Compulsive need...

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Registered: 07-24-2011
Compulsive need...
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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 7:42pm
Why do those of us that have been TTC for a while feel the need to test before expected AF arrival date? I am a POAS addict. And my cousin ( who got pregnant on the first try) cant understand why I don't want to wait until cd31 (I have 24-26 day cycles normally) like the doctor suggested to test. I am on progesterone and have to be on it from cd17- cd31 to help with getting and staying pregnant. Curious to know how other ttcers feel about early testing.
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Registered: 09-27-2011
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 9:00pm
Girl I have only been ttc for 5 months now and I am a HUGE poas addict! I always test before my period is due. No matter how much I try to relax and be patient, I just can't! I am so anxious during the 2ww that I couldn't imagine having to actually wait the whole 2 weeks hehe
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Registered: 10-13-2008
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 10:41am
We were TTC for 2 years. I usually started testing around 7-8 DPO although I knew the earliest I ever got a BFP was 9. I much rather test and know AF is going to show then to wake up to her knock at the door.

People who haven't been in your shoes don't know what the journey's like.
Good Luck and I hope you get that sticky BFP soon!
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Registered: 09-22-2001
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 11:34am

This is honestly my first venture into TTC - I didn't try to have my others!

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Registered: 08-03-2011
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 11:46am
I know I am super impatient. Because I have been wanting this for soooo long it just seems impossible for me to wait that long to POAS. I want to know and I want to know now! As much as those BFNs hurt, I just need to *know*. You know what I mean?
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Registered: 07-24-2011
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 12:26pm
I feel the same way as all of you do. I want to know if AF is on her way. But because of my miscarriage history I also want to know early if there is a BFP. Just so I know! It's hard to explain that to someone that has not be through a lot just to get pregnant.
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Registered: 03-08-2011
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 10:42am
I have never been a tester since I have been having the short LP, and usually wait it out. It's my first month on Clomid and I O'd on CD 16 and am now wanting to test so bad. I am 9 DPO today and temps are still super high and I want to POAS!! I know the timing this month quite frankly sucked, but for some reason I just really want to test. I resisted the urge to buy a test yesterday when I was out at the drug store. We'll see if I can hold out until AF is due or if I'll cave before then.

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