Ahhhh why does time go so slowly when you are waiting to POAS!!!

(77 Posts)
Tigglettchic Sat 18-May-13 22:21:14

I am going mad,

Cycle 2 and AF due on Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday depending on what chart you go by!!

Anyone got any ideas of how to pass the time whilst waiting to POAS??

Also, anyone else had enflamed nasal passages as a pregnancy symptom??

Madness over and out.......

Beccadugs Sat 18-May-13 23:03:09

I'm going mad too...

POAS date 26th May same time I go on hols to France (aka land of delicious unpatsurised cheese and wine). It's only a week, but I'm already hyper vigilant!

(I too have nasal congestion, trying to convince myself it's a cold/hayfever!)

tinypolkadot Sat 18-May-13 23:07:54

hi tiggle I'm waiting to poas on Friday but might cave earlier!

No enflamed nasal passages here, but my eczema seems to have come back with vengeance, on my bum of all places! sad

Tigglettchic Sun 19-May-13 10:19:51

yeay,I am not alone!!!

I may poas today as it is my first time but so worried about negatives!!!

i too feel it may be hay fever but read it is a symptom so neurotic me is now convinced!!!!!

attilascupcakes Sun 19-May-13 10:35:44

I'm with you! AF due next Sunday (same as Becca) and I'm already obsessing about when is the earliest I can test. I got my BFP with DD on Day 25....

Tiggle is your AF due at the end of the week rather than right now? (I got confused as to which Saturday). If its the end of the week then its probably still a bit early. Tuesday would be the earliest you could get your BFP, I reckon. Its agony, isn't it??

attilascupcakes Sun 19-May-13 10:36:42

Oh, and in random symptoms, I am vividly dreaming every night about getting a BFP. That's got to be a symptom, hasn't it? grin

Beccadugs Sun 19-May-13 11:18:14

I had that dream last night too! I was really sad when I woke up this morning!

I am also having snuffley nose, but so is DH, so think it is probably a cold...

Tigglettchic Sun 19-May-13 11:28:54

Hi, next Saturday is a possible Af date so a while yet although it maybe wednesday!! bit of a pickle with all the apps then my brain aswell!!

no bfp dreams here!! it therefore cannot be a symptom!!!!!!!!! nah i dont think this is our month! but maybe, people go a full 9mnths with symptoms right?!!

when's everyone else poas'ing??

NotSoSuper Sun 19-May-13 13:09:25

Hi ladies, mind if I join in? We're ttc #2 did get pregnant but had a missed miscarriage and erpc at the end of march have had 1st AF so now in the wait and see bit and I'm going mad! Due Af on Saturday not sure when to POAS thurs maybe?
I've got a stuffy nose too although not sure if its just a cold because of the rotten weather? Hopefully not!

attilascupcakes Sun 19-May-13 13:24:29

Aw, I feel left out now for not having a stuffy nose grin

There is going to be loads of us peeing next weekend!

Tigglettchic Sun 19-May-13 13:27:24

Watch out 'insert manufacturers of test kits' you will need to make more for next weekend!!!

seriously though, it is nice not to feel alone!

hope we can all last!

Tigglettchic Sun 19-May-13 13:28:29

notsosuper, sorryfor your loss, fingers crossed for a stickier one this month!

cupcake, do not feel left out, it is annoying!!

Beccadugs Sun 19-May-13 13:46:09

Really sorry for your loss notsosuper.

It does look like next weekend will be a peefest! I will be on holiday, so taking a couple of amazon cheapie a in my carry on, and so tampons too, what a caseful!!

Tigglettchic Sun 19-May-13 14:57:58

we are off to my parents so will test early saturday before we go!!

what cheapies do u buy?

Beccadugs Sun 19-May-13 15:52:30

I've got these ones, they are quite flat so discreetly for in a wash bag! You do have to pee in a cup though!

