So... let me start out by saying that I really don't like OPKs... or maybe it's just this particular brand.
This is my first cycle testing and I am still trying to figure all of this out. I don't know that I am ready yet to go all out and do the temping, charting, etc... but I figured I would try my luck with the whole pee on a stick thing and try to figure out what is going on with my body. (This is still cycle #1 after my CP, so I am just not sure what to expect).
With a pg test, any line... ANY line no matter how faint is a +. I know this because I got ripped to shreds on the TTGP board when I questioned whether my barely-there faint smudge was a bfp. I was looking for a really obvious line... but I guess that's not always the case and, appraently, I was a complete moron for not knowing that. So now I am conditioned to think that aaaaannnnyyyyy line is a good line.
Well, now I've had a CP and am trying to figure out when I will O (AF came a went early last week)... This cheapie OPK I have (and I know buying a cheapie is 99% of my problem)... says that the line has to be as dark or darker than the control. Come on... are you really going to make me break out a color wheel and figure this out? I mean there's a line... it might be a dark as the control... might not. So annoying.
For those of you that use the line/darker line style OPKs... is it reallllly obvious when your line is darker? If it is there, but not darker, does that mean that tomorrow will most likely be obviously darker? Should I just give up on this kind and find a digital or start temping/charting?