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OPK - do you use FMU or not?

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Picklesandpies Thu 09-Feb-17 19:32:15

Just that really! I was thinking you did use FMU but I've just read that you shouldn't on another thread. Thanks.

HeyJupiter Thu 09-Feb-17 19:33:34

I think the standard OPKs you're meant to test later in the day - maybe from midday onwards - but the clearblue digital OPKs suggest FMU. Personally I've never had a peak on clearblue in the morning though and always test mid afternoon!

Squidgling Thu 09-Feb-17 19:33:59

No don't use fmu for opks. From about 10am -8pm is I think what they recommend. I tended to get best results about 4-6pm.

Ilovecaindingle Thu 09-Feb-17 19:33:59

Unless it specifically says to (think cb does) then no. .
I always tested at 2 pm and 10 pm and always caught my positive!! Good luck!!

Picklesandpies Thu 09-Feb-17 19:37:19

Thanks! I have Boots own brand OPKs so assume they are 'mid range' - the Tesco of OPKs if you will! grin Does it matter how much you have been drinking (as in water, not wine!)

Squidgling Fri 10-Feb-17 20:02:08

I think they recommend not to drink too much for about 2 hours before. The more concentrated, the clearer the results.

I just used the cheap eBay ones and they worked fine (am now 8 weeks smile) so I don't think you need expensive ones!

Picklesandpies Fri 10-Feb-17 20:30:34

Thanks Squidgling! I'll order some cheapies when I run out then. smile

Picklesandpies Fri 10-Feb-17 20:30:54

And congratulations! grin

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