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#1 of 539 Old 12-31-2009, 02:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Testing every day from 1dpo will not make me pregnant and saying that will not stop me from doing so
FertilityFriend will not randomly post a big red PREGNANT over my chart But its only tenth time I have looked today, you never know if they will add that as a feature!
Evap lines are evil But I secretly hope for them just to have that second line on a test
I do not have TTC on my mind 24/7 Sometimes I think about what it will be like when we succeed!

We love cheap tests.
We love buying tests in bulk.
We have spent more on tests this cycle than we care to admit anywhere outside of this forum.

That twinge? Oh that could be implantation!
Am I nauseated or is it just that food I ate earlier?
Hello body? Could you just give me a definite sign?!


If you have ever even thought any of these comments, or something similar, this is where you can come to share. Post your tests to be scrutinized, whine about how long it is to get from 3dpo when you have your ovulation confirmed to 7dpo when you promised yourself you would wait to test.

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Happy New Year! I ended 2009 with a BFN this morning (as far as I know, since I didn't have time to really check good or wait for the full 5 minutes to pass)

at 9dpo that is not surprising.

what IS surprising is that my temp is STILL up, though I did not have more covers last night than I did 4 nights ago... but I did not wake up cold either. So maybe its just that the wind isnt blowing towards the wall Im sleeping against?

what is REALLY surprising is that I am 9dpo and my breasts do not hurt. I am not complaining. I hope it keeps up. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE... thats the one thing I always hate about AF coming is the week pre-AF that I can not so much as hug anyone because they hurt so bad!

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Happy New Year!

Today is CD3 for me. It sucks. It's quite heavy, and I'd do anything to be able to stay home from work, which I bled all over the chair yesterday, how frickin' embarrassing! But, it's off to work I go for another night of hell. Let's hope I don't have a repeat!

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Mae- Hang in there!

Mama~Love- Been there, done that...not only all over the chair but all over my WHITE pants. Thrilling to be sure to look like a stabbing victim walking to the bathroom as if nothing is going on. I'm SO SO SO sorry. But at least you know your body is giving itself a proper cleaning so as to be ready to go this cycle!

AFM- Um. My temp jumped to 98.12. I thought I spied a line on the FRER and on the Wondfo but DH couldn't confirm. There is a line on the FRER now but it is hours old. I'm only 5 dpo. So...we'll see what tomorrow and the following days bring. I'm trying desperately hard not to get even the slightest bit excited or optimistic but it just isn't working.........

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Today DH went to the pharmacy and I asked him to pick me up a box of FRER’s. He came back with FR Rapid Results. Is that the same thing? Is it going to give me that second line as early as a FRER? Just from reading the box and insert it didn’t seem like it would, but I figured I’d just ask the experts and see what you ladies have to say.

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Good afternoon ladies! I'm a BFN on the EPT digital. On to January's cycle.
What's the deal with FRER? Are they the "best" tests? I've decided I HATE those stupid cheapie strip tests I bought, blech... I need another solution for my obsession....

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The thing with FRERs is... in my own personal experience and opinion, they are WELL worth the money you waste on the BFNs they give you LOL because there is NO question. However, they are horrible for obsessive testing because they are so expensive. I took one today even though I am 9dpo because I have been sick to my stomach for three days now... with high-but-not-feverish temps for three days now... so was that if Im pregnant I would get another early bfp (like my 6dpo bfp with DD) but either Im not pregnant, or no such luck!

I still have 1 FRER for first thing tomorrow morning... ring in the new year with a BFN lol

then when I get home the day after tomorrow I have 48 saveontest.com strips to obsess over. I had 50 but I purposely used two when 100% sure that I was not in the least bit pregnant and did the two things I normally do with tests (leave it in my medicine cabinet, or take to my computer with me) to test whether or not they normally get a visible line when doing so. No line at all as far as I could spy!

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I have alot of hope for you Mae.

