Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP after 22 months, short luteal phase and Endo
I have been TTC for 22 months. I am 37 and started when I felt pressure to have a second at 35. I have endometriosis, hypothyroid, gastroparesis, as well as a short luteal phase which doctors kind of ignored and went straight to the I word. I can’t possibly do that bc of money. Anyway I have to say I had a feeling from the day I ovulated. Everything changed from the first day which was so different from my first pregnancy when I had no idea. I wanted to post this here because I stalked this site so many times but also because I Know the reason I got pregant and I think it may help others. I USED VITEX THIS CYCLE AND GOT PREGANT THE FIRST TRY AFTER 22 months, an endometriosis diagnosis and a short luteal phase (8-10 days). I took a risk because I know many people have had miscarriages on it but I have found enough reliable info for me that I was willing to try it. I will continue it to the end of the first trimester. I found information that explained that a short luteal phase is likely due to low progesterone and that is what the vitex helps! My O showed up four days early! So people who have miscarriages from it often actually have it from stopping (and therefore dropping progesterone) and not just from being on it. I know this got me pregnant so it’s a big step further than I was able to do without it. That being said, I got symptoms starting the day I ovulated. I chalked it up to the rise in progesterone from the vitex, which it may have been. There’s no way to tell bc I got pregnant the first cycle on it so I have nothing to compare it to. 1 dpo twitching in uterus like an eye twitch. Very annoying. Uterus felt hard. Belly very bloated. Lots of ovary cramping. 2 dpo- current: headaches and two migraines (these usually only happen during period) dizzy spells, emotional, feeling weepy occasionally. Cramps, ovary pain. Very slight tingling boobs on outside edge only. Nauseous all the time. Extremely forgetful and mixing things up. 9 dpo I woke up to a very pregnant looking belly and was like wtf if I’m not pregnant I need to stop eating at all. It’s also very hard like down low where your uterus is. I swear this began the very first day after the positive OPK. I have gained four pounds in a week. Got BFP THIS MORNING. Very dark in under a minute. The test looked different right away. That’s it ladies. Try that vitex just don’t go right off it bc your progesterone will drop!