I'm very new here and just starting the ttc journey! I am a self confessed control freak, and already ahve a nice stash of OPKs in the bathroom cupboard.
Basically they are quite expensive, and I don't really want to start using them on cycle day 6, or whatever the packet suggests as I have a fairly long cycle. I usually ovulate between days 18 and 20, I know this as I suffer quite badly from micklesmerts (sp) (ie have the pain today and positive OPKs) should I start testing a few days before I think I am due to ov, and Dtd plenty in the run up or will the OPKs only tell me once I have ovulated...
I'm a bit confused and possibly overthinking things!
I agree. I also have a regular cycle and feel ovulation. I used OPKs for a couple of months to confirm that everything was lining up (+ve opk followed a couple of days later by ov pain) and then stopped. You really don't sound like you need them.
Can someone actually tell me how to use them? Ttc #2 and using a period tracker thing... Used one opk when it says I was in my fertile week and it was + do does that mean my charting is correct and should go with it? All very confusing thanks
Thanks everyone... I should have said that while I know when I ovulate (from the pain!) my cycle isn't regular and can be anything from 27 to 35 days. I was think of using the OPKS to give me an idea ahead of time, as don't want to use poor hubby as a sex slave...
I tried a few different OPKs and have some cheap ones off ebay that detect at 10 miu and they actually work for me. They were £2.99 + £1.25 for shipping for 30 test strips and 5 pregnancy tests. You have to pee in a container as they are only little strips but they work just the same. Feel free to PM me if you want the name of he eBay seller.