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post #21 of 65
i dont really consider myself a poas addict at all, but i took an ic yesterday at 9 dpo and it was positive, not a squinter, but faint. so i got a beta (really for progesterone levels, since i have a lpd,) and on the way out the door to the doc's office, i checked an ae, just to double check before i went to get it drawn, and it was more positive on the ae than the ic. then today i took another ic and it is quite pink and positive. then, just for fun, i took an opk, which was also just barely positive but positive, so i am guessing my beta today is around 40, will see this afternoon what the bloodwork from yesterday says.

good to see you marinewife!
post #22 of 65
chinup- you know the internet cheapies hpts (wondfos) from ebay and amazon.com are like 27 cents each, including shipping? they work great!
post #23 of 65
I took a first response (pricey but the comm was out of the $0.99 ones and there was a coupon...) today, 1 full week after my expected period and still it was negative! I am very disheartened by this. I really want to be pregnant so badly. What in the world is going on with me?
post #24 of 65
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I took a first response (pricey but the comm was out of the $0.99 ones and there was a coupon...) today, 1 full week after my expected period and still it was negative! I am very disheartened by this. I really want to be pregnant so badly. What in the world is going on with me?
I'm sorry you didn't get what you want. Are your sure is late? Have you been charting so you actually know when she's due? If not, that's certainly one thing you can do to at least know whether pregnancy is even a possibility.
post #25 of 65
I have been tracking days and CM, but haven't started temping again. I fell out of the habit when my grandmother died and have been trying to get things restarted. From the 3 months that I did chart plus the many months that I've just loosely tracked the days, I've only gone over 28 days once, and that was only 30 days. I could just kick myself for not temping this month. I thought about it and decided to wait til my next cycle.
post #26 of 65
I Answer tests. With my ICs I was getting ghost lines that I assumed were evaps and then took an old, slightly expired Answer and a gorgeous BFP popped up right away and this was only at 11dpo in the afternoon (although I personally get much better lines later in the day).
post #27 of 65
So like a week before my BFP I got 25 ICs in the mail. It's a blessing and a curse, I think, because I have tested like 10 times starting yesterday morning. They are so faint they are barely visible. That was fine yesterday--they did get darker, but then they seem to have stalled out, and this morning's wasn't any darker than last night's, which is freaking me out! I mean, they're a couple shades darker than squinters, I'd say, and definitely pink, and definitely showing up within the time limit. But still, I'd feel so much better if they were getting obviously darker...

That said, I did take an Answer Early Result this morning with the same urine, and it is faint, but DEFINITELY positive--a nice, clear, pink line.

I should probably just relax, right? I'm only 10 DPO. Plus, I know test lines can vary within a batch.
post #28 of 65
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(although I personally get much better lines later in the day).
Yeah, ya know I've still been obsessing a bit because the line on my IC with FMU this morning was lighter than yesterday. I waited until about 11 am and tried again with another IC (that's all I have left) and the line is darker than this morning. I didn't even really attempt to hold my urine. The only difference was that with the FMU one I used my special, shallow plastic urine collection cup and the one later I used a regular old paper Dixie cup filled to the top. Do you think that could make a difference?
post #29 of 65
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i got my first bfp late in the day too, before bed. 10dpo with a First Response
post #30 of 65
I got a late in the day bfp at 8dpo with my last baby. I was a-squinting away at them this time at 8dpo, but they were positive, just terribly terribly faint. I've never gotten an evap line, and to see four "evap lines" in a row...I knew that wasn't right. There was so little hcg that it was taking a loooong time to turn the test (like between 5 and 10 min). Test at 10dpo was quite nicer, and today at CD 31 and 15dpo, that second line came up fast and dark in the midafternoon. Yay!!

Admittedly, it wasn't exactly fun peeing on and evaluating about 9 sticks to confirm...but I'd have gone much more insane waiting this whole week to know, and I have known for a week today.

Grow baby, grow!
post #31 of 65
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I should probably just relax, right? I'm only 10 DPO. Plus, I know test lines can vary within a batch.
Yep! It's one thing to know that, but it's another thing to see a lighter line and not panic. This am my frer test initially seemed lighter than the one I took 2 days ago- until I realized the control line is much lighter than the control on the first test. And then as it dried it's definitely a darker positive at 11 dpo than it was at 9.

I totally have ICs lined up on my desk to compare how dark they are. I swear I'm going to stop testing after my period officially late- maybe!
post #32 of 65
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I totally have ICs lined up on my desk to compare how dark they are. I swear I'm going to stop testing after my period officially late- maybe!
OMG! I have mine hidden in a drawer. I hope my dh doesn't find them. I rearrange them this way and that.

It is so hard when those lines don't get darker. I don't know that I believe "them" (whoever they are) when they say it doesn't matter if the line is lighter or darker. Maybe if you are testing at different times of the day and not always holding your urine or using different brands of test, okay you can't compare the lines. But if I'm using the same tests and always FMU and the lines either don't get darker or they get lighter, that is cause for concern. That's how I knew I was going to m/c in the past. The lines would get lighter every day until they went to virtually nothing and then I'd bleed.

