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    Question Hi I'm new here..

    I'm new to this whole bulletin board thing, and relitively new to this site.
    I have an 8 y/o girl from a previous marriage. My new Hubby and I have been TTC for 11 months now, and i'm currently on day 38 of a normal 31 day cycle. 4 hpt's and still not a positive result. I've been experiencing some early pregnancy symptoms (some mild cramping, constipation, nausea and heartburn) but nothing like the last time. I did have the tiniest bit of faint spotting the day after AF was due but nothing at all since then.
    I've been diligent and a tad obsessive with charting up until last month, my hubby asked me to take a break cause it was starting to stress me out. So now I'm not sure if I just ovulated late or if there is something else going on. I saw my Doc but she just said she finds the HPT's are generally accurate and is sending me for a urine test at the hospital 'just to be sure' that I'm not pregnant.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this before?

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    Hi and welcome! I'm sorry you have such a mystery....it's always the month you decide not to chart for some reason that something weird happens with your cycle!!! I've had it happen twice myself! But I understand wanting to take a break from it, too It does tend to make one a little crazy.

    I haven't had any similar experiences I'm afraid. I do know that stress and illness can both mess with your cycle, so if you've had anything crazy going on, that could be one explanation for a late O and AF. I'm just wondering why your Dr. didn't just send you for a blood test instead of the urine test, since you haven't gotten a +HPT. If your test comes up negative and you still don't get AF, I'd ask about a blood test instead.
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    We did go on vacation and I'm reading that travel can possibly cause late O. My guess is the doc didn't order a blood test because they rarely do those here, the Canadian medical system my be free but you often get what you pay for :s They didn't do one at all when I was preggers the first time.

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    Welcome! I commented on your thread in the Do You See A Line (DYSAL) board yesterday (or maybe the day before?).

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    I'm starting to feel crampy am pretty sure AF is going to be coming soon, sigh. At least then I can move on to the next cycle.
    This is so frustrating, especially when so many around me are having oops'. I even stopped talking to a friend because she got preggers (very much accidentally) and despite her knowing how difficult it's been for us - all she did was complain about being pregnant! I told her I'd switch places with her in a heartbeat and she responded "no you wouldn't it's horrible". I haven't contacted her since.

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    Sorry to hear of your troubles. I don't have any advice about the late AF.....mine seem to run early all the time! I have found HPT's (FRER's, anyway) to be very accurate for me, and if I get a negative, it's negative!

    It sounds like it's been a while trying for you....please join us here as there are a few of us who've been here a while and we welcome new faces!

    Or rather, I hope this cycle turns out to be a pleasant surprise and you don't end up joining us after all!
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    Welcome! I'm glad you've decided to join us. I actually found this site when I was a circumstance very similar to yours. Unfortunately for me, it was just an unusually long cycle.

    I hope that your TTC journey ends with a bfp soon, and I'm glad that you've decided to share it with us here.

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    Welcome Looking forward to getting to know you! Hope you get your BFP real soon!
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    Thanks everyone
    So despite cramps on the other day still no AF waiting on the test to come back from the doctor's now. The worst part is that I can't move on to the next cycle until this one ends!
    My DD was a bit of an oops and I was about 11 wks along before I found out with her, at that point in time I was very irregular and it was no big deal to go months with out AF. The last 5 or 6 years I've been like clockwork 30 or 31 days. This is my first time TTC and it's taken a lot longer than either of us expected. I feel like my clock is ticking and my DH is very supportive and loving but he's not as concerned as I am. He says we're still young (He's 27 and I'm 31) our time will come. I think that because I'm 4 years older I feel it more, since my time will run out sooner than his.
    How about everyone one else? How long have most of you been TTC?

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    Welcome! I'm sorry you're going through a rough cycle. I hope it's just one of those fluke things and that it results in a BFP for you! It helps so much to post here and makes me feel so much better especially when I get stressed out and things get wonky with my cycle.

    I've been TTC for about 5 months, but have mild PCOS so I'm on Clomid which is great fun *sarcasm*. Hopefully it works out soon though. In the meantime, I'll be here cheering everyone on and obsessing over my symptoms or lack there of every month.

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