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Feeling really down about my HCG doubling time :( honest thoughts?

Hi guys,

So a little background... I took clomid 100 mg this cycle. I had a 24mm follicle on my R side and a 15mm follie on the left (doctor said only the 24mm would ovulate).

I got a pretty early positive HPT (I think it was 9-10 DPO), and the line continued to darken. In fact, even today at 19 DPO the line is darker than the control.

However, this past Monday, at 16 DPO, I had my first BETA HCG. It came back great, so I thought, at 680. (Lower than my previous pregnancy, which at 17 DPO was 2,316). But still good. I figured my 2nd Beta would be just as great.

Not so much....... Wednesday of this week, at 18 DPO, my levels had only gone up to 990. Exactly 48 hours later. The doctor said she wasn't "too concerned" yet, because it was still high, but come on... that's like a 44-45% increase over 2 days with a 90 hour doubling time. I have basically given up, but they are checking my bloods again tomorrow. My HPTs keep getting darker, but I know that means nothing. Anyway, just looking for some honest thoughts and advice!

Thank you.

Am I miscarrying?

I'm starting to lose hope. 2 days ago at 12 dpo I had a very strong positive. (Top test). This morning at 14 dpo its much lighter. I want to cry. Does this signal a miscarriage?

BFP or no?????!

Im 9 dpo. Took this tonight and the faint line appeared within the time frame. Thoughts?

Help ladies! A sign or no?

 Hey ladies… I am 6 DPO right now. This would be my third pregnancy If I got a BFP. however,  I have not been having any CM this entire two week wait. Both of my other pregnancies I had tons and tons of white CM all the way through till my BFP. Would you say I am probably out since I don't have any this time? Or would each pregnancy be different in that regard? 

evap lines? Need advice

 Talk to me about evap lines. I have been using the iproven brand off amazon for awhile.  I have never seen any lines on a test until today. I took two tests and they both had faint lines on them that showed up after the test window. Another one I took later on did not have a line show up. I took a couple more tonight and they also had lines Show up but not until well after the test window was up, and they are very very faint lines. 

Just curious if anyone has ever had a true positive where the line just doesn't show up for a long time early on. Also curious if anyone has had issues with this brand having multiple evap lines in a batch. 

Evap or BFP?

 Can anyone take a look at this for me? I got two back to back tests with faint lines but I cannot tell if they are evaps or a real positive. I took a third from the same batch about 30 minutes later and it was negative. Just wondering what the odds are that I would have two back to back evap lines 


AF arrived last night, so I was wrong on implantation spotting. Onto the next cycle. Taking Femara days 3-7 again, because I ovulated on CD24 last cycle on it! Our only obstacle is trying to force ovulation since i have PCOS, so I am hoping that one of these next few cycles will be the one for us!

11 DPO implantation spotting

Hi everyone,

I am 11 DPO with no signs of AF to be found. However, today, I have wiped a few times and had bits of brown streaks. Would 11 DPO be too late for implantation spotting? I figure it should occur a few days earlier.

I guess it could be an early AF too? Thoughts?

11 DPO

Another negative this morning on a wondfo IC. But also zero signs of AF and still have high temps.... Ugh.


10 dpo

well, still stark white bfn this morning. I'm starting to lose hope. Anyone know if it's common to get a bfp after 10 dpo? I have no signs of AF or pregnancy, but I really thought this might be the month!