For me, I missed this month and am in limbo as were not 100% sure of whats going on with TTC.

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Good Luck Bettina, I've been thinking about you.

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Thanks MrsD!!
That means alot to me. My partner and I right now are officially avoiding but if i becoming pregnant, that we will, of course, be happy.

Its been a hard short road but i am happy i came here and met with everyone. I am CTA but i still kinda hope for a change and we decide to actively try by the summer.

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I'm in the middle of my TWW (5dpo); I'm going to try to wait until 10dpo to test. No symptoms of anything yet, but I guess it would be early! I'm just so excited because I haven't ovulated in months and we might have a chance this time! Meeting with our RE to go over my infertility work up on Monday, and then Tuesday I will test and hopefully be able to tell the doctor that I don't need his assistance!

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Heading to the gym... gonna hang out on the trampolines to welcome in the new year.... hope my stomach holds while bouncing around! LOL

Have a great and safe one yall... talk to you next year

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Hi. My name is Rochelle, and I'm an addict.

Just today I admitted to my husband that I have an addiction. A serious addiction to HPT'ing. He asked me how many I do, and I lied and said two a week......I actually do at least 4.

He just about flipped!!! I said that I'd joined this new forum and with the support of other people in the same boat I would try and curb my addiction to only once a week, with a goal of only once every 2 weeks! Phew, so now it's up to me to stay true to my husbandly promise.

As I've mentioned in several other places on here, I actually have no clue where I am in my cycle. I've never charted before. My last period was November 10. My cycles can be ridiculously long, or they can be 30 days - my body likes to keep me on my toes. I did notice on December 24 a lot of EWCM, so DH and I BD. Now, of course I'm POSITIVE I'm a week pregnant so since xmas eve I've taken 5 HPTs . No symptoms or clues to suggest I am, and it's only the 100th time I've been through this, and I'm pretty sure come January 7 (which is the date I've decided I'm going to test next) I'll see a BFN. Again.

Anyway, I've been stalking some of these other threads for a while, and it gives me so much hope when I see that someone else gets a BFP after a lot of trying! Can't wait for my day.

As soon as AF gets here, I'm going to try my first attempt at charting, and will see if it makes it any easier for me to track what is going on with my body.

I'm looking forward to going through this with a support network!
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P.S. - I really want to use this, and think I deserve to since I live in Alaska! >>

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Welcome, Rochelle!

Let me see if I follow you... you test four times a week and you think that's bad? Oh honey, I was testing four times a day.

Hey, they were cheap... something like $8 for 30 tests on eBay.

Best of luck to you!

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Yeah...4 times a week? Ha! I have tested 3 times TODAY...at 5dpo...I'm gonna try to hold off until tomorrow evening to test again. My grandparents are visiting and I don't want to have to temper my reaction to a positive or keep it a secret (I couldn't keep it secret!) so I'll wait until they leave...if I can!!!!

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I get home tomorrow night (if you count today as the first... since it is past midnight here) and I have 48 pee sticks waiting for me (saveontests.com you should REALLY look into it the 50 I bought were only 20 bucks and are supposed to be slightly more sensitive than FRER)

I can guarantee that I will be testing EVERY TIME I PEE between then and when AF shows or I run out (as in even if I get a bfp I will still test until I run out )

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Um. My gums are bleeding...

Happy New Year!!!

That is all.

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Um. My gums are bleeding...

Happy New Year!!!

That is all.

Jenne
I blew my nose earlier and it was bloody! You just reminded me!

for us both!!!!

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Welcome, Rochelle!

Let me see if I follow you... you test four times a week and you think that's bad? Oh honey, I was testing four times a day.

Hey, they were cheap... something like $8 for 30 tests on eBay.

Best of luck to you!
That is too funny! Wow!!! I'm completely incredulous that my addiction isn't even a bad one. 4 times a day!!! haha FAR OUT! I'm sure I'll get there before long at the rate I'm going. But, thanks for the ammunition next time DH brings it up.

