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BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 07:55:36

Get me a straitjacket...I can't stop testing my pee because I've lost my mind.

In a nutshell;
-Been with hubby now 10years, married for 2
-Decided to start trying for a baby
-Never been on the pill, all hail the wonders of condoms
-I ovulated on the 4th June and baby danced on both 4th and 5th
-Im taking STUPID tests every single day (cheapo amazon and SD)
-all were negative but of course I'm testing TOO EARLY
-and breathe...

I need some direction ladies. Why am I feeling so intensely crazy? I can't even wait another 5 days till period is due. Okay so I feel some weird symptoms, like a period pain type of niggling pain every night, a silly tonne of flatulence and hysteria. I just can't stop testing.

I even had a very vivid and incredibly real dream this morning that 2 lines appeared. So I tested but still a BFN.

How can I stop myself from testing every day? Has anyone else been a mad woman and done this?

BagelDog Tue 13-Jun-17 08:01:06

Yes, lots of us have done this! I found tracking all my symptoms on an app was a way of containing the crazy and gave me a focus, then I only actually pee on a stick when the app (almost) says I should! You will find hundreds of us POAS addicts on the boards here - welcome!

DT2016 Tue 13-Jun-17 08:08:33

Hehe I was a bit of a crazy poas woman on our first cycle TTC #2. Seeing so many BFNs was a bit soul destroying to be honest.

I've just finished cycle 2 and was a bit more controlled. I was determined not to test until AF was due...I made it to 8dpo!! Then managed to wait until AF was due.

I think the only way to stop yourself testing early is to not have tests in the house otherwise the temptation is too great!!

Good luck 🍀

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 09:28:08

I've downloaded the Ovia app last week, up until then I just used period tracker.

Ovia is great I must say but the temptation to test is so overwhelming. I've set myself a target now to not test at all, until the morning of fathers day (how ironic).

I may actually buy one that's more than 2 quid for that too. I'll think of it as trating myself lol

Pinkemi Tue 13-Jun-17 12:03:17

I know exactly how you feel! I haven't been too bad with the tests but the symptom spotting has been terrible. Every time i get a bit of a stomach ache i go.. ooh maybe this month will be my month! blush Sad thing is.. we are only on our second cycle and trying for our first.

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 12:18:08

Pinkemi we need our heads banging together. I've even left my purse on my desk at work while I go out on my lunch so I don't buy another damn test.

You will get there. We both will. I think joinin mums net has helped the crazy a bit. But it's hard to not think it when inside you just want it to happen so bad. This is only my first month, I feel for you!x

Dandandandandandandan Tue 13-Jun-17 12:19:23

Fingers crossed Op! However, there is some science about the sperm needing a few hours (ideally 10) to get into a stage to fertilise the egg. Something to do with their tails! So IF it hasn't worked this month, which hopefully won't be the case, you could try doing the dirty deed 4 and 2 days before O as well as on O day and just after.

Fingers crossed smile

Dandandandandandandan Tue 13-Jun-17 12:23:31

Oh and also I was like that with DD - however, I got 4 BFNs, even up to the day AF was due. Only got a BFP the day after (and the day after I'd been out drinking as a consequence of said BFNs blush). So honestly, it really won't tell you anything yet. It's so hard to be patient though!

SleepFreeZone Tue 13-Jun-17 12:25:47

Your title made me laugh 🙊

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 12:34:22

Dandandandandandandan thats a good idea. Yeh I think I left it late dtd on last 2 supposed fertile days. Fingers crossed his swimmers were wearing arm bands and jetpacks.

Dandandandandandandan Tue 13-Jun-17 12:38:37

Hahaha! Really hope they were! But IF they weren't, you know for next month.

Amazing how naive we are about it all until we start isn't it? I mean, I literally thought that unprotected sex at any time meant a baby... blush

Pinkemi Tue 13-Jun-17 16:52:41

I don't think you are the only one who thought that.. In fact I know you aren't! We were always taught in school that unprotected sex meant pregnancy.. so DONT DO IT! wink
None of this "you only have 25% chance of getting preggers in every cycle" rubbish.

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 16:59:41

@Pinkemi @Dandandandandandandan

Yeh but surely that's the deal right? You do it once and he pulls out and you still get pregnant no matter what time of the month? That's what Jeremy kyle taught me. He needs to get his facts right I'd that ain't the case!

You'd be proud to know....I didn't purchase another test. Look at me making progress (except theirs another 4 amazon cheapies at home and I can't promise I won't go all Pee City on them....)

Vicsteur81 Tue 13-Jun-17 17:03:13

I can't tape your hands together but can I join your on your boat of "I just can't help myself" crazy testing? grin

Lalalax3 Tue 13-Jun-17 17:14:10

Please tape mine together too, and maybe my legs together while you're at it so I can't pee on any sticks! Did one today at 8dpo knowing full well it'd be negative. I'm an idiot!

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 17:14:41


Please join this boat. We can give each other tips on how to not test but still convince ourselves to try 'one last go before actual AF due date'.

Stupid tests should be 100% accurate 1 day after ovulation lol.

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 17:15:53

@mrsgembles taping legs is a brilliant idea!

Pinkemi Tue 13-Jun-17 17:18:30

Sadly.. I had a friend who had 3 negative tests after her period was late.. 6 weeks later she finally got her BFP. I think i might scream if that happens to me. NO AF BUT STILL A BFN?!!?

@BunsOfAnarchy well done for not buying another test! (she says eyeing up her early testing test. haha)

Lalalax3 Tue 13-Jun-17 17:20:21

Must. Not. Pee. On. Stick. Until. Saturday.

Pinkemi Tue 13-Jun-17 17:21:39

@mrsgembles don't make me get the duct tape out! haha


Lalalax3 Tue 13-Jun-17 17:23:19

I live so close to Savers and their tantalising 3 for £1 cheapies...

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 17:42:26

@Pinkemi @mrsgembles
I'm busting for a wee and you're making me laugh!

3 for a £1?! I bow down at your self control. That whole shelf would be in my house by now.

Hold tight ladies. We can do this! My pee will not dictate me no more....till Sunday that is 😂

MummyGofboys Tue 13-Jun-17 18:15:59

I have to join this thread!!! I'm due AF tomorrow and have been testing since last week. Done four tests and all negative. I have felt nauseous, cramps, backache, tired, emotional and very sore boobs for a week now. I'm going to be so disappointed if I don't get a positive with all these symptoms 😩😩😩 I WILL NOT PEE ON A STICK NOW UNTIL THE WEEKEND IF AF HAS NOT ARRIVED 😂😂😂

BunsOfAnarchy Tue 13-Jun-17 21:40:11

Haha @MummyGofboys don't give in! We should all just cyber pinkie promise not to test till the weekend!

MummyGofboys Tue 13-Jun-17 21:48:29

@BunsOfAnarchy haha it's ridiculous isn't it 🙄🙄 i promise i won't

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