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Expired OPK sticks? ♥Kara♥ 3 kids; Calgary, Alberta 19548 posts
29th Oct '07

So what happens if you use expired LH sticks? The reason I ask this is I bought a Luna Fertility kit because it was on sale at my grocery store. And when I got home I saw that the LH strips had expired in March. (probably why it was on sale) No big deal because I really bought it for the bbt thermometer and the how to booklet. Heck I guess even for the saliva thing.
So what happens if you use expired strips?

user banned 1 child; Houston, Texas 1453 posts
29th Oct '07

hmmm, that is a good question. I am afraid I don't know the answer, I haven't ever experienced that. I guess we can both wait to see if anyone else might know the answer! At least you got some other items out of it that you can still use.

summer_b Due October 23; Maryland 665 posts
29th Oct '07

I can't swear this happens with ALL expired things but my MIL told me that a lot of medical things that have expirations are really more for money marketing than anything else....I took a gamble.... my friend gave me two expired boxes of urine strips for my fertility monitor (about a year over expiration) and I used the first box this month... it detected high fertility (due to a rise in estrogen)  and then two days later I reached peak fertility on the days I also tested postive on my OPK's.  (I was still using them for back-up)  So.... in this case, it looks like it's all a big ploy to make money. 

♥Kara♥ 3 kids; Calgary, Alberta 19548 posts
29th Oct '07

Well I'm going to try them anyway. I mean it's not like a HPT where you can get a "false" result. It's not like LH strips guarantee you are going to get pregnant. I'll rely more on my chart and my own body signs. But it will be fun to try them. Besides, maybe it will curb my POAS addiction a little bit! LOL!!!:twisted:

summer_b Due October 23; Maryland 665 posts
29th Oct '07

Hahaha!  Wishful thinking..... I have been peeing on a stick for over ten days now for ovulation purposes and that darned pregnancy test is still calling to me!  :D

♥Kara♥ 3 kids; Calgary, Alberta 19548 posts
29th Oct '07

I'm hoping praying and crossing everything I can, that by charting I will feel less of an urge to test come hpt time. I really can't afford to be a POASA every month!

♥Blazian Mama 2 kids; Colorado 3848 posts
29th Oct '07

well i took a expired pregnancy test and i got a BFP and the test was right because i was pregnant with my son.