Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Lots of Preg Symptoms Immediately Following IUI, But They Disappeared By End of 2ww -- Despite This, BFP!!
Today we received the amazing result from my fertility doctor that I am pregnant!! This was our first try with IUI and we were shocked that it worked! We did Follistim, the trigger shot of Ovidrel and an IUI, followed by progesterone (Prometrium). While I can't remember my symptoms from each individual day post-IUI, I wanted to share the progression of my symptoms over the course of the 2WW because I think it might be comforting to others. About 2-3 days post-IUI, I felt constantly EXTREMELY gassy, embarrassingly so. Total exhaustion kicked in around 4-5 days post-IUI and I kept going around telling everyone "I'm just so tired and I don't know why" (honestly, I just never expected the IUI to work on the first try, esp. because we were on a very low (37.5 mL) dosage of Follistim). Then around 8-9 days post-IUI, I became RAVENOUSLY hungry. I craved salty foods and literally went through an entire family-size bag of tortilla chips one afternoon. So at this point, I was thinking...maybe I am pregnant! But as soon as I started to think that, around 10-11 days post-IUI, my pregnancy symptoms suddenly vanished. I was no longer gassy, tired or ravenous. My body felt back to its normal state and it was like the whole thing had been a dream. By 12-13 days post-IUI, I was convinced that I wasn't pregnant and that all those previous symptoms had just been a reaction to the fertility drugs. BUT at 14 days post-IUI, I couldn't handle it anymore so I took an HPT (Clearblue, which I like because it gives a definite answer), which TO MY SHOCK came out Positive! Later that day I went in for my beta blood test at the fertility clinic and lo and behold, the HPT was correct -- I was (am!) pregnant!! My HCG levels look good for 14 days post-IUI -- they are at 382 so I'm praying that this sticks. What a whirlwind!! But so worth the wait!! Anyway, the point of my story is that while you might not feel pregnancy symptoms towards the end of the 2ww, you very well could still be pregnant. Hope this helps. Good luck to all!!