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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!

Comments

  hi im 28 yrs old,i dont really knw whats happening inside me...i just stop taking my pill last may 2012 b/c were planning to have baby.i have irregular menstration.nw im taking folic acid just make sure that if someday i get pg the baby well be in a good place im my womb.last month my menstration it didnt come but i dont have any signs of pregnancy at all.i take a prenancy test but still negative.i hope somebody can me with my problem.more blessing!!!!!

Hi, I'm 24 years old. I've been married for 5 years but me and my husband have been trying for a baby for the past 6 months. We really want a baby and I get a lot of mood swings! I feel tired too. Plus feel a little dizzy and I hate bending down or sitting down and then getting up is a huge effort. No cravings yet. Lost my appetite abut though. I was told I have PCOS so I'm always so worried. I wish I could be pregnant. Please pray for me x

i hav PCOD . i'm even suffering from Hysterical disease. i hav noticed Leukorrhea in my urine recently. fell dizziness. mY periods are still on.

M diagnosed with PCOS. Me and my husband are trying for a baby since last 5 months and m taking B-Long F and Scriptin for last one month. M feeling sick since last 2 days, having cold and feeling feverish, tired and sleepy all the time, sometimes pain in stomach. After eating feels a bit better, breasts seems getting bigger and even belly seems getting bigger like a balloon. M I pregnant? Is it the rite time to take a home pregnancy test? Plz pray for me and wish me luck.

Hi. I'm 23 and when I was only 15 I was diagnosed with PCOS. Lately I've been feeling really sick, tired, and I've been in a mood. I've been told that I look pregnant, but really I just feel fat. I've been told years that I would never have a child of my own. I'm not sure what is going on with my body..any ideas?

I too have pcos I was put on metformen in april of 2011 and stoped taking the med in july of 2012 because I had lost over 50 lbs and my cycles became regular. I had a miscarriage in January of 2013 and waited to have sex tell after I had a regular cycle that was on feb 13 2013 and now am currently 5 days late for this cycle. I had extreme pressure in my uterus a week after sex and my boobs and nipples are sore sencetive and feel full or heavy. I am waiting to take a test to see if I am pregnant or not I am hoping that I am I want a baby so bad.

Hi. I'm 21 years old and was diagnosed when I was 15 as well with PCOS. I'm not really planning for a child but, my boyfriend and I have decided if it happens it happens. I'm not on any meds or anything. Ever since I was diagnosed with PCOS my periods have always been irregular until recently. Over the past four years I have lost over a 100 pounds so my periods have been very regular for the past 8 months. Now I'm 5 days late on my period, I have been feeling really sick, exhausted, breast have swollen but do not hurt, emotions are just going everywhere, lower pressure in the uterus, and etc. The thing is that I took 2 test last night and they both came back negative, and then I took one this morning and it came back negative as well... Am I testing to early?

Hi I am 22 years old. I need some advice asap (please and thank you) I have been diagnosed with pcos in march 2010 and i have been taking metformin off and on since then. I know how metformin has alway affected me in the past so im use to it. My periods have never been normal either i have them for over 3 months or i spot on and off until i take birth control. Well recently my fiance and I have decided i should try and get my body normal so I stopped taking birth control well we had unprotected sex many times since then and three weeks go by and im not bleeding at all, (normally i would have bled by now) my boobs hurt so bad, i dont really notice any color difference in my nipples but i know they are incredibly sore, im having stomach pains, gas, lower back pain, and ive been very very tired and moody. I know it could be too early i took a cheap dollar-store test last week and it was a clear negative so i dont know whats going on? Has anyone every had this problem? I have no idea when i ovulate i tried to go and figure it out and i have no idea how to calculate those days. Im frustrated because most women know their bodies and because this pcos i dont know.. Please any ideas? I would really appreciate it.

Ash,
I am 23 years old and for the last week or two have had the same symptoms as you. Were you pregnant? I have taken two test both say negative (last week), but I should have had my period sometime last week. I have actually had random spot bleeding, but it doesn't look anything like period blood, and it never stays. I am starting my metformin today, so I know that is not it. Just wondering if you ever figured anything out? Thanks!

i have pcod problem but since from some days my mouth watering and feeling sleepy is this is a sign of pregnancy