I'm a little concerned because those ICs don't seem to have gotten darker for about 6 days now. They were getting just slightly darker every other day but now they seem to be about the same or lighter. Oh well. Nothing I can do about it at this point except wait.
post #33 of 65
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It is so hard when those lines don't get darker. I don't know that I believe "them" (whoever they are) when they say it doesn't matter if the line is lighter or darker. Maybe if you are testing at different times of the day and not always holding your urine or using different brands of test, okay you can't compare the lines. But if I'm using the same tests and always FMU and the lines either don't get darker or they get lighter, that is cause for concern.
Well, my FMU IC this morning is maybe a smidge darker, but really I'd have to say it's about the same. However, searching for positive test progressions on canyouseealine makes me feel better--there are several people whose tests didn't seem to get darker at all for several days, but they were still pregnant.

I still think I might crack and get some more expensive tests just to put my mind at ease.
post #34 of 65
My IC really wasn't darker this morning either, Blanca. Like I said though, my first response was, but that's darker from 2 days ago. I wonder with ICs if they really don't show a consistent jump day to day? I just took another one, and after being up for 4 hours, peeing at least 5 times since FMU AND having a couple big glasses of water, my new IC was the same as earlier. I really would've thought it'd be lighter due to the urine being more watered down (of course, had it been lighter I probably would've freaked). Mine are Wondfos.

Hello, early pregnancy paranoia! Nice to see you!
post #35 of 65
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My IC really wasn't darker this morning either, Blanca. Like I said though, my first response was, but that's darker from 2 days ago. I wonder with ICs if they really don't show a consistent jump day to day? I just took another one, and after being up for 4 hours, peeing at least 5 times since FMU AND have a couple big glasses of water, my new IC was the same as earlier. I really would've thought it'd be lighter due to the urine being more watered down (of course, had it been lighter I probably would've freaked). Mine are Wondfos.

Hello, early pregnancy paranoia! Nice to see you!
Phew! It's a relief to know I'm not the only one. I think ICs maybe are less consistent, because I've had the same thing of the lines looking the same throughout the day.

For now, we are pregnant!
post #36 of 65
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However, searching for positive test progressions on canyouseealine makes me feel better--there are several people whose tests didn't seem to get darker at all for several days, but they were still pregnant.
I'm always looking at the hpt gallery on Fertility Friend. The reason that doesn't really ease my mind is that I don't know if those women went on to have healthy babies or if they did eventually miscarry. There's no category for m/c hpts like there is for m/c charts and there's no way to link the hpts to a chart.

However, after reading y'all's experiences, maybe the ICs have a lower threshold. I have read that once the hcg level reaches a certain upper limits the hpts can't register it anymore. I have gotten much darker lines on the FRER and AEs but can't really compare those to other brands. My ICs are from saveontests.com. I do not believe they are Wondfos.
post #37 of 65
I got a BFN on a FRER yesterday morning and got this: http://flic.kr/p/8s4k7E yesterday afternoon after I thought I was maybe imagining an evap line on the very dry one from the morning.

I test on $ trees up until first u/s or 6ish weeks, whichever comes first. I went and stocked up today (we are on vacation!) and the $tree was nowhere NEAR as nice of a line as the FRER - which worries me slightly, but I always get much nicer lines on the FRER then the $tree, and it is probably just way early for teh $tree to pick it up, if the FRER was BFN yesterday!

So yes, I'm totally a POAS obsessor.
post #38 of 65
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I'm always looking at the hpt gallery on Fertility Friend. The reason that doesn't really ease my mind is that I don't know if those women went on to have healthy babies or if they did eventually miscarry. There's no category for m/c hpts like there is for m/c charts and there's no way to link the hpts to a chart.

However, after reading y'all's experiences, maybe the ICs have a lower threshold. I have read that once the hcg level reaches a certain upper limits the hpts can't register it anymore. I have gotten much darker lines on the FRER and AEs but can't really compare those to other brands. My ICs are from saveontests.com. I do not believe they are Wondfos.
Yeah, I know what you mean. But I do know for a fact that MaerynPearl, one of the ladies on MDC, had a super light progression but is most definitely pregnant. The ones that comforted me the most are the ones that took a long time to get dark, but then they did get dark.

This is hers (hope she doesn't mind me posting): http://www.canyouseealine.com/view_h...fm?testID=5292

I took another test with SMU--still quite light but a smidge darker yet. I think it's happening, it just feels slow. And yeah, it does seem like ICs don't show as clear a progression for all people.

ETA: it looks like you can search for miscarriage ones, but there aren't that many.
post #39 of 65
Thanks. I actually know Mae online and am hoping to meet her in person soon. She lives in the next town over from me. She showed me her tests but I had forgotten about them so thanks for reminding me.

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ETA: it looks like you can search for miscarriage ones, but there aren't that many.
You can search for miscarriage hpts on Fertility Friend? How and where? Or is that on the canyouseealine site?
post #40 of 65
I have a ton of m/c HPTS - let me see if I have them uploaded. I know I followed my last m/c to 23dpo on $trees.
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