Tuesday, April 9, 2013

7dp5dt and a real FREAK OUT

Almost ALL of my symptoms are GONE today.

The day started out well with this:

And, to make myself feel better (because the FRER test is a 25 test and the Clear Blue digital is a 50 test), then this:

Things are looking good, except for the giant elephant in the room. ALL MY SYMPTOMS ARE GONE. You remember the post from YESTERDAY when I was a SYMPTOM MACHINE. Insomnia, exhaustion, food aversion, cramps, bloating, and tender boobs.

Well, today, for the ENTIRE DAY, I have had cramps and only cramps (and some bloating). The biggest fear trigger is that my boobs feel FINE. I feel like I could get punched in the boob and be fine. So that freaked me out.

And I caved. After my naturopath seemed concerned the symptoms are all gone (I saw her this morning for my natural killer cell test) and the advice nurse at my OB's office sounded concerned, I asked for a beta. I went into my OB's office around noon and had blood drawn.

My beta, for 7dp5dt is, well, FUCKING HIGH.

I hope things keep going well and that it doubles by Thursday. Because at least at some point in the not so distant past, there were TWO IN THERE.

Today's beta was 168.

To put it into perspective, my beta on a singletone last summer at 10dp5dt was only 172 (or something like that).

Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. And I will remain hopeful that (1) things are going well and (2) that I feel sick again tomorrow for peace of mind.


  1. deep breath. this is a great number at 7dp5dt!!!!!!!!! My beta is not till Friday and I will be thrilled if it starts with 100!!! I know its easier said then done, but try to relax a little bit and enjoy this great news!

  2. Awesome beta! Hang in there!

  3. Fingers crossed! I know it's hard, but try to stay positive. It can only help!

  4. Stay positive- it is super early and that's a great beta for so early!! (Mine was 223 on 10dp5dt.) Your symptoms could be because of the progesterone, not from being pregnant. My symptoms come and go and I'm 6 weeks today.

  5. That is a great beta! At this early stage I think it's pretty normal for symptoms to come and go a bit. I know it's easier said than done, but try to just take deep breaths. One day at a time, we're all her cheering you on!