Our LH surge usually begins in the morning, so it typically takes several hours to reach our urine. For me, the best time always seemed to be late afternoon, around 5pmish. As I got closer to what I thought was O time, I would often test twice a day, just in case. Sometimes our surge can be short, and this way I didn't miss it.
You do need to have your urine somewhat concentrated. Not as much as an HPT, but cut down liquids for a good 2 hours prior. That is usually enough.
You will typically ovulated anywhere from 12 to 72 hours after a positive, with the average being 24-36.
I'm glad your finding the support you need here. I feel the same way.
People here seem to understand so much more then many in our "real" lives. Good luck!
lol..you can get now your doctor diploma...lol you really are an expert!
I still in the moon abouth this things
thank god you are here in the forum , you help a lot of people with some knowledge info..
I always tell them to visit a doctor ....lol
Thank you for the information... another question... you said you tested twice on some days ...
What times where those tests and does the LH surge happen that fast?? Say it happened at 8am and I tested at 4pm... could the presence of LH be gone already from my urine???
I have read before that you took progesterone a couple of times... When did you start taking it?? and for how long?? Did you take it after you ovulated.. right before and then until you knew you weren't pregnant???
As April162010 says above "thank god you are here in the forum , you help a lot of people with some knowledge info.. " When I am reading the answers to a question... I tend to look to see if you have answered it... You always give me something to think about!!! Thanks!
Thanks for all your help... I start testing with the ovulation strips tomorrow - my cd 10...looking to get a pattern and some balance in all this!!!
Good luck!!! If you are using the strips you can watch for a fade in pattern. Once you get close, start BD'ing...the more the better..lol!
Better than OPK strips is an ovulation monitor. ClearBlue has a great one, you can buy it at RiteAid - that's where I bought mine. I conceived 3 times with it, it really makes life easier, particularly if you have irregular cycles. Expensive ($200 I think) but very useful!