(Closed) Disappointed: Did I test too early?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here is an excerpt from the information our nursing call center uses on home pregancy tests:

 

While a few home pregnancy tests may be sensitive enough to show a pregnancy on the first day of a woman’s missed period, most test kits are more accurate about a week after a missed period.

Might just be too early!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If your period isn’t due until next Friday, then you tested too early.  Do you know when you O’ed?  I got a BFN at 9 dpo and a (faint) BFP at 11 dpo, with AF due at 14 dpo.

What surprises me, though, is that you have such strong symptoms and tested negative.  Those symptoms are caused by the HCG hormone that is detected by a pregnancy test. If you have enough of it to make you feel this way, I think a HPT should have picked it up?  But maybe you are just super sensitive to HCG.  I’d say don’t give up hope and test again next week. It is of course a possibility that you have been doing too much symptom spotting. Many of us who are or were actively TTC “felt” pregnant at some point when we weren’t.

Good luck! I hope this is your month!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

There is definitely a chance you tested too early! Many of us have gotten BFNs and then BFPs once a few more days had passed. Don’t give up hope yet!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@AprilJo2011:  <—- what she said.

I will add to that, in the hopes it helps the early testers. I have a short (26-28 day cycle).  I tested at 9DPO (dumb) and then again at 11DPO (which was technically “late” for me) and got  BFN’s. 

Tested again at 14DPO and got a line (clear, though not strong) and got a positive digi at 16DPO.  So in theory, even though I was late I didn’t even get the BFP I should have had – because my body hadn’t produced enough of the hormone yet to detect it.

Early testing is SOOOO unlikely to be accurate. You really have to wait until the theoretical (if you were pregant) HCG has time to build up enough in your system. I know it’s hard. (as my own history of early testing tells you). 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

@daybyday:  It depends on how much money you want to waste. LOL. I had no patience and bought all different brands and kept testing every day until the line was obvious enough to be a BFP (I started with a couple of really, really, really faint lines). I could have saved myself $50+ and just waited and used one test later on. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@daybyday:  It’s really hard to say!  During the TWWs, I had sore breasts, nausea, metallic taste in my mouth, food aversions, food cravings, spotting, and never was pregnant. 

When I finally was pregnant, I didn’t have any of these things.  I felt pretty normal, with just some light cramping and back pain. Food aversions didn’t start until after my BFP and I my sense of smell is limited to being able to smell cigarette smoke from miles away.

But hey, you might very well be pregnant!  Maybe the concentration is high enough in your blood to cause all these things, but not high enough in your urine to be detected by a HPT. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am due for my cycle around this time too and I have decided to wait until 11DPO to test which would for me would be on Wednesday. I am guilty of early testing in previous cycles and I find myself getting annoyed and stressed when it comes back to stark white so I am trying to hold out as long as possible. I would definitely test again next week and start trying to chart your cycles at least that way you have a better idea when you O. I use Fertility Friend right now but only chart cycles and I actually like how they have tutorials on charting. FX for you!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@daybyday:  I was a notorious POASer, to the point that I miss it sometimes, now that I’m pregnant. If you have a Dollar Tree nearby, get one of their tests.  They are 1$ a test, so you wouldn’t be wasting too much money. Happy POASing!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it’s very possible you tested too early. As hard as it is to wait, I would at MINIMUM wait until the day your period is supposed to start to test again.

That being said, many, many bees on here have gotten their BFP when they didn’t have any “symptoms”. When you want so badly to get pregnant, your mind can play really dirty tricks on you. There are so many things that can be causing reduction in appetite and acne (which, btw, hormonal acne is typically located on your chin, not your neck). Has it been really hot where you live? That always makes me lose my appetite. The sensitivity to smells could honestly be just wishful thinking, and again, your mind playing tricks on you.

I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer, I just want you to be very, very realistic and try to not overanalyze any “symptoms” you think you might be having. The disappointment from a BFN when you hype it up to yourself that you might be pregnant is even more crushing than if you think you might not be. I didn’t see you mention and breast tenderness, and I know for most of us ladies that was one of the key indicators (and not like, “oh, I’ve been poking my breasts to see if they’re tender so now they’re sore. We’re talking “Could not walk up a flight of stairs without holding my breasts because they hurt so badly” kind of sore).

That being said, maybe try to just put it out of your mind for one more week. 🙂

Also, you said you have no idea when you ovulated- have you tried charting? The book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is awesome. You do NOT need OPKs if you chart accurately. I charted for two months and got my BFP on month 2.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If your period isn’t due until a week from now, you definitely tested too early. If I were you, I probably wouldn’t test again until Weds./Thurs. next week, and even that may be too early.

We TTC’d for 2 months, and the first month, I convinced myself I was pregnant based on all the supposed symptoms I had. I think it was all in my head. Then the 2nd month, I didn’t have near as many “symptoms.” I did have mild cramping the weekend before my period was due, and was like crazy constipated, but I thought that it may be pre-period symptoms. That’s when I got my BFP.

But everyone’s body is sooo different, which is evident reading these boards. Most people tend to get morning sickness, and some have it severe. I thought I’d have it too, but I haven’t really had any at all this first trimester. Basically, what I’m saying is try not to get your hopes TOO elevated (I know, impossible). It’s your first month TTC, and most people don’t have success that early. But I hope your symptoms are right on!

BTW, if you’re worried about cost, and want to POAS every chance you get like I did, these HCG sticks are actually pretty good (and cheap!). It’s the first test that I took that detected the HCG, actually:

http://www.amazon.com/Wondfo-Pregnancy-Test-Strips-25-count/dp/B0002YIQEQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342190316&sr=8-1&keywords=wondfo

Good luck!!

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