Hey been ttc #2 since may. Decided to use opk this cycle. On my fertile week according to app so started testing Monday and due to O on Sunday or there about a. Using cheap strip tests off eBay. First two had faint lines in test window which I was aware meant the surge is coming and wait till both lines are of equal strength? Tested today day 3 and its totally (-) no faint line at all?? Help please
A faint test line can mean; Normal LH levels - some people have a faint test line visible through most of their cycle Rising LH levels towards LH peak (before your positive test) Falling LH levels after LH peak (after your positive test) Raised LH levels for another reason (eg some people have a couple of periods of higher LH levels before they get their peak and the positive test)
Personally I used to get 3 to 4 days of faint test lines before my positive. On the first few cycles of using OPKs I recommend using them 2 or 3 times a day to ensure you don't miss your peak (some people have a very short peak and you can miss your positive if you are only testing once a day). Also it helps to stick them onto a sheet of paper in order and write the time/date you took the test next to each stick. This will help you see a pattern for future cycles
I'm on cd9 so am assuming I haven't missed my fertile period, especially as I've had no ewcm either. Last month, the only time I had lines on my opks was when they were very dark (cd17-19) so this month's results are different. Unfortunately I can only do one test a day, as I leave for work at 7am and get home between 5 and 7pm.
Vjones can you not test at work during lunch and again when you get home? Twice a day is better than once if you can only do morn and eve, at least for the first few cycles. However I used to test at work (plastic cup in handbag into the loo, dip the stick, empty and discard the cup, you can put the test in a sandwich bag in your handbag while it dries)
MrsL you won't have ovulated on the day you got the two lines (positive), you would ovulate 12 to 36 hours after then. Often people give up DTD too early, so if you get a positive on Monday keep DTD until at least Thursday
Lady what day of your cycle are you on? Are you testing more than once a day? If you are only testing once a day your LH surge may be missed by the OPK. Does your app think you are going to ovulate on day 14 because of previous cycles or because it is using the average 28 day cycle?
I'm on CD 12. It's worked out on my average cycle since feb... Have done 1 one day and 2 the others. Iv used them before getting serious when we decided to ttc#2 and they seemed to be spot on. Very strong (+) when I was meant to. As I was monitoring my body too but I just don't know anymore... Maybe because we have played the lets see what happens game and nothing now we are a bit like ok we need to have a better look at this and chart.