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Black Friday

  • First, pregnancy tests and OPK's WERE on sale. HA!
  • Second, I hate people.
  • Third, I bought 25 pregnancy tests. :P
Anywho, I was wondering if you all could tell me a little about using OPK'S? I have 20 of them. I am on CD 3 and am taking clomid (CD's 2-6) When do you girls think I should start using the OPK's? I mean on which CD? Dr. wants me to baby dance on CD 10-20, everyday, and I know some women use OPK's twice a day, to ensure they caught their surge soon. Does it make a difference at what times of the day? Or how many times, since we theoretically sleep for 12 hours?
Thanks!
Married, 22, PCOS
M/C-9/12/2010-Unexpected pregnancy
TTC since 11/27/10
BFN every month since that date
No period since 17.
Period on 10/15/2013!!!
IF appointment 11/13/2013...o.O
Prescribed Provera Stop taking it on 11/22/13
AF arrived on 11/27/2013 -(My freakin' anniversary.)
Start 50 mg of Clomid on CD 2-6
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Re: Black Friday

  • I'm always using the OPKs, which my doc told me I'm wasting money on sometimes, lol, so I probably can't offer good advice here.  Where did you find them on sale?
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    ME: 34, Atypical PCOS (lean, no O without meds) + unexplained; DH: 33, mildly low motility
    09/2012: Start TTC after stopping NuvaRing.  No cycles seemed to occur.
    01/2013 - 05/2013: Tried Provera to "jumpstart" cycles. No luck.
    12/2013- 01/2014: Clomid 50mg - no big follies, stepped to 100mg; One mature follie, Ovidrel (HCG trigger), IUI #1 completed - BFN
    02/2014: Clomid 100mg; One mature follie, Ovidrel trigger, IUI #2 completed, Crinone - BFN
    03/2014: Clomid 100mg -
    no big follies on 1st round, 2nd round prescribed; One mature follie, Ovidrel, IUI #3 completed, Crinone - BFN
    04/2014-05/2014: Letrozole 5mg + Ovidrel HG to prep for IUI #4
    switched to TI, Crinone - BFN

    05/2014-06/2014: Letrozole 5mg; one mature follie,
    Ovidrel, IUI #4.1 completed, Crinone - BFN
    07/2014-08/2014: Letrozole 5mg; one mature follie,
    Ovidrel, IUI #5 completed, Crinone - BFN
    09/2014-10/2014: IVF Prep
    - Insurance requires IUI #6;
    Letrozole 5mg - no big follies 1st round, 2nd round prescribed; IUI #6, Crinone - BFN
    11/2014: "Break" - Letrozole 5mg to cycle before prepping for IVF - successfully O'ed, but BFN

    12/2014: Extending 'break' one more Letrozole-only TI cycle for mental health break - BFN

    01/2015-
    02/2015: Prep for IVF - BCP then Gonal-F, Ganirelex, Novarel trigger;  ER scheduled 2/11!
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4cf919
    PAIF/SAIF Welcome.
    December 3T Siggy Challenge: Favorite Holiday Movie
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  • My dr said between the hours of 10-3pm, to try for the same time each day and to not drink for 3 hours before taking the test so you have concentrated sample.
    Andrea (31), married Aaron (36) September 2012
    Parents to fur babies Tiki and Gizzmo and 2yr old Georgia
    IF veterans; #1 conceived on second clomid+HCG+IUI, #2 conceived on 1st Letrozole+HCG+IUI
    EDD: Feb 5, 2018


  • I've been doing mine first thing in the morning, around 6 AM each day, to make sure that I haven't drank anything or or gone to the bathroom for 4 hours.
    ________
    ME: 34, Atypical PCOS (lean, no O without meds) + unexplained; DH: 33, mildly low motility
    09/2012: Start TTC after stopping NuvaRing.  No cycles seemed to occur.
    01/2013 - 05/2013: Tried Provera to "jumpstart" cycles. No luck.
    12/2013- 01/2014: Clomid 50mg - no big follies, stepped to 100mg; One mature follie, Ovidrel (HCG trigger), IUI #1 completed - BFN
    02/2014: Clomid 100mg; One mature follie, Ovidrel trigger, IUI #2 completed, Crinone - BFN
    03/2014: Clomid 100mg -
    no big follies on 1st round, 2nd round prescribed; One mature follie, Ovidrel, IUI #3 completed, Crinone - BFN
    04/2014-05/2014: Letrozole 5mg + Ovidrel HG to prep for IUI #4
    switched to TI, Crinone - BFN

    05/2014-06/2014: Letrozole 5mg; one mature follie,
    Ovidrel, IUI #4.1 completed, Crinone - BFN
    07/2014-08/2014: Letrozole 5mg; one mature follie,
    Ovidrel, IUI #5 completed, Crinone - BFN
    09/2014-10/2014: IVF Prep
    - Insurance requires IUI #6;
    Letrozole 5mg - no big follies 1st round, 2nd round prescribed; IUI #6, Crinone - BFN
    11/2014: "Break" - Letrozole 5mg to cycle before prepping for IVF - successfully O'ed, but BFN

    12/2014: Extending 'break' one more Letrozole-only TI cycle for mental health break - BFN

    01/2015-
    02/2015: Prep for IVF - BCP then Gonal-F, Ganirelex, Novarel trigger;  ER scheduled 2/11!
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4cf919
    PAIF/SAIF Welcome.
    December 3T Siggy Challenge: Favorite Holiday Movie
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  • If you aren't 100% sure when you O, start testing around CD10 (morning and afternoon is when I test...) and test until you get you +.  I usually get my first + in the afternoon, then the following morning and afternoon are still positive (and I usually O that evening).

    Hope that helps!  I think it is important to test twice a day so you don't miss the surge.

    ME - 31, DH - 40

    Married 06/25/2011, TTC since 03/2012

    BFP #1 on 11/13/12 -- EDD 7/24/13 -- M/C (CP) on 11/21/12

    BFP #2 on  7/21/13 -- EDD 3/29/14 -- M/C (CP) on 7/31/13

    09/4/13 - 4/16/14 -- IUI #1 - 6 = BFNs :(

    7/13/14 -- IVF #1 w/ ICSI

    ER on 7/26/14 -- 20 R, 15 M, 11 F

    ET on 7/31/14 -- 1 transferred (4bb); 8 frosties!!!

    BFP #3 on 8/8/14 -- EDD 04/18/15

    BETA #1:  473,  BETA #2: 1009, BETA #3: 1975

    ** It's a BOY!!! **

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  • I got some off of amazon, and some at the local shops in my hometown. Target had them on sale too.
    Other than that, thank you for the helpful advice! :)
    Married, 22, PCOS
    M/C-9/12/2010-Unexpected pregnancy
    TTC since 11/27/10
    BFN every month since that date
    No period since 17.
    Period on 10/15/2013!!!
    IF appointment 11/13/2013...o.O
    Prescribed Provera Stop taking it on 11/22/13
    AF arrived on 11/27/2013 -(My freakin' anniversary.)
    Start 50 mg of Clomid on CD 2-6
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  • I used to use the WONDFO OPK's and test every day after the last day of my period....just b/c my cycles were so crazy. But I never tested twice a day. GL to you!
    {Me:27, Dx:PCOS, LPD, & rob(14;15)}
    {DH:31 all clear, "super sperm"}
    Ecstatically married July 30, 2011--TTC since Jan 2013:::Baby #1 due 9/11, Conceived on cycle #5 of Femara + Hcg + IUI
    ~Love and Light to everyone~ 
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    My furbabies--Mr. Bubbles and Miss Kitty <3
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