Beccadugs Sun 19-May-13 15:53:27
NotSoSuper Sun 19-May-13 16:12:39

Thanks, fingers crossed there will be bfp for us all by this time next week!
Thanks for that link becca, I've just order some of those tests smile

Tigglettchic Sun 19-May-13 17:49:00

haha me too, great distraction from the football!

Romann Mon 20-May-13 15:12:24

AF also due 26th for me. I'm really going to try to wait until then, or even 27th, before I poas. I have a CB digital test in the cupboard ready and waiting! I have a snuffly nose, but it's definitely part of a full-blown cold for me. No other symptoms at all, but I think symptom spotting a bit of a waste of time as the symptoms are basically all the same as pre-AF symptoms. I am charting, and the chart is definitely tri-phasic but I can't work out whether that really means anything, except that I am ovulating!

Tigglettchic Mon 20-May-13 21:17:59

caved.......bfn but still early right!!

nipples are on fire today!! tmi

Beccadugs Mon 20-May-13 22:17:55

Today's unusual symptom: prickly heat! (Is that even a symptom?!)

I am officially driving myself mad, my poor lower abdomen has never been under such scrutiny!!

measureformeasure Mon 20-May-13 22:23:26

Can I join too? AF due next Tuesday so could ^ technically^ test tomorrow right? Going to try to resist.

I'm ttc#1 and had mc last month so have everything crossed. Had cramps over the weekend and today have sore, hot boobs so I'm hopeful (and possibly crazy).

Pudgy2011 Tue 21-May-13 02:31:11

Can I join? Due on Monday 27th I think. Have been horrendously ill with some virus the last few days though so feeling pretty shocking.
Every abdominal twinge I wonder if it's implantation but then it's usually followed by another wave of the shits. Awesome.

I tested the day before I was due with DS and it was a very bold positive so I'm hoping the same for this time round. But then we've only been ttc this one for 3 weeks so chance would be a fine thing!

NotSoSuper Tue 21-May-13 07:35:24

It's still early tiggle it's not over till af shows! becca not heard of prickly heat being a symptom could be though fingers crossed.
Sorry for your loss measure and pudgy that sounds horrible sad hope you feel better soon.
I don't think this is my month stuffy nose has disappeared and although I'm convincing myself I have some symptoms think I'm just imagining them!

NotSoSuper Tue 21-May-13 07:43:45

romann I've never charted before so no idea what tri-phasic means? Would love to know though if you don't mind sharing.

Romann Tue 21-May-13 11:59:56

You have to take your temperature every morning, before you get out of bed, and after you've been continuously asleep for at least 3 hours. It should go up around 0.1oC or 0.2oC after ovulation, and then it's triphasic if there's another sustained jump at implantation. If it plummets, you know AF is about to arrive. The thing about the triphasic part is that apparently you tend to get higher levels of progesterone around a week after ovulation anyway, which makes your temp go up. So a triphasic chart means you're more likely to be pregnant, but it's no guarantee. And if it's not triphasic, it doesn't mean that you're not.

The best thing about it is that it gives you something to indulge your ttc obsession grin . If you go to fertility friend you can put in your temps and other symptoms and it makes you a pretty graph and tells you how likely it is you are pg etc

attilascupcakes Tue 21-May-13 19:19:18

Charting has worked for lots of my friends Romann. I'm too lazy to be bothered with a thermometor before I've even woken up properly!

I'm sorry for your loss Measure. I hope this month will be lucky for you.

My symptoms now include heartburn and dizziness. Both cured by eating a big doughnut grin I'm going to hold off testing until Sunday if I possibly can....

Tigglettchic Tue 21-May-13 19:50:34

hi all, banning the poas till saturday!!

hows eveyone?

HungryHippo89 Tue 21-May-13 19:55:02

Hi all!! I'm due af on Monday but i caved this morning and POAS of course it was a bfn ... That should teach me for being impatient!

