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    Question have you ever got +OPK and you have PCOS?

    just wondering if anyone in here with PCOS has got a +OPK? ... I've almost gone through 25 tests in a week and don't want to spend another $33 (50 tests + postage) if it's going to be a waste of money ............

    I know when we were trying back in 2004/2005 OPK's never worked for me - but I didn't know at the point in time that I had PCOS until the end of 2005 when after 8 months of OI and IUI we were told IVF would be our only hope ....

    thanks in advance ladies

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    No positive opks here. Have you thought of temping?

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    i tried temping back in 2005/2006 also and it was useless - and even more usless now with a almost 5 yr old who is up with the chooksi jump out of bed and just forget ... doh!

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    Yes and yes. It's only a recent diagnosis, but when DH and I were first TTC I was using opks. Both OPKs and temping showed I was ovulating. I would suggest try temping. If you ovulate you will see a temperature shift. If you're not ovulating, you won't get the rise. It may be that you need assistance to ovulate, and the sooner you work it out the sooner you can get the ball rolling. Also, see your gp and ask for a post ovulation blood test. They can test various hormone levels to see if you're actually ovulating or not.

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    I have mild PCOS (with regular AF) and I get positive OPK's but I also get false positives. The only way to tell the difference for me is monitoring my temperature.

    How long are your cycles generally? I read something somewhere that if you have 35+ day cycles that OPK's may not be of any use to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazz475 View Post
    How long are your cycles generally? I read something somewhere that if you have 35+ day cycles that OPK's may not be of any use to you.
    i have only just started working out my cycles, as we weren't trying - but i do know that i do get AF every month ... i went to GP this arvo and had a E2, FSH, 21 day prog test and a few other tests also ......

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    If you're getting AF every month that's a good sign, it means you're more likely to be able to use opks properly. I'd recommend buying a basal body thermometer and temping each morning to pinpoint o for a few months so you can work out your lp

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    Have you got a smart phone? You can also download an app called fertility friend that will help you pinpoint o

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    I didn't get any + but apparently I did ovulate since I got a BFP.

    Good luck!

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    I didn't generally get positive OPK's without the help of meds. Been on letrozole, clomid and vitex and would get a strong positive on them x


 

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