Post # 1
So, this is probably a “wait it out” type of deal, but just wanting some outside opinions.
I went off BCP (last pack was Feb), CD 1 was March 1 (convenient timing lol).
I believe i ovulated around CD15/CD16- i experienced a lot of sharp pains on my l/s for those two days and read that can be a sign. I am on CD27 and feel good, having some lower l/s abdomen pain today (just a dull pain, barely noticible- possible pre-PMS?).
Since I haven’t had any periods off BCP (nor do i remember what my cycle was like, as i’ve been on BCP for about 14 years) I am curious as to when I should test, or IF i should at all! Do I wait for AF to show up, test now just to get it out of my mind?
My Darling Husband was away from CD15-18 but we did BD on the 14/18/19/20 lol. I had some really sore nipples (TMI!) on CD23/24 but that could be a normal thing now that i’m off BCP, although I never experienced it on the pill.
What would you ladies do? I think I am just slightly more paranoid as this is my first cycle off the pill and not really sure how long it will take AF to arrive. I have a dollar store close to my office that i could pick up a few cheapies from and test, for my sanity if nothing else? Thoughts?
PS_ we are NOT actively TTC yet, we have used the POM in all cases of BD. 🙂
Post # 3
@StaceyA: I’m always in the camp of “test to see”. Get some Dollar Store cheapies and see what comes back. In regards to your nipples (never thought I’d say those words!) I have the same thing happen. Ever since I got off BCPs I get VERY sensitive nipples right before my period. When I did get my BFP, my actual breasts were very sore and that doesn’t happen to me normally. Everyone is different and has different PMS and preggo symptoms though so I say test away!
Keep us updated:)
Post # 4
@StaceyA: Test. What do you have to lose? The worst that happens is it’s negative, and you test again in several days.
Post # 5
I saw wait it out, but that’s because I’m cheap. Even the dollar store purchases add up over time.
Post # 6
well caved and bought some $1 cheapies at lunch- more for peace of mind than anything else. Super tempted to do one now at the office but think that doing it in the comfort of my own home is safer idea… in case it is positive!
I would be in total shock! Will keep you posted! if its + we might have to do some changes to a trip we just booked… i would be 27-30 weeks along :/ . If its – i will be relieved but not at all surprised.
I’ll update later!
Post # 7
@MRSLMA: LOL, this made me laugh! Thank you for your calming words, they were so helpful while having my little anxiety moments at work today lol.
Tested with a $1 cheapie after work today, and not surprising, it was a BFN. I find it a little funny that even though a BFP would have been a total “omg what are we going to do?!” moment, i was oddly enough a little dissapointed when only one line showed up. I expected that to be the case, but i guess there is always a little part that hopes for those 2 lines, even if the timing wouldnt have been “perfect” (when is it!?).
Thanks ladies for your support – hopefully those 2 lines will appear when we’re actively TTC!