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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 18:17 PM   31
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I've just had a small ray of hope shine down upon me in the form of MATH!

Soooo...if I calculate my due date by LMP, I'm 4w6d pregnant
If I calculate it by Ovulation, I'm only 4w2d pregnant.

I'm assuming that my levels and dates will be more accurate if I go by ovulation, even though the doctor is going to calculate by LMP.

The moral of the story is, that when they drew for hCG on Monday, I was only 4w0d pregnant, NOT 4w4d.

I guess I'm just more comfortable with my levels being 28.11 at 4w0d than them being 28.11 at 4w4d.

Hopefully my numbers are rising.

PLUSSSSS....I realized that my FMU tests aren't very dark because I take my prenatal vitamin before bed and the B vitamins mess up my urine [making it bright yellow and no good for HPTs]

I was also told by a friend not to stress about line intensity because it will vary throughout the day depending on what you drink.

For example:
Super sized sweet tea [loaded with caffeine and sugar] this will dehydrate your urine and make the test line darker because the urine will be more concentrated [same goes for soda]

Gallon of water [hydrating, delicious water] will hydrate you and un-concentrate your urine resulting in a lighter test line.

I'm running a series of tests right now...

I shouldn't be stressing out. Que Sera, Sera right? Plus, My 2MU HPT was much darker again and I'm feeling a little less stress about lines right now.

I just tested after drinking a hot chocolate...lines are about the same.

I'm having a diet dr. pepper and will test again in an hour to prove or disprove this theory.

I have to keep reminding myself that there's nothing I can do to keep this pregnancy if it's not going to take...so I'm trying to use that as a spring board back into the land of positive thinking. And I did just take 2 folic acid tablets...and that's what I'll do until it's over or it sticks. 2 folic acids in the morning, one prenatal at night [this way if it's got anything to do with a folic acid deficiency, I've got it covered on both ends!]



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 00:45 AM   32
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Stucki- hey girlie. Im totally sure if you got pines at all you are more then fine. my lines werevso light with my last baby and i didnt take them until about 2 months pregnant. Doc said it was normal for me to have low readings but just to make sure he gave me an ultrasound asap. Just wait for results to come back and follow ups with your doc and please dont stress it hunny. You and the baby are going to be just fine.



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 00:49 AM   33
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My levels were at 20.83, which means they're dropping. There isn't going to be any baby. Now I just have to wait to start bleeding, I guess.



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 02:38 AM   34
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At 6 weeks they were finally very dark!



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 06:12 AM   35
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I'm sorry hunny big hugs. Are you going in for another draw? Your tests where fabulous. And, things you drink do affect testing. And, hcg does rise than lower a little after awhile. Maybe theres still hope. I really hope all turns out okay.



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2017, 17:09 PM   36
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stuckinoki I am really sorry to hear about your loss. Beta hell is a horrible place to be and an obsession with line darkness is a lonely pursuit known only to those of us who have lost along the way. I wish you peace when and how you can find it. Good luck



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2017, 17:38 PM   37
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stuckinoki I am really sorry to hear about your loss. Beta hell is a horrible place to be and an obsession with line darkness is a lonely pursuit known only to those of us who have lost along the way. I wish you peace when and how you can find it. Good luck

This thread is from 2012...stucki had a lil girl recently last year I think



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2017, 19:04 PM   38
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Ah, I see thanks. Sorry about that.



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2017, 18:24 PM   39
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Lol I was reading this, thinking it was from today (it was literally same day in 2012). Tripped me out! She's currently pregnant with #2 though!!



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2017, 13:39 PM   40
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Woops! Didn't realize this was a zombie thread!



 
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