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February 28th, 2009, 12:59 PM
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ok.. so i have never used opk before.. and as far as i know.. when the test line is darker.. or as dark as the control line that means a pos. opk..? now when u see that..does that mean thats ur O day??.. or does it mean ur going to O in 2-3 days?.. i know when u get the pos. opk u need to BD b/c thats like your last chance or something.. i mean we will be bding every other day like we usually do.. but i just never used opk's and i just need some advice/help.. i am planning on just buying some from the dollar tree.. please help me out.. explan things to me
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February 28th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Sorry I'm no help. I got so frustrated with OPKs I just went to Ebay and got the CB fertility monitor. As far as BDing. with the OPK once you have a light line I'd BD every other day and BD the day you get the positive OPK. With my mon when I hit high we BD every other day then we get a 2 day peek. The day we get the peek we try to BD twice, and at least once the next day and the day after that.

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February 28th, 2009, 05:06 PM
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thanks for the reply it helps me out w/ what ur able to share w/ me
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March 1st, 2009, 10:08 AM
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From your first + OPK, you can expect to O in 12-36 hours after. Depending on the brand you use, you could have several days of seemingly + OPKs. I know that when I use the Answer brand dipsticks, I can get all the way up to 5 +OPKs in a row. What I usually do is compare them day by day and count my positive as the darkest test line. I am one of those who O within 12 hours of the first positive, so I usually take 2 per day to make sure I do not miss my surge. Other brands can be a little easier to use. The Clear Blue Easy digital OPKs are great because they give you a smiley face when your OPK is positive. They are really simple, but expensive.

I actually also use the CBEFM, it is the easiest to read because you either have a low, high, or peak reading. It is expensive, but so worth it. I love mine. Good luck with the OPKs, feel free to PM me if you have questions. I have used TONS over the last 15 months.

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