December 2017 Testers: Hopeful for Christmas and Year-end BFPs

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  1. mwel8819

    mwel8819 Well-Known Member

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    @waiting- Did you temp at all? That is a good way to pinpoint ovulation or try a predictor kit...clearblue makes one. It is expensive but worth it if you are worried that you aren't ovulating. After all of that I would say a trip to your doctor is in order. Good luck hun! :hugs:
     
  2. Jessie7003

    Jessie7003 Well-Known Member

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    I've been feeling like my AF was coming all day but still not here yet thank god! Though still another few days before I'm due so not sure what to think. I'm probably out this month my cheapies came so I took an IC at around half 2 this afternoon and it was negative. Though it wasn't fmu or smu. I will take one with fmu tomorrow!
     
  3. Trimeka

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    waiting2c, try the digital opk. you can't really go wrong with those, you either get a solid smiley face (o'd) or you don't (no o'd). My dr had me switch to those since then I have never doubted if I o'd or not.
     
  4. scribbler

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    Well at least I'm not going mad! Haha, still no AF so I'm trying to be positive.
    Hey to @waiting!

    If you suspect you're not ovulating, I would recommend going to the doctors. Are you missing periods? Do you track your period at all? I use the clue tracker and it's been a massive help. I feel like I know my cycle way better now. Women do occasionally miss ovulation, but is this recurrent for you?
     
  5. Desire2Mom

    Desire2Mom Proud mama of twins!

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    So today's test was another faint, but darker line. However, I woke up to bright red spotting. I called my RE's office and talked to the nurse. She doesn't think it's from implantation since my OHSS is worsening and I had the line today, but if spotting turns to flow she thinks I'm having another CP. I went and had lab work done and will have another lab on Friday to see if my HCG is going up or down. Here's today's test just after 5min.
     

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  6. Alligator

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    I see that line clearly desire. I hope the spotting stops for you <3
     
  7. co_fostermom

    co_fostermom Mom to 2 Angel Babies

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    Waiting....yes a doctor can decipher if you're not ovulating. A fertility specialist might even follow your ovaries via internal ultrasounds to see if you have maturing follicles (they usually only do that for IUI/IVF cycles though). I have PCOS, and there's lots of clues with that, some of which you can determine yourself.

    Temping has been the best way for me to tell if I've ovulated. I also get certain "symptoms" right before O'ing or if I'm in my Luteal Phase (LP). For instance, I know if I have progesterone in my system if 2 things line up: I've had a definitive shift in my basal body temp (bbt: that's your temp first thing in the morning, before you get out of bed, same time every day within a half-hour window), and vivid dreams. I do dream at other times, but when I've O'd, I dream almost every night and can usually remember one or two details from the dreams. I also sometimes get acne, which is typically a clue that AF is about to arrive.

    Progesterone (the hormone/ chemical that is released with an egg) also can cause some breast tenderness, though in pregnancy the breast tenderness is much, much more pronounced than in a non-pregnancy cycle.

    Contrary to popular belief, you CAN have a period if you haven't ovulated. It will usually come after an irregular cycle and may take longer than the average 28-32 day cycle. AF shows up when your uterine lining becomes so thick it can't hold it anymore so it sheds, and then you start a new cycle.

    My best tool for knowing I haven't O'd is my bbt. If I didn't O, then my temps will never shift. When I have progesterone in my system, my temps shift dramatically. I know this because I deliberately charted my bbt when my fertility specialist gave me a progesterone in oil shot to start a new cycle when I failed to O. Provera is a synthetic version of progesterone and is NOT safe if you are, in fact pregnant, and while it will make your bbt shift as well, it is not the same as having actually progesterone in your system. I'm putting that out there because sometimes regular doctors will throw Provera at you without a second thought, which is why specialists are worth the money you pay for them.

    Anyway, when I have an anovulatory cycle, my temps never shift. Sure, I might have a few random high temps, but never three in a row nor temps lasting long enough to call it a luteal phase. Plus, I don't have those symptoms I talked about.

