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Starting to think I should test - if so do I do it when I get home or tomorrow morning?

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Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:38:09

Ive been off the pill since beginning of July.

Had withdrawal bleed, and haven't properly tracked since then other than noting symptoms etc.

Now at beginning of October, and I realise that since 10th July I haven't actually had what I would class as a proper period.

1st off I decide to book a docs appointment as I am starting to worry something is wrong. Next available docs appointment not for 3 weeks.

Then I start to look back over my symptoms...

It looks to me like I possibly ovulated mid August, then 9 days later I had 1 and a half days of extremly light bleeding which I put down to AF turning up and counted it as CD1.

That was 26th August.

Its now 5 and a half weeks after that and no sign of AF which I was expecting to have turned up early this week at the latest.

I have had all sorts of mild cramps really low down on my right hand side which I put down to sign of AF just round the corner, but this has been on and off for 2 weeks now. I am also so exhausted Im falling asleep on sofa or taking myself off to bed at 9:30 each night where I am usually an 11pm kind of person.
The past 4 days ive noticed I am waking up very early before alarm with a need to use the toilet. I assumed I had a UTI so have been trying to flush it out with cranberry.
Last night my back started aching last night as soon as I got home from work. Centralised on my mid right hand side. So bad that I slept on a hot water bottle all night.
I am putting it down to maybe having sat funny at work yesterday.
I've also cried a lot at work in the mornings, to the point colleagues are starting to wonder whats wrong with me. Ive been putting it down to annoying customers getting to me, and thinking it must be PMS.

So I am now starting to put 2 and 2 together and wonder if whether I need to test. Last time I took a test was towards end of August just before I had my 1.5 days of bleeding, and it was obviously negative and with the bleeding I assumed it was AF anyway so hadn't thought any more about it.

Am I just reading into things or does this look like I should be testing?
I have one HPT at home. Do I test as soon as I get home or should I wait until tomorrow morning as I hear you need to test in the morning?

Thanks for reading !

bassetmum Wed 05-Oct-16 09:42:22

Hi. If you are indeed pg and so late I would assume the hcg in your system would be high enough to get a reading at any time of the day. The only reason fmu is recommended is because its the most concentrated. Fx its good news for you

KitKat1985 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:44:50

It seems sensible to do a test. You would be far enough along now that you could test any time of day and get an accurate result so I'd say test later.

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:49:42

Ok thanks for clearing that up. Il test when I get in.

We have been dtd every other day minimum instead of tracking properly with the aim to catch something should it happen.

Have been really down in the dumps with no period showing up and worrying about what could be wrong.

I guess I won't know for sure until I poas

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 09:52:01

I've also been having weekly acupuncture sessions so hoping that's helping things.
As planning on quitting it if no AF showed as I was thinking it wasn't working

Mammabear31 Wed 05-Oct-16 11:34:25

Yes definitely do a test. As others say, you would have very high HCG levels if you are, so no need to wait til morning.

apatheticfallacy Wed 05-Oct-16 11:38:17

I really hope you get the result you want! Crossing everything for you! I agree with the others and suggest testing when you get home or heading to the pharmacy in your lunch break

Kaisha02 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:00:13

How did you get on?

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:13:16

I've just got home.
Scared to test,

Don't know why but I just feel like AF is going to appear any moment and expect to see it each time I go toilet as I've had on and off low down cramps for past 5 days

BigApple11 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:16:17

Just bite your tongue and do the test.... x

MrsG280516 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:19:18

Got my fingers crossed for you.

NaturalRBF Wed 05-Oct-16 20:22:06

Good luck!

KitKat1985 Wed 05-Oct-16 20:25:16

Crossing my fingers for you. x

BirthdayBirthday Wed 05-Oct-16 20:32:14

Good luck

haveacupoftea Wed 05-Oct-16 21:12:12

Hey, the first day of my LMP is the same as yours, i'm 6 weeks on Friday. My HCG is very high and I can get a 3+ on digi at any time of day with no hold. My symptoms are very similar to yours too, waking up early to wee especially. Good luck, don't be scared!

happybus28 Wed 05-Oct-16 21:50:51

Good luck!!!

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 22:05:51

haveacup that gives me a bit more hope.

I'm still far too nervous.

I haven't even mentioned the thought of testing to my dp (who suggested at the weekend I could be preggers but I changed subject)

BifsWif Wed 05-Oct-16 22:07:23

Good luck!!

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 22:12:03

The seeing itself is getting more and more noticeable.

So I'm waking up to go, but also when I get into work I'm going so often.

I made a note of it today as it's now something I'm aware of.

So I get to work at 8, by 10:30 I have already gone 3 times.

We have a meeting in the afternoon.
I had to run to toilet just as everyone was going in and hoped that that would see me through.
An hour into the meeting I'm excusing myself to go again.
Meeting ends and everyone goes pub, i organise drinks for all and end up heading straight to the loo again.

I'm sure I'm just reading into it now I'm suspecting / hoping pregnancy and wondering if it is just uti

Boobs not nessecarily grown much but definitely more sensitive to the touch and getting irritable when DP brushes past them by accident as it takes me by surprise.

I'm in bed with a water bottle again because back so sore.

The light on and off crampy feelings I've been having are now really low down.
I kind of felt a weird buzzy / fluttery feeling right in my fanjo today in the meeting which took me by surprise and thought I'd see AF when I went to the bathroom

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 22:12:27

Seeing = seeing (autocorrect )

Difficultyear2015 Wed 05-Oct-16 22:12:47

Seeing = WEEING


apatheticfallacy Wed 05-Oct-16 22:16:13

Well there's one way to know..:

DollyBarton Wed 05-Oct-16 22:36:17

Do the test! Dying to hear your result now. I know it's scary because it's a big deal or a big disappointment, and speculating is fun but I wanna know the result! Lol! (I'm not sure my wants should be taken into account)

RoseGoldHippie Wed 05-Oct-16 22:55:02

Have you taken the test yet? Been reading your story but have only just had a chance to sit down and respond!!!

I hope you get the response you want! Keep is posted smile oh and fingers crossed for you! Xxx

Desmondo2016 Thu 06-Oct-16 05:44:08

oh no!! update needed🤔!

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