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What kind of OPK's do you like the best?
 

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I buy mine at <a href="http://www.emibeans.com" target="_blank">emibeans.com</a> and they work great (haven't managed to get pregnant yet but I get a clear indication of when I'm ovulating).<br><br>
I also buy AimStick pregnancy tests from emibeans.<br><br>
MUCH cheaper than what I was getting at the drug store and Jennifer at emibean's is really nice to work with! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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Hi!! I'm newer around these parts, as we're just beginning the ttc #2 quest. But, I do have experience w/OPKs from #1. And, in my opinion, they aren't worth the $$. I know, I know, a lot of people swear by them. But, I was undergoing infertility treatments for nine months before becoming pregnant with my dd. In all that time, through 6 cycles of clomid, COUNTLESS ultrasounds, 3 ovulations, I never got a + test. IN FACT, the cycle I conceived dd, I never got a + test, and in fact, got a - test the day before & day of ovulation!!! I KNOW exactly when I O'd because of ultrasounds & temping, but I cringe of all the money I threw away buying OPK, and I thank goodness I wasn't relying on them (the secretary at my RE's office told me to retest the next day since I got a - test, and I demanded an appt for an U/S & I was right & had a follicle the size of a basketball ready to blow :LOL That little follicle is now my sweet dd!!!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Okay, so that's my story, LOL.<br>
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I have tried the cheap internet ones, and they did not work at all for me. I have never gotten a positive on them. Most of the time, I would just get the control line, and the test line just would not show up. When I was close to ovulation, there would be a tiny, extremely faint test line, which I then took as a pos, since there never was anymore than that. Some cycles I did not even get that, even although I did ovulate.<br><br>
My last cycle, I was so sick of the cheap tests, that I splurged and bought the Answer tests at Walmart. I think i paid $15 for a 5 pack and it came with a free pg test. Way more expensive than the internet ones, but they also performed much much better. I would always get a test line, and I got a nice and dark pos line around the time when I ovulated.<br><br>
They were the cheapest tests I could find at Walmart, the other brands all were even more expensive.<br><br>
Hope that helps!<br><br>
Karen
 
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