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Low AMH + chronic disease diagnosis - conceived on second IUI

I wanted to share my story to give someone else hope, as these stories gave me hope during some dark times. I am 36, and my husband is 50 now. We were a year younger when we tried to conceive - from April 2016 to July 2017. Here’s a general timeline: April - Sept 2016 Tried lots of things to get pregnant - tracking, temping, ovulation strips, sex every day/every other day/twice a day, acupuncture, all sorts of supplements. No luck. Did find out I had a shorter luteal phase (8-10 days), so gyno prescribed progesterone suppositories to use after ovulation. Lengthened luteal phase but still no luck. Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 Got tested at fertility clinic. Initial tests showed low AMH for me (.4) and low motility for my husband (31%). Subsequent testing showed even lower AMH for me (.2) but great results for my husband. (Not sure if his first test was a fluke but between tests he kept his cell phone out of his front pants pocket and started taking various supplements) Feb 2017 Made a plan to start IUI + Clomid next cycle. Mentioned to fertility doctor that I’ve seen blood in my stool regularly for a few weeks, but my regular doctors said it was nothing to worry about. Fertility doc urges me to see a gastroenterologist ASAP to rule out anything serious before we start fertility treatment. March 2017 See gastroenterologist, get colonoscopy, am diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Luckily it is not too severe, and medicine curbs symptoms almost immediately. April - May 2017 Delay fertility treatment, not really TTC as I wait for my body to heal a bit and adjust to new medicine. Also changed jobs to a much less stressful position. June 2017 First round of IUI + Clomid. Thrilled to have two ready eggs at ultrasound and awesome sample from husband. Trigger shot to release eggs, progesterone suppositories to support after insemination. Super sad to get a negative pregnancy test but doctor was pleased with my body’s performance so we decide to try the same thing again. July 2017 Second round of IUI + Clomid. 2 eggs again and a slightly less awesome sample from my husband, trigger shot, progesterone. Only thing I did differently this time was meditate daily - including for 10 minutes directly after insemination - using the Circle & Bloom guided meditation series. July 21, 2017 Got first positive pregnancy test ever!! 2 weeks later, saw a tiny little heartbeat on my first ultrasound. I could not believe it worked, mostly because I had absolutely NO symptoms during the TWW. Every month prior to this, I convinced myself that I was pregnant during the TWW. This month, I was sure I wasn’t. The only strange thing I noticed the day before I took my positive test was slightly bluer veins in my breasts, but I was pretty sure I imagined it. I am now on the cusp of my third trimester, and the pregnancy has been smooth sailing so far (knock wood!). We are expecting a little boy at the end of March 2018. I wish all of you the very best of luck, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will get your BFP very soon!

Unsure of Symptoms By DPO

Hi Ladies! I wanted to come on here and share my story for those of you who are impatient, frustrated, and fed-up! My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2017. Not an incredibly long time, I know, but feels like eons for someone like me! Each month was one BFN after another and I couldn't take the constant disappointment. I started monitoring at a fertility clinic, which was the best decision I ever made! Why? Because they took all the guess work out of this already calculating process. For 2 months, I went in day after day for blood work and ultrasound until they told me i was ovulation and should dtd. Once you do, they prescribed me Prometrium vaginal supplements to assist with my luteal phase. I was on Prometrium beginning 1 DPO for 2 cycles which can cause pregnancy-like symptoms. Also, keep in mind, I am the worst symptom spotter! I get lost in message boards. Anyway were my symptoms prior to getting BFP while on Prometrium: Nov 27th 1 DPO: No symptoms. Started Prometrium morning and night 2 DPO: no symptoms 3 DPO: mild pressure in lower stomach and upper vag towards end of day. Thinking it may be a tummy ache and too early for symptoms 4 DPO: Increase in CM by end of day. Probably the Prometrium 5 DPO: Chunky cottage-cheese-like CM. Probably the Prometrium 6 DPO: No symptoms. CM returned to normal 7 DPO: cramps and bloating but chalked it up to eating bad food 8 DPO: left boob a little sore near armpit, but not to the touch. Might be in my head 9 DPO: boobs slightly sore on and off 10 DPO: boobs slightly sore and weird sharp pain to the right of my belly button on and off 11 DPO: boobs slightly sore. mild cramps by end of day 12 DPO: boobs slightly sore 13 DPO: slightly sore boobs, dull headache. Boobs look a little bigger but probably in my head 14 DPO: tired but i just made a big brunch for my family. Boobs slightly sore December 11th 15 DPO: Upper and middle back hurting, boobs slightly sore, dry CM, cervix low, hard, and closed. Went in to the clinic this morning for my blood test and they called to tell me i'm 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant! I'm in shock I got my BFP!!! It's so unreal to me but I wanted this message board to be the first place, the first people I tell about my pregnancy (I will surprise my husband tonight). Boards and sites like these were so incredibly helpful and insightful and not only got me through the dreaded 2ww, but the 9 months we tried to conceive. Ladies, I urge you to share your stories and symptoms because it truly helps those going through the process! If anyone has questions, please let me know!
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Second bfp with same EDD as first child :)

