesterone, and using pre-seed. I also did hypnotherapy which I think did a lot to relax me (I was pretty stressed after 12 months ttc!) I'm now 30 weeks along... best of luck!

 

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