Monday, January 26, 2009

Testing out the trigger


It's well known (well, among infertile people anyway) that a trigger shot will cause a woman to produce a positive pregnancy test for approximately 7 days after it is administered. I know this to be the case, but I've never tested the shot out of my system before. I know women who do this, because they want to be sure if they get a positive pregnancy test at the end of the cycle, it's not just leftover hcg from the trigger.

So, anyway, today I decided to take a pregnancy test. I've been feeling so nauseated for a few days now, and I know it's the shot tricking my body into thinking I am pregnant. I've had it all - exhaustion, nausea, cravings, you name it! I truly feel pregnant.

Sure enough, I got a positive result on my test. And I cannot tell you how much that thrills me. You have NO idea how many of these things I've peed on during the last 2 years! To see that second line pop up tonight was enough to make me giddy. Of course I know I'm not really pregnant (or if I am, it's way too early to get a positive test). But still - it's so fun to see 2 lines. It feels so much better than seeing nothing but the control line staring back at me. I am so proud of this silly pee stick that I'm considering saving it! I know people who haven't been there will think I sound nuts, but I am confident that anyone else who has ever tested out a trigger shot will understand how I feel.

Isn't it pretty??

7 comments:

Heidi said...

Beautiful! I hope you get another one just like it in another week or so!

Lisa said...

I agree!

Tracy said...

I was tempted to take a few with my trigger shot, too (I did, but just a tad later, and there was no line...)

I have to share, though. I took another hpt after my dr. called yesterday and said my levels were 23.5. I thought "woo hoo! It'll show up on a regular test!" So, I took another test and looked at it for a while. lol. I have had my fair share of negatives and the positive (even though I know I'm pregnant already) is so pretty. lol.

Melanie said...

I knew you guys would understand! :)

Melanie said...

Oh, and Tracy, trust me if I ever do get pregnant, I'll be taking one or 2 of every single test on the market!!!

Angie said...

Melanie-- I can only imagine how thrilling it is to see 2 lines. I hope there will be 2 when it counts! :)

Maggie said...

Looking for 2 lines in about a week. I bet this did your heart good :)