First of all, thanks everyone for posting your stories! They give hope and help pass the time in the dreaded TWW :) So, I'm 30, DH is 33 and we are happy not to have encountered difficulties in our TTC journey so far. We have a 16m old son, who is now going to have a little brother/sister next year :) With my son things happend quickly, I got pregnant during the second TTC cycle. My only symptom was breast tenderness (when poking only) from around 4dpo and got a positive midday on 10dpo. With this one I expected the same. We started trying in June 2017 and I stopped breastfeeding in September. I got my first PPAF in July after stopping Cerazette (many horror stories about it on the internet, but I took it for 10 months and no complications coming off!) My cycles were 28-34 days but I suspected a short LP (around 10-11 days). A new (compared to before my first pregnancy) post ovulation symptom for me was nausea (got me excited a couple of times, booo!). Here are my symptoms the second time around: Cd21 ovulation (pretty uncomfortable ovary cramps, a bit like gas pain but only once a month :) We bedded for a week before it and on the day of O. From 2dpo nausea came (as usual for me), mild af cramps (a new symptom) and no breast or nipple pain (had it in previous cycles so I started hoping that maybe this is it ;) 7dpo my toothpaste tasted wierd 8dpo tested with FRER and faint BFP (stared at some BFNs before so was sure there was a line) Retested in the coming days and it grew darker! DH doesn't know yet, easier to wait for and plan the announcement with #2 ;) Funny thing is my LMP starting day is Sept 25 just like with my son. Maybe I'll give birth the same day? Lol Good luck to you ladies and baby dust to everyone!
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2nd times a charm

