no peak smiley on CB digi advance - complete waste of money??????

(32 Posts)
alyant79 Wed 05-Jun-13 17:01:49

i'm new to OPKs having previously just relied on guesswork - this worked for DD and also my last pregnancy which ended in a mc in feb.
We've now been ttc for a couple of months with no success post mc so I thought i'd try OPKs to check that I am ovulating when I think I am.... my cycles have been 24/25 days for the last 3 months, and based on ewcm and feeling horny I think I ovulate around CD or 12 (this also roughly ties in with dates from previous two pregnancies).

Soooo, started testing on CD6 as recommended by the packet for my cycle length. Got low fertility until CD10 when I got high fertility as expected (2 days before ovulation). This seemed to tie in with ewcm.
BUT nothing has changed since and for 4 days now I'm still only getting high fertility. I really did expect to get peak a couple of days ago. ewcm has gone now.
Anyone else experience something like this?
Think it could have missed my peak?
Or that I'm not ovulating?? (body still screwy from mc??)
Is it possible to get increasing oestrogen but no LH surge, or do the two go hand-in-hand?
Am I being stupid to panic?? i've only got 2 sticks left now

Bambi27 Sat 15-Jun-13 21:36:46

Wow 9!! How long is your average cycle and what day did you peak??

alyant79 Sat 15-Jun-13 21:23:30

9 days! That has to be some king of record.
I'm not going to get them again. I will resist them hopefully

CaliBee Sat 15-Jun-13 08:54:38

I couldnt resist and bought a second pack as they were on offer in boots. Finally got my peak yesterday after 9 days of highs!!!!

WouldBeHarrietVane Thu 13-Jun-13 12:05:23

The fertility specialist I spoke to told me that ov sticks in general won't correctly predict ov for up to a third of women.

alyant79 Thu 13-Jun-13 10:30:01

Hmm interesting to hear that so many other people have had confusing results too. I don't think i'll be using these expensive sticks again next cycle

cogitosum Thu 13-Jun-13 09:35:21

Thank you!

Sorry for you mc and hope things work out for you.

Nope never got a peak on any kind of ovulation test. I hold no trust in them whatsoever and it sounds like you know your own body well so I'd trust your instincts there.

Bambi27 Thu 13-Jun-13 09:16:17

Sorry not sooty! Congrats on pg now!!

Bambi27 Thu 13-Jun-13 09:15:52

Thanks for reply did you get highs? Just out of interest?! Sooty about your mc x

cogitosum Thu 13-Jun-13 08:51:35

I never got a peak but got pregnant twice within 6 months (first time mmc now 36 weeks) so clearly fertile! 21 day test also came back saying I hadn't ovulated (on the cycle that I actually conceived current pregnancy).

I'm very sceptical of these tests now. My own symptom spotting for ovulation (ewcm etc) were much more accurate!

Bambi27 Thu 13-Jun-13 08:43:15

Hi ladies just to be clear this thread is about the new digi dual opks not the cbfm! Don't want people getting confused! smile x

WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 12-Jun-13 22:57:42

In fact, Cbfm did show peaks for me, but only 2-3 days after temps showed i had ov. - I would swi like crazy whenever you have ewcm and continue while you get high and peak and then swi every other day after that.

WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 12-Jun-13 22:55:49

Don't panic smile I've been pg twice and never get peaks. Fertility specialist told me that the hormone levels are calibrated at average so if yours aren't quite average it won't show a peak!

JBrd Wed 12-Jun-13 22:53:04

I didn't get a peak in the first cycle of using the CBFM, only Highs. I've read somewhere that it sometimes takes the first cycle to establish a baseline, whatever that means, and that you might not get a peak signal. I'm always using cheapie OPKs in parallel, they tend to work quite well for me (don't ask why I'm even bothering with the CBFM...). In this cycle, I got a peak on the CBFM and a +ve OPK on the same day, so it does work. Just wish it would stop eating asking for sticks for so long...

Bambi27 Wed 12-Jun-13 22:30:50

Thanks Julie... It's not looking good for them is it??!!

juliemiller6kids Wed 12-Jun-13 22:13:21

Just to add (1st time post on here) I used them (duel hormone) c/b last month no high (flashing smiley face) just solid got peak straight away backed up by cheap opk tests and c/b digital opk too smiley face(pink) .no pregnancy :-(
This month however 7 days of flashing smiley faces then complete O !! For two days gutted no peak till next day!!! Confused of corse backed all this up again by cheap opk and c/b opk too in my absolute opinion would not waste your money girls I will not!! The cheap ones ARE the BEST lots of baby dust to you all and me hehe xxxx

Bambi27 Wed 12-Jun-13 21:08:18

Ah you to leabee, won't be long for us all I'm sure!! Xx

Leabea13 Wed 12-Jun-13 18:49:24

I am glad I am no alone feeling confused about all thes opk's trying it for the first time this month started testing on the 10th had low fertility for last couple if days I am unsure with my cycle as came off pill In march and I have been 36days and then 32 days so gnna test every day until i get a peak its so hard ive started having reiki and trying to relax but how can you when your counting the days lol x hope u get your BFP very soon x c

Bambi27 Wed 12-Jun-13 18:20:39

I'm going give these tests another try next month if no bfp but of no good next month will switch!! No more testing this month now! Just dtd and hoping for the best! Too stressful!!

CaliBee Wed 12-Jun-13 18:11:42

I've had the same and just used my last stick....its back to the cheapies for me.

Bambi27 Tue 11-Jun-13 14:37:00

It's just teeth I think last few coming through but making her v annoyed! She's at school as well, goes 1-3 so picking her up soon! Yeah will do last stick tomorrow but lady thinks I prob had a wee in night to late and have missed my surge with no concentrated enough wee! We shall see will try again with them next month if don't get bfp!!

alyant79 Tue 11-Jun-13 14:29:44

Is tomorrow your last stick? I'd keep going until the end of the pack just in case.
i'm feeling really ambivalent about these sticks. I almost don't even believe the peak that i did get as it was so much later than i expected it.
hmm
sorry to hear that you LO is being difficult. mine's off at nursery so inflicting her waking up 1 hour early grumpiness on them grin

Bambi27 Tue 11-Jun-13 11:49:01

Phoned the helpline and the lady said that I probably have already ovulated and may have missed the surge for one reason or another! Either that or haven't but then probably won't...helpful! She advised not to bother with anymore sticks this cycle after the one tomo! She said if we dtd around the time if high and continue for a few more days we will be covered if I have ovulated! Very frustrated! And lo #1 is being a madam today...not a good day!!

alyant79 Tue 11-Jun-13 09:34:34

WTF?!?!? how annoying.
I don't know and am waiting to find out the answer to that question myself - if my period comes when it's due according to my "normal" cycle then it would mean a short luteal phase... But maybe it will come late because I ovulated later than normal??
I thought that using these sticks would make everything easy but instead they've made it more confusing!!

maybe we'll both be pg and never find out the answer to that question grin

Bambi27 Tue 11-Jun-13 09:10:53

I have just had another flashing smiley sad so frustrating!! I'm thinking now even if I do get a fixed it will be a bit late?? Making my luteal stage very short?? What do you think?

Bambi27 Mon 10-Jun-13 13:29:17

Hopefully!!!!! Xx

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