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OPK questions Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[ATE] 3 kids; Hawaii 10344 posts
30th Dec '12

I have been using OPKs to track my cycles and I am confused about the times to look at the results. The first set I got said discard after 10mins but the set I am using now says after 5mins. (Is five more minutes really going to change the results that much?) anyways I took one this morning at 7:41am and at 7:45am read the result (negative) but then at 7:49am it's now almost a positive. Which result do I need to read? We are avoiding getting pregnant this cycle since I miscarried.



I will try to post pictures of it in a second.



TIA



http://tinypic.com/r/fp5ffa/6
7:41



http://tinypic.com/r/2qc0y8n/6
7:49

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
30th Dec '12

You're not supposed to use FMU with an OPK. Take on test a day and when you notice them getting darker, test like two or three times a day to find your surge.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
30th Dec '12

I would follow the guidelines for the set you have, so 5 minutes. But if your TNTC this cycle i would say regardless of the opk results, use a condom.

Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[ATE] 3 kids; Hawaii 10344 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" You're not supposed to use FMU with an OPK. Take on test a day and when you notice them getting darker, test like two or three times a day to find your surge."</blockquote>



It wasn't fmu. I peed at 5 this morning and then waited two hours to do the test. I usually do them in the evening but the box said just wait up to two hours without drinking anything to do it.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[A&T]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" You're not supposed to use FMU with ... [snip!] ... to do the test. I usually do them in the evening but the box said just wait up to two hours without drinking anything to do it."</blockquote>




Oh ok. Lol. At 7 is my FMU so I was just saying. Cuz I didn't know not to use FMU so I was using it to test just like a pregnancy test.

Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[ATE] 3 kids; Hawaii 10344 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" I would follow the guidelines for the set you have, so 5 minutes. But if your TNTC this cycle i would say regardless of the opk results, use a condom."</blockquote>




We have been. I guess I am more looking for my O days so I know next cycle.

Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[ATE] 3 kids; Hawaii 10344 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[A&T]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... At 7 is my FMU so I was just saying. Cuz I didn't know not to use FMU so I was using it to test just like a pregnancy test."</blockquote>



Lol normally that would be my fmu but I woke up at 5 and couldn't go back to bed (woohoo...not) OPKs are so weird for me to figure out. I use to track just by following my body's signs and such but since having DS I haven't hard but one PP period. I know I am Oing again though. i started tracking in Oct and got pregnant in Nov so I know something is waking up in there lol.



Thank you though :)