TTC month 5...Dealing with Anxiety

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Registered: 08-21-2011
TTC month 5...Dealing with Anxiety
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 1:34pm

Hi Everyone!

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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 6:26pm
I absolutely understand where you are coming from. It took us 10 months and we were trying to hit it before DH deployed so I felt like not only was it not happening but time was ticking away and if we didn't make the deadline, we'd have to put things on hold for 6 months. Totally stressful and each month that last week was TORTURE! However, just when you think it'll never happen, it does. :) So keep the faith!

As far as the OPK advice would be to go on Amazon and search for the Clearblue Easy Digital OPK. It's actually cheaper online than in a store and you can get more than the 7 tests. I think I bought about 20 for the price off 7. In any case, it's really the best OPK out there. No lines, not wondering, a circle means no, a smiley means yes! :D Gotta love that!

As far as the negative HPT and a late AF. With my 3rd child, it took me a week late for my HPT to come back positive. Very stressful week but I finally got my answer. :) However, what I also learned over my 10 months this go round is that sometimes, we have a fluke cycle and will ovulate late which will bring on a late AF for no reason just because our bodies like to screw with us every now and than. I would say to wait about a week, I know, easier said than done, but try and wait the week out or test every 3rd day and see what you get. If your AF hasn't shown in a week and you're still getting negative, than give your Dr. a call. :)


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Registered: 08-17-2011
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 10:45am

Honey, don't feel bad for posting your feelings on here. I think this board is for that, so we can support each other through the process. I got off the pill mid July of this year and been trying since, this is my full month of TTC since my AF came this 10 days ago.

Where I am trying to get at is that although I been doing for a lot less time then you have I can see how nerve racking this process can be. Your doctor is right relaxing would be ideal, but when you want something so bad relaxing is not what your mind and body do. This ca work to our disadvantage and we know that.

I think you could very well be pregnant because you are late, I say wait one week t test again. I bought the Firs Repose test bc I heard they are more sensitive. The spotting could have been a result of implantation. :) I say just take a deep breath and keep thinking positive. I know soon rather then later we will get the result we want. :)


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Registered: 08-17-2011
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 10:49am
I agree with you Sailorsbelle, Clearblue Easy Digital OPK are the ebst and I use those as well. I cannot read those lines OPK, it's a guessing game. Walgreens also had them on sale for the 20+ pack. I used like 5 last months and then dected my surge and I on CD10 and using it now. They are the best!
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Registered: 08-28-2011
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 12:36am

I totally feel your pain.

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Registered: 08-29-2011
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 12:51pm

Honestly try it!!! I have a beautiful boy and baby girl on then way!!