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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 16:59 PM   1
Girly922
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The POAS Addiction Support Group


Just a little support group for all of us ladies who have a POAS addiction. I know there's a lot of us on here.

And I figured this way we can;
- Help each other wait it out.
- Stop each other from testing too early and being disappointed.
- Laugh at the crazy places we hide our stash of hpt's.
- And just generally try and make the TWW a bit easier.

If you're not sure if you are a POAS addict there are several tell-tale signs;
- You have a hidden stash of hpt's your OH doesn't know about.
- You feel the desire to test a couple of days after OV.
- No matter what the result of the 1st test you will continue to test until you have run out of tests. At which point you may have to run to the closest store that's open and buy more.
- You test at all times of the day by recreating fmu.

If any of these sound like you, you should probably be here.

Good luck ladies



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 17:00 PM   2
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Hi, I'm Georgie and I'm a POAS addict.

(thought I should start things off like a proper support group )



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 17:10 PM   3
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Hi Georgie

I have looked at the tell-tale signs and all I can say is CHECK

Hidden stash of hpt's - CHECK - (and OPK's)
Testing a couple of days after OV - CHECK
Test till run out then buy more - CHECK
Dont pee so can recreate fmu - CHECK

OH said I should take out shares in hpt's and he has no idea how many I do a month lol

Aim - to be able to wait at least till af is due before testing.

The support group is a great idea



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Welcome.

I hate to think how much I've spent overall. I haven't yet given in to the monthly buy that amazon do yet though. Where you can buy it once and then they'll charge you and post more each month after that without you having to order. It keeps asking me if I want to do that whenever I buy clearblues off there.

I want to wait until AF is due too. As I'm waiting for 1st AF after m/c I'm giving her 6 weeks to show up before I test. If I can manage to wait that long.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 17:20 PM   5
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As someone who was bording on being a POAS addict I'm sure, the main deterrent for me was "I can keep using tests and be disappointed or I can NOT test and still have a 'chance' ". Not knowing felt more like a 'chance'...it could be a yes, it could be a no. Doing the test and SEEING negative meant 'chance over' really. And yes, nothing particularly helps with the disapointment of AF arriving, but thinking this way did cull me a bit. Good luck all x



 
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That's a really nice way of thinking. I struggle with the not knowing. Its something I can't control so I find it difficult. I may try that approach, see if it can deter me from testing for the next few weeks.

Thank you.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 17:25 PM   7
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Sorry for your loss Georgie

I hope we can support each other to wait before POAS, we will save loads of money.

I dont like the idea of the monthly buy thing its sort of pessimistic, I keep my fingers crossed and hope this month will be the month. Its not really working as have been trying since August 2011 but there is always hope



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Thank you. I'm just trying to be positive now.

I hope so! But I know when I get my bfp I will test loads, just to make sure it's definitely a bfp. And then to see my progression. I just can't help myself. Lol.

That's why I didn't like it, every time I buy from there I think no this'll be the last tests I buy as I'll be pregnant this cycle. Positive thinking all the way!!



 
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Hi, I'm Hailey, and I'm a peestick-a-holic.

I bought several cheapo tests from Dollar Tree and hoarded them. But I ended up taking them all too soon!

I have one FRER left, and AF was due yesterday! I'll be taking it tomorrow morning!



 
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Just a little support group for all of us ladies who have a POAS addiction. I know there's a lot of us on here.

And I figured this way we can;
- Help each other wait it out.
- Stop each other from testing too early and being disappointed.
- Laugh at the crazy places we hide our stash of hpt's.
- And just generally try and make the TWW a bit easier.

If you're not sure if you are a POAS addict there are several tell-tale signs;
- You have a hidden stash of hpt's your OH doesn't know about.
- You feel the desire to test a couple of days after OV.
- No matter what the result of the 1st test you will continue to test until you have run out of tests. At which point you may have to run to the closest store that's open and buy more.
- You test at all times of the day by recreating fmu.

If any of these sound like you, you should probably be here.

Good luck ladies
You know you're a POAS addict when you make sure you have your OPK pee-sticks when you leave for work in the morning. Cuz you HAVE to check for your surge on your lunch break in the public women's restroom at work. Who else carries a pee cup in their purse?



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