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    My charts not looking bad but after a year of all this crap I loathe the prospect of looking at another BFP. Looks like I cured myself of my early poas'ing lol. However I was super tempted this morning to test anyway I literally was warring with the thoughts in my head while in the bathroom. Part of the anxiety comes from the fact that when I had my 4th loss in Dec I had gotten pg my 2nd clomid cycle and this is my 2nd cycle back on. Im gonna take it as a badSign if i dont get pg mow. My progesterone was good this month it was 68.4 the highest it's ever been. However that means squat really in the end. I have 4 first signal $.88 tests from walmart and I'm not even sure if they even show as early as 10 dpo or what level they test. I have a few symptoms slight cramping, sore bbs, fatigue. I'd be due Jan 28th if I get pg. what do you guys think?
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    If you have 4 tests and are 10DPO, I say test. And at 88 cents each, it's not a huge waste.

    But I do understand the anxiety over testing. I tested out my trigger and was tempted not to test after that after all the times of BFN over the last 6 years, but also because of the BFPs that ended up being chemicals. It can be very stressful.

    I guess it all boils down to how well you can take it if it's a BFN or a BFP. Would it stress you more knowing than not knowing?

    If you are on clomid, are you being tracked by a doctor or going in for a blood test at 14DPO?
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    Rachael thanks for the reply! I just go to a reg OB office and see a MW and they are very relaxed about testing in general. They do my prog at cd 21 and that's it. If I get my period (which they consider to be atleast one day of significant red bleeding) I call them on cd 1 for a new RX. If I get a bfp at home they have me come in and they do a pee test there. If I don't get my period and don't get a bfp when poas then they will do a blood hcg. I wish they'd just do a blood hcg but its not policy. As for how upset I'll be when I see the bfn (well hopefully no bfn) I guess I won't be anymore upset then when the witch arrives. But I can never just accept a bfn either I stare at the test all day, then convince myself maybe its too early and the testing floodgates open. It's killing me not even giving POAS a go so ill probably try to hold my pee and test later. I'm kinds irritable today tho which I'm thinking might be a PMS sign.
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    Well Tiffany.. How did it go? Did you poas?
    I'm the worst.. If there is a test laying there I will take it. I ordered a bunch of Internet cheapies and I tested
    For about 2 weeks straight. I figured why not.. I have them! Lol.
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    I tested this morning BFN. So off to Feb it is.
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    So you have never been monitored during your Clomid cycles? (u/s throughout your cycle?).

    I only ask because I did 4 cycles of clomid, and 2 of the 4 cycles I had issues with a thin lining and was given extra estrogen to compensate (which is why I am pro-cycle monitoring with an RE, and not a fan of OBs giving Rx for Clomid)

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    Audrey nope no monitoring other than checking progesterone. I did question my lining though (just in general since losing Noah not just bc of clomid, I had light light periods) and had it checked by u/s during my first clomid cycle. It was great cant remember the measurement but it was well into the normal range. And when i had this last loss i had a nice thick pg lining by u/s as well. I don't warrant an RE visit yet they say. And even if they said I did the nearest is 1.5 hrs away and dh would need to miss a lot of work. So I'm hopeful to avoid having to do that.
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