To test or not to test?

Trying not to test. Hubby really wants me to. He wants to know so much. It’s been a long time since I have seen him so excited about something.

Honestly I am somewhat scared of testing. I have never had a positive result on a preg test and I desperately want to see those stripes. It’s not like I haven’t earned them right? ☺ In saying that I don’t want the results of the blood test a week from now to be a surprise because I will get them at work and either result is probably going to end in a cry fest lol.

I did have to take a tiny amount of the ovidrel last Thursday. Honestly I have no clue how long after transfer you can test without the trigger affecting it. I would hate to test and get a positive then be gutted in a weeks time.

Over share time… let’s talk symptoms. Obviously I have been symptom spotting. I had some slight cramping Thursday and Friday, Saturday I had very weird nausea, all of a sudden I felt ill and quite sure I was going to be sick, but I didn’t have the whole saliva filling the mouth part. Then after some breathing of fresh air it passed. Saturday night I got incredibly sensitive nipples, this has gone over into today (Sunday), they almost feel bruised, very odd. I have also had some lower back pain today. I have no idea if any of this means anything. I’d love to hope it does, but who knows.

How long after transfer did you guys wait to test?


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13 responses to “To test or not to test?

  • thebarrenlibrarian

    Everything sounds good to me! I had an IUI so it’s a bit different, but for me it took 9 days for ovidrel to be out of my system and I got my true positive on 11 DPO.

    • DitchTheBun

      Yeah I think the symptoms sound good. The boob tenderness is certainly strange LOL.
      From my Googling of 5 minutes ago it looks like 9 days is the normal time for Ovidrel to be in your system. Which would mean this Saturday is the earliest I could test, the blood test is on Monday hahaha.

  • My Perfect Breakdown

    I always waited as long as possible. Qhenever you decide to test i’m hoping you finally get your positive! 😊

  • Amy M.

    I replied to your comment on your last post so I won’t repeat it again here lol. I believe the trigger takes at LEAST a week to get out of your system. I do know someone who tested a week or so after transfer and got a positive, then their beta was negative because that home test had picked up the trigger, but she wasn’t truly pregnant. When are you supposed to go in for your beta?

  • EmilyMaine

    I always waited a long time too as the anxiety around false positives and negatives was just too much for me. I wanted to be as certain as I could that the result was accurate. Trigger takes between 9-12 days to leave the body apparently depending on how much you have I suppose. Some people test out the trigger – so that means testing when they know it is still in the system, seeing the positive and watching it fade each day as it leaves the body. Then after that they know that any positive that reappears is a pregnancy positive and not the trigger if that makes sense. X

    • DitchTheBun

      I’m exactly the same. High anxiety around false positives.
      I was thinking about doing that (testing out the trigger), might be a good idea actually. I will have to see how many tests I have though. Maybe I could use the cheapo ones I have for that 🙂

  • Caroline

    I always tested 5dp5dt. Not going to lie it’s probably too early but with both pregnancies I got a positive that day and with our two failed cycles it was white as could be. Good luck!!!!

    • DitchTheBun

      🙂 Thanks for sharing. I’m very tempted and Hubby wants me to so very much. He’s not an overly patient person when it comes to things like surprises, gifts etc. hahaha.

  • dubliner in deutschland

    Those symptoms all sound good! It’s so hard to know if testing is a good idea because of the risk of false positives or negatives.

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