Good luck ladies - I hope we all get to reportback here with bfp's

NotSoSuper Tue 21-May-13 21:07:13

Hi hungry
Oh attilas those symptoms sound promising!
I'm going to try and hold of until Saturday to test, not feeling hopeful though. Anyone else not having any symptoms?
Might take a look at that website romann if I do get a bfn this month

Beccadugs Tue 21-May-13 22:18:44

Hi all, I am going to test Saturday (probably said this before!!)

I'm not sure if I am having symptoms, or this is me normally, or if I am imagining it, but: feel sick, bloated, gassy thirsty, and weird mouth tast.

Had to google "what does bloating feel like" earlier blush as I've never had/paid attention to this feeling before...

Tigglettchic Tue 21-May-13 22:18:51

where do u buy your magic themometer thingy from?? guessing it has to be super precise??

Romann Wed 22-May-13 07:39:14

I don't have a very precise thermometer but I do think it would be worth getting one. You could look for a basal body temperature one, with 2 decimal points. If I was in the UK I'd ask at Boots or buy it from Amazon or something (no idea why they deliver books abroad, but not pregnancy tests or thermometers confused ).

Pudgy2011 Wed 22-May-13 19:13:39

Balls. I caved and just POAS - negative but not unexpected. Far too early, am only 9 dpo, not due until Monday!

Definitely going to wait it out now until the weekend but the intermittent nausea is throwing me off. Probably remnant of the bug I had for the last few days but it's very unnerving!

Tigglettchic Wed 22-May-13 19:45:32

happy waiting. i got despondent after my bfn on monday but i will now wait. i am just dreading getting my af!

NotSoSuper Wed 22-May-13 20:33:32

I got my pregnancy tests I ordered from amazon this morning so it's going to take all the will power I've got not to POAS till at least Friday or Saturday! Argh the days are going by far to slowly!!

attilascupcakes Thu 23-May-13 11:18:49

They are! I am 10 dpo today, which was the day I got my bfp with DD. I must try and wait, and not waste a fiver by peeing too early! grin

NotSoSuper Thu 23-May-13 13:37:20

Well I've started getting cramp so think af is def on it's way sad trying not to be too disappointed.
When we decided to try last time we got our bfp on the first month. Think I'd convinced myself the same would happen this time because I just want to be pregnant again so badly.
Sorry for going on just don't have many people to talk to in rl as had only told a few people about my pregnancy before the miscarriage and trying to keep a brave face.

Romann Thu 23-May-13 15:47:17

Early pregnancy can feel like AF super so it might still be ok. I don't feel in the least bit pg, with AF due Sunday. I'm thinking of poas tomorrow morning, but at the same time it seems daft to waste €8 just to get AF 2 days later confused and a bfn is meaningless until AF late anyway. <Sits on hands, keeps wallet closed>

Beccadugs Thu 23-May-13 16:39:25

I am feeling exactly the same super so clinging desperately to Romann's point!

I am driving myself nuts with symptom spotting. Headaches and nausea today...

Tigglettchic Thu 23-May-13 20:22:49

we are nutty but i am pleased we hav each other!! i am sick of spotting symptoms asi cant remember whether i used to pee this much!!!

the brain is a curios item!!

NotSoSuper Thu 23-May-13 20:55:10

It's so nice to know it's not just me that is driving myself crazy!
Still not a clue whats going on with me so will cling to romann's point for a little bit of hope but we shall see.
tiggle it sure is. Wish mine had an off switch sometimes!

attilascupcakes Fri 24-May-13 14:27:27

Another crazy one here. I'm so sick of symptom spotting. I just want to know now but at the same time I don't want to poas and get a negative. I'm seriously driving myself round the bend!

NotSoSuper Fri 24-May-13 14:37:13

No more symptom spotting for me this month af has shown up a day early. Was expecting it but still so disappointed. Still keeping my fingers crossed for everyone to get their bfp though!

Beccadugs Fri 24-May-13 17:34:03

Ah poo super I'm sorry AF got you.

