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emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 09:31:14

Hi al,

I'm just looking for some people to share their experience of the clearblue digital OPKs.

I'm on CD18 and still no smiley when I really should be ovulating around now - been testing since CD 10. I've been using FMU as the instructions say but I have read a few people on here say they get better results testing later in the day. Perhaps I am just going to ovulate later this cycle but would be good to hear what other people's experiences are with the tests!

Thanks x

mila1988 Wed 10-Apr-19 13:52:30

Hiya, my experience with clearblue OPK has been very hit and miss. I'm on cycle 7 and I used it a few times previously but it showed fertile for more than 10 days. Ann the time i was fertile it didn't pick up. I stopped using it for a while and thought let me give it a go this month. So far so good, it's picked up correctly. I'm using OPK and cervical mucus and using the app.

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 15:44:59

thanks @mila1988

do you use your FMU to test can i ask?
what app are you using - i have about 3 on the go! I am trying to tell when I'm fertile using every means possible it seems... just want one sign already!

x

becca3210 Wed 10-Apr-19 16:06:19

Just to give another experience - I got static on day 16 using fmu following 4 days of flashing smileys. Did do some afternoon tests as well on days 14/15. Think good idea to do some fmu and afternoon if you have enough sticks.

mila1988 Wed 10-Apr-19 16:11:33

@emmyloucuddles Whats FMU? im guessing first morning urine? yes I do! :D

In terms of apps im using ovia (not a big fan) and calendar by Amila (pretty basic but very accurate).

My cycle is never the same every month varies from 25 days to 31 days and this is the first month i've been able to track my fertile week, which is this week. I think i'll be ovulating tomorrow or Friday!

How long have you been TTC? And how long have you been monitoring your cycles?

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 17:30:18

@becca3210 thanks for sharing! I would just like one flashing smiley right now haha. I think you are right might throw some afternoon tests in there as well. I seem to enjoy POAS anyway...hmm

@mila1988 yes sorry it means your first morning pee! Ah haven't heard of the second one, will check it out. I use Clue which seems pretty good for tracking my cycle and when my periods are coming but that's not being backed up these OPKs! I also use Fertility Friend (for temps) which is good at giving an insight into my cycle. I am on Cycle 4 but had been giving it a more casual approach (just a lot of BDing around when I thought I was fertile) - until this month where I have decided to throw everything but the kitchen sink at it..

becca3210 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:36:24

Am on cycle 4 too so having a similar thing of wanting to throw everything at it this month. Hopefully yours is just a late ovulation and your smileys will come soon. Is this your first month of using them? The first month of using the cheaper clear blue ones I didn’t get a smiley not sure if I ovulated v late that month or just didn’t work for me.

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 17:37:59

@mila1988 sorry I should add that I did use
these Clearblue OPKs last month but didn't catch a smiley at all. I did only test for a bit more than a week mid-cycle though so maybe I'm just a late one with ovulation ....

mila1988 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:38:21

@emmyloucuddles we've been doing the same! we've DTD when i thought i was ovulating! clearly didnt work but this month, we're going all in. DH is on wellman I'm taking my vitamins and we're also using pre-seed! i've heard amazing things about pre-seed so heres hoping!

mila1988 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:39:21

Maybe try measuring from day 10 of your cycle everyday until you get a positive smiley?

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 17:39:56

@becca3210 ah we sound pretty much the same! Last month was my first month of using OPKs and I got nothing too. how far are you into this cycle? X

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 17:42:10

@mila1988 haha yes, we're the same! Doing everything but the pre-seed. I have heard amazing things too - I hope it works for you. I'll be giving it a go next cycle I think. What day are you on now? Xx

becca3210 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:51:37

@emmyloucuddles are you using a new digital reader thing for this month as you can re use sticks from previous month but need to use a new reader? Only just found that out. I am 3dpo so bit of a wait before testing begins! We used pre seed for a few dtd attempts but may up our use next month if no use.

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 17:53:36

@becca3210 @mila1988 I just tested again to see it was different in the afternoon aaaannnd - got my smiley! How strange!!

@becca3210 I've been using the new one this month - they know how to get money out of us don't they!!!

emmyloucuddles Wed 10-Apr-19 17:56:08

@becca3210 I'll join you in a few days (hopefully) for our tww xxx sending you baby dust!

becca3210 Wed 10-Apr-19 17:58:58

Haha brilliant. How funny. Glad it came! Good luck girls hopefully this is our month smile

mila1988 Wed 10-Apr-19 20:37:38

Aww that's defo a good sign!! Lots of baby dust for all of us smile I'm on day 3 of my fertile week, I think I'll be ovulating in the next few days so fingers crossed!
@becca3210 good luck for the tww hoping u start getting symptoms soon x

mila1988 Mon 15-Apr-19 14:04:35

Just started my TWW and already becoming very very impatient!! sad hows it going ladies?

emmyloucuddles Mon 15-Apr-19 15:52:14

Yey @mila1988! I know the tww is the worst - wishing you baby dust and let's hope you get that BFP.

I am on day 5 of flashing smileys on the clearblues. 😂 I am hoping I ovulate eventually this cycle?!!! Then I might be able to join you....xxx

mila1988 Mon 15-Apr-19 15:56:34

So i started testing from monday - friday last week everyday i got a flashing smiley, then i ran out of strips!! so i'm guessing i ovulated over the weekend or maybe the clearblue strips are once again not working for me! 😂
I'm pretty sure i ovulated either friday/saturday due to cervical mucus changes though!
haha thanks!! heres hoping we all get a BFP this month! x

ELJ1502 Mon 15-Apr-19 16:01:27

I found that both ovia and Flo were inaccurate with ovulation. I used the CB digital ovulation, but not the one with a flashing smiley. I found that I didn't ovulate until cd 19, much later than the apps said. I made sure we DTD every other day minimum and we finally got a BFP today CD30.

emmyloucuddles Mon 15-Apr-19 16:03:31

@ELJ1502 congratulations on your BFP!!!!! How long are your cycles normally then?

Mine at normally 33 and I'm on Day 23 and still not peak result on my clearblue digital. 😫 xx

ELJ1502 Mon 15-Apr-19 16:10:50

@emmyloucuddles Thank you!

For the first 3 cycles of trying they were 28 days. Last month, I was 4 days late, so 32days.

I thought I was out this cycle, after a couple of BFNs and lots of brown CM.

I've read about people having their peak around that day. You might just have a shorter luteal phase.

emmyloucuddles Mon 15-Apr-19 16:12:07

@mila1988 I am going through sticks too - so glad I got a 20 pack and a 10 pack 😂 testing twice a day now too incase I miss that surge. Hopefully I will get that static smiley or an I just going to get asking until AF is due!!

emmyloucuddles Mon 15-Apr-19 16:14:30

@ELJ1502 our body can play some tricks on us can't it! So glad you got your BFP though.

Thanks for sharing - that puts my mind at ease a bit. It's crazy what you find out when you really start paying attention to your body. Xxx

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