Anyone Want Support For NOT TESTING Early

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clare41 - May 7

You've heard the old 'day at a time' strategy. I need to check in somewhere each morning and pledge to NOT take HPT until AF missed. This is crazy, and expensive. I'm 8 DPO, on CD21 (altho my ov. date had to be estimated this month - i didn't get digital 'smiley face' OPK day 14 as usual. apparently i missed it or it wasn't there. it would be so weird if this were the month i was pg, the one month I didn't get predictable OPK result.) Bu I'm having what I think is implantation spotting. I haven't seen brown/pink mucusy like that ever before. It's yesterday adn today with cramping and too early for AF unless it jumped up a week. I do NOT want to test early just to see the NP sign (I do digital-can't deal with lines) Anyone else trying to avoid testing until AF passes? (OK--I did once already--KNOWING it was too early--LOL) It's crazy since it's depressing and lends to the obsession!! Anyone on 2ww or 1ww want to sing up? :) You can vent about it on this thread!

 

babydust25 - May 7

I know your pain and I hate it! I am on cd 27 and am fighting the extremely bad urge to test! been having nausea, cramps and headaches which I definatlely dont get w AF also usually I have sore bbs and none so far. That sounds like it would be about the right time for imp. bleeding. so that could be a very good sign. How long are your cycles normally?

 

clare41 - May 7

normally 28 with OPK digital showing smiley on day 14 (so OV CD 15 or 16) We BD 14/16 but I was guessing. AF due 7-8 days. i'm nervous now because i got online and read a lot about m/c for 40-plus first time TTCs. just went to bathroom at work--brownish/pink mucus (tmi) when I wipe. how long are your cycles? I really want NOT to test until I'm back from trip next week on 15th--HPT morning test is best right? when are you trying to hold off doing HPT??

 

pba74 - May 7

clare - it is sooo hard not to test early. I've held out each month b/c it does get expensive. Yes, they say FMU is best - although the past few times i've ignored that and tested at the end of the day. I tested early too on Monday and it was neg. It certainly put me in a p__sy mood all week. today is cd 26 (I got a smiley face on cd 12 - don't you get excited when you see the smiley face!) i stopped temping b/c it was too much stress on me. AF should arrive Friday or Saturday so I'm doing my best to hold out. Online is good for some thing but I think we tend to get overload of info and it makes us worry more than we should. Hang in there....

 

clare41 - May 7

babydust and PBA thank you for being there with me! there is no way i'm taking that digital test before AF. (at least for today :)) I'm going to log on whenever I feel the urge to POS. lol i LOVE the smiley face. i was really surprised i missed it (or it wasn't here?) last month. Read somewhere I could have missed a 12-hour surge...anyway, I would not figure this wold be the PG month--but as I said I'm 2 days spotting (really unusual for me--a brownish mucus -- tmi--sorry--when i wipe) I'm 7 days till AF and want that to be implantation bleeding of course, but testing early will not help I know. it's so nus that I tried last night. I read somewher that 10 DPO some people get pos HPT, but even if that's true, it's 3 days away. Taking an HPT you know will be neg. is not good for my SOUL! gotta stay in the day. Hang int here and wait till AF is due. I'm rooting for you! Do you have ny other symptoms? Also too early I know....

 

cblack - May 7

I am in the wait as well. I tested yesterday knowing very well it was way too early to test, although I did it anyway. We are really dumb sometimes...lol... but I need to hold off on the next test because these things ARE really expensive, as you said. The wait is just terrible though. :( Hopefully we can all hold out... I am going to try to wait to test on the 17th... but it seems so very far away. :(

 

clare41 - May 7

cblack, I want to test 15th. I will try to hold out until then (a__suming AF doesn't show!) and will support you in holding out until 17th...is that AF date?

 

pba74 - May 7

yep, taking a test when we KNOW it will be negative it like yanking on doors when the sign says CLOSED...there's that off chance the door isn't locked and we might just get in!!!! I'm so down today and frustrated....i keep thinking I'm starting but nada, nothing, zilch. I still don't understand why the upper part of my b___bs hurt and not the entire b___b. Everything I've read says your entire b___b should hurt and it is only the upper part by my bra straps....it feels sore and bruised. I'm so tired...I want to go home and not wake up until I'm pregnant ... LOL

 

pba74 - May 7

Cblack- the 15th and Clare the 17th - I would really like to wait until I'm 12 days late - I know I know...isn't going to happen, but last time I took a test and it was positive it turned up negative 12 days later (chemical) so that is why....we'll see though. "God give me strength to not POAS too soon."

 

pba74 - May 7

oops - clare the 15th and Cback the 17th...i think you should both test on the 16th!!

 

cblack - May 7

Clare... I am supposed to get AF on the 17th, but I have been somewhat irregular in cycle days lately... sometimes only 21 days in the cycle and other time 28... but never more. Thats why I am wanting to wait till the 17th just in case it is the longer of the two cycles. :) If I can wait that long. But you can be my waiting buddy. It sure does help knowing that I am not the only one waiting. Pba I may have to give in and test on the 16th if AF hasnt shown her ugly face by then... and I hope she doesnt. Btw I just took a shower, and noticed when I was shaving my legs that all the veins are showing. I remember when I was pg with ds that the veins all over my body showed really blue pretty much the whole pregnancy. I dont know if I just havent noticed that they have looked like that before or if I am just adding to "supposed symptoms" lol. But I do know thats a sign of being pg. :)

 

clare41 - May 7

OK! That's a Friday. One week from this Friday. If I don't get AF Wednesday when I'm due I'm willing to POS w/HPT (digital) Friday morning. That shoudl be long enough to have good chance at accurate reading right? I will if you will!!!

 

clare41 - May 7

pba--tahnks for the 16th suggestion...i posted a note to cblack saying i'd try... i'll be online later tonight...question pba--you want to wait until 12 days AF? I have never heard of a false positive chemical HPT. how awful! I cna't last 12 I know. I could last the 2-3 to hang in there and test with someone. (This is all a__suming AF doesn't show up as she always does!)

 

pba74 - May 7

Clare - it was very strange for me. I was a day late - took a test it came out positive. A few days later I took another one b/c I was worried of m/c and it was positive. A few days later I woke up from a dream that I had had - the dream was I went to the bathroom and was standing in a pool of blood - so I took another hpt and it was neg. I called my dr and my blood test showed hcg at 9 - he said it was a chemical and I wasn't pregnant after all. that is why i want to wait 12 after AF is due.....but i truly don't think I can.....it's ideal but not realistic.

 

strix-aliana - May 8

i am also waiting to test for pregnancy... it's insane! i want to know NOW!!!

 

clare41 - May 8

Didn't test yesterday. Not testing today or tomorrow as I'm about to go away overnight and not bring any HPTs so i am safe. lol. Day 3 brownish spotting enough for a liner. That started 7DPO (i think) thought it might be AF 8 days early but it doesn't feel or look like htat. We'll see. Definitely having cramping--trying to find out how common that is with implantation bleeding--if that's what this is..No HPT TODAY OR TOMORROW. that's my pledge..lol

 

cblack - May 8

I am waiting with you clare... it is a horrbile wait though... wouldnt you agree? If I stay busy it is hard to think about it constantly. But I am a stay at home mom, and I take care of two other little boys besides my own, and when they are napping I am on the computer thinking about being pg or not being pg all the time. lol. It is so hard not to think about. And then when you actually arent thinking about it, a commercial for hpt's comes on, or you see someone who is pg... its like as soon as its left your mind, it is on your mind again!!!

 

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