Mothering Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,393 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So, I just took another digital OPK and for giggles 2 Answer OPK's with the same urine, just to make sure my LH surge was actually gone. The 2 Answer ones were both definitely + and the Digital was very negative. Makes me think that the positives I got earlier in my cycle were false positives since I was only using the Answer brand. How irritating and at the same time funny for all the craziness they caused! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Oh well. I guess I'm a faithful buyer of CBE Digital OPK's now! They're pricey but at least they're not confusing and don't play with my sanity! Sheesh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,231 Posts
Weird! Maybe you should get some other cheapies just to triple-check and see which one is wrong. I assume if two dif brands give the same result, those are the correct ones, though that might not always be the case either. I know a lot of people on here have said they always use 2 different brands & test multiple times a day, but that gets to be a lot of $ unless you're getting them all on eBay - even then it's a lot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,393 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>filiadeluna</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9854876"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Weird! Maybe you should get some other cheapies just to triple-check and see which one is wrong. I assume if two dif brands give the same result, those are the correct ones, though that might not always be the case either. I know a lot of people on here have said they always use 2 different brands & test multiple times a day, but that gets to be a lot of $ unless you're getting them all on eBay - even then it's a lot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I thought about that. But, really, it would explain my "odd" cycle and all the positives I've gotten over the last week and a half. I may get another cheapy brand from Ebay for the next cycle to compare to the CBE and see what happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,261 Posts
Were they the strips or the tests that look exactly like the HPT's? Just wondering, because I only used OPK's 1 cycle but I used the ones that look just like the HPT's and I got a pretty dark (questionably positive) line 3 different times! (like 2 days in a row each)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,393 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>1babysmom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9854980"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Were they the strips or the tests that look exactly like the HPT's? Just wondering, because I only used OPK's 1 cycle but I used the ones that look just like the HPT's and I got a pretty dark (questionably positive) line 3 different times! (like 2 days in a row each)</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
They were the strips. Sounds like both types are questionable. I got 3 positives in a row last week and then 1 negative and now 4 positives in a row with the strips. I plan to email peeonastick.com to let them know about all the false positives so they can keep the site updated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
I had the same problem this cycle. I used the Answer (strip) OPK's and got a very a definite positive (maybe two) but got nothing but negatives on the CBE digital. It was driving me crazy, because I was getting pretty strong lines on the Answer strips. Though there was only the one clearly positive and the second one that I was so close that I think it was positive. Those lines can drive you crazy.<br><br>
It was so confusing that I tried the Answer strip in my sons urine because I wondering if a line would come up no matter what. No, not the faintest hint of a line.<br><br>
I went to throw out the left over Answer strips a week later and for some silly reason, I just had to try them one more time. This time I got the darkest line I've ever seen. It was 3 times darker than the control line, so I pull out my last CBE digital and nothing. Now I'm sure these strips are definitely defective. Except I read on another post here, that OPK can be used as an HPT. Now I bouncing back and forth between thinking I didn't O and that I might be pregnant. Argh!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,393 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>ttatummm</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/9855600"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I had the same problem this cycle. I used the Answer (strip) OPK's and got a very a definite positive (maybe two) but got nothing but negatives on the CBE digital. It was driving me crazy, because I was getting pretty strong lines on the Answer strips. Though there was only the one clearly positive and the second one that I was so close that I think it was positive. Those lines can drive you crazy.<br><br>
It was so confusing that I tried the Answer strip in my sons urine because I wondering if a line would come up no matter what. No, not the faintest hint of a line.<br><br>
I went to throw out the left over Answer strips a week later and for some silly reason, I just had to try them one more time. This time I got the darkest line I've ever seen. It was 3 times darker than the control line, so I pull out my last CBE digital and nothing. Now I'm sure these strips are definitely defective. Except I read on another post here, that OPK can be used as an HPT. Now I bouncing back and forth between thinking I didn't O and that I might be pregnant. Argh!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Mine keep getting darker too! Like crazy dark. But, since I've gotten so many really dark ones, I don't believe them anymore.<br><br>
I don't think you're pg if you didn't get a + on the digital OPK. OPK's <i>can</i> be used as an HPT but I think if you were pg, you'd get a definite positive on all OPK's since it takes more of the hcg hormone to be detected as opposed to the small amount needed on an HPT.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top