Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS W/ PCOS
EARLY PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS W/PCOS My husband & I have been trying to conceive for about 1 year & have exercised more pointed efforts for about 7 months. This BFP was both a surprise & a blessing! Thank you Lord! We went to see an RE for the first time b/c 3 cycles of clomid failed. We wanted to switch to femara & escalate our efforts to make it happen this time. She told me I have a mild case of PCOS w/a very light resistance to insulin. So she put me on metformin & said I'd need to diet (low carb, low sugar), exercise (abt 3 x a week) & take the meds – all 3, not 1 or 2 – if I wanted to get pg. I also met w/a dietician that my RE recommended to help ensure I adopted a proper pcos compatible diet. I'm not one for exercising so that was a huge adjustment. The dietician helped me understand it by explaining that not only does exercise help w/weight loss, but it also aids the medication's effectiveness. I committed to the tri-fold plan & here is my story. Hopefully someone will be blessed by them as much as I have been blessed by reading others. 1 day before ovulation - took hcg novarel shot today, which i believe means i ovulate in 12-48 hours.
Ovulation - had iui performed in the afternoon. :-) baby dust to me!!! 14 days & counting...i MUST stay relaxed & pampered!
1dpo - so far no symptoms since the iui. we'll c how things progress & if the follicles liked the little swimmers :-)
2-3dpo - breast activity, not quite pain, around top & sides of breasts.
4dpo - nothing really. have been feeling a bit bloated considering i didnt eat much yesterday so not sure why my stomach is so full. Just remembering that I've have had indigestion/heartburn for about 5 days. feels like food is caught in my upper chest & need to burp all the time.
5dpo - on the bus ride into work this am, i felt a cramping sensation that lasted about 15 min. it also got me a bit light headed & feeling nauseous. not sure if these are early preg symptoms or my reaction to the femara & metformin. In the afternoon & evening felt pain on top & outsides breasts.
6dpo - some dizziness & lightheadedness. Diarrhea. cramping in lower abdomen in afternoon & pm. feeling of deep hunger around lunch time. NEEDED to eat. i hope this isnt me experiencing phantom prego symptoms like when i was on clomid...Breasts are still a bit sore in the area near my upper underarm. Feeling quite fatigued this morning. Need to eat something small. took a nap at work from 3:15-4pm.
7dpo - took a nap from 3-3:50. unusual b/c I normally take 15-20 min naps, max. man i was tired. feeling nauseous after lunch. Food is stuck just below my throat. i'm burping too much lately. walked to get lunch (taco's) & was exhausted from the walk. sharp pains in lower rt side of abdomen. no symptoms in the am so far & breasts feel fine. we'll c how they feel as the day progresses. i have absolutely NO desire to eat, even though i'm hungry. i'm forcing food in my mouth b/c i have to take the metformin w/food...i'm bloated still. not irritable.
8dpo - extremely fatigued. eating A LOT. i went to bed at about 10pm last night & woke up at 8am. thats quite long for me b/c i can be fine on 7 hours of sleep. upset stomach on bus ride home coupled w/weird cramps.
9dpo - Neg, preg test: bummed...next month awaits us...all those symptoms must have been side effects of the drugs.
10dpo - Food that dh made tasted quite salty, which is unusual b/c he doesn't use much salt when he cooks.
11dpo - My belly hurt when I stretched over dh to turn off the alarm clock. There was an ache not like I pulled a muscle, but like I hurt something inside me. I'm not as tired as I was the past week or so. Felt awful around lunch time, quite nauseous light headed & just needed to lie down while I was at work, so I did. Wondering if it's the metformin throwing my system off. Food tastes salty! Dh mentioned that my body temp feels hot.
12dpo - My belly hurt again when I stretched over dh to turn off the alarm clock. Dh mentioned that my body is very hot again. Again, I'm not as tired as I was the past week or so. Food still tastes salty.
13dpo - Again, my belly hurt when I stretched over Alain to turn off the alarm clock. Now I'm noticing that it's weird that it happened for the 3rd day in a row. In any case, tomorrow is CD 30, let's see if AF comes on Friday or Saturday. dh mentioned that my body is super hot. when i went to bed my belly ached funnily, my breasts hurt & my breasts are tender & "pulsing." 13 dpo. i havent taken a test since 9dpo. i'm gonna wait 2 c if af comes on fri or sat, then i'll take a test. dont wanna c a bfn again. makes me feel like a failure. I feel an ache in my belly like something is "working." Breasts hurt when I slept on my belly, so I had to sleep on side. Food tastes super salty.
14dpo - i think the metformin is causing me to be nauseous during the day. i'm gonna take 1/2 a pill in the am & a whole pill in the pm. today is day 30. i'm gonna test tomorrow. baby dust to me :-) if I don't get a bfp, then these symptoms are truly throwing me for a loop. God please come down upon me & grant my blessing! Thank you in advance!!! my stomach hurts if I squeeze the muscles or if twist too much to the left or right. Plus there's cramping. Not fun, esp since I cant take any meds to alleviate the pain since I don't know my status. I simply couldn't wait, I took a $store test when I got home from work & I'M PREGNANT!!!!! Due June 13, 2008! Yippee!!!!! Symptoms on 11dpo onward were not metformin related, but likely morning sickness. Same w/the extreme fatigue. I praise the Lord! The $ store test became faintly pink then darkened as the minutes progressed so I ran out & got a brand name test. It turned pink while I was peeing on the stick! Whoohoo! Went to bed w/an ache in my belly & smile on my face! This will be QUITE an experience. i cant believe i'm going to be a MAMA!