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    Default When should I take a HPT?

    So my husband and I have been trying for a while to have kids, but no such luck. Everything seems normal, even had a few tests done which have all come back normal, doctors told me that it's probably stress (I had a huge emotional issue over the summer for about 5 months). Normal PMS symptoms are: really really bad migraines and tender breasts about 5 days out from my AF starting every month. Migraines generally coupled with nausea, but only while headaches last. Cramps about 1 day before I start my cycle. Average cycle is 28 days.

    This month, we had sex on all the right days and then about 9 DPO, I started getting nauseous. For the past 4 days, I have been nauseous for the entire day, even when I eat. I have been craving really salty and sour foods. I have been feeling dizzy and lightheaded and have had hot flashes. Also very tender breasts (altho sometimes I have tender breasts from the day I ovulate on, and this is true this month as well). I have a few more "symptoms" as well.

    I normally don't feel nauseous like this (like I said, nausea usually only accompanies my migraines, which I haven't had this month), was wondering if anyone else had the same type of symptoms early on and then found out they were pregnant. I am scared to take a HPT so early b/c of the odds of it being negative. With the struggles we've been having, a negative test (even false negative) would be heartbreaking. Supposed to start my AF in 3-4 days, but it's killing me to wait!

    Thanks for your help!

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    You could try an Early result pregnancy test. If its still negative wait another week. GL!



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    I'd wait till 12 DPO to test but that's just me. I did not experience any symptoms until about 6 weeks with this pregnancy, but everyone's different.

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    Thanks for the response! I think I will try a HPT tomorrow if I feel the same as I do today. I woke up feeling very nauseous and it hasn't gone away. I am also constantly hungry, which is very odd for me because I am rarely hungry usually.

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    I had an incredible appetite which was very out of character for me during the 1st trimester! I gained 3 pounds in a month. Hope it's a good sign for you too!

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    I agree, take one around 12 DPO
    Karen (28), DF (28), DD (3), DS (2 months)


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    took HPT this morning, BFN....sigh, knew it was silly to get my hopes up

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    Sorry!! Hope next month is your month! Are you temping or using OPKs to predict ovulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeaa1134 View Post
    took HPT this morning, BFN....sigh, knew it was silly to get my hopes up
    I am sorry hon.



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    Thanks guys. Nothing more than I expected, been the same for the past 15 months

    Been using OPKs, works fine, but still just not getting anywhere. Very frustrating.

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