Basic stats: Age 32 Mirena removed 8/26 Cycle 2 post Mirena Background: Husband and I decided to start trying a bit on a whim, but I started doing research immediately. Read "expecting better" then on recommendation in the book read "taking charge of your fertility." Started tracking with Glow app, following cm, bbt (vag) and using opks. CP all over the place. Story: Cycle one lasted 49 days, CD39 ovulated and short LF. Was using clear blue advanced for first half and was high but not peak for 10 days, never had ewcm and doubted I ovulated. Thanks to the books I knew what was happening later when cm picked up and tested with cheapy opks to track ovulation. Confirmed with bbt. Got period day 10 but learned a great deal. Wonder if delayed ovulation was due to a trip right when it should have happened based on CBA opk. Following cycle switched to vaginal bbt which I found easier to do consistently. Tracked with cheap okp from CD7. Had a positive on 13 with ewcm but bbt never rose so kept waiting. CD17: opk -, creamy cm, bd CD18: opk -, ewcm CD19: no opk, ewcm, bd CD20: opk + (night), ewcm, bd, suspect ovulation (traveling, missed temp) 1dpo: opk +, ewcm, bd, temp rise, sore bb 2dpo: opk -, creamy cm, sore bb 3: sore bb 4: bb pain increases, swollen bb 5: bb huge and painful. In evening blue veins appear on them 6: bb enormous and so painful. Hungry 7: bb same, plus stabbing sensation. Sensitive to smells - cologne of coworker nauseating 8: bb continue, sharp pain in groin 2x when stand up from couch, metallic taste in mouth beginning in afternoon continuing all day 9: bb awful and veins more pronounced, some metal taste, creamy slightly stretchy cm 10: wake up at 3am and then 4am, can't fall back asleep. Lay in bed reading bfp stories here!! Bb awful, more metal taste. Hungry and bloated Had negotiated with my husband that would test 12dpo am, but on 10dpo pm used the countdown to pregnancy stats of positive by time of day to sell him on it being far enough along. Took an opk and it was negative and worked up courage to test with frer- BFP! Solid line no question! So happy to be pregnant and really glad in 2 cycles as I hated the tww with a fiery passion. Think the difference maker was knowledge - knowing how to read the signs made it easy to plan and gave me confidence in the process, which made me less crazy. Also used Pro-Gest cream 2x daily as I was worried about short luteal phase. Going to continue until see a doctor. First pregnancy so excited! So scared! So hoping it all goes well! Good luck everyone!!

Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl. We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well: -used Magnesium lotion at bedtime -cut out almost all dairy and soy -took OvaBoost -took FertileCM -used BioRay Kids toxin remover -used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation -used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone -used Thyme essential oil after ovulation -took Utericalm for the first trimester -took Fertilitea -took Maca pills -took 2000mg Vitamin C -took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase -took Vitex -used royal jelly in smoothies -took Magnesium pills -took 1200mg Calcium -ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C -ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation -went to the chiropractor weekly -stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI -prayed a lot -had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.) -used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through. Symptoms: 2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus 6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area 7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell 8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid 9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test 11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

When the time is right, it will happen!

Eight months of trying and I was starting to question everything and feel overwhelmed with fertility information --Am i taking the right vitamins? Taking pineapples for implantation (just the core!)? Pre-seed? Laying down for 30 min after BD? So many things to think about. And then one morning, a faint, very faint line. I. could. not. believe. it. But here I am 5 days after my first BFP feeling so happy and wanted to share any information with you girls. Background: I'm really healthy and thought getting pregnant would be a breeze (how wrong I was!) After starting temping each morning I realized my luteal phase was only 9 days. The month I got my BFP was the first month I started taking 200mg of progesterone, orally, after ovulation. I think this was the main factor that contributed to my BFP. 1-5DPO: Nothing. 6DPO: Light cramping. This is normal for me as I always get cramping around this time 7DPO: Still light cramping, thinking AF is on her way. Literally told my husband that I was 99.7% sure I wasn't pregnant this month. 8DPO: Went to the bathroom and had VERY light pink. I just thought I was going to start my period very early this month and was bummed. But I think this was implantation bleeding. Also had temp drop this day. 9DPO: Temp back up. Still light cramping 10DPO: Cramping, took my first test and had a pretty obvious Evap line. But this got me excited! 11DPO: Took a test and the faintest of faint BFP! 12-15DPO: No big changes. Have had very light cramping on an off since 6dpo but nothing major and BFP getting darker. BBs are getting more sore. I've had a lot of CM for the past week. And STARVING all day! What I think made a difference: For me the Progesterone really helped keep little bean nice and happy. Also we used less pre-seed during BD and just tried to naturally get things going. Also eating healthy! I don't drink alcohol or any caffeine and have cut back on processed foods to try to keep hormones balanced. It will happen! Stay positive, love yourself and the amazing things your body can do. And I liked to remind myself "Your body was made to do this! You got this girl!" :) xxoo