Actually, in all honesty, I think I have slight cramping and have had it for a few days now. I don't feel comfortable at all. Wonder if it's AF, or something else?

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Good morning ladies...it's 330 am in alabama and i'm at work at the good ol' 911 center in my county!! (YEA ha NOT...i'm kinda tired of dealing with everyone's drama tonight) ANYWAYS...i'm 5 dpo today and my 20 tests didn't show up yesterday so it will probably be saturday or monday before they get here. I hope everyone gets the BFP's they've been praying for!!!!! I know that it would be the best gift I could ever give to my DH!!! (seeing he's 30 and strugglin with the fact that he's never had a child before) Well, I'm going to go watch the food network and finish my hour break up trying not to post too many times on the different threads that i monitor lol (i think i'm becoming just as addicted to posting as i am testing!!!)

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I can guarantee that I will be testing EVERY TIME I PEE between then and when AF shows or I run out (as in even if I get a bfp I will still test until I run out )
Now that's the way it's done!

I used to be reasonable in my testing... once a day starting at around 10dpo. Then I discovered Dollar Store tests and realized that $2 per day isn't that much, so I verrrry guiltily started testing twice a day.

Once the ultra-cheap Internet tests came to my attention, I threw all caution to the wind and began testing almost every time I went to the potty. Granted, I had a lot of negative tests before they turned positive, but it was still fun to test each time.

Rochelle, I am so amused that you conceived your first child after some wine and Desperate Housewives!

New episode this Sunday, although I can't say I recommend it to the emotionally vulnerable right now. Weeks ago I read the spoilers and sobbed... which alerted me that I might be pregnant.

Happy New Year, TTC friends!!! I'm rooting for all of you!

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Oh, good luck ladies!! Sounds very promising for many of you!!

I must say that this is the worst AF I've ever had. I soaked 2 Overnight pads at the same time (for extra coverage) overnight, plus more leaked out. Luckily I laid a big plastic bag & towels on the bed to protect the mattress. I've never bled so much before, even after giving birth. I better get pregnant this cycle, because I do not want to go through this again!

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RE: testing--I got a BFP a few days ago, and you'd better believe I am STILL testing like I'd never seen two lines before. And NO, I'm not talking 4x a week!

Mae, I've got inklings about you. Test, test, test, woman!! You're killing us here. My gums started bleeding like crazy last week.

Happy new year, dear friends.

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Mama~Love, I'm worried about you. That sounds like way too much bleeding. Would you consider calling your doc and telling him what's going on?

The standard advice is that if you are soaking one pad an hour, it's too much. PLEASE keep your eye out for any dizziness. I'd feel so much better if you got checked out. Some i.v. fluids. An iron test. Come on, do it for me.

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I agree with VillageMom6, Mama~Love. Please call your doctor. Even if you speak to the doctor on call (with it being New Years Day). GL!

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Another BFN this morning. Not even a hint of extra pink as far as I see.

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im sorry Mae hunney!

its still a bit early no?

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Mama~Love: Please call the doctor. Make sure that this amount of flow is ok.

Mae: TEST DARNIT!!!!! And get back here right away to let us know the results.

To those who got there bfps: CONGRATS!

AFM: I'm annoyed, frustrated, confused, wanna cry, etc.

Can someone look at my ff chart? Had a fever on the 30th but seemed to be fine yesterday. Looking at ff chart and my other chart, which says I'm 3dpo, I'm really confused. Did I O? Is the fever just not quite gone even though I don't feel feverish? If I did O, when would you call it?? Or should I just call this month a bust?

Have I mentioned I hate fevers????

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yeah Im only 10dpo... Im really not heartbroken either because DF has been talking about our july wedding... we have all of our Marines picked for the arch of swords... We have a ton of great people coming that keep telling us how excited they are... and I sort of want to do this again lol.

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