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Ghost - Gatorade and hpt

Postby LYD10 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:48 pm

Ghost, I got a positive hpt at 8dpo. They were progressively darker up till yesterday, 10 dpo. Yesterday I started feeling bloated, and even worse today. I Gained 3 lb. I am drinking lots of Gatorade. I took an hpt today and it is lighter than the one yesterday. Do you think it's a chemical going down or could Gatorade dilute my sample and create a lighter hpt?

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Re: Ghost - Gatorade and hpt

Postby MamaBoo » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:28 am

HPT's are meant to give you a yes or no answer not give a quantity of hcg in your system. Also, I'm sure drinking more than usual would dilute your urine. I wouldn't worry about it. It will matter more what your beta numbers are.
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Re: Ghost - Gatorade and hpt

Postby Ghost » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:04 am

LYD10 wrote:Ghost, I got a positive hpt at 8dpo. They were progressively darker up till yesterday, 10 dpo. Yesterday I started feeling bloated, and even worse today. I Gained 3 lb. I am drinking lots of Gatorade. I took an hpt today and it is lighter than the one yesterday. Do you think it's a chemical going down or could Gatorade dilute my sample and create a lighter hpt?

Thank you!
Happy holidays!


It would take a lot of Gatorade to get a rising hCG titer to decrease...

Like MamaBoo said, those HPTs cannot really tell quantity very well. I would not trust them for that. Wait for the lab test.

By the way, be sure to check with your doctor about the Gatorade. Some recommend it, some don't. It has not been studied.
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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Re: Ghost - Gatorade and hpt

Postby LYD10 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:00 pm

Well, my next urine sample came back very dark. So, we are back on track there.
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Re: Ghost - Gatorade and hpt

Postby longtimerivf » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:23 pm

Congratulations Lyd!!
Wonderful that you have a + and you're pg!!!
Take care and call your RE if you have gained so much weight in very little time because it could be OHSS and you definitely don't want to let that one slide!
HPT's don't necessarily show us how HCG is growing so don't worry about how dark the line is... just take care of yourself and the little ones...
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Miracles happen everyday... we just have to keep the faith and wait for ours...
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