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OPK question. Cameron's mommy!(: Due August 12 (boy); 1 angel baby; Minnesota 838 posts
9th May '13

So next cycle I want to try using OPK's. I've never used them before. I've heard a few things about them, like a positive result is when the test line is the same color or darker than the control line etc. And to test mid after noon and not in the morning. But I just started AF yesterday, and this cycle was a bit weird. It was 6 days earlier than expected, so if I were to use an OPK the next cycle, when should I start using them? Like right after my period? And if I go to the store to buy any, how many usually comes in a box? Like enough to test once or twice a day??

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
9th May '13

i started out with a clearblue opk and they give you plenty with specific instructions. however, to cut the costs in the beginning i also bought a bunch of dollar store ones and then confirmed with the clearblue. i found that the dollar store ones work just as well and they save you money. you can also go even cheaper and order online, just google opk home tests. you can get them for pennies. but either way i would start with a clearblue kit just so you have the good instructions and yes you must wait until the test line is as dark or darker than the control line. good luck!!!

JellyJaks Due December 12 (boy); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; El Mirage, Arizona 556 posts
9th May '13

We bought our OPKs at the Dollar Tree. They come with a chart on the back that tells you what cycle day to start testing depending on how long your average cycle is. Good luck!

♥ Jen ♥ 5 kids; Shawnee, Kansas 9056 posts
9th May '13

Mine came from Amazon. Got 40 for around $12. I'm gonna start testing on CD7 or so since like you AF came early & not sure when I'm gonna ovulate.