I am frustrated. I will start off by saying that.
I temp and use the Clear Blue advanced opk (with the flashing and solid smiley face). I am right in the middle (or end if I ovulated) of my FW but I knew I was running out of strips a few days ago so I ordered more on Amazon. Amazon's 2 day shipping is failing me right now and they aren't here yet. I used my last strip this morning... I have been getting high fertility for a couple days, so expecting peak fertility any time now. I have to test 2 times a day to catch my peak.
Since my strips aren't here yet, I stopped on my way home from work to get an opk test. I didn't want to spend a butt load of money since I already have what I need on the way. I am used to digital so I bought the Walgreens digital ovulation predictor (which comes in a pack of 7). I have never used this brand before.
So I get home, open the stick, and it starts blinking all the symbols and error messages before I even pee on anything. I wait a while, and it keeps going crazy so I put a stick in there and pee anyway. Still blinking like crazy so I call the 1-800 number and they say sorry about your luck you got a dud, we will email you tomorrow to help resolve the issue. Obviously I tell them I am very frustrated that this test is time sensitive and I really need it to work so I can test right now and in the morning...
So finally, here is my question:
Have any of you used this brand, and if so, what does the actual stick look like usually after you pull it out of the digital reader?
I peed on them anyway since it's all I have and I'm a little desperate, and one line shows up each time. I know on all the regular opks there are 2 lines (the test and the control)... and on my clear blue advanced when you pull out the stick there is 2 lines as well that you could manually read if you didn't want to stick it in the digital reader. But what does only one line mean on the walgreens digital? Maybe it means nothing, and maybe walgreens brand is impossible to read without the digital reader. I'm just annoyed that I could miss my peak and when my regular ones I use are here tomorrow evening I could be wasting them because I could have already missed my peak.
Me: 31 DH: 36
Married since 11/25/2013
#1 (bio) born 01/18/2006
#2 (bio) born 09/08/2008
#3 (step) born 02/17/2009
#4 (our 1st together) EDD 09/09/2017