2nd Beta didn't double :(

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2nd Beta didn't double :(
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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 6:53pm

I'm so bummed, I went in for my first beta, at 15 dpo and it was 55. I was psyched because with my daughter, I was a week further along and only had 70 so I thought I was doing well. My prog was 56.

Today, 2 days later (exactly) I did my 2nd beta and it was only 86. I read online that it really needs at least 60% (vs doubling, which is ideal) and mine doesn't quite meet the 60% mark. With my daughter, my betas tripled every 2 days. Dh is a chronic optimist so he is carrying the torch that it can be saved, but I'm just bummed.

It sounds weird but I really felt different this past week-I felt a 'fullness' (the best I can describe it) and woke up feeling differently today. I felt what seemed like the 'tugging' thing you get when your uterus expands on Thursday and haven't felt that since. It just feels different. I felt that way this morning before getting the test done. Not crampy like AF was coming (which reassured me) but I don't feel like I had been feeling. I was telling myself that symptoms come and go, but of course now I'm thinking that it's because I'm losing the pg.

I'm trying to cheer myself that I had a chemical the cycle before my dd (a m/c the year before that), but to be honest, I was sort of wishful thinking that because I've now had a child, that would have 'straightened everything out' in there. (I had a friend have 5 m/c then went on to 3 successful pg's back-to-back so I guess I was hoping that would happen for me). Sigh.

I go back on Mon and I suppose that will confirm whether it's going forward, but it looks like it's not even set to double in 72 hours (74) and that can't be good. Anyway, I just wanted to vent, thanks for 'listening' and for all the support I've had so far.

averi

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 8:30pm
I'm so sorry you are going through this. Hopefully the pregnancy is viable. I will keep you in my thoughts.
--Julie
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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 8:34pm
I am sorry your numbers didn't double but sometimes things start off slowly. I am going through my first miscarriage now so I can definitely sympathize. I wouldn't lose hope until you have a few more betas. Miracles can happen. Hang in there because the waiting really sucks.

Christy
TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (MC 6 w 4 d)

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 8:47pm

Hi Julie,
thank you so much. Btw, your siggie fotos are beautiful!

:)

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 8:58pm

Hi Christy,
Big hugs to you, I'm so sorry about your loss!

Thank you for your post. The waiting does suck, totally agree with you there. Funny how positive my dh is and I just can't do that anymore- there is some hope, of course, but the eternal optimism is definitely my dh's dept. God love him.

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 9:01pm

Averi again not to give you false hope but if I remember correctly you had your first HCG done at a different clinic then you had your second HCG at a clinic closer to home? Each lab runs the same tests but can be slightly different in numbers. That is why they want you to have them done at the same place. Several times when I was pg and having problems I went to the ER and of course they did blood work and then told me to follow up with another HCG and my doctor always had me to go back to the hospital for labs. I didn't have to go to the ER again because he ordered them but he wanted them done at the same lab each time because different lab can have different results. The way I looked at it is you get on a scale and see your weight you walk down 2 different halls at the same clinic and get on another scale and it gives you a different number. I am still keeping my fingers crossed for you but I wouldn't count yourself out yet sweetie.


~Dawn Maddy's Mommy

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 9:14pm

Hi Dawn,
I decided to stick with the same clinic as thurs although I have no idea why they got my results back so much quicker today vs thurs (that was tortuous). They did say that they process at two different labs, depending, whereas the RE clinic does it onsite. If this one does terminate, I think I'll make the drive to the RE clinic for future tests-I like the idea of immediate (or close to) results!

Thanks for your post, and for the fx.

:)

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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 12:39am

Hi Averi...

So sorry you are going through this disappointment and worry. I'm sending you lots of prayers and hugs right now. The others posters (and your DH) are right...it's not over til it's over. Maybe this little one is just a slow grower. I hate that they even have these tests and I hate that they have these charts that are supposedly the averages. All they do is make women worry unnecessarily. Like I posted before to Susie, with my DS2, they tested me early and did all these stupid ultrasounds and freaked me out and it turned out that everything was fine...but I didn't find that out until after I was 7 weeks along! This time I didn't even schedule an appt (for anything, including b/w) until after I'm 6 weeks because I just don't want the stress. I'm tempted now to cancel that appt and schedule one even later just so I don't have the worry!

Enjoy your trip this weekend (sans alcohol, just in case!) and keep us posted on how you are feeling. {{{HUGS}}}

Becca
Baby #3 due March 29, 2011
Becca
Baby #3 due March 23, 2011
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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 12:59am

Becca, thank you so much for your post-there's a lot of wisdom and much-needed encouragement you all have given me and I'm grateful. I had a 20 year-friendship friend (who, before finally getting successful pregnancies, had a lot of infertility issues and losses) tell me "U never know" in response to my worried email abt today's results- not even a 'hang in there' or 'I'm thinking of you/fx etc' (hell, she cdnt even spell out the 'you' haha) and that got me disheartened as well. I expect more from a woman who has gone through this struggle, but thank god for the suppost of this board!

I really appreciate the kind words -thank you!

I will try, at least Sunday since I won't be testing that day, to relax and enjoy. Apparently there is a really nice bakery there so I'm definitely going to 'indulge' there-haha If I can't yet have a drink, well then, pass the cookies! Ha!

:)

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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 12:12pm
All my fx for you!!
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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 2:18pm

I know, right? The curse of too much and early information!

Thanks for the fx!

:)

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TTC 2 Journey 10 mos ttc naturally with Met (all bfn) June 2010 back on clomid 100mg x 7 days-BFP! M/C August 4 more rounds of clomid (3 w/ IUI) all BFN March clomid plus injectables -BFN April = natural cycle May back to clomid plus injectables

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