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Was so sure I was!! But AF today :((

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Leah98 Wed 13-Jul-16 16:14:09

New here!! Trying since March when got implant out of arm. Was sure I preggers. 5 days late, usually regular and had lots of symptoms. Had even convinced my hubby. Then when preparing for hpt the inevitable appeared!!! How will I stay sane. Just ordered ovulation strips...

choccybiscuit Wed 13-Jul-16 16:45:14

I'm really sorry! It's awful this ttc lark isn't it? Lots of cake and wine should help x

haveacupoftea Wed 13-Jul-16 18:40:44

I think not taking symptoms too seriously is the key x

peskyfeelings Wed 13-Jul-16 19:42:40

I have no idea how you stay sane tbh. I've been trying since April and have officially lost the plot.

Fx for bfps all round soon. Then sanity can reign again! grin

Leah98 Thu 14-Jul-16 14:47:30

Thanks girls. Lovely to know it's normal feeling like this. Not going to read into every symptom next month. Settled my sadness with a glass of something yummy & two wispa bars!!! BFP soon for us all!! 😊😊😊

SummerHopin Thu 14-Jul-16 16:46:26

Hi Leah98 - I am in the same boat literally......trying since March (#1 - how about you?) after coming off the pill, was 6 days late, basically convinced I was......then this morning - AF!

It felt like my world fell apart at 7.45am. I cant believe its only been 3 months it feels like years since we've been trying. I too am now going to start using ovulation strips but not sure which are best.

Hopefully we will both be sharing GOOD news next time round? For now though I'm pretty glum sad Nice to know I'm not the only one (although obv not pleased that others are feeling the same)


SuchaJem Thu 14-Jul-16 19:00:46

It's a total head fuck isn't it? We started trying for baby no 1 in January - so this month is cycle 7. Can hardly believe I'm typing that. Never did I think it would take this long. And it's so awful not knowing how much longer it could take confusedsad

AF due tomorrow - you'd think I would know better than to get my hopes up by now, but I still can't help but hope this is my month.

SummerHopin Thu 14-Jul-16 19:21:52

Its so crazy isnt it. Wishing you lots of luck suchajem. Are you doing the whole ovulation tracking thing? If so do you have any tips? x

SuchaJem Thu 14-Jul-16 20:01:11

Summer I do track. I find it really reassuring to know I'm getting that hormone surge and timing DTD right. I would advise you to go on your body as much as possible though. Egg white cervical mucus is the most important thing - it sustains the sperm and helps them swim to the right place. So when you see EWCM make sure you DTD smile

Opks - I use the cheap ones off amazon. I'd start at day 10 of your cycle and do two a day - around lunchtime and again at 5-6 pm.

Keep doing this daily until the test gets as strong as the control.

Then I keep going a day or so until it fades again x

Leah98 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:43:35

Aw Summerhopin That feeling when it arrives is crushing. I'm sorry xx
I've bought a couple of ovulation test things. Amazon 25 cheapie strip things and a smilie face one!! Here's hoping they show something. I'm so used to negative hpt that to see anything would be nice. First time trying these out.
This is ttc #3. I'm 39 and feeling the pressure due to my age.
Let's give these ovulation tests a whirl this cycle!!

SummerHopin Fri 15-Jul-16 08:53:43

Morning ladies smile
So, after an evening of tears and a bit of self pity today is a new day and my ovulation kit is on order from Amazon - ready to be here for day 10 smile Leah98 yes lets give them a go!

Thanks for the tips Jem - let us know what happens today with AF, FX for you that it never appears. x

p.s. Its really nice having people in the same boat to talk to about this so thank you both. Happy Friday smile x

SummerHopin Fri 15-Jul-16 08:56:00

peskyfeelings - just seen your post sorry, is this your 1st ttc? Are you doing the ovulation testing as well or are you about to give them a try with us this cycle?

Leah98 Sat 16-Jul-16 22:26:32

Girls. My Amazon delivery is here. I'm armed (with ovu tests) & ready to go. At least I'll see if my body is working and have less of a guessing game. Thought I'd got over my disappointment this month, but have outbursts at other random stuff!!
Chins up xx

Highway61 Sat 16-Jul-16 22:30:14

Hoping for a bpf for you very soon. I never got my dc3. Tried from 39 years old, and just didn't happen. I'm hoping you have better luck very soon. I know that extreme sadness very well.

BurnThisDiscoDown Sun 17-Jul-16 22:09:36

Fx you get your bfp this month! I was so sure I was pregnant this month too - nausea, painful boobs, heightened sense of smell everything. Was testing from 10dpo because I was so convinced, bfn except a possible faint positive on a clearblue on 13dpo, then AF rocks up right on time. sad

Leah98 Sun 17-Jul-16 22:53:02

Fx for you all too xx it's all so familiar when I read these messages xx I had a very faint line on a sure sign test- but only with my glasses on, holding it at a tilt, at the window, with one eye closed lol. Equally I could have completely imagined it--that's how faint it was 😯

SummerHopin Tue 19-Jul-16 21:51:02

Hi Leah - my pack has arrived too! I'm armed and ready to pee on command smile
I know what you mean about feeling positive one minute and sad the next. I have nieces and nephews which is great and I'm very close to them, but recently being with them hasnt filled me with joy its filled me with sadness that I do so want to sit them down and see their little faces when I tell them they're going to have a new cousin. My mind ran so far ahead on those few days I thought it was a BFP - I know you shouldnt do it but sometimes it cannot be helped - and it makes the sadness so much more sad
Still, a new cycle and a new chance. My cycles are pretty long though so I'm a little conscious that its not a "monthly" chance I've got.
I'm going to start testing in a week or so - keep me posted when you start yours xx

SummerHopin Tue 19-Jul-16 21:53:05

Hello Highway and BTDD - sorry to hear you are both familiar with the sadness too. I do think there is comfort knowing that others are going through the same thing though.

BTDD - is this your 1st ttc?

Leah98 Tue 19-Jul-16 22:57:40

Summer yes it's different when your mind runs ahead. I had my due date worked out. Seems so daft now ☹️☹️
Started ovu testing today with both tests. But think it's too early. Both had no surge. Just was impatient & wanted to check!! Keep us updated xx

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