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I know they say you're not supposed to read them after the time lapse, but they take FOREVER it seems like. When the dye spreads across, I wait for that to all disappear and the lines to show up and it takes just as long as the time lapse it seems like!
I dont know.........I have been taking mine and reading them after I get out of the shower. I take about a ten minute shower, then I take a picture of them. Here is my most recent...
Not sure if this helps you at all or not, but I read them after I am "supposed" to too.
I have been reading mine (wondfos from Amazon) at about 10 mins which is about the length of time it takes the test to run all the way. I think my instructions may say 10 minutes though I cant remember now. In any case I usually keep them all and take pics and compare them long after their "time limit" .
Honestly I haven't been the best at reading my OPKs although I usually see a positive before my temp spike. Some other ladies on here have a lots of experience with OPKs so hopefully some of them will swing by with some better tips for you
Thank you *Kiliki* for the amazing new siggy!!
I always just keep mine to compare. I know you're not supposed to, but it does help to look at how dark the previous days were...because when you get a positive, it stays DARK even after its been sitting there for days. This way you can see the progression of them getting darker...
I felt like I had a really dark -almost positive on CD7- but now that I have CD12 it looks pretty similar to that. If you can test again, I would do it this afternoon or early evening and snap a picture for us!
~TTC #1 together 1 year and counting ~
Battling Estrogen Dominance, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Recurrent Miscarriage one day at a time
Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum
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