taking progesterone and neg tests

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Registered: 03-30-2006
taking progesterone and neg tests
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Fri, 02-03-2012 - 11:17am

Im on Cd 27 and for the last two days the preg tests have been negative. have been taking progesterone and today my temp jumped from 98.1 to 98.6 at 10dpo. My question is since the tests have been negative should i stop taking the progesterone to bring on AF? Or should I keep taking it and wait a couple more days

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Registered: 03-30-2006
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 11:22am

I also wanted to say that my husband doesnt understand why I am testing. I took one yesterday then another one today. I saw on other charts that they took the test and it was negative but the following day it was positive. thats why i took another one today, hoping that it would show up. He seems to not be supportive. The low blow was him saying that when the tests are negative i get down n out cuz im not pregnant and he has to clean up the f***ing mess. what the heck?? i think he will never understand what its like. But husbands should be there no matter what in this ttc journey! he was also the one that said i wasnt pregnant when i miscarried. I wish I knew why he says stuff like this. It hurts:(

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Registered: 08-10-1999
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 11:44pm
You don't want to go by cycle days when you are taking progesterone... you want to take it based on days past ovulation. 10DPO is way too soon to come off the progesterone. You want to stay on until at least 13DPO. I have NEVER gotten a bfp before 11dpo, and that one time was a complete anamoly for me, ususally it's 12dpo at the earliest, and some women don't test positive until 14dpo.

Also, I didn't let my DH in on how many times I tested. He would have thought I was nutso. What they don't know in that area won't hurt them. Just let them know if AF is on her way or if you got a bfp, ok? :)

I hope that helps!

 


 


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Registered: 03-30-2006
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 1:16pm

Thanks. He was in the shower when I took the test and thought it was the one that you pee on, but it was the one where you put the drops in. I am going to keep taking the progesterone til af is due. My temp yesterday and today went triphasic!! hoping thats a good sign.

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Registered: 02-13-2011
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 7:11pm
i agree 10DPO is WAY too early! i use the progesterone until day 15. on 15DPO, if i still get a BFN, is stop and let AFshow. by then, the testing should be pretty accurate.
sorry your hubby isn't as nice about everything as he could be. my DH definitely doesn't know how often i test (though he knows it's a lot). i try to not be too bummed out until i know for sure for that cycle, but it definitely gets tough as you're losing hope and it would be nice to have some support from DH. is there a chance he's frustrated because he doesn't understand the whole process? is any part of him stressed about having a baby? hope you guys can open up those lines of communication and be there for each other in the ways you both need as you go through this!

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013