Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Trying About One Year After Last Miscarriage. I Have PCOS.
I've had 2 missed miscarriages in the last 3 years (1st one - heartbeat stopped at 9 1/2 weeks, 2nd one - blighted ovum that measured at 6 weeks). I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2008 and I take metformin for this. I was not taking it during my previous pregnancies because I was trying to regulate my symptoms naturally. This time around I was drinking Fertilitea and taking metformin for 2 months before we officially started trying. My last two cycles were consistent (which never happens). I seem to ovulate on day 18 which is a little late compared to the average but still, much better than it has been (used to have 45 day cycles, down to 32 day cycles). We also used an OVWatch, an OPK and tracked temps, cervix texture and position, and CM. We were determined to succeed and we did. Below are all of my symptoms according to my chart on fertility friend. 1 dpo - Backache, bloated, gassy, skin break out (all normal after ovulation), very light crampy twinges (never felt it before but probably just normal post-ovulation stuff). 2 dpo - Same as above but with mild nausea, heartburn, mildly tender breasts, congestion and fatigue (think I'm getting sick) 3-5 dpo - Heartburn, fatigue, mild nausea (like when you try to read on a moving vehicle), mildly tender breasts, sensitive nipples, gassy, frequent urination, runny nose in am, congestion in pm, very light uterine twinges (like fluttering or pulling). Still thinking it's just normal post-ovulation stuff and possibly me getting sick. 6 dpo - Everything from before plus constipation, cramps (in uterine area and legs), two different dizzy spells, very irritable. Starting to feel like maybe it's possible we succeeded. :) 7 dpo - Lots of my symptoms have disappeared today. just having frequent urination, mildly tender breasts (you have to push on them for them to hurt), sensitive nipples, slightly acute sense of smell, increased appetite, irritability and big time increase in CM (kept thinking I had somehow wet my pants). 8 dpo - Backache is back, everything else is the same as all of the days before. Definitely testing tomorrow. 9 dpo - Had to pee like a racehorse first thing in the am. Took a test - BFN. It's ok, it's still early. Not much of a change in symptoms today, just maybe a little milder than previous days. Maybe we missed this month. That's ok. We can try again next month. 10 dpo - Breasts more tender than before, nausea a bit more severe, very emotional (started crying in the middle of a convo with one of my BFFs for no reason), very vivid and colorful dreams last night, slightly strong smell to CM (not fishy or yeasty, normal smell just strong). 11 dpo - Freaking out in the AM. Symptoms have pretty much all left the building. Texted DH and said I thought we didn't succeed this month. He says he thinks it's the calm before the storm. Around 4:30-5 pm all H*ll breaks loose. Lightheaded and motion sick, can't catch my bearings, light sensitive, headache, nausea, whole body ached, major pinching in abdominal area. Sat in our recliner when I got home from work and did nothing for the rest of the evening. Felt worse than flu. 12 dpo - After last night I wanted to test again. BFP!!! DH was right! Motion sick most of the day (especially when riding in car). Craving spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy's (I mean CRAVING). When I got home I meant to watch a movie and fell asleep. Could not wake up! Slept from about 5:30pm - 10:30pm when I had to get up to pick up DH from work. Came home and went straight to bed. No troubles falling asleep despite the 5 hour nap I took earlier! Never had symptoms that were this intense with previous two miscarriages so hopefully this one will stick!! Fingers crossed. :)