BFP after 3 miscarriages in a row

It is with caution that I share my story. I suffered 3 chemical pregnancies since Oct 2016. Oct, Dec, and most recently May of this year. I have one 2.5 y.o. daughter. I acquired a gluten intolerance after giving birth to my daughter. Long story short, I was very sick for nearly 2 years after her birth; colds, flus, illnesses left and right, ER visits, Gyno visits, you name it! I couldn't have sex due to pain and infections. It hurt. I felt terrible almost every day. We decided to try for another baby anyway. We started trying Sept 2016 and I got pregnant in Oct! It ended... Tried again almost right away and boom, got pregnant in Dec! It ended...After the 2nd m/c I decided I needed to see a specialist. That's when gluten came up in one of the talks with the doctor. I gave it up and BAMMMM, I instantly felt amazing. Lost weight. Looked awesome AND I could have pain free sex!!! Started trying again in March 2017 and fell pregnant in May! I felt great! I felt symptoms! I thought this is it! But, the lines on my hpts began to fade....a day at a time....just like both times before. I went for bloodwork and sure enough, the numbers weren't doubling. I m/c within a few days...I. was. crushed. My marriage was suffering, my hormones were raging, I thought I can't do this anymore. But, we kept pushing. We couldn't give up. I got a new Gyno (LOVE her). She did more testing...everything NORMAL, as usual. So why is this happening???? We started trying again in June, and I got pregnant in July! 7/25/17 to be exact. The exact week we conceived my daughter 3 years ago, my husbands birthday week...haha. I decided NO bloodwork - don't need the stress. I started taking progesterone that my new doc prescribed me - just in case. Here's my info: Day of Ovulation: strong positive OPK, did the deed! 1 DPO: negative OPK, did the deed anyway! 2: Nothing 3: Left pelvic pain, woke to pee at night (never do that!), so tired, thick white cm 4: Nipples sore 5: Super hungover, felt like barfing, celebrated husband's birthday, had friends over 6: Boobs feel strange today, waves of nausea, husband thinks I'm preggo! 7: Had dream I was pregnant! Had to pee so bad in morning. Headache, cranky, acne 8: Nothing logged 9: Faint BFP on FRER! Sense of smell is crazzzzy. Sharp uterus pains (implantation?), headaches, bloated, acne 10: Clear positive on FRER! Sore throat. Exhausted! Almost cried listening to a song on the radio, and it wasn't even a sad song... 11: Sore throat, sore nipples, cleaned my whole house! 12: BM was very strange, almost, but not really diarrhea (tmi), joint pain (so weird), nausea, EXHAUSTED and asleep by 8pm, again! 13: BFP is getting darker!!! Feeling reassured. Cramps, nausea, SORE nipples. Do. Not. Touch! 14: Took ClearBlue Digital and "pregnant" appeared almost immediately! 15: Darker BFP, nausea, SORE and hard nipples, EXHAUSTED. Fast forward...I am now 25 DPO and the test line on hpts is now SO, SO, SO dark. I'm scheduled to see my doc on 9/9/17. I'll be past 8 weeks. I'll continue to feel cautiously optimistic about this news until I hear my little baby's heartbeat! I hope my story gives any and all women who have had multiple miscarriages, chemical pregnancies, etc, HOPE to not give up! Never give up! No matter what happens, at least you can say you tried your best. Baby dust to all! xoxo

I thought I was out!!

