Okay so I need some expert advice. I am currently 16DPO and AF came yesterday or so I thought. So far it hasn't picked up at all. I've had bad cramps, more like the pressure kind rather than your usual cramps. I've also had a lot of lower back pain to the point I was lying on a heating pad last night for a while. Well, especially consider how bad the cramps are I'm really surprised AF hasn't picked up. It's still just barely there, not making it to the pad really and is just brown and kind of watery looking if that makes sense. Sorry if TMI, but I've also been feeling like I was going to throw up all morning so I decided to take a dollar store test just to be sure and it was positive...faint but it was there. Took another one a little while later after drinking lots of water and it looks negative to me. I'm just confused. The dye on the first one did something a little weird but it mostly faded and then the second line came up. Nothing weird happened with the dye on the second one but I can't tell if there's anything on that one. I guess I can't really count this either way but I'm supposed to start Clomid again in a few days and now I don't know what to do. Any thoughts on what you see?
I'm not an expert by far, but I used my ipod and zoomed in on the pic. The test looks a little funny. And I had a $tree test give me a light line last month. Visible in person by me and my DF, plus I posted it on here and had a few people see the line, and I was not pregnant. So at this point I would call it a no. Retest tomorrow morning! (which to you, I'm sure feels like a week away lol )
Thankfully my hopes aren't up. Looks like AF might be picking up a bit and if it does I'm sure I'm not. This cycle has been so weird and so confusing I'm just ready to have a definitive answer whether it be a positive test or bad AF. I guess I'll know pretty soon either way.
I see the line in the first test too... but... I guess if your period is really showing up then that's the real answer.... I'm sorry this has been such a tough cycle for you. I hope you get a clear answer soon!
Mara & Joel, 2009
AF showed up with a vengeance today so I'm pretty sure the test was defective. I don't think it was a chemical or anything because while AF was way worse than usual it was normal looking. I didn't have any red blood or clots or anything like that and my test with FMU this morning was BFN. I only got that one positive test and I think if I really was pregnant even if only briefly there would have been another faint line or something maybe the next morning but nothing. I'm not too disappointed. I was pretty much expecting it to be a false positive since AF had started. I start Clomid again on Thursday for my 3rd round so hopefully the next one will work. Thanks for the squinting ladies!
Third time is the charm! Crossing my fingers for you!
Mara & Joel, 2009