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Already worrying and this test isn't helping!

Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:18 am

So I found out only 2 days ago that we are expecting. We had a miscarriage at 8 weeks in September. I was thrilled at first but then took another test after that first initial positive the next morning and it was fainter. I bought a digital and it said Pregnant 1-2 weeks. Now I know that should actually be interpreted as 2-3 weeks, but that is still not correct. I am 5w2d out from first day of lmp. I am waiting to get beta results so I will be worrying until next week at the very least. I just know this means my levels are low. :(

Re: Already worrying and this test isn't helping!

Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:25 am

Hey (Phder here from TTC boards).. I know it is tempting to test but honestly try to resist the urge to test. Pregnancy tests can be so influenced by very many factors and so can hCG levels across pregnancies too

What has helped me after loss is to think that fate is set. That the course of the future and pregnancy is predetermined and we can control what is within our "circle of influence" (e.g. looking after ourselves, getting regular check ups and tests etc) but we cannot control everything. Worry rarely solves a problem in itself.

Try as much as you can to focus on good self care strategies. Take a gentle walk, meet friends for coffee (decaff if you like). Distraction might be a useful technique atm or just trying to share your experience with friends. This forum is great for support as usually someone has experienced something similar or can somehow relate to your experiences.

Hope you are doing OK today and I do wish the very best for the up and coming weeks and that they pass without event and that this is your little rainbow x

Re: Already worrying and this test isn't helping!

Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:29 am

Aww, thanks PhD, that makes me feel better. And I was telling my hubby the same thing the other day, that it is out of our control, so there's no sense in worrying so much. I've just been trying to eat better, drink lots of water, and get a lot of rest. With my fall mc I was working in a super fast-paced, high-stress job and I think that contributed to the loss we experienced.

Re: Already worrying and this test isn't helping!

Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:27 am

I did do another digital tonight with no hold (2 days after the first one that said 1-2) and this one read 2-3. That is really comforting to me.

Re: Already worrying and this test isn't helping!

Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:52 am

Good news fly. Fingers crossed for your betas

Re: Already worrying and this test isn't helping!

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:08 am


My first beta results with 6w1d since lmp came in at 1070 and progesterone 17. Hope it goes up for results on Thursday.
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