Post # 1
OK, ladies… I need a little encouragement or words of wisdom. I am 13 DPO. If I’m not pregnant, AF should arrive later today or tomorrow. Symptoms during this 2WW have been different than others: BBs have been more sore and tender and started around 3 DPO (earlier than normal), and cramping has been mild and dull. Usually when I’m 11 – 12 DPO, I’m really cramping and cranky and running to the bathroom any chance I get because it feels like AF will arrive. But, that’s not happening this time. Temps are still high, and well above coverline. Woke up early this morning with a surge of good anxiety thinking “I’M PREGNANT, I’M PREGNANT” and had trouble falling back asleep.
I want to test, but I’m so afraid of disappointment again. There were other months where I was sure I had a good chance and all I got was a BFN. DH and I have been trying for our first child for just under a year, and I was planning to go to the doctor (if this cycle is negative) and probably start a round of Clomid in a month or so, as he recommended. I was going to get a FRER today to test tomorrow, or should I just wait longer? What do you think?
Post # 2
We’ll if you are, a test would certainly show it by now. It’s up to you, would you rather see a BFN or keep hopeful until AF arrives? But those symptoms sound promising! (If it were me I’d test!!!)
Post # 3
emmanneliza: personally i would wait until 15DPO. Seeing the negative is heartbreaking, and waiting a few days wont matter really would it?
Post # 4
I keep a bunch of cheap wondfos on hand (well, they came with the ovulation strips) so I figure might as well use them up even if it’s for disappointment. I start testing around 12 dpo. But if I had to go buy a $10 FRER, I would just wait for AF.
Post # 5
I would say test! but I never did have any patience for these things….
Post # 6
emmanneliza: I would test (with a cheapie). I would want to know. IT would hurt if it was a BFN, but I would rather know than wonder.
Post # 7
I think you’ve already come this far, just give it another day. Some people (me) can’t even wait until 9DPO even though reality is that’s just too early to have a true answer. If by the end of tomorrow AF still isn’t here, pee on a stick at any time you’d like and you’ll have a definitive answer. Unless you O’d REALLY late.
Post # 8
I’d wait, but that’s just me. In fact I had some great ‘feelings’ as well as different symptoms the month I got my BFP….but I still didnt test until AF was 6 days late!
Post # 9
Thanks, everyone. I didn’t consider the cheapiea at the dollar store….
Also, do you have to use “first pee of the day” for the test or can you do it at any time?
Post # 10
emmanneliza: Buy two tests, and if the first one is BFN, retest tomorrow morning with the other! Or get a FRER since they’re more sensitive and come two in a pack anyway 🙂
Post # 11
In my experience, by 13dpo, it didn’t matter if I used FMU. As a matter of fact, this time around I got a very dark BFP at 14dpo with just a trickle. Good luck!!
Post # 12
emmanneliza: I’ve heard you can replicate FMU by not using the bathroom for about four hours, and not drinking more than you would normally
Post # 13
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I would totally test, but then again I don’t think I could’ve waited this long to begin with. Maybe try a dollar store cheapey for now as others have suggested!
Post # 14
BFN after 4 hour delay with dollar store
test. Sigh. I’m sad but at least I know. just waiting for AF now.
Post # 15
emmanneliza: 🙁 I’m feeling pretty down right now too. I tested yesterday at 33 days with middle of the day pee. It was negative, so I went to the dollar store today and picked up 4 cheapies. I will test with FMU tomorrow if AF doesn’t come by then. I’ve been feeling EXTREMELY hungry this week. For example, at 1pm, I had a full veggie sandwich and a bowl of soup and I am still starving. At 2 I had a granola bar, and I feel like I haven’t eaten all day. WTF!!!!!! Is that a sign of pregnancy? Breasts are sort of tender, I’ve been peeing a lot during the day, but not having to wake up in the middle of the night to go like I did with my first pregnancy (miscarriage.) So annoying.