Posted by emenesini
My husband and I were wanting to get pregnant in April after a trip I have planned with my mom. I was going to wait to go off of the pill in March before leaving, but after speaking with my OBGYN he said it could take a couple of months for your cycles to regulate so I decided to go off in the beginning of January. I had two normal periods, and two ovulation cycles. Technically we weren't trying to conceive but nevertheless are SO THRILLED! Here is my timeline:
1-4 DPO : Nothing
5 DPO : One pinch/twinge above my pelvic bone
6 DPO : Nothing
7 DPO : One wipe of creamy CM, slight bloating
8 DPO : Nothing
9 DPO : Stuffy and runny nose, almost vomited after lunch due to random wave of nausea
10 DPO : Stuffy and runny nose, almost vomited again after walking into a lunch cafe, tired, queasy, groggy, headache, crampy, irritated. BFN AT 2 P.M. WITH EPT
11 DPO : Stuffy and runny nose still, VERY tired, crampy, headache, hungry
12 DPO : Stuffy and runny nose, queasy, tired, anxiety, bloating, irritated
13 DPO : sleepy, cramps, nose still, hot flashes....
13 DPO was the day of my expected period, I didn't get it as a suspected I would not. I took a Veriquick (dollar store brand) test at 8p.m. and within 3 minutes I saw nothing and threw it in the trash. 2 hours later I felt nauseous and got up to pee, I decided to look at the test again and there was a faint pink line! What!
I saw 2 complete ends of the spectrum during my research. Some say completely disregard test after 10 min no exceptions because of evap lines. And the other half said if there is a pink line, there is a pink line and just accept it. My problem was I didn't know if the test showed up in an hour or in 5 minutes because I chucked it after 3.
The next morning, 14 DPO, one day late, I took a CB digital and dollar store at the same time FMU. the CB came back not pregnant and there was a faint pink line on the Dollar Store in 10 min.
I took another dollar store at 2p.m that day and got a faint pink in 3 minutes! followed by a FRER at 5p.m. with a lovely strong pink line! Not as dark as the control line, but darker than the other three.
Moral of the story...
1) I don't trust evaps! Pink is pink.
2) Dollar store beats CB digital. - My friend is pregnant with twins and got results 8 days before missed period with these and nothing with FRER for days later.
3) Don't look/lose heart over every symptom! I usually have sore breasts a week before AF and still don't feel a thing. Not sore, tingly, heavy nothing. I have Z E R O cm. completely dry. I got negative tests until I was late and the expensive ones didn't even turn up.
Added: Feb. 22, 2015