My doctor, Dr. P, instructed me to take a pregnancy test on day 28. Of course I did (you don’t have to tell me twice to pee on a stick) and it was negative and took another test this morning and negative as well. As far as I know I am not pregnant. PCOS=1 J&C+Clomid=0
But let me tell you the crazy thing…on day 27 I took a pregnancy test…(I couldn’t help myself) and I saw something…something that appeared to be a faint line, no pink color (I’m using First Response Early Result) but there was a line. I had Jay look at it and he saw a line. I posted it on a FB group for women with PCOS and trying to conceive and they all saw a line! Jay told me not to get my hopes up, my mom told me not to get my hopes up (of course I called my momma), but I did.
Here is a pic of that test I posted online:
The next day when I tested and there was no line I was devastated. Just crushed. I couldn’t understand. I was convinced that I would see a line that was just a little bit darker. I spent all day Friday depressed. I cried. A lot. I started doing tons of research towards the afternoon and evening hours about false positives, evap lines, faulty tests, etc. I was already in bed when I figured out something I may be able to do to look at the test but was too tired to get up.
When I woke up this morning I took a test (I have a legitimate excuse) and it was negative but now I had something to compare to the other test. I took my iPhone, turned the flash on to flashlight mode and shined a light behind the test I just took. I saw the test line clearly and nothing else. I expected this. I took the other test (I hadn’t thrown it out yet…) and did the same thing and you won’t believe what I saw. The best way I can describe it is an air bubble. You could clearly see a bubble in the test where there was a bit of a jagged line where the positive line should be and then the other side of the bubble ended right before where the test line was. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Clearly the test is faulty but the difference in the light refraction was able to make the bubble edges look like a very faint line. I took a picture but it’s very hard to see the bubble.
I have been very crampy yesterday and today with very, very sore breasts. I believe these are signs of my period approaching but to be honest I am not sure because it’s been awhile since I have had a naturally starting cycle. Good ol’ Provera has been doing that.
We are already looking to our next cycle and figuring out the days I will be taking Clomid and the days we will be “trying” because we have a wedding in less than a month with family and friends staying with us. Eek!
The only thing that has me remotely holding on to hope is my wonky basal body temperature chart.
Counting from the day of ovulation I could have implanted from CD 24-27. Let’s say I implanted on the latest day- CD 27 then it would be too early to test positive. Again, based on all my research (I love research!) it takes 4-5 days for enough HCG to build up in your system to get a positive pregnancy test. But that also depends on the women. So, that would be CD 31-32.
Now, I have heard of something called an implantation dip in a basal body temp chart but I’ve only heard of a one day dip. I had a 3 day dip. Could this be implantation? I have no clue. And to add to the confusion I had a very, very small amount of spotting on CD 25. I suppose it could be implantation but I seriously doubt it (I’m a Debby Downer).
All we can do is wait. Have I mentioned I hate waiting?