We tried for 5 months and got our BFP! I tried to donate my eggs last year but was rejected because of a low AMH. It was .7 and I am 26 years old. With all my research i realized that AMH for young women is not reflective of their ability to get pregnant. However my husband and I decided to start trying at the risk that I wouldn't be able to conceive in the near future. I got off birth control in March 2017. I started charting and found out I had a short luteal phase with spotting starting around 7-9 days. I thought this would keep me from getting pregnant until I corrected it. Here are my chart details: CD13: First sign of fertile cervical mucus, Egg White, Medium CD14: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance CD15: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance, Positive OPK CD16: Watery CM, little, Baby Dance, Positive OPK (OVULATION DAY) 1 DPO: 97.8 Creamy CM, Medium 2 DPO: 97.7 Creamy CM, Little 3 DPO: 98.2 Creamy Yellowish CM (odd for me), Tired 4 DPO: 98 Creamy CM, Medium, Felt a lower pressure in abdomen 5 DPO: 98.3 Creamy CM medium, Twinges in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams, Tired, waking in the night, That day I felt sick like I was run down, fatigue (I wonder if this is when implantation happens because the I read that the body will lower your immune system so that the fertilized egg is not rejected by the body) 6 DPO: 97.8, Creamy Yellow CM again, Slight sore breasts 7 DPO: 98.25 Creamy CM medium, Sore breasts, Lower pressure in Abdomen 8 DPO: 98.29 Tinged Brown CM, little, I thought I was out because this is usually how I start spotting 9 DPO: 98.07 No CM, Twinges in lower abdomen 10 DPO: 97.86 A drop in temp. Thought I was out for sure, I thought I should start spotting any minute, sore breasts, emotional, I had weird pulling sensations, and pinchy ovary feelings like I do during ovulation, I decided to test at 5pm without even a second thought that it would be negative and I could move on from this cycle. I stared in disbelief as a very faint line appeared!! I freaked out and even though I had an elaborate way of telling my husband, the shock sent me straight downstairs showing him that test. 11 DPO: 97.96, Creamy CM Medium, Sore breasts, Ovary Pinch feeling, lower abdomen twinges 12 DPO 98.52, Watery Cm Little, Emotional, Sore breasts, twinges, pulling sensation 13 DPO: 98.52, Watery little, Spazzy muscles in Stomach 14 DPO: 98.21 , no CM, Twinges, lower pressure, test line much darker! Well there you have it! I am now 24 DPO and my one big symptom i can't ignore are the daily cramps from every part of my stomach and abdomen, all over the place! I guess the little bean is making room. :) Things that I did to improve our chances: Had bone broth daily, took fermented cod liver oil, took whole food based prenatal, Took vitex, Husband took fertileaid, I ate grass fed meats and butter almost daily, fresh eggs daily, found a way to get liver in my diet, ate leafy green veggies, drank lots of water for CM, incorporated fermented foods and beverages into my diet, rubbed magnesium oil on nightly, stayed away from sugar!

BFP with unexpected symptoms

Another BFP story from an older mom with TTC/loss/rainbow baby experience… I have a short LP (10-12 days), so by the time it makes sense to POAS, I already get my period or indications of it. And this cycle was the same. Here are my symptoms by dpo: 1-7 dpo: nothing in particular 7-8 dpo: stabbing pain in breasts (typical AF symptom for me) 9 dpo: I went and bought a big box of sweets for hubby and me. I was emotional and irritable. (Both, also AF symptoms for me). 10 dpo: My BBT fell, close to, but not below coverline. I also had a lower backache and felt moody/irritable. (All AF symptoms). I felt like testing late in the evening (10dpo), just to be sure. I fully expected AF to come soon, but I guess I didn’t want it to. I used a Wondfo dip strip. It says you should read it after 5 minutes (no upper limit given). I forgot and looked after 10 minutes. There was a faint but visible second line. Even hubby, who doesn’t know anything about POAS or faint lines) could see it. I thought it must be an evaporation line. I went and took care of some business. Two hours later, I wanted to test again, because I felt some slight soreness on my breasts and irritated/sensitive nipples (not AF symptoms). I used a SurePredict and a Wondfo. Read both at 5 minutes, but both were negative. After another 5 minutes or so, I looked with a flashlight and both had a second line. I couldn’t leave this hanging in the air. So, I went ahead and used a FRER and got a clear positive at midnight! I already got confirmed with a blood test and put on progesterone. Now in the waiting game and hoping and praying that it sticks!

