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    Hi ladies,
    I would love your thoughts on when you think I should do HPT's.

    I came off the pills with my last placebo week (starting AF on CD1) beginning Aug. 2nd and obviously I have no idea what my cycle is doing, if anything. I know it can take a few months to get back to normal.

    I did several OPK's duing August, all negative. I understand that it may be a while before I begin ovulating and/or AF begins, but how the heck do I know when to take a HPT?
    I already took a HPT on CD 29 which was negative. I know it was way early to do that, but I couldn't resist.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and also what your experiences were if/when you've come of BCPs in the past. (I've posted msgs. in the past about coming off BCP so am sorry if this is redundent).

    Thanks.
    -jodi

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    I'd just take one every few days until AF shows. Buy some internet cheapies or go by the Dollar Store for their $1 tests. When TTC DS I was one of those weirdos that didn't test till I was convinced I was late. I didn't know I was pregnant with him till 5.5 weeks. lol.

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    I agree with buying the Dollar Store tests! You can test as often as you want and not have a ton of money wrapped up in it. They also sell OPKs.

    I'm also not a crazy tester. I test once I believe I'm late and every few days until AF shows.
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    I agree. Test every 2 days until AF arrives. IC's or $ store HPT's are perfect for this. Once you get a +HPT on those you can test with an FRER to confirm. Good Luck and KUP!

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    Thanks everyone!
    It's just hard to know how often to take HPTs when I may not have AF at all for 2 months or so, solely due to my body adjusting from being off the pill, and not due to pregnancy.
    -jodi

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