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February 21st, 2012, 07:49 AM
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I bought the $store OPKs. Since we know my issues and really don't expect to get pg, we are just trying to get a handle and an idea of what is going on with my cycle, we thought we would just use these. Well, I am thoroughly confused. I took one yesterday, thought it was neg since there was a light test line. Read the box though and it said as long there is a line - ANY LINE - its positive. Then I had another box, and it said the test line has to be the same darkness as the control line! UGH!!! So confused!! Any experience with these???
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February 21st, 2012, 09:22 AM
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In my experience all OPK test lines should be as dark as or darker than the control line. I have used a couple of the $ Store OPKs. The ones that I used said that the line needed to be as darker or darker. Does this help?
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February 27th, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Hmm. Are you sure you didn't accidently take one of the New Choice pregnancy tests by mistake that first time? The boxes look a lot alike! If it said ANY line is a positive, I agree that doesn't sound like a OPK. Could you have had a positive HPT???
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February 28th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Actually, the boxes were different. Only bought opks, but 2 with sooner exp dates said ANY line was a BFP. The rest said the control and test line had to be the same or the test line had to be darker. Got a BFP last Thurs (2/23) and AF showed today.

Really glad AF showed, because have not had since Nov 2 so its about time! Using the opks was really just an experiment and to get an idea where my cycle was. Although a failed experiment, nice to see the two lines!!!

Now we have the chance to start fresh, which we have decided to do. I need a break - mentally and physically (will give my story another time, but will give my story) so next cycle we'll start with RE #3 completely from scratch. We are happy about that.
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January 7th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Ive tried those dollar store OPKs and yes some of them say that any line is a positive. I have heard people calling customer service to check and they say it is correct. So, I guess it does depend on the brand. Good luck!
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