Answered by whildcard24 - 6 weeks ago
I'm skeptical about the accuracy of these only in my first month of using. First two days I got blank smiley, next day I got a blinking smiley, next day in the am blinking smiley and in pm solid smiley. As the test indicated the solid smiley lasted 2 days and we were out of town so I didn't take the kit with me. I had some increased and conflicting cm yesterday (cd15) when we got home so I tested out of curiosity this morning (cd16 out of an average 26 day cycle) expecting to see the blank smiley and I got a solid smiley again. So apparently I've had the LH surge for a week ha. I guess we'll DTD again tonight but not sure about the accuracy of these things...
Answered by JordansMom - Sep. 16, 2013 3:56pm
Complete opposite for me. I usually only get a solid smiley with the advanced test and never a flashing smile. This cycle I got a flashing smiley on the 13th day. I tested on the 14th day and received a non smiling circle...wtw??
Answered by Henrietta69 - Sep. 13, 2013 8:32am
I am using Clearblue Advanced now for the first time, and had 2 days of low fertility and 7 days of flashing smiles. I am on CD21 and wonder if it is possible that the LH Surge was missed?? I spoke to a representative and he said finish the box, so I have one more stick to use tomorrow - it is a box of 10. But I wonder does it keep flashing indefinitely? Shouldn't it go back to low if it missed the ovulation? Crazy.
I am also confused and don't know whether to buy another OPK, or is that a waste of money.
Today I almost felt like I had pregnancy symptoms, somewhat tender breasts and a hot face, but it could be my imagination?!
Also very confused! XXX
Answered by MJmommy2b - Aug. 17, 2013 2:32am
For what it's worth I thought I'd share my experience with clearblue advance digital ovulation sticks since my experience seems to differ with many reviews of this product. I kept reading about how lots of women were seeing flashing smiley faces for more than 2 days so I braced myself for that as well since last month I had 8 straight days of SUPER positive first response OPKs and did not get pregnant. So this month with clearblue advance I got a blank smiley for the first 3 days (CD 12-14). CD 15 I got a flashing smiley (yahoo!) and then on CD 16 the smiley was solid (whoa... wasn't expecting that at all but hey, I'll take it). So that was only one day of Mr. flashing smiley for me. I'm currently in the dreaded 2ww so I guess we shall see what becomes of this! Good luck and well wishes to everyone.
Answered by mrsamandaervin - Aug. 7, 2013 11:24am
The Clearblue Easy website says about the Advanced OPK:
If the Holder is unable to detect Peak Fertility then an increased number of High Fertility days may be seen. Some women will have a cycle where Peak Fertility is not detected. This does not necessarily mean that ovulation has not occurred. In rare cases this could be due to an LH Surge that is at a lower level or of a shorter duration than typically expected.
Maybe this helps.
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Answered by mrsamandaervin - Aug. 7, 2013 10:28am
I am in the same situation as most of you. Today marks the 7th day I've gotten a flashing smiley with FMU. I'm on CD20. Wondering if anyone has gotten any BFP with these strings of flashing smileys...
Answered by KLa826 - Jul. 12, 2013 1:06pm
Billysbeauty4- I had the opposite problem! I started testing on CD 12 (usually have about a 30 day cycle) and had BFN for the past four days...Today, solid smiley! I think I may have started testing too late for the test to register my estrogen surge? Not really sure! But boy am I glad we DTD on Wednesday just for fun so I know it was before the big LH surge and DH won't know what hit him when he gets home from work today! HAHA! My advice would be to DTD once a day or every other at least to try and cover your bases... Good luck and FXd for you!!!
Answered by Billysbeauty4 - Jul. 10, 2013 6:15am
Ugh I am late as well on this post but seeing if anybody had gotten a bfp with these? I'm on day 5 of flashing smiley faces. I feel crampy since yesterday and even have had ewcm for two days. The last two months I have had two days of blinking smileys then a solid. This cycle is driving me nuts and I am only on cycle day 14 of a 28 day cycle.
Answered by Djw2204 - Jul. 2, 2013 6:20am
Hi ladies, I'm also struggling I have gone from negative to solid smiley 5 days in a row, I was that frustrated I found some old digi ones and did those and had inlets on those too but I'm exhausted from doing it every bloody day! We have been trying for 15 months with 2 miscarriages! I'm getting beyond desperate! I never seem to find solid answers too! So I know what your all going through xx
Answered by RackieW - Jun. 26, 2013 4:39am
I've had similar problems with this. I used the same test month before last and ended up with a string of flashing faces (about five). I phoned the helpline and they said this wasn't unusual but eventually I gave up and my AF arrived a couple of days later. Makes me wonder if it was just picking up hormonal changes from my AF. I didn't use the test last month but am using it again now and, while I think I should be ovulating around now, I am just getting a blank circle. Really not convinced this test is reliable.