Hello everyone! I'm Carrie. I had a BFP in February that ended in a missed miscarriage. I had a d&c on 4/10, got a light AF on 5/15 and this was my first TTC cycle since.
It's Sunday, so I can't call the dr, and I wondered if anyone here could offer any insight or opinions on this. (I don't want to post about this on the TTC After a Loss or TTC After 35 boards yet. It's so hard to know the appropriate place for things.)
Based on bbt, cm and sex drive, I ovulated on 5/24 (CD10, as usual). My Clearblue Advanced opk started giving me high readings (flashing smiley) on 5/22. I got 7 days of high readings, testing once a day with FMU. On day 8 (Friday) I got a peak reading, but my temp went up .36 degrees that morning and has been up for 3 days now. Last night I was a bit nauseous and I read that opk's interpret hcg the same as an lh surge. But I really didn't think that explained it because if I did in fact ovulate on 5/24, I would have only been 5DPO when the opk misinterpreted hcg as a peak.
Long story short, I took a test this morning (7DPO) and it was a faint positive. Not a squinter. A clearly there faint positive. If it was just the super early BFP, maybe I could believe it, but it seems crazy to me that hcg could be detected by the opk at 5DPO. I'm worried that this could be lingering hcg from the miscarriage. It's been about 7 weeks since the d&c and about 10 weeks since my pregnancy symptoms started rapidly declining shortly before mmc was determined. A regular period would have been reassuring, but it was light.
I'm including my bbt chart. I was traveling in Peru from day 2-10, so the temps are all off, plus my thermometer battery died a couple of days before I returned. The temps from day 11 and beyond can be trusted.
Let me know if you have any thoughts about this. I'm also aware that finding out this early leaves plenty of time for a chemical pregnancy. The miscarriage has me second guessing everything. I knew I'd be worried about a miscarriage the second time around, but I didn't expect to get a BFP and not trust that it's accurate. I was all prepared to use the mantra "Today I am pregnant" to calm my fears, but it's more like "Today am I pregnant?"
Sorry so long! Thanks for reading!!
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BFP 11/18/15 • DD born at 41 weeks (age 37/38)
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