Post # 1
Thanks everyone so much for your kind words a few days ago. I was spotting the day before my period was due (very typical for me) and had a negative HPT at 12DPO, so I was convinced I was out. My normal LP is 12-13 days.
I’m now 14DPO (confirmed by my chart, see below), officially 1 day late, still getting negative HPTs.
The spotting has been very light. It was red a few days ago and today (so far) it has been just light brown CM.
I have a few theories, but I’d like to know what you think, as well.
1) The oral progesterone supplement I’m taking is delaying my period. My temps are dropping, slowly, so this seems the most likely to me. The doctor even specifically instructed me to wait three days after my period is due to stop taking the progesterone if I don’t get a postitive HPT.
The other possibilities I see are less likely:
2) I’m pregnant, but there’s something wrong. It could be ectopic, for example. For this reason I’m considering going to the local urgent care to get a blood test, but the results won’t come back for 24-48 hours.
3) The third option I think would be crazy unlikely. That I am pregnant. Period. But really, how many pregnant women ACTUALLY get negative tests at 14DPO???
Here’s my chart, for reference.
Post # 3
I would probably wait another day or two (taking HPTs) before going to the doctor. But you know your body best, and if you think something may be wrong, maybe going to urgent care is best. What does it hurt, afterall?
Crossing my fingers for you Bunny. Keep us updated!
Post # 4
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You’re still in this!
I read a blog this morning where she didn’t get ny positives until 17dpo (14dp3dt) so there is still hope.
To be safe, I’d just wait those days to see if the progesterone is the cause & then go demand some bloodwork!
Post # 5
Another BFN this morning. No period in sight. My temp remains the same. It’s gotta be the progesterone. Even so, I’m going to go get a blood test so I can feel 100 percent OK with stopping it! Thanks, guys.
Post # 6
Fwiw I was on Crinone prog suppositories and stayed on them until I had negative betas on 14dpo…They delayed my period by several days each time and the nurse said I wouldn’t get AF until after I stopped them..I even stayed on them a few days longer one month to purposely delay AF further, so that Darling Husband would make it home before I ovulated, and it worked. I hope it’s not the case for you! I’m not sure if oral progesterone has the same effect or not….Good luck!!!
Post # 7
@bunny: I was just wondering what the latest was with you. I’m not as familiar with hormones and all that =( But I do see some charts on FF that show negative HPT’s as far as 20 DPO.. Of course we don’t see the end result, but you never know! FX Bunny!
Post # 8
My temp dropped again today and I got another BFN (16DPO). I called my doctor to ask about stopping the prometrium. With my temp so low today, I don’t think I’ll go in for a blood test. Now I’m just looking foward to getting my CD3 tests done (finally) and hopefully an ultrasound to check on my cysts. 🙂