(Closed) Anyone else still test after a BFP?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I tested several times after my BFP but only for like a week or so. My advice to you (although I don’t know a whole lot about testing) would be to stop. Lol even if something is going to happen it takes a little while for the HCG to clear your system so in the end its really not a good indicator I don’t think. It’s just going to make you stress more than you should be. So just enjoy your pregnancy! =) & keep that stress level down =D!!!

Post # 4
976 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Lindsay05: Put the tests down, and walk AWAY. πŸ™‚ I’ve tested twice, and then wouldn’t let myself again because I knew I would become WAY too obsessed. If you’re really worried, tell your doctor that having an early u/s would make you feel more comfortable. You might have to shell out that extra cash if your insurance doesn’t cover it, but I think it should probably be worth the stress you would put yourself through otherwise. πŸ™‚

ETA: I, like you, am a worry wart. My dr knows this, so without me even asking she set up an u/s for me on Tuesday which will be just one day shy of my 7 week mark. I can’t friggin wait! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi, I’m Ree and I am a POAS addict.  I completely get it!  I got my BFP on Thursday (it’s Sunday here now) and I have POAS every single morning just to make sure the line is getting darker.  There’s not a marked difference every day but lining them all up together, I can see a small progression.  I told DH I am going to continue POAS every morning until we get our first doctor’s appt or a blood test confirming that that HCG levels are where they are supposed to be. 

Like PP though, I’m going to advise you to step away from the test – you can make yourself crazy analysing whether or not a line is getting darker.  Is it the internet cheapies you’re using?  I have very little faith in those things.  I have some that are 10 IU/ml, so are supposed to be super sensitive, but when I tested on Tuesday, one came up negative and the other one only showed an incredibly faint line long after the testing window had closed, so I assumed it was an evap line.  I took a digital on Thursday and it said I was 2 – 3 weeks past ovulation.  I would think the super sensitive ICs would have had a somewhat darker line if the digital came up so quickly confirming I am 4 – 5 weeks along!  And even know, the ICs I POAS with every morning are still coming up rather faintly.

My advice – don’t stress about it.  You had your first doctor’s appt yesterday and I think it’s time to put the tests away… the doctor’s office will be able to monitor everything from here.  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

You poor thing!

But I went through the same thing. It is my first pregnancy and I am such a worrier. I tested three times within the first week to make sure (plus the dr’s appt). Then I test around 10 weeks and again at like 16 weeks. I knew it was silly, especially when I had a bump by 13wks and had all the “signs” but I was always freaking out about it and worrying about every little symptom. Every cramp made my heart skip a beat with worry.

I would try to stop testing as often as you are right now. It’s definitely not emotionally healthy for you at this stage! But I totally understand it!!

oh and congrats πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
1830 posts
Buzzing bee

I tested every couple days at first, even though I know they say it isn’t reliable but I loved watching the line get darker.  Once the line was just dark I stopped testing so I don’t know if it got fainter or not but I stopped before 7 weeks, I probably only did until 5-1/2 weeks.  I’m sure you’re good though and hopefully soon you’ll get to see the heartbeat on the ultrasound.

Post # 9
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I took a digital again today just because I had it.  Still said pregnant πŸ™‚ not like I thought it wouldn’t.

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