Tigglettchic Fri 24-May-13 19:32:48

sorry super, better luck next month xx

NotSoSuper Fri 24-May-13 20:12:52

Thanks becca & tiggle x will just need to try even harder this cycle!
So when is everyone else testing so we can hopefully get some good news on here.

Tigglettchic Fri 24-May-13 20:23:59

i am testing tomorrow. got bfn on monday but was only day 29 of usual 31 day cycle. am not day 34 and got nipples of fire!!! no other signs of af

excited but reticent as dont want bfn!!

Beccadugs Fri 24-May-13 21:16:00

My app says AF due tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure I ovulated on 13th, which, with my usual luteal phase means AF should actually arrive on Monday. Going to try to hold off until at least then... (Desperate to POAS though!)

Romann Fri 24-May-13 21:39:32

Sorry about that super

I'm due AF on Sunday. I'm pretty sure I can feel it coming on, but I'll test on Monday if it doesn't show.

Test manufacturers must have made a killing out of early response tests. I bet the vast majority are used by women who go on to get AF anyway. Let's not be part of the gullible crowd lining their pockets!

Tigglettchic Fri 24-May-13 22:18:05

maybe they collude with tampax!!

Tigglettchic Sat 25-May-13 09:25:09

morning, i am currently in the 3 min wait!!

anyone tested??

Tigglettchic Sat 25-May-13 09:33:49

um hello, v important question, how faint can the line be to call it a pos??

attilascupcakes Sat 25-May-13 11:34:51

A line is a line Tiggle. If its there then you are pg! smile Tentative congratulations until you get a nice strong line!!

BFN for me this morning so I await AF's appearance tomorrow. I'm gutted, but onwards and upwards!

Commiserations for you Super. Sending you wine and smelly cheese to ease the pain.

NotSoSuper Sat 25-May-13 11:37:37

Oh tiggle a line is a line I think! So I'd say congratulations!!!
Can your DH see the line as well? If he can I'd be doing a happy dance if I was you grin xx

NotSoSuper Sat 25-May-13 11:40:16

Thanks attila it's not over for you yet though, keep a little bit of hope but if af does come you can join me drinking wine until its time to try all over again!

Beccadugs Sat 25-May-13 14:33:51

Oh tiggle how exciting! I think it is that a line is a line...

So sorry super. Enjoy the cheese and wine your are allowed for a little while!

I am too frightened to go to the loo in case the red tide of doom has arrived...

Romann Sat 25-May-13 16:35:18

AF for me, so annoying. flowers for tiggle though, any line counts provided it was not hours after you poas that it appeared. Good for you!

NotSoSuper Sat 25-May-13 17:16:21

Aw romann its rubbish isn't it! Join me in having s

NotSoSuper Sat 25-May-13 17:18:44

Silly phone...posted too early!
Was going to say join me in having some wine to commiserate and here's to better luck next time.
becca 'the red tide of doom' made me chuckle! Hope it doesn't appear though.

Tigglettchic Sat 25-May-13 18:13:26

Thanks guys, i spoke too soon, after 4 mins the line was as bold as brass!!!!

Becca, i was feeling the same.

to all who are drinking wine wine please have some for me!! and pate if you like, i love it more than life!!!

sorry for the late post, was jumping tentatively around. going to do another test in two days to confirm but then........gp it is!!!

thanks all for the support, you's will come.

btw around ov, dh and i stroke the fertility picture someone posted on mn!!!!!!!!!!!

Romann Sat 25-May-13 22:46:20

Have a test for toxoplasmosis immunity if you like pate tiglett as you don't need to abstain from most foods if you've been exposed already. I'm immune so never had to worry in pregnancy (have 3 dcs already). The test is standard most places, don't know about NHS though

Romann Sat 25-May-13 22:47:40

"Red tide of doom" is good!

