I can't go on. I'll go on.Monday 11th: HCG trigger shot, 5000iu
Wednesday 13th: ovulation
Tuesday 19th, 6dpo: very, very faint line on HPT
Wednesday, 7dpo: very, very faint line on HPT
Thursday 21st, 8dpo: slightly stronger line
Friday 22nd, 9dpo: fainter line, about the same as Tues and Wed
Feel like I'm having another miscarriage, watching the lines get fainter and fainter. And yes, I did think I was pregnant yesterday. Maybe I was. I doubt it though, just one of those nasty tricks of nature for those of us unfortunate enough to test compulsively.
Once again shattered, kicked in the gut, isolated, deflated.
Still hoping for tomorrow.
FYI: A shot of HCG, the pregnancy hormone, can be given to trigger ovulation. Ovulation should occur approximately 36 hours later. The length of time that the HCG stays in the system depends on the amount administered and the metabolism of the individual, however a rule of thumb is that half of the HCG leaves the system every 24 hours. Thus, a shot of 5,000iu HCG would decrease as follows:
Day 1: 5000
Day 2: 2500
Day 3, O: 1250
Day 4, 1dpo: 625
Day 5, 2dpo: 313
Day 6, 3dpo: 156
Day 7, 4dpo: 73
Day 8, 5dpo: 37
Day 9, 6dpo: 18
Day 10, 7dpo: 9
Day 11, 8dpo: 5
Day 12, 9dpo: trigger gone
The body has about 5iu HCG when not pregnant so anything above that is considered positive for pregnancy. The average HPT measures a level of about 20iu HCG, so a positive test after about 8dpo should not be a false positive. Be warned though, Internet cheapies can catch about 10iu HCG - I know this as I was getting very faint lines when my beta was 10.