Afraid to take a preg test; afraid of being disappointed

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

That definitely does happen. The only way to know is to just test. I think you’re giving yourself more anxiety by stretching it out. If you get the results you can deal with it either way. I’d hate to keep myself hanging like this. An FRER would show it by now if you are due for AF today.

Post # 6
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

newbeelove:  I agree with the PP. You seem to be causing yourself more stress by not knowing.

Post # 7
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If this isn’t your cycle (and I hope it is!) I would recommend you consider charting – it seems like the uncertainty is causing you a lot of stress, and charting can help get rid of that.  If you know when you ovulated, then you know when to expect your period (since you can ovulate on different days each month, then you’ll know whether you’re truly “late” or not, because generally the time between ovulation and AF is constant for each woman).

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second what SadieBee:  said. You really should look into charting if this isn’t your month. 

Id also look into charting to verify your LP. 21-23 days is a pretty short cycle. If you ovulate on CD10 or 11, your LP is a good length. If you ovulate later than that, your LP may be too short and thus make it hard for a pregnancy to happen (I had a short LP. I took a progesterone pill every day and had my little girl 8 weeks ago). So a short LP is easily dealt with, but you have to know about it. 

Post # 9
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you are sticking to your gluten free diet, your body may be getting back to normal and your cycle might get back to a normal length. 21-23 days is pretty short. I know you said you were getting a test this morning so good luck if you are taking it! If not, I would probably wait until 29 or 30 days before testing.

Post # 10
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hope you get your BFP soon.

Post # 14
2002 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

newbeelove:  Yes, the first day of your cycle is the first day of your period which is enough red blood where you need a tampon or pad. Brown spotting doesn’t count as your period, just spotting in the previous cycle before your period starts.

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