    I hope that information helps. I've been TTCing for six+ years now and probably know more about the reproductive system than most recent medical assistant grads/ some primary care physicians know about it. The nurses at my specialist love that they don't have to explain every little thing to me lol.
     
  8. co_fostermom

    co_fostermom Mom to 2 Angel Babies

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    Hugs to you Desire! I also see that line clearly. FX that this turns out to be a healthy pregnancy!!!
     
  9. mwel8819

    mwel8819 Well-Known Member

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    @Desire, I see the faint line but it should definitely be strong at 13dpo. I know how it is though. I feel like I've had about 3 CP's while we have tried. Even with the first one I had a CP right before I got pregnant with her. I could have sworn I was pregnant and even had "a feeling of loss". Hugs mama! Stay strong!
     
  10. mwel8819

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    I haven't been able to temp this time trying because my 3 years sleeps with us and I move wayyy too much for it to be accurate. :(
     
  11. waiting2c

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    Thanks so much ladies for your wonderful advice!!

    I do track my cycles in an app and my 'average' according to this is 33 days. I do tend to stick to around this each month, but I havent temped, mainly as my OH doesnt want us to "try" persay and there is no way I can temp without him seeing. I think I will just have it out with him about me doing that this next cycle to see if I do get a temp shift. I only worry that I am not as in about 6 months of taking OPKs I have only really ever once or twice had one that was darker than the control line.
     
  12. mickels

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    good morning/afternoon/evening to all the lovely ladies

    First I'd like to congratulate all the BFP's since my last post and send :hugs: to all those AF got.

    AFM: I'm sitting here with a heavy heart this morning as AF is yet to arrive, my LP is 13 days and I'm currently 18DPO. I took a test this morning with FMU and got a BFN. I feel so conflicted and confused I don't know what to do, except to keep testing until AF shows or I get a BFP. Any tips or trick that any of you can give me would be much appreciated.

    P.S. I'm so sorry if this message sounds way formal, but that's just how I speak when I'm at a loss for words, or when I feel the way I'm feeling now
     
  13. Desire2Mom

    Desire2Mom Proud mama of twins!

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    Well, I'm officially out for December after another false positive today. My spotting turning into AF and my beta was only 2. I'm done testing at home and will wait for my betas each cycle instead. I think it's time to take a break from all forums. I desperately need a mental health break. I have become miserable after my CP and do not like who I'm becoming. I wish everyone the best in 2018!
    :dust:
     
  14. xarlenex

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    Sorry to the latests with bfn this cycle, fingers crossed next cycle is the one! :hugs:

    I was supposed to test today at 10dpo but I was distracted and forgot and went to the loo :dohh: I'll test tomorrow now.
     
  15. waiting2c

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    Hey ladies - after my post about suspecting I’m not ovulating I randomly took a test and got this.. upload is killing it a bit but I’m pretty sure I have a faint line

    So sorry for those of you that the witch has got , it really sucks :hugs:
     

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  16. Katy78

    Katy78 Mom to two miracle boys

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    Wow, waiting. I actually see it (I rarely do, I'm really bad at seeing lines). Congrats! FXed all goes well.
     
  17. Desire2Mom

    Desire2Mom Proud mama of twins!

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    Just depends on when implantation occurred. If it happened day 7 then yes, probably should be stronger, if it happened day 11 or 12, it can still be very faint.
     
  18. thencomesbebe

    thencomesbebe Pregnant with #1!

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    I see that line!! It's pink and everything! Fx it gets darker!!
     
  19. scribbler

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    Just took a frer, I think I see a really really vvvv faint line, but it's seems a bit too faint. If I did ov later than I thought then I might only be 11dpo, what do you girls think?
     

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  20. Nixnax

    Nixnax Well-Known Member

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    Well I am officially late. AF was due yesterday. I’m not going to test today because I fee quite crampy so she may show today. If she doesn’t I’ll test tomorrow.

    My boobs are killing me and I feel quite sick and shaky today. Fingers crossed
     

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