NotSoSuper Mon 27-May-13 07:26:58

Hey guys, how's everyone doing? becca, attila have you tested yet, anymore good news or are you joining me in some wine consumption?

Pudgy2011 Mon 27-May-13 18:36:20

I've got no idea what's going on - I tested on Saturday - BFN but when I think back I think I may have ovulated a day later than I thought due to ewcm being very thin after the date I thought.
Which means AF is due either today (and she hasn't shown her ugly face yet) or tomorrow. Yeuch, even more waiting.

Feel vaguely crampy and AF-ish but have been crampy for the last 2 weeks which is most unusual for me as I don't cramp until the day I'm due or the night before.

I don't reckon we hit the jackpot this month (and certainly not on 1st try!) but just want tide of doom to get here so I can get back on it next month!

Beccadugs Mon 27-May-13 21:48:42


Am two days late, but having increasing brown discharge (unusual) so we will see. Had to suruptitiously buy a pg test as am in France with friends and keeping things secret. Will test tomorrow if AF doesn't arrive.

NotSoSuper Mon 27-May-13 22:04:42

Aw pudgy the waiting is def the worst part! Hope you find out one way or the other soon. Could happen 1st try though, you never know.
becca Lucky you being in France! Where a outs are you? I worked in Loire Valley for a few months about 8 years ago, it was beautiful! Fingers crossed for you testing tomorrow. Let us know how you get on smile

justhayley Mon 27-May-13 22:18:42

I'm thinking time has stopped. AF is actually 5 days late - however I have really irregular periods so that doesn't really mean anything. Think I'm going to test next week I it doesn't show up (fingers crossed).
Iv tested the last 2 months and AF has arrived the day after iv POAS so I'm trying to hold out. I seem to get more disappointed getting a negative on a stick than seeing AF.
Today iv eaten like a horse 'craving' sandwhiches and coco pops - both of which were my cravings with DS1 grin
Iv also felt a bit sick and had sharp pains in my tum - again what happened first time round.
Trying not to get tooooooo excited yet as my appetite always goes a but nuts pre AF!

Beccadugs Tue 28-May-13 05:46:04

Oh poo! The red tide of doom is well and truly here... Time to start again!!

NotSoSuper Tue 28-May-13 07:52:59

Oh no becca that's rubbish! On the bright side you can enjoy all the cheese and wine you want to on your holiday now.
Finger crossed for you hayley

Tigglettchic Tue 28-May-13 15:15:22

hi guys, just poppig in to wish u all well.

am feeling increasingly ropey. not sleeping as too nauseas/anxious but you guys dont need to here that!!!

DisneyDiva87 Tue 28-May-13 15:45:16

You guys are getting me excited, I'm currently on my 2ww (according to 1 app and still have to ovulate according to the other). It's my first cycle so very excited although I know realistically I may not even have ovulated and very unlikely I'd get pregnant first time round.

Beccadugs Tue 28-May-13 15:53:48

Thanks super I will definitely enjoy the wine tonight and tucked into the cheese at lunchtime!
This AF seems particularly painful. U am typing this with an empty Perrier bottle full
Of hot water balanced on my abdomen!!

Pudgy2011 Tue 28-May-13 17:18:37

I'm out too ladies, and like you Beggadugs I'm doubled over my desk with cramps right now and son of a bitch do they hurt this month!

So glad I didn't have to waste another pee stick though, and even better that I get to enjoy practicing for another month. Just have to shag even more this time round!

justhayley Tue 28-May-13 23:04:13

Well iv managed to get through another day without AF paying a visit - now 6 days latesmile
Deciding I'm going to POAS next Wednesday if nothing has happened by then.

justhayley Tue 28-May-13 23:06:43

Sorry pudgy & Becca - sends over big bar of chocolate xx

DisneyDiva87 Wed 29-May-13 16:13:28

Fingers crossed for you hayley

Have some vino Pudgy & Becca wine, fingers crossed for next time.

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