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Digital ovulation test and Internet cheapies- which do you prefer?

LeopardLeopard Posts: 45
edited November -1 in Trying to Conceive
I have been using the clearblue "advanced" digital ovulation test every day around 10-11am and kept getting the error message at first, then kept getting the blank circle. Tonight around 9.40pm I found some internet cheapies and thought for the hell of it I'd test again using one of those- very noticeable second line! I was super excited lol- I had never seen a positive ovulation test before now! Does it really make THAT much of a difference whether you test morning or night? or should I throw out my digital tester? Interested to see what others think :)


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    hoping4number2hoping4number2 Posts: 321
    edited November -1
    Remember when using an OPK, the test line has to be just as dark as the control line. If there is a second line, but it's not as dark as the control, the test is still negative. :)
    Baby #1: April 2011 TTC #2 since 2014 Attempt #10 = BFP! Baby arrived January 2016
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    FutureSMBCFutureSMBC Posts: 1,018
    edited November -1
    ^yes! With strip tests you will probably see lines for days before you get a true positive.
    Also, when you know you're getting closer to your surge, test often.
    I can get a negative with fmu and a strong positive 2 hours later so if I didn't test often close to my surge I would most likely miss it.
    I use cheapies to see the line get darker and when I get a positive, I use the digital to confirm. If I think the line is as dark as the control line but the digital doesn't confirm, then I keep testing.
    This can sometimes get a little frustrating because, like it's happening now, I can get an almost positive and it'll be lighter hours later. But you'll see that positive if you stick with them.
    TTC since March 2015: 5 ICIs & 5 IUIs -all BFN
    July 2016- IVF w/BC/Lupron/Gonal-f/Ovidrel - converted to IUI- BFN
    Sept 2016-IVF w/BC/Lupron/Gonal-f/Ovidrel- Two 3d ET- BFP @ 9dp3dt, Beta#1: 209 @ 12dp3dt, #2: 782 @ 15dp3dt - EDD 6/3/17 - It's a Boy!
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    mindystarmindystar Posts: 218
    edited November -1
    I use the cheapies too. Then once they get very dark, I'll also do a CB digital. Once the cheapies start getting darker (and I know I'm closer to O time) I'll start testing a couple times a day so I don't miss the start of the surge.
    Hoping and waiting to be a Choice Mom/SMBC!
    6/2013 IUI-BFN
    5/2015 ICI-BFN
    7/2015-ICI-BFN :(
    My journey now is leading to international adoption...the best of luck to all you mommies out there!
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    wasnervouswreckwasnervouswreck Posts: 356
    edited November -1
    I like the kind NW is giving out. This is the first time I have gotten a really dark opk and it matched the smiley!
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    WannabeasinglemamaWannabeasinglemama Posts: 969
    edited November -1
    Clinical Guard opk strips
    Nicole-SMBC-39y/o-TTC since Jan. 2013
    IUI~BFP (BORN STILL) AT 16w5d 4/3/14
    Chemicals~IUI 7/24/14;8/21;BFNs~9/25;10/19;IVF#1-2/21/15~No embies made to blast.
    IVF#2-BFP~4/16 trans. 2 embies
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    LeopardLeopard Posts: 45
    edited November -1
    Thank you for that! I honestly thought that any second line was positive lol! this is my first time using them. You are totally right, I got a few faint second lines before I got a very dark one. Phew !
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