Hi, I'm either 8 or 9 dpo and am having similar feelings as I've had in other pregnancies, sore breasts, waves of nausea, tiredness etc. Tested with frer and ic today, both bfn. Realistically when would I be likely to see a positive with either of those if I was pregnant? Thanks
8dpo is the absolutely earliest, realistically, since the egg has to he fertilised, travel to the uterus, implant and start producing hcg. I believe it then takes at least 48hrs for there so be enough hcg to show up on a test.
But please try not to test until you've missed a period. You'll stress yourself out either way: if it's positive you'll worry about whether it'll stick (many unfortunately don't), and if it's negative you'll drive yourself mad peeing on sticks. If you can possibly wait, do. Getting a nice, strong line with good odds is a happy place to be in.
Of your HCG is high enough to cause symptoms then it is high enough to get a positive test. If you've no positive you are just experiencing symptoms of progesterone. Your"symptoms" are what I get every tww.
I got both my 'bfp's' at 8dpo, but there was nothing B or F about either of them at that stage, it was the faintest, most vanishingly light line (I used ICs). I could still tell though! By 10dpo it was an obvious line.
A very wise woman once wrote - "Remember ladies that the percentages of those who get their BFPs on set dpo are as follows: 10dpo=35%/11dpo=51%/12dpo=62%/13dpo=68%/14dpo=74%/15dpo=80%/16dpo=88%/17dpo=92% and there are some who have not got their BFP until 21dpo!!"