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Weirdness

As some of you may recall, I had my first IUI on the 10th of April. I POAS on 7,8,10 and 12 DPO with all negatives using first response tests. I accepted that the first try was a no go, which we knew was statistically likely.

This is where the weirdness starts. 

I was due to start AF yesterday, and today I am having nothing but some very light spotting. Not even close to my normal AF. I am also not crampy like I normally am and have no boob tenderness - which I normally do get. I am super aware that because I am paying so much attention to EVERY little THING that my body does, that I am probably making stuff up, or noticing things that I don't normally, but usually my boobs get really lumpy before AF, and at the moment they are not.

After resigning myself to the fact that this month was a no go, I am now thinking I should go home and test again tonight. I bet AF will arrive before then (although obviously I am secretly hoping that she wont!). I am acting a bit like a crazy woman, going to the loo every 30 minutes to check. If the first month is like this, what on earth will I be like 6,7,8 25 months in? erk.

Has anyone had strangeness like this once they start trying? My period is normally predictable, nice twenty eight day cycles. 

 

 

IUI #1 - 10 April 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
IUI #2 - 05 May 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
IUI #3 - 05 July 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
IUI #4 - 30 August 2012 medicated and monitoredLetrozole and Ovidrel Trigger 
IUI #5 - 27 September 2012 Letrozole 
BFP! 9 October 2012 Betas:- 12DPO 16; 16DPO 96; 18DPO 315

Baby Alarico born on 28 June 2013!!


Re: Weirdness

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    Well, I happened to read the First Response test information in great detail the other day, and even the early response ones aren't 99% accurate until the first day of your missed period.  I'd probably pee on a stick right now, but I'm sort of crazy and impatient.

     Edited to add: but it's also possible you're just hyperaware of your body right now and this is a normal fluctuation.  I know the one time I had a pregnancy scare (hah, what a concept these days) I was convinced I had EVERY SINGLE pregnancy symptom, but it turns out my cycle was just late, probably from stressing that I was pregnant.

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  • 1. Yes, it's very common for your cycle to go wonky the first month of trying.  It's probably related to stress.

    2. Yes, it's definitely possible to get a false negative at 12dpo.  If you do need to do this again, on future cycles I wouldn't bother testing on days 7 and 8, and would always test on day 14. (Plus whatever   

    3. Most accurate test will be with first morning urine.  Test tomorrow morning if your period hasn't started.

    Good luck. 

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  • Thanks ladies. I will definitely test tomorrow am if my period hasn't started. 

    I knew in theory that there wasn't much point in testing on days 7 and 8 - but I was so impatient. I think that next time around I'll be less frantic about it all.

     I really appreciate the response to what likely reads as a hysterical rant :)

     

     

     

    IUI #1 - 10 April 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #2 - 05 May 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #3 - 05 July 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #4 - 30 August 2012 medicated and monitoredLetrozole and Ovidrel Trigger 
    IUI #5 - 27 September 2012 Letrozole 
    BFP! 9 October 2012 Betas:- 12DPO 16; 16DPO 96; 18DPO 315

    Baby Alarico born on 28 June 2013!!


  • I tested really early my first cycle day 9 I think.  I have a super short luteal phase though.  I wasn't pregnant and didn't test pos (obviously) but my period was a f-ed up and I was late and I am never late...which messed with my head a bit.  2nd cycle I was less of a nut case but I kind of knew our timing was crappy and didn't expect to get pregnant.  3rd cycle I tested positive on day 13 but our timing was really great and I felt very different that month than the previous months and I was pretty confident that I was pregnant.

    Good luck and I will be waiting for a pos update tomorrow! 

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  • Thanks for all the responses ladies! This morning I took a test and it was negative, then I wiped, and noticed my period had started. Two days late, which is so unlike my normal cycle. 

    Crazy what stressing about the process can do! I resolve to be calm about it next time, to not stalk the TWW website comparing symptoms, and to do lots of Other Things to keep my mind off it.

    You're all a really supportive bunch, thank you!

    Fingers crossed that someone else's TWW results in a BFP that sticks around :) 

     

    IUI #1 - 10 April 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #2 - 05 May 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #3 - 05 July 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #4 - 30 August 2012 medicated and monitoredLetrozole and Ovidrel Trigger 
    IUI #5 - 27 September 2012 Letrozole 
    BFP! 9 October 2012 Betas:- 12DPO 16; 16DPO 96; 18DPO 315

    Baby Alarico born on 28 June 2013!!


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