Marquess A few months ago, during a particularly obsessive TWW, I'd used all my HPTs and used an OPK to feed my POAS addiction, just to see what would happen. I too got a positive result. I did not check again, got HPTs that day, but did hit google looking for confirmation that +OPK could mean pregnant. What I found is that OPKs will often be positive if pregnant (the LH strips will pick up Hcg) and if so the test line will be significantly darker than the control, a very clear positive. But they are far less sensitive than an actual HPT and if your HPTs are negative, you probably aren't. Your LH levels can vary throughout your cycle (and vary woman to woman) and many women can get what looks like a positive or approaching positive OPK when it is no where near Ovulation. Your tests look close to positive but the test line still looks a bit lighter than the control. Is that true IRL? Hormones can be very frustrating! That said, I SO hope you are pregnant!! Have you tested with your FRER? What about getting another brand today and holding your urine to check with concentrated (4-5 hours) SMU? Keeping Fx, Marquess!!
Jjh So good to hear from you!! Sounds like a great plan to focus on taking care of yourself It is so hard to make yourself a priority, and I found it became increasingly more difficult once I was a mama, but so vital for our own wellbeing and our ability to take care of our families. I do not have experience with the at home sperm analysis kits but have thought they sounded like a fantastic first step in checking out everything, and not too costly (I saw some on Amazon for around $40). I tried the First Response Fertility Tests for Women twice last fall to check out my own fertility. They measure FSH and can indicate diminishing fertility (both were reassuring and indicated no problems). I personally just preferred starting with what I could do in the privacy of my own home. Let us know if you do check out the SA. Big to you. I totally understand the sad and discouraged feelings. I wish I had answers for you!! I found having a plan and something to do has been really helpful for me last month and this current one. I am temping/charting, which gives me great information and confirms exactly when I O, and I did see my Ob/Gyn for a complete workup earlier in this cycle. Both things feel proactive and give me something to have some control over. And yes, I know a lot, truly many, women with PCOS who successfully conceived. I know two women quite well with PCOS who have even had unexpected pregnancies, thinking they wouldn't/couldn't get pregnant without assistance after successfully conceiving #1 with some interventions. One woman had a single oops and the other has had two, due to deliver baby #3 in May!
AKK Sounds very promising!! That is exactly what my IB was like with DD, but I didn't know what the heck it was then! I remember being so disappointed, thinking it was pre-AF spotting, but then realized it never progressed, just the one wipe, very light pink and watery. I had forgotten about it until after confirming pregnancy a week later when I started reading pregnancy and baby books and saw a mention of "Implantation Bleeding" Fx!!
Chourd Sending and as you are waiting to O. Fx that you catch that egg!
AFM Only 5 DPO. Trying not to symptom spot as well but having SO much creamy CM! Like crazy amounts. Not at all typical for me. And my breasts are super sore/tender, also not the usual here until just before AF. Been having lots of pregnancy and newborn dreams. Last night I had a dream about nursing my newborn and woke up with that tightness and let down feeling, so weird! It's been about 6 years since my DD weaned.
We're off to rollerblade, scooter and skate indoors with a bunch of friends later this morning. I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!