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#1 TillyTake2

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Is it possible for opk's to detect the LH only after ovulation?

I've been doing opk's for the past 5 days 4 times a day as I know from past experience that detecting my LH surge is hard. I've had two lines for the last 4 days with them getting darker but not positive. Yesterday I had o pains & then today my temp has spiked suggesting I ovulated (which would be on time for my cycle).

I did another opk this morning & it is darker & then just now & it's almost positive.

I am certain I've ovulated (pain & temp rise) so why are the opk's only now positive? Is the opk or temp more likely to be wrong?!

Photos of opk's (today's are the top 2). None are positive but chart & symptoms indicates already o'd.

Edited by TillyTake2, 19 December 2012 - 10:43 PM.

#2 ruth79

Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

i'd go with the opks...

#3 TillyTake2

Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

Even though my temp has risen?

#4 caninestorm

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Wait and see what your temperature does over the next few days. Occasionally I see a temp spike before ovulation which can go back down again then rise again. I find the whole picture gives the best results for me: CM, CP, OPKs and temp. CM and CP tend to be the most reliable for me now that I know my "pattern".

#5 TillyTake2

Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:19 AM

Ok, so chart is linked below... Still suggesting ovulation on Tuesday (clear temp rise).


Opk from this morning is as close to positive as I've had. I did an opk at 11.30 last night & it was similar but slightly lighter. I still wouldn't call either "positive" but they are certainly closer than the ones in the days leading up to and of my supposed o day?! What's going on??


Edited by TillyTake2, 20 December 2012 - 06:34 AM.

#6 Holidayromp

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

Get bding you are surging.  I would go with the OPKs.

However I used OPKs (not IC) for six months before starting ttc for DS who is our third child.  I got to know my body and its subtle signs.
This month my body told me through increased cm and consistency that I was approaching ovulation - I had thought that I wasn't as far along in my cycle.  I checked my calendar where I note everything and sure enough my body was right and I was out in my calculations.
I don't do temps but my body lets me know where I am at in my cycle.  It is very predictable especially since I have noted every change, feelings on a calendar which shows distinct patterns.
It takes awhile to trust OPKs but once you find a brand that works for you and you learn to trust them they are a good tool to rely on and gradually you will learn the subtle signals that your body gives out.

#7 TillyTake2

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

Would you count the opk above as positive? That is as dark as they ever get for me...

#8 erindiv

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

I would rely on the OPKs. I used to get a temp rise before I O'd, and another after I O'd.

#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

I wouldn't class the last photo as a positive OPK personally. I used opks and fertile mucous signs to conceive this pregnancy.

#10 ~Mummy~Mel~

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:45 AM

That is not a proper positive however some people just dont get positive results. Sounds like you need to use a combination of temping, CM and your OPKs. I would start BDing now anyway as sounds like you are about to or just have O'd.

#11 beccajayne

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

I would say that your body tried to o but didn't, which is why you are now having a surge.

Fertility friend is great at helping to predict o but even ff can be confused. O is not confirmed until you have 3 higher temps.
Keep temping and get some bed in. I would say your body is trying to o again and hopefully it follows through this time.

#12 TillyTake2

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

Temps are still high...Chart

FF is calling ovulation on Tuesday. I'm not totally convinced (I think maybe Wed). We bd Sat, Sun, Tue, Thur so hopefully we are covered either way.

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