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Jersey_mama posted:
Hi all! Me and my DH have been TTC for 6 months now. I ve been charting my bbt, but decided to try an OPK. Last month, I tested 20 times (used the whole box of clear blue easy sticks!!) and even though my BBT showed what I thought was a spike at ovulation, I never got a positive on the OPK! These are supposed to be super sensitive, so now I'm worried that I have been trying all this time and not ovulating after all! I used the OPK at all different times of the day because I know that can have an effect on the test. I decided to chalk it up to a fluke and try the OPK again this month. Still no positives! Is it possible that I don't have enough LH? Do these just not work for some people? I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen? If I don't get any positives again this month, I'm going to schedule a check up at the doctor, but any answers in the meantime would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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lindseymk responded:
Hi! I used OPK's for a little while but could never get a clear read on it. For the last few months I've been getting blood work done at a lab for progestrone & it shows my level on ovulation. In December I ovulated great and the last 2 months I did not what so ever. Maybe you should try that. It won't tell you WHEN you ovulate but will tell you if you are. Just an idea... Good luck!!!
 
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orin34 responded:
I tried OPK's when DH and I were trying a few years ago and I couldn't get a clear read on them either. I knew I was ovulating because I was charting my temps as well and it was a clear pattern of ovulation. What do your temps say?


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