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#1 Susan25

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:47 PM

What brands of ovulation predictor kits are easiest to use or most reliable?

Any advice on this would be great.

Thanks!
Susan
Age 33, peri- symptoms began at least 2 years ago.
Not diagnosed yet, but all the classic symptoms.

EM most likely caused by removal of 1 ovary at age 14 or by recent tubal ligation.  (High stress, heavy exercise, very low body fat, & inadequate nutrition due to limited money are very likely contributing factors as well.)

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:23 PM

hi there- I am not sure which kits are best but just wanted to say hi from a fellow Missourian!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:51 AM

You said you aren't diagnosed yet so perhaps traditional kits might work.  With fully diagnosed POFers I know the only one I hear of ladies here using is the clear blue easy fertility monitor.  If you are having LH surges which is very common with POF then the traditional ones don't work.  CBFM reads estrogen and then looks for LH surge.  It doesn't guarantee anything but most feel it's worth the investment if you try it that way.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:06 PM

Thanks Michelle!
Age 33, peri- symptoms began at least 2 years ago.
Not diagnosed yet, but all the classic symptoms.

EM most likely caused by removal of 1 ovary at age 14 or by recent tubal ligation.  (High stress, heavy exercise, very low body fat, & inadequate nutrition due to limited money are very likely contributing factors as well.)

Mother of 5.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:20 AM

You could try the Answer 21 Day pack.  I could never tell when I was cycling with the regular ones, but with this it's more obvious, plus if your cycles are long and/or erratic, it's better because you have more test strips so it's less expensive.  It comes in a pink box. They helped me with my little miracle

Good luck!
Now 40, symptoms started at 37
Beloved DH; beloved bio son born before POF symptoms
FSH levels in 50's -60's, estrogen at zero, missed about 4 cycles
Pursued TCM herbs & acupuncture, ovulated twice
Fell pg sweet miracle boy born 07/07, he's here & he's healthy!