I'm posting here because I thought for sure something was wrong with me! I got pregnant my first cycle off BC and that ended in a chemical pregnancy. Normal right? We'll just try again. Second month, pregnant, BFP, AF arrives exactly on time. I give up. 3rd cycle (and again I'm testing early..didn't I learn my lesson??) faint BFP, AF came and EARLY! 4th cycle I was pulling out all of the big guns.. I took an extra B6, baby aspirin, raspberry leaf and green tea, royal jelly, and used Pre-Seed. I thought for sure this would work... nope. I guess when you have no control over something, you just feel like you have just a little more control over the situation by adding all of the ttc tricks, at least I did. At this point I am SO over this. I'm done.
Onto the BFP cycle :)
I completely rebel and stop taking everything. Even my prenatals. Everything pregnancy related is evil to me at this point, I'm bitter and tired of seeing people posting that they're pregnant on Facebook (Like, really, ANOTHER ONE?). I was just done. I decide that July is a better month to try and truly was okay with not becoming pregnant this month. And of course, it happened and I was in complete shock!
I had a VERY painful ovulation this month, to the point where my entire lower abdomen felt like it was sore (weird). The very next day after I ovulated, I noticed that my finger was breaking out from my wedding ring (this happened with my first chemical, but not until right before AF). I immediately get suspicious and start my prenatals again, just in case. All of the sudden I am a psycho again! I ran to the store to try yet another trick, I can't help myself. So I go get a pineapple core (CORE not regular pineapple) and slice it into 5 parts (to help with implantation since clearly I could fertilize an egg but couldn't get it to stick). I ate the pineapple from DPO 1-5 and it was gross... but I choked it down anyways. I also used Pre-Seed for the second month in a row... not bc I was ttc, but bc it's a pretty good time lol. I actually got my BFP at 8 DPO and it was so dark I couldn't believe my eyes (much different than the other chemical cycles) and it was on a dollar test of all things! I am now 5 +1 and so far I've had no spotting or anything, still can't believe it. Ok, here were my symptoms!
1 DPO - I am in the worst pain of my life from O and it feels like someone bruised all of my insides in my lower abdomen. I almost went to the ER it was so bad, I couldn't even change position and could barely walk (finally a good egg maybe??)
2 DPO - Stomach pain is totally gone by morning. Finger is breaking out in a weird red rash where my wedding ring was. Freak out and start the pineapple core.
3 DPO - Weird tension headache. Never get a headache after O. I suffer from migraines and always get them a few days before AF like clockwork, although in all of chemical pregnancy cycles I never got a migraine so I 100% think I'm out.
4 DPO - Really stuffy nose and huge zit on my chin. This also happens before AF but never this soon after O. Now I think something is kinda up. I still have what feels like a tension headache but it goes away with Tylenol... my migraines would never. Maybe my allergies are just really bad. Pineapple core.
5 DPO - Still have a headache... now I have CM that is pure water, looks like I peed myself. This continues until I get my BFP. My finger is a lot worse than it was before, now I'm almost positive I'm pregnant as this is the only other time I have become allergic to my wedding ring. Pineapple core.
6-7 DPO - Nothing much, just the watery CM.
8 DPO - I go out to buy a dollar store test ( so that I don't waste my money) and there it was. Not even a squinter! I've never had a positive this dark on a dollar tree test. With my chemical pregnancies it wouldn't even register on those! I already know something is different!
9 DPO - Positive digi! This is real!!! I've never had a positive digi this early ever ( I did have a pos digi with my first 2 chemicals but not until AF was due).
I continue to test daily (ok, 10 times a day).. and the line gets darker and darker.
Still trying to take it all in and I'm afraid to get excited but I am over 5 weeks and know it's not a chemical at this point. My only symptoms now are sore nipples and breasts, and I'm utterly exhausted! Just wanted to share my story to give hope to you guys... I know how frustrating it can be and how easy it is to fall into the mind set that something is "wrong" with you! Our bodies are made to have babies, it WILL happen... and probably when you hate everyone and least expect it lol :)