I had a heap of leftover OPKs that expire in September so gave them to a friend last month since I knew there was no way I'd get through them all. I saved a few for myself for this next cycle but gave the instructions to her because I figured I'd remember...I don't... Can somebody remind me how to use them, i.e. what time of day to test, etc.? I think I remember testing around 2pm last time after ensuring it'd been 2hours since I drank, is that right? And I remember that the color of the line has to match the test line to be considered positive. Anything else? Surely it's not rocket science!
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08-08-2015 23:34 #1
Remind me how to use OPKs again???
09-08-2015 04:07 #2Senior Member
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Yep, pretty sure that's it.
As dark as the control line or darker. Anything lighter in not classified as a positive.
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09-08-2015 06:13 #3
I start testing around cd10 or 11 once a day (mid morning or arvo), then cd 12 twice a day (am then pm) cd 13 three times or more until I catch that positive line. Don't use first morning urine, for some reason the LH hormone isn't any stronger. I don't worry about holding for 2hrs or anything, I just go about my day normal. But make sure you test every couple of hours if you think it's going to happen that day because the LH can come & go again quickly.
I also keep mine stuck on a piece of paper so I can compare tests to pinpoint the darkest line (a bit anal I know) Pic attached shows the bottom test done at noon is the positive one.
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16-09-2015 08:26 #4
16-09-2015 08:28 #5
Yes I would say it is a positive opk. Might pay to do another with afternoon urine
16-09-2015 08:30 #6
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