(Closed) Who is testing before their missed AF?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I always wait to see if I’m late before testing. This is our 17th cycle trying and I think I’ve tested 3 times. I just don’t want to waste a test or the heartbreak of a BFN (AF is enough of a heartbreak!) I totally understand wanting to know early though so really I’m not offering much for pro/cons! maybe wait until 13DPO? Good luck to you!

Post # 4
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@Sbee82:  I always test at 8DPO with internet cheapies, and continue to every morning until AF shows. I have a short LP (10 days) so that’s one reason why. But my thought is, I fully 100% expect BFN’s, so when I see them negative I just brush it off. It doesn’t make me sad to see them (I mean a little, but it doesn’t crush my hope). When I get that positive, I’ll be through the roof for sure.

Also, I’m in the “I’d Rather Know” boat when it comes to chemical pregnancies/miscarriages. Often people who wait until missed AF are avoiding the pain of CP’s, but for me, I’d rather know that I had one as opposed to the “Head In The Sand” approach.

I think it all depends on if you can handle seeing BFN after BFN.

FWIW, cuz I think it varies with how long you’ve been trying, this is my 10th cycle NTNT, 9th TTC and first cycle on Clomid.

Post # 5
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve tested early at least once for the past 7 cycles. still no BFP. I think the longer i go, the less likely i am to test early. I’m just gonna wait it out from now on until at least 14dpo

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