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Eep! No test line AT ALL on OPKs!
What's up with that?


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#1 Le-a

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

Hi!

I'm 31, and DS was conceived first cycle almost three years ago.

We have recently decided to start trying for a second baby. This is the third cycle of TTC, and my first month of using OPKs. I am now at CD11, and started peeing on OPKs at day 8, and I haven't had a whiff of a line on any of the OPKs I've done (besides the control).

I'm worried the well has dried up!

The OPKs I'm using come from oracle fertility, if that means anything to anyone - they were cheap!

#2 Winning

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

hi OP,


It is my first cycle using OPKs too - I have just posted a question myself seeking clarification on OPKs. I too started out with no second line....until today (I actually thought that you were meant to get a first line to start out with - just really faint). So now I have started getting the faint second line, I am not sure what it means. Whether I could be in for a long cycle with a faint second line - or if ovulation is due any day now.  

Hopefully any answers to my post will help you too - I am going to keep an eye out here too!

#3 *~Luvmy3~*

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

The 2nd line is good its a sign that its not far away, you will know a positive when you see it!

#4 Le-a

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thanks Honeypumpkin! It's confusing isn't it?

I also assumed there would always be a second line, but that it would darken leading up to the positive test.

Do you know what day you're on with your cycle?

#5 Winning

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Yes it is confusing.

I am cycle day 23 and have been testing since day 13.

#6 Le-a

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

I just did another test a little while ago and it came up with a really really faint test line, hopefully it will darken to a positive in the coming days.

I wonder if there is much variation between exxy tests and ICs.

#7 FomoJnr

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:58 AM

I generally get a faint second line for most tests I do, I don't Ov till about CD23-27, so I don't start till about CD20.

You will definitely know a positive when you see it, the second line develops almost as quickly as the control and it as close to identical in colour as it can be original.gif

#8 ChilliDog

Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

Some people get no line most of the month then BAM ... it's positive. Others like me would get a feint line all the time and would gradually get darker in the days leading up to O. Just keep doing them and if the line starts to darken try doing a few each day so you don't miss your surge.

Good luck!

#9 Holidayromp

Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

I get a fade in without fail with OPKs.  Before I started using Digital OPKs I used Confirm and tested from CD12 and noticed a fade in.  I know that you are not supposed to but when I pop the stick out of Digital tester I even notice a fade in on the test window.  I know enough about what happens that I know that at CD12 with the faint line I got that I would probably surge on CD14.

#10 Holidayromp

Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

DP

Edited by Holidayromp, 17 November 2012 - 01:22 PM.


#11 ~Peaches~

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hi Le-a,

I am currently using the same brand of OPK's, and have found the exact same thing with there being no second line at all. I always used 'Lullaby Conceptions' brand opk's in the past, and ALWAYS had a faint line on them all month, which got darker around O until it was completly positive, they were always very clear to read. I'm not really sure what to think about these ones either, I did have ONE test that came up half as dark as the control line (so still negative), and I actually thought I had what was 'o' pain that evening for a few hours, and all my tests since then have been back to no line at all. So I don't know if I just missed my surge the day it was a darker line, or if ovulation is still to come (it's my first month off the pill so I'm not sure what to expect). Will just keep testing for the rest of the month, and if it hasn't been clear I will be swapping back to the Lullaby Conceptions brand.
Will check back in here to see how you get on with yours, will be interesting to see if you can read them clearly and get a true positive original.gif Good luck!

#12 Le-a

Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

Thanks everyone.

~Peaches~ that is interesting, isn't it?

I figured I might just be testing at the wrong time of day too, I was doing one right after work when I had been drinking head of water and had probably just done a wee not too long ago. If I did get a faint line it was from a before bed wee, perhaps it is more concentrated?

I'll go and take another one shortly and update wink.gif

If I dont fall pregnant this month I might buy some of the brand ~Peaches~ mentioned to try next month.

#13 ChilliDog

Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

Le-a I get my OPKs/HPTs from www.pregnancyshop.com.au and have always got a good result from them.

I always found I got my darkest positives in the early evening...usually around 7 pm and it was after trying to have minimal liquid for just a couple of hours beforehand.

#14 Le-a

Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

Just a quick update: did another test a little while ago and there was another faint second line, not as dark as the last test/second line. I'm on CD 12 today it think, so I guess I'll keep using them and see what happens! I'm pretty sure I O on CD 14 thanks to some pretty intense mittelsmertz, but I'm curious to know if it is in fact O pain...

#15 ~Peaches~

Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hmm very interesting Le-a! Hopefully you'll get a TRUE positive soon so you know exactly what is going on original.gif
The day I got the line that was 1/2 as dark as the control line was CD19 for me, so it's possible it could've been when I was ovulating (Last time I went off the pill I had a 65 day cycle, so I've really had no idea what to expect this time, and will be pleasantly surprised if I did O on day 19 lol), but as it wasn't a true positive, I don't know what to think. It was certainly the darkest line I've had by far though, there is pretty much nothing at all on all the others.
So still not sure what I think about these OPK's yet.

Here's a link to the others I used when TTC DD1, they were fantatic and very easy to read, I never had a problem with them at all. Lullaby Conceptions

Good luck with this month original.gif



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