During our 2 years of trying I spent every two week wait pouring over the bfp stories on here so wanted to add my own symptoms for those who are still trying.
I should add that after a year and a half struggling, my wonderful new GP (newly qualified no less!) recognized my symptoms and I was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumor. I began treatment with Cabergoline once per week at the end of June. My cycle length reduced immediately and I finally conceived on our honeymoon in Mexico!
Here are my symptoms:
o day: I identified this from the day my EWCM stopped and the sharp ovulation pain.
4dpo: Mild af cramps for 20 minutes in the afternoon, creamy cm
5dpo: Ovulation type pain lower right tummy, af type cramps right side
6dpo: Af type cramps right side, feel full quickly when eating, right bb aches on side
7dpo: Right bb aches, nipples sore, nausea after evening meal, BFN on IC
8dpo: 7:30pm light pink spotting on tissue when I wipe, turns brown by 9:30, never reaches my knickers, assume I'm out this cycle, feel devastated!
9dpo: Bbs ache on the sides near armpits (right one worse), spotting gone when I wake up but resumes by 11am, today spitting is pinky brown and only visible if I sort of push the tissue paper inside (sorry tmi!)
10dpo: Spotting as yesterday but stops by 2:15pm, nipples sore, right bb aches, nausea during the night
11dpo: BFP on IC at 8:30 am!!!!!!!!! Sooooooo happy and excited!!!!!! Bbs hurt, nausea more frequent, can't stomach breakfast but could be the excitement, hehe!!
I'm now 14 dpo and got another BFP yesterday on a clear blue, much stronger line :-)
Main symptoms are achy bbs, sore nipples and constipation/wind!
Before this I honestly couldn't imagine ever seeing that second line on a pregnancy test. For those who are wondering, the symptoms of my tumor, which was I diagnosed for so long were headaches, very long cycles (40-70 days), very light periods, thinning hair, excess body hair (all could be confused with pcos). My Dr found it by my elevated prolactin on a blood test followed by an MRI. Worth thinking about if you have explored other issues.
Apart from the cabergoline, other changes to our bding routine this cycle were:
*being very relaxed (3 week honeymoon in Mexico)
*used conceive plus every time we dtd
*dtd every day from 8 days before ovulation until 3 days after
*positive thinking (we tried using the law of attraction, talking as though we were already pregnant from the day of ovulation, my husband was convinced even before the BFP!!)
Very best of luck to everyone who is trying xx