So, I'm an intelligent woman with three degrees but ovulation tests stump me 😂 I have used one very day at around 6pm since cd8 and I'm now cd13. They have all been negative. I'm aware that I probably haven't ovulated yet (although all the signs point towards it being imminent) but I have just read the box again and realised I should not wee for four hours before testing and should try not to drink much either. Now, there's no way I can hold my wee in for that long, so I don't know whether it's with me continuing or not.
I could have missed my surge or could have just been using them wrong? I will use up the rest in the pack and hope I get a positive soon but I'm starting to get really annoyed with the stupid things.
Anyone else struggle with them or am I just a special case?
Shouldn’t you do the clearblue ones first thing in the morning? I know that’s when I do mine. The cheapie OPK little sticks should ideally be done around 10-8pm I always did mine at around 2pm and I always held my pee.... which is why I switched to clearblue as FMU is much easier for me.
I used boots own ovulation tests - 7 pack, followed ovia and tested every other day for 9 days- all negative. Then thought ah well might aswell use the last one up, as I had some weird symptoms, came out as a positive surge. Surprised me but was lucky to catch it!
Keep in mind, I have no idea how long my cycle is so was just randomly testing 1-2 weeks after my last bleed. Now I'm still not sure whether my period is due 2 weeks after ovulation or 4 weeks from when I bleed as ovulation seemed too late for the normal 28 day cycle.