Frustration pulling me out of lurkdom...

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Frustration pulling me out of lurkdom...
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 11:33am

Hi ladies,

I have been lurking on this board for about 4 years, but this is the first time I am coming forward just because I'm so confused.

A little about me- I am 24, my husband is 28. We have been married 4 years but just recently went off birth control. Even though I have had terrible

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 12:06pm
This is always the worst part of the month...waiting to see if AF arrives and if she's late for any reason, we are left wondering what is going on. I wish I had some direct answers for you, however, I don't. :( You definitely could be pregnant, there's no doubt. Some women are fortunate enough to come right off the pill and become pregnant. HCG levels range in every woman in the beginning. Quite a few women don't get a positive pregnancy test until they are 1 to 2 weeks late, whereas other women are fortunate enough to get a positive only 10 to 12DPO. My only advice there is if you're getting a negative, you're more than a week late, give your OB/GYN a call to see if you can have a blood pregnancy test.
Another possibility is that your body is still adjusting after coming off birth control. I went off birth control and it literally took me about 4 months for my cycle to be normal enough for me to predict when it'd arrive. I had a 28 day cycle, than a 38 day cycle, than a 33 day cycle and it finally leveled off to between 30 and 32 days. Just a couple months ago, after having a normal 30 day cycle for a year, I had a 44 day cycle for absolutely no reason at all. Just happened. So unfotunately, that's also a possibility.
In any case, try not to stress, which I know is easier said than done. If you ovulated later than you thought or your body released the egg a little later, implantation could have been later which means your HCG levels may not be high enough like they might be in other women. Call your OB/GYN and talk to one of the nurses and see what they have to say. GOOD LUCK

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 7:07pm
Thank you so much for your response. I called my OB/GYN and scheduled an appointment for a blood test. Maybe it'll put my mind at ease...
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 12:34pm

I just wanted to wish you luck today, let us know what you find out :)

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 6:33am
Sometimes it takes longer for implantation and your BFP could come later as well.
FX you get your BFP and can enjoy some Shirley Temples and fruit platters with yogurt on your weekend vacation!
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