I wanted to share my story and give some hope to women with no symptoms. Trust your instincts!
My husband and I have been ttc #3 for three months. The first two months I obsessively noted every twinge, pang, cramp and made myself feel like a crazy person. TTC can make us all a little crazy, right? This month, was different in that I had no symptoms to obsess over. My CP is always soft and firm, but high after O and always open and remains that way until a few days before AF. My CM always stays abundant, usually lotiony, creamy and then slightly sticky before AF and always there when I wipe.
The only changes this month DH and I made were a) relaxed more and b) dtd twice on O day
Here are my clues by DPO
1 dpo- soft but firm CP, lots of CM and sharp, crampy backache on right side
2dpo- same, minus backache
3dpo- CP high and soft, sharp headache on and off throughout the day (similar to description of icepick headaches) and I NEVER get headaches, sharp twinges that felt like scratching on my cervix
4dpo- CP firm and closed (weird for me), feeling a little short tempered
5dpo-CP still same, CM thin, but could only tell while checking CP
6dpo- Brief burning feeling above pubic bone, felt like fire, lower backache (worsened in the evening) and cramps (I think this way implantation day in my unlicensed, amateur medical opinion :D)
7dpo- CP High, soft and closed, CM thin, not abundant
8dpo- same as 7dpo
9dpo- Random sharp twinges, pinches and cramps throughout day, feeling the urge to pee a lot, backache (especially worse before bed), feeling out, probably not this month
10dpo- Woke up and decided to test (intuition maybe?) because DH is leaving for training (Army) and will be out of touch for a few weeks... got the faintest of faint lines on a FRER.. I had to take it outside in natural light, but it was there and just a soft pink immediate line, still have backache and loads of stabby twinges (round ligament maybe?)
11dpo- Darker line on FRER, but still faint... even darker line with SMU, definite BFP :D... feeling majorly exhausted, backache, tons of sharp twinges and some mild cramping and a touch of nausea in the afternoon (a small snack eased it)
12dpo- BFP on FRER with fmu, some cramps, waking up with backache now
I hope this list helps. If you know your body well then you know when something is different for you. Knowledge is power :)
I had never had a test so faint as the 10dpo one, but the line was still obvious to me. I've totally been that woman tearing tests apart, analyzing strips for any smidge of a line and have spent way more on tests than I'm proud to admit. I feel relieved to see these tests getting darker as I had never tested so early with DS or DD. I always waited until after AF was a no show. I hope all of you are as lucky and your BFP's are coming too!