I got my BFP this past saturday after an exhausting 5 years of trying. I have never been pregnant before so I tried to analyse every twinge and suspect symptom for many years, which takes a huge toll on ones mental psyche. This site really helped to bring me back down to earth when I was feeling crazy and alone. Here is our journey:
We tried naturally for 1 year and when it didn't pan out, we went to see a fertility doctor. He was of very little help and we felt like a cog in the fertility machine. Nothing seemed to be wrong except that my periods had changed over the years and I was spotting throughout my cycle as well as my periods were lighter. We decided to move to a new city to persue careers and school and as a result met a fantastic doctor who very quickly helped us identify the problem. We first tried IUI to see if it would work and through ultrasound the Dr noticed I had a polyp in the sub-mucosal area of my endometrium. 3 unsuccessfull IUI's later, we were feeling deflated and confused. We met with our Dr again to discuss what to do next and decided that removing the polyp was the logical next move. It was also a necessary precursor to getting IVF, which was our next move.
I had surgery this past January to remove it and it was very successful. Very shortly after surgery I felt amazing. I had symptoms that I was putting up with, caused by the polyp that I didn't even know were related. My symptoms with the polyp that diminished post surgery were:
-dizziness all day
-intolerance to caffeine and any stimulant, like peppermint or chocolate (I would get rapid heart rate and anxiety)
-pain during sex
-minimal bladder incontinence
We were supposed to hold off on intercourse for the first month post surgery to prevent any infections from occuring, but we decided to start having sex again on the next cycle and it wasn't painful anymore! this was a huge relief for me as I was starting to hate sex because of the pain it was causing me and it was greatly effecting our relationship.
I just carried on as normal, not even thinking I could get pregnant, as I was so used to seeing that negative pee stick. late in my cycle I even called my DR to book in for our first IVF cycle in a few months. That was all booked and set. I felt good about it.
3 days before my period was due I did a urine test that was negative. Nothing out of the norm. I wasn't very disapointed as I was accustom to this. the day my period was supposed to start, I had cramps, thinking it was coming, but no blood. wierd. and the same the next day, cramps all day, but no blood. I thought to myself, what the hell is the cruel and unusual trick?! so of course, I tested again the next morning, 3 days past period due date. the test went positive in about 10 seconds! I repeated over and over again "Oh my god!" while my husband lay in bed waking up. I wept for 10 mins as the relief was so great and unimaginable.
I'm going in today to get a blood HCG to confirm.
My only symptoms that I had were:
-implantation bleeding 10DPO, (thought it was just spotting prior to my period)
-mild cramping starting from implantation day and increasing to medium cramping on the day my period was supposed to arrive until now.
- no bleeding
-no period acne like I always get (I usually get atleast one zinger of a zit on my face)
Very few symptoms. Please do not over analyse symptoms, just wait it out girls, as painful as it is.
I'm still in shock, as is my husband. Couldn't be happier.