Trigger Happy

Monday, June 3rd, 2013.  CD23, 9DPIUI.

Hi folks!

I just wanted to check in and let you all know how the trigger-testing is going.

That is, I wanted to let you know that as usual, the trigger is being stubborn, and really isn’t testing OUT as I had hoped.

I’m currently nine days out from my IUI, which puts me eleven days (or ten and a half, technically, since I triggered in the late evening) out from the trigger.  I’m still throwing faint second lines, indicating that the HCG is still in my system.

Here’s the test progression thus far, for your viewing pleasure:

trigger progression may/june 2013

As for side-effects, it’s of course still far too early to tell much of anything.  Anything I may be feeling right now can easily be attributed to the Prometrium, and I suspect that I will continue to feel this way until I stop taking it.

The list of side-effects is fairly extensive at this point, but the biggest annoyances are a random skin breakout, debilitating exhaustion and fatigue, and maddening hunger.  The fact that I’ve suffered from the latter two of these for well over a week point to Prometrium as the cause, though they can also be caused by pregnancy and PMS.

Lovely contradiction, eh?

So that’s about that.  The husband describes me as a narcoleptic T-Rex, tearing through the house all cranky-like in search of food, and then passing out as soon as I’ve eaten it.

Insulting though that might be, it’s not entirely inaccurate.

This week stands to be a busy one, so I’ll update more if I can closer to a realistic test date, though I may opt for Radio Silence as in previous cycles.  Either way, by this time next week, I’ll have an answer.

And so will you.  🙂




11 comments on “Trigger Happy

  1. Amanda Tessoff
    June 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Love the comparison to a T Rex. Wish I could say that dinosaur hunger goes away once you get a BFP but, it hasn’t for me. I am hungry ALL the time. My fingers and toes are crossed for you 🙂


  2. Ashleigh
    June 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Love you and your Hubby’s humor! 🙂 Sending happy and hopeful thoughts your way!


  3. Mrs green grass
    June 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    My trigger still showed up at 9, then was gone at 10, BFP at 11. Good luck!!


    • Tracy
      June 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Yeah, during my BFP/MC cycle, the trigger disappeared at 9, was blank the morning of 10dpo and showed a faint BFP that evening… I’m trying not to compare that cycle to this one TOO much, but it’s getting more difficult as the days go by. 😛


  4. Kitten
    June 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    The first time I tested out my trigger, it hung on for 12 days. 😦


    • Tracy
      June 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

      Yeah… I’ve had them hang out that long before too. Longer, in fact, when I took a Pregnyl 10K trigger. That sucker held on till 16DPO/15DPT and threw a questionable result on the beta…

      That was a bad day. 😦


  5. First Comes Love
    June 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    A big T-Rex in a little bedroom is just what I needed today. Also, how have I never heard of this trigger-testing before happening upon your blog?? It sounds perfect for a total control-freak headcase like me! Every finger and toe is crossed for you. Totally can relate with the sometimes-need for radio silence. ❤


    • Tracy
      June 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      I’m a faithful trigger-tester, and YES! It’s totally perfect for maintaining the illusion that you have SOME control over the last two weeks of your cycle. 😉

      Pro Tip: Order the Wondfo strips (the pink ones!) from Amazon. SUPER cheap, SUPER sensitive!


  6. A Morning Grouch
    June 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    omg your husband’s description was the best! I have never trigger tested…should i be doing this?


    • Tracy
      June 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      It’s a personal decision, and I in no way want to sway you to the Dark Side… Also, there’s rarely any escape once you’ve come over, lol. But hey, you get to write “Pee Cup” on something, which I’m sure is on your bucket list, AND you get a false sense of control over one thing in your life! 😉

      What could go wrong, right??


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