So I have had PCOS since 15yrs old never thought id have children until I ended up pregnant 3yrs ago with twins. I didnt know I was pregnant until almost 3mths. I thought I was just gainning weight, I did havae the signs nausea, sore breast, heartburn, etc but I also had a heavy but short period around 4wks took multiple test all negative until I had a HCG blood test and the sono to make sure everything was ok which is when I learned that I was having twins, they say that my drastic weight loss was one of the reasons I was able to get pregnant. Now almost 3yrs later I seem to be going through the same thing the only difference is I am 20lbs heavier then I was the last time. I have taken 5 test and tey are all negative I can not go for a HCG blood test until Sept 2nd. I have had cramping sore breast fatigue nausea frequant urination etc but when I came on what I thought was mmy period Augs 9th I figure I wasnt pregnant because I thought is was a normal period (for me a normal period is heavy 4 to 5 days and light for 2 days) but it only laste from 8-9 until 8-11 so Im not sure if this is a PCOS thing or if I am pregnant again

hello I am 21 and have had pcos for threes years now me and my partner are trying to have a baby and we having no luck we have had his sperm tested and waiting to hear the out come for that I have lost over 2 stone and trying to eat more healthy as I know this helps with trying for a baby just hoping some one could help me out in ways to help me as not really sure about pcos been to my docs but they dnt tell me to mucb and n line dose not say to much about it if someone could help me would be great
thank you
sian mercer

Hi, for about 2wks I've been nauseated, frequent urges to go to bathroom, hot flashes, tender breast, lower back pain and extreme lower abdominal cramps could I be pregnant

I didnt take my metformin for a long time, and dint have a period for 4 years, I got to a good place, lost 100 pounds and started taking my met forming two months ago. On October 31st I had a period that lasted 7 days and was very heavy, I used an ovulation calender and made sure to try hard on the entire week of fertile days. I just hope I ovulated, and that it will happen for me. I'm almost 30 and I really need this.

i am 27 and trying to conceive,i have pcos my period was oct last week still no period and having pain in my breast,low back pain and some times nausea since dec i feel like pregnant, i took 4 hpt test with first morning urine all negative but still having pain in my breast and saw a doctor last week they took urine preg test thats too negative and he advised to take some medicines for my pcos but i din't take any medicines and i m so stressed what happen to me? please any one help me

im 19 and I have had only two periods on my own my whole life but on birth control I have it for two weeks. I have never been completely diagnosed with PCOS but i have all the signs for it. recently, I have unprotective sex and since ive been feeling really weird. ive been having migranes daily, a terrible nose bleed, daily low adbominal cramps, diarrhea, and urination more than usual... im not sure if these are signs of pregnacy but its only been almost two weeks.... do u think i could be?

I also have pcos not sure as to how long I've had it. Me and my hubby have been trying to conceive for 4 years. I've put on so much weight and can not lose. I found out a few years back I have high prolactin levels and a pituitary tumor all cause by lord only knows. I'm on meteor min and have very irregular periods only maybe 4 a year. Tried coo mid and it did not work. I have a 13 year old son I'm 30 and would love to get pregnant. I'm almost giving up. Any feed back on what I can do or try next would be great.

I am 25 and have been battling menstrual problems since my period started at 13. I was diagnosed in 2011 with PCOS after numerous surgeries to drain cyst in my ovaries. I tried conceiving for a year with no success. It wasn't until I lost 10 lbs that my periods became regular. I'm not overweight at all but my doctor suggested it to help regulate my periods and it worked. I monitored my cycles for 6 month and now I'm 5 weeks pregnant!

I'm 21 an have PCOS.
I've been having migranes, nose bleeds, tired a lot an mood swings. i haven't had a period since i was 10, then a few months ago i got really sick an started having periods again .
my stomach is getting tighter an my boobs are getting bigger . am i pregnant??

I have pcos since 2007 and been trying for a baby long time and now since 2014 I been feeling sick and bottom if my stomach little hard I don't know what that mean if I am or not and I am 26 years old now and I weight about 211 and anything possible but wondering if I could be..

I was diagnosed with pcos October of last year me and my husband have been trying to conceive for right at 2 years now about a week or so ago my nipples became sore and gradually become more sore now my boobs are also sore. I do not have reg periods was on metformon but stop taking cause I was constantly sick and was not able to hold anything down have lost at 20 pounds could I actually be pregnant I hope but scared to test don't want to be disappointed again. I have a Dr appt Friday hope for good news

I have pcos and I was told I couldn't have kids. I have 2 kids now and pregnant with my third. I can only get pregnant around the same time though because both my kids had the same due date which was April 7th 2009 and April 7th 2011 but they were both late. my son was born on April 14th 2009 and my daughter was born on April 13th 2011. don't have a due date yet because I only found out a few days ago. The doctor told me about 1 week along but I have been having symptoms for 6 weeks and no period since April 2014. so are they wrong with how far along I am?? hcg levels were 39. but all these symptoms for so long...I am 27 going on 28 this year.

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