Thursday, February 21, 2008

16 DPIUI#3

The ironic thing is, my AM temp is still sky high today -- (98.6F again). However, I woke up with a migraine headache, so that's probably a sign that the end is near. I swear, having a 15-17 day luteal phase is torture sometimes.

I'm glad I tested last night, because otherwise I would have seen that high temp this AM and I would have started to truly believe that I must be pregnant. Yesterday, I was really hopeful, but not convinced. I think a negative test would have been even more upsetting today.

I don't cry over my negative tests. I did a few times last year, but not any longer. I'm not saying that I'm proud of that, just stating a fact. I think that deep down, I know that we are going to need IVF with ICSI to get pregnant.

If that doesn't work, though, I think I'll be absolutely devastated. :(


Lauren said...

I was going to comment on your last post that maybe the test was negative because it was still too early to tell. And maybe it is. Maybe the headache is just a headache. Sorry you're on this roller coaster!

The high temps are strange though. If I were in your place, I probably would have been suspicious too.

sarah23 said...

I wish that were the case, but I don't think that 14 or 15DPO is early. I think almost everyone gets a positive test by that point. And believe me, I have looked at the test under a really bright light... there is not even a hint of a line. I did use evening urine, but it was pretty concentrated, so I tend to believe it.

Maria said...

Are you on any type of progesterone? Because that could be keeping your temps high.

I'm sorry about the negative, but it sounds like you're handling it really well. I admire your strength.

sarah23 said...

No progesterone, Maria. I just have a really painfully long luteal phase.

Maria said...

Darn, I was hoping that would be it. I use to always wish for a long luteal phase (naturally mine's only around 10 days), but now that the p-supps and PIO shots make it longer, I can understand the torture of having to wait so long.

Meghan said...

I'm sorry...I never thought of how annoying a long LP would be (I start spotting between 4-6 dpo unmedicated). Guess the grass is always greener...right.

Sending you lots of hugs!

Lorrie said...

I got the usual "sorry, but unfortunately..." call from the nurse at my clinic today. I know how you feel!!!! I sometimes think the anticipation of a BFN on a cycle you know didn't go well is worse than the actual BFN.


Frenchie said...

Ugh--I'm sorry. I hate it when you start to give in to hope, only to get a big white negative pee stick staring back at you.

Cindy Nguyen said...

I'm sorry. Those negative sticks are the worst. I would have def. thought I was pg if I had your chart.

I'm praying there is still a chance this month.