I have been following this forum for a while and finally decided to post my experience now. This forum was a great inspiration during the tww and I used to visit quite often to read good stories, check symptoms, get inspired and find positivity. With that said, here is my story, symptoms and the final result:
I am 33, have been trying to conceive for 3 years now, with extremely high FSH (130+), no recruitable follicles, undergone 3 IVFs with first two being unsuccessful. During my third IVF (FET) I got a BFP (the best day of my life so far) with lots of tears, screams and more tears :)
After the third IVF attempt (5 day blastocyst), I was on bed rest for 3 days, with no shower and no movement. Nothing happened during those 3 days except that I was shivering with cold all 3 days even after having 2 comforters on me :)
4dp5dt: When I took the shower, my head started spinning and i could barely stand on my feet. This was pretty heavy feeling and very unique too as it never happened to me earlier. I was feeling unusually cold all day and night....
5dp5dt: I kept feeling cold, tender breasts and nausea started hitting, also I used to feel very hungry. I also decided to go on complete bed rest even after the stipulated 3 days that was recommended by the doctor unlike my last two IVFs where I had to fly back on 4th day and return to work on 5th day. I was just a bit skeptical that not taking enough rest was the reason of IVF failure. I took 2 weeks off and focussed on IVF 200% this time.
6dp5dt: By 6th day, my nausea started worsening, used to feel cramps in legs exactly like how you feel when you’re about to get periods.
7dp5dt: Feeling cold, headaches, cramps, nausea and I had bouts of sleep in nights, very vivid dreams and used to get up at exactly the same time in the morning daily.
8dp5dt: Similar symptoms of sleep, headaches and nausea. I was on bed for 80% of the time with very little movement and a pillow under my feet always.
9dp5dt: Headaches again, cramping and craving for sour, actually very sour food :) we somehow knew that this time its different than the first 2 cycles but we didn’t raise our hopes.
10dp5dt:On the 10th day, my hopes ad patience reached a threshold and I asked my husband to get a clear blue HPT. We thought that we'll abstain from getting the HPT in this cycle so it took me a while to convince my husband. Finally he got it and I took it in the afternoon around noonish with bated breath and it said 'Pregnant'!!!!!! Clearblue also tells you the weeks of pregnancy so it showed after a minute or so (2 weeks) I literally had tears in my eyes and we were soooo happy to find out that it was a BFP finally!!!!!!
On 12th dpt I had a regular blood test to determine the HCG levels and it was confirmed that I was pregnant. My HCG was very high (1300ish) depicting that I might have conceived with twins. But after a week or so the second sac stopped developing, felt really bad about it but happy to have a singleton sac developing and turning into a real healthy baby. I am running in 18th week now and came back to this site today to share my experience with all you lovely ladies out there.
My last few words- Do not lose hope and believe in almighty, if its the right time to happen it WILL. Good luck and lots of baby dust to you all… :)