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I'm a 36yr old, wife, wannabe mom, horticulturalist, halfass knitter, and sometimes runner, searching for my grace

Thursday, June 25, 2009

need advice

Apparently it was just spotting, because no more blood since yesterday afternoon. I tested again this morning and it was positive darker than yesterday but still not a bright pink line. The tests I used up yesterday were Internet tests and this morning I used a FREP test. Does that make a difference? I broke down and called the RE office this morning and left a message. Should I request the blood test, or just wait and few more days and test again? If this is a chemical pregnancy how long till I get a negative test? Should I keep taking the progesterone just in case and if I do will that just prolong AF? For the first time in a long time I felt that old anxiety on the way to work. I didn't run this morning, and I think my body has been using running as a surrogate antidepressant without me realizing it.

Trying hard not to get worked up about this, what will be will be...

addendum: first positive on 12dpo, second 13 dpo, today is 14dpo with positive FREP

3 comments:

Meg said...

What dpo are you? I always used FREP tests because I heard they were very reliable. Keep taking the progesterone, regardless of the test. Let a blood test confirm anything before you stop....I would go in for a blood test. You will drive yourself batty nuts with testing a ton....

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Dito on the blood work. I could always tell with beta's whether or not I would m/c (or not). It helped me mentally prepare either way. What kind of progesterone are you on? Try and get Endometrin. That stuff is gold- and the reason I think we're carrying this pregnancy after 7 m/c's.

Astrid said...

GET A BLOOD TEST! Because then you'll know if it's viable. If it's not viable, it won't necessarily miscarry right away. So the tests might not turn negative for months and months - it could be a missed m/c. My pregnancy ended at 5.5 weeks and I had NO sign of that until my 12 week u/s. My HPT's just kept getting darker and darker through the weeks so I thought everything was ok. Even when the u/s revealed a non-viable pregnancy they had to remove it surgically 'cause it wasn't going anywhere on its own and my body continued to think it was pregnant. By the time I got a D&C my HCG was 53K and it took FOREVER (over six months) for my body to get back to normal. An early blood test would have saved me a lot of time, not to mention a lot of despair, anxiety, and sleepless nights.