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what time do you use OPKs?

Thanks to those of you who gave me advice on thermometers. Tomorrow is day 2 of charting temp, but I've been charting this whole cycle for over two weeks now. I've been doing OPK every evening, but I'm wondering if time of day makes a difference? I know when you're doing HPT people say you should do FMU or SMU. Am I doing this all wrong?
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IUI #2 - March 2014 - Monitored, 100mg Clomid CD1-5. Ovidrel w/ one 22mm follicle on CD11, back-to-back IUI w/ donor sperm CD12-13... BFN
IUI #3 - April 2014 - Monitored, 100mg Clomid CD1-5. Ovidrel w/ one 24mm follicle on CD13, back-to-back IUI w/ donor sperm CD14-15... BFP on 5/1/14 ... EDD: 1/10/15



Re: what time do you use OPKs?

  • I would test upwards of 5 times if I was sure I was supposed to O. It was getting expensive so I cut to 2x. I did around 10, then 2 or 3 pm.
  • I'm pretty sure the best time to test is around 2. But make sure that you haven't gone to the bathroom for a few hours before then. If you buy the cheepies from amazon I would test at 2 then again at night for the few days around O time. But temping should pinpoint O pretty good.
    Good luck

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  •   test mid morning and early evening... 2 X a day should catch it.  Buy Wondfo OPKs on Amazon and you won't feel guilty about testing whenever you want!
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  • Ditto @wendylouwhoknew - 10:00ish and then mid afternoon if negative

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  • ksgsmu said:

      test mid morning and early evening... 2 X a day should catch it.  Buy Wondfo OPKs on Amazon and you won't feel guilty about testing whenever you want!

    This exactly. I can tell you for sure I would have missed plenty of surges if not for 2x a day. Also bought wondfo on amazon!
    Me:39 Dx LPD, Fibroid, AMA and all that goes with that. H:37 Dx low motility and low morphology. TTC since 3/12. Clomid 8/12 and 9/12: BFN. 11/12 on a break for Myomectomy sched. 11/26. Resume TTC early 2013.
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