Monday, October 19, 2009

Cycle #2 - Update 3

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No happy faces for me. I have done 11 digital ovulation predictor tests this cycle and they all have shown empty circles. It is pretty frustrating. So the possibilities are: I ovulated earlier than CD 8 or my ovulation surge is too low for the test to detect or my surge was too short for the test to detect or I didn't ovulate at all. I know as much as I did before doing these tests! Hmmph. Today is CD 18 and AF is due next Monday on CD 25.

I still have PMS symptoms and the metallic taste on and off every day. It appears that my PMS symptoms are now lasting for 2 weeks! I really hope my hormones settle down soon. I am assuming they are still out of whack from my miscarriage.

I got my package of 20 HPTs in the mail on Friday. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've already tried them out. BFN of course! It is too early to test.

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I need to keep myself busy with other projects. We have some new furniture to set up and a couple of paintings to hang so I'll be focusing on that for the next week or so.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, new to the site!

    I had the same problem last cycle. I used a 7-pack of ovulation tests (don't know the brand, but they were big plastic sticks like a HPT) and I never got a positive - that didn't stop us from FLB tho :)

    This cycle I tried a 20 day kit* and it worked much better. Instead of peeing on the stick, you pee in a cup and dip the strip into your sample. It seems like an easier way to get the right amount of 'sample' on the absorbant tip. I still won't know anything for 10-15 days, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

    *similar to this: http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=154360&catid=9701&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=9701&trxp2=154360&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

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