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OPK test thread

A few of us were talking in the WTO thread today about wishing there was a thread we could post OPKs in (like the "what does a pregnancy test look like" thread in the First Tri board).  I know there was discussion on this a while ago but I don't remember where it left off.... and I feel like it was left undecided since nothing came of it. Anyway -  Several of us think it would be helpful in our board to have a designated place to post OPKs so we can see progressions and what a blazing OPK looks like...etc. I thought we could take a poll to see other's opinions and then possibly go with the majority vote...
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DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

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Me: 35 | DH: 38
Mirena removed 9/13/2018 after 6 years
BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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OPK test thread 26 votes

Yes! I'd love a place to post OPKs, ask questions and get advice.
57% 15 votes
I might not use the thread for myself but it wouldn't bother me if one was created.
38% 10 votes
No, I don't want this on our board.
3% 1 vote

Re: OPK test thread

  • I just remembered more of the conversation! I think we kind of left it at using the chart stalk/questions thread for posting opk pictures. I think that habit lasted maybe a week before we all forgot about it.

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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  • kpearse99kpearse99 member
    @inthewoods23 I think you're right!  I think it would be better to have a designated pinned thread...
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    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena removed 9/13/2018 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • @kpearse99 I think that would be good so it's easier to look back at results, even months later.

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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  • I think this is a wonderful idea! Opks can be a mind f**k! 

    Me 26, DH 29

    Married Oct. 5th 2013

    DS born Nov. 2017

    TTC #2 June 2019

    Ectopic late Dec. 2019, 

    Rupture and right tube removed Jan 2020.

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  • @mvt2003 VALID. I have the same thoughts about Peggys posting HPTs there.

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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    @inthewoods23 This may be unkind of me to say, but anyone who willfully ignores HPT instructions and either takes them apart or reads them hours later is not likely to appreciate the difference between an OPK and HPT :D 

    That being said, we get pee stick HPT photos regardless, so maybe being able to contain them in one area is more ideal? Like on TikTok the videos of making a square box out of tape on the floor for cats to lay in? :D:D:D 
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    @mvt2003 it might make it harder for the Peggies to find it if we don't sticky it and maybe post a new one each month. 
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    I totally understand @mvt2003 and I was thinking the same thing but if they do post HPT in the OKP thread we don't need to respond to them at all... we can simply report their comment to TB and they can delete the image then.

    @krash_ I'm good with a new thread each month too - that's a great idea!
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    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena removed 9/13/2018 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • @krash_ @kpearse99 in that case why don't we go back to posting them in the CS/questions monthly thread 🤷‍♀️

    Decisions are hard 😂

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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  • krash_krash_ member
    @inthewoods23 my only thing is that I don't want a pee stick popping up on a thread on my computer (not as much of a concern right now that I'm not in the office but that might change) so if they are all in their own place I will avoid that thread until a time and place that I can look at them. We can put them in spoilers but people suck at following directions. 
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  • @krash_ That's a really good point!

    I was also thinking if we have a dedicated thread that we should make a point to say "for HPTs go to the pregnancy test thread in 1st tri" in case any Peggys come along. Also make it in big bold letters cuz  :|

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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  • Maybe we can make it the policy to post them in the thread in spoilers?
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  • Oh duh I see @krash_ already suggested that. Great minds, lol.
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  • kpearse99kpearse99 member
    I love all of these suggestions! @inthewoods23 I fully planned on writing in bold capped letters about HPT not being welcomed! Haha 
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    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena removed 9/13/2018 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • kpearse99kpearse99 member
    Okay.... So no one has said NO to having a thread like this, which is great! I'm going to go ahead and create it but I'd love some input on the "rules" of the thread and help writing it.... @inthewoods23 @krash_ @mvt2003

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    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena removed 9/13/2018 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

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  • We need some form of "do not post HPTs" (obviously) and provide the link to that thread on 1st tri. Maybe even mentioning that posting an HPT here is a violation of TOU and will get reported to be removed.

    I'd say for the picture itself, make sure the end of the stick shows (where you hold it), so we can tell which is the control line. And make sure for cheapies you don't have the pic go beyond "MAX" to make sure you're not posting any part of the pee dipped area. Even ideally you'd post from the 2 lines up to handle side of the stick.

    Not sure if there are other rules to consider?

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

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    Yes to everything @inthewoods23 said. 

    I'd also add: "Check the background. Is your counter gross? Is there any information or objects you wouldn't want to share?" "Make sure the picture is clear and in focus. Use consistency in lighting and position when comparing different tests."
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  • Maybe a little bit much but to the "no HPT" rule could we add something to the effect that we also are not going to accept OPKs as makeshift HPTs? Sometimes people will take an OPK right around when AF is due hoping it'll be positive and mean they're pregnant (even though that's not always true)...
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    Married: Oct 2015
    Baby G born June 2017
    TTC#2: July 2018
    BFP #2: 2/6/19 MC 3/14/19


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    @manillabar wait what??? How is that even a thing? Why? I just...


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  • @manillabar yes! super good point! I definitely agree making a note about that. I've seen that a few times and it's just stupid that people think that's a good idea

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

    TTGP May Siggy Challenge - It's Gonna Be N*SYNC

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  • @krash_ truth is, the opk will totally pick up hcg the same as LH, so if you were pregnant and took an opk it would be positive. but one, people don't realize it literally has to be a positive opk (as in, test line darker than control), and two, you can totally have a positive looking opk right before your period is due and not be pregnant. So it always makes more sense to just take a pregnancy test lol
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    Me: 31 Him: 36
    Married: Oct 2015
    Baby G born June 2017
    TTC#2: July 2018
    BFP #2: 2/6/19 MC 3/14/19


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  • @kpearse99 the only thing I would change is noting the 1st Tri board as part of the statement of where to post HPTs. Such as "The only thread where you may post a picture of a HPT is on the 1st Trimester board here: (link)"

    I think the TOU mentions the board name so we probably should too. That way they get the message that they're on the wrong board.

    Me: 31 DH:32 | Together since 2007 | Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 | all BFN

    IVF #1 | 6/11/19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 | 9/10/19 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet

    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic

    TTGP May Siggy Challenge - It's Gonna Be N*SYNC

    Its Gonna Be May GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY
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