BFP post-Mirena and using progesterone cream

It's so hard for me to believe that this is actually happening... I'm 28 years old and my husband is 34. Neither of us have ever conceived. We've been ttc for 4 months, and this is our 6th cycle. Obviously I have very short cycles; they average from 23-24 days. My last cycle was only 21 days, though. I was also experiencing mid-cycle brown spotting on the regular. I started to think that I had a progesterone problem, especially since I was on Mirena for about 4 years. I had Mirena removed a year ago, but I heard that some women continue to experience problems maintaining an adequate level of progesterone far after Mirena is removed. After my husband and I had tried for 5 cycles and timed everything correctly, including BD'ing 4 times during each fertile window, I decided to invest in some Emerita Pro-Gest progesterone cream. I used this the day after ovulation (I probably ovulated on CD 11 but unconfirmed) and continued to apply it twice a day every day. Here are my symptoms/activities by CD/DPO (didn't keep track of some of my earlier CDs): cd 5 / -6 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 6 / -5 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 7 / -4 dpo: Nothing. cd 8 / -3 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 9 / -2 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 10 / -1 dpo: Positive OPK in the morning. BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 11 / 0 dpo: Probably ovulated. Did not BD. cd 12 / 1 dpo: Husband left for job out of state. I started applying progesterone cream twice a day, every day on and after this day. started eating a VEGAN diet (cut out all dairy, eggs, and meat), not because of ttc but as a personal experiment/for my own health. Tracked my nutrition to ensure I was getting enough protein. 1 hour of spinning on the bike. cd 13 / 2 dpo: Creamy cm; blamed it on the progesterone cream. Still eating vegan diet. 1 hour of spinning on the bike. cd 14 / 3 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet. cd 15 / 4 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet. cd 16 / 5 dpo: Took a plane to out of state to meet my husband in the state that we will be moving to at the end of August. Started shopping for a house on this day. Ate vegan in the morning and then officially stopped the vegan "experiment" once my plane landed in the afternoon (planned). Felt great. Good energy. Hung out with friends. BD. Creamy cm; my husband noticed it was "wet." cd 17 / 6 dpo: Creamy cm. Enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy. cd 18 / 7 dpo: Creamy cm. Still enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy. cd 19 / 8 dpo: Creamy cm. Bloated; blamed it on the food I was eating. Boobs and back hurt; blamed it on PMS. Flew back to state we are currently living in. Made an offer on a house and it was accepted by the sellers (!!!) cd 20 / 9 dpo: Cm starting to dry up. Very bloated. Start to feel like AF is on her way. Disappointed but excited about the house. cd 21 / 10 dpo: Dry cm. Very, very light brown, watery stuff only when I wipe. Sporadic and not enough for a liner. Start to definitely think AF is on her way. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt. cd 22 / 11 dpo: Dry cm. Woke up with increased sex drive. Still having light brown stuff come out but it's not increasing. No cramps. Saw one DROP of brown blood on the toilet paper. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt. Cravings for chocolate and other junk food. cd 23 / 12 dpo: Dry cm. Out of breath going up the stairs. Blame it on not being acclimated to the high altitude again yet (I live at high altitude and we had been visiting a place at sea level). Cravings for chocolate and junk food. Tender breasts and back pain. VERY bad gas. Bloating. Breaking out on face and butt. No desire to exercise. cd 24 / 13 dpo: Supposed to start my period on this day. Wake up and don't have any cramps. Run to take a test as soon as I have to pee. It was one of those Amazon cheapies and I got a very faint positive but definitely saw it. Blinked a few times to make sure I wasn't imaging it or seeing an indent line. Waited a couple more minutes, looked away and back at it several times. Always saw a line. Ran to tell my husband. He was still sleeping (it was 6 AM) but he woke up IMMEDIATELY. Sent a picture to my best friend and she said she didn't see a line, but she "believed me." Husband drove me to take another test and I got a positive on a FRER (see pic)!!!!! Sent another picture to my friend and she finally agreed :-) Got a bit nauseous in the car ride to the store to get the test, but that's it. Random boob pain, and some twinges and pulling in my uterus. Still very bloated. All my pants feel too tight.

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