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BFP after 4yrs TTC, PCOS & 3 cycles Clomid!

I'm in total shock! It's still early days but I'm celebrating each day as it is. I've had one chemical pregnancy before in 2010, and I wouldn't have known if I didn't test early. I've tested early again because I had a feeling. I'm crossing my fingers for a sticky little one!

I haven't ovulated for over four years. We've been trying to conceive for four years with no luck whatsoever.
I started seeing a fertility specialist at the start of the year. I've had two cycles of 50mg Clomid, and no ovulation.
I'm on my third cycle of Clomid, first cycle of 100mg. I ovulated! I had a blood test two days ago. It showed a progesterone level of 26, which my doctor says is fine.
I was excited about ovulating, so despite being only 8dpo yesterday.. I tested with cheapies and got a super faint line. I wasn't sure it was real cause it had no colour and was barely there.
This morning I took a First Response test and got a faint pink line!?!?!
Here is my info that I gathered using the Glow app:

CD16 - I got my first ever Peak symbol on the Clear Blue Dual Hormone Fertlity monitor.
CD17 - OVULATION DAY! Mild headache, indigestion, nausea and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps and backache. Severe constipation.
CD18/1dpo - Mild backache, headache, sore boobs and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps.
CD19/2dpo - Mild backache. Moderate sore boobs and cramps.
CD20/3dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, bloating, fatigue, and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, backache, appetite and cramps.
CD21/4dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, constipation, bloating and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, headache, backache and cramps. I went to hospital on this day because I was in so much backache and cramping pain that I thought I had developed OHSS! I hadn't. An ultrasound showed a corpus luteum! (The leftovers from the ovulated egg, which supplies progesterone to the embryo until the placenta takes over. So, good sign!)
CD22/5dpo - Mild nausea and insomnia. Moderate feeling sick (I had lots of mouth ulcers due to lowered immune system which happens at ovulation and/or early pregnancy), indigestion, fatigue and sore boobs. Severe cramps, constipation, backache, bloating, headache, hot flashes and pelvic pain.
CD23/6dpo - Mild cramps and hot flashes. Moderate headache, bloating and backache. Severe sore boobs and constipation.
CD24/7dpo - Mild pelvic pain, hot flashes, backache, appetite and constipation. Moderate headache. Severe cramps.
CD25/8dpo - Mild pelvic pain, insomnia, headache and constipation. Moderate cramps, appetite and hot flashes. Severe sore boobs.
CD26/9dpo - Mild cramps, bloating, fatigue, headache and pelvic pain. Moderate backache. Severe sore boobs.

I'm hoping for a very sticky baby and a healthy and happy nine months of pregnancy. Please God, give us this blessing.

Notes:
I used Preseed every time we babydanced.
I took Metformin 500mg three times a day, Clomid 100mg from cycle days 2-6, CoQ10, Pre-conception Vitamins, Probiotic, double folic acid dose (800mg), vitamin C and Zinc, and 400mg Myoinositol twice a day.
I kept my feet warm all the time. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I did femoral artery massage, which is what I think helped a lot! Youtube it!
I drank Pomegranate juice around ovulation and for a few days after.
I tried to eat and drink mostly warm food stuffs. Never anything freezing cold. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I inserted my menstrual cup/Moon Cup after sex with hubby, to keep sperm in. Similar to soft cups, but cheaper and reusable.
I lay with my legs up the wall and a pillow under my butt.

BFP by not relying on OPK

It is so surreal typing this out, but want to share with many of you who probably check this site daily for new BFP stories!

My husband (35) and I (33) have a 3 y/o and decided to start trying January 2016 for baby #2. We tried January and were not successful. February we went on a vacation to Jamaica and for the next several months held off on trying until June 2016.

For most cycles I was using OPKs and trying to time intercourse accordingly. Just as background, our son took 3 months of trying, and this time around I had a feeling it would take longer despite probably being in better shape than when I was at 30!

I noticed though when I was using the OPKs I wasn't getting a +, and at this point I was only testing once a day. But it didn't dawn on me to test twice because it worked before? Yet for many months BFN. We took a break October 2016 and tried again in November. Honestly in November I used soy isoflavones thinking that I probably wasn't ovulating even though I have very regular periods and no other signs of not.

November 2016 we conceived, which blew my mind, because I thought for sure I was out (no + OPK). But my intuition was telling me that something was wrong and by 7 weeks I miscarried. I wasn't too heartbroken as I just thought it was too good to be true and I felt uneasy about conceiving using soy.

We continued to try naturally for several more months and since the MC I was now experiencing multiple positive OPKs during my fertile window, which confused me even more! I also was trying different supplements from Vitex, Maca, Vitamin B12. I saw a naturopath who said to go vegan (didn't listen). I also started to be more active and I started to run for a 10 km marathon and walk at work.

Finally I decided to see my family doctor with my husband June 2017 seeking a referral to a fertility clinic. My doctor said he wanted us to try 3 more months and told me not to use OPKs. He said merely calculate your ovulation by counting back 14 days from the start of your next one and BD around those days--before and after. I wasn't too sure of this as I thought my luteal phase was around 12 days. I left even more confused.

I took his advice. My LMP was June 15th and my fertile window was between June 16 to the 22. We BDed:

June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20--I decided to track little and not use OPKs.

What I did notice though was on CD 12 I had EWCM, +sex drive, constipation, and some bloating--perhaps this was ovulation day, or CD13??

Immediately after I assumed I had ovulated, my pessimism kicked in--like every month--and I just knew we hadn't conceived. I remained doubtful and wasn't really tracking any symptoms.

The few small things I noticed that I thought could I be pregnant were 1) oily skin + breakout 2) car sickness and 3) constipation.

The morning of CD 24 (DPO??) I took a cheap wondfo pregnancy test and waited for maybe 1 min. I immediately put it back in the wrapper and in the garbage. I knew it was negative so why bother is what I told myself? I was expecting my period CD 25 based on more recent cycles and that morning I didn't have any PMS symptoms. After taking a shower I immediately went to the garbage and retrieved the previous days' cheap test and there were TWO LINES! I told my husband who said to take another test. So I took blue dye one which gave a faint positive.
I took a wondfo the next day and it was darker and one today and it was darker than the previous day.

I am just blown away how not relying on OPK was actually the key for us. But things that maybe helped were...
1. increasing physical activity
2. taking prenatal + Maca (I took a capsule of Maca until ovulation)
3. BDing when in the mood and frequently
4. I used softcups for 2 of the days we BDed

I do think for me, using OPKs were increasing my anxiety levels and also my husbands. Inadvertently I was placing pressure on him when I thought I was positive or soon to be positive. I just hope it sticks this little one because he or she is very much wanted and loved already.

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Bfp after miscarriage, no symptoms

Well guys I'm back.... I wrote my first ever bfp story back in February but I ended up miscarrying at 9 weeks in April and now I'm finally back with my bfp story! Just hoping for a good outcome this time. On April 6th we found out our babies heart stopped beating so we opted to induce a miscarriage... it was a rough month to say the least. My hcg numbers finally went to 0 on April 29th and I told my doctor I wanted to try again right away. Instead of waiting for a period we started our second round of clomid that day which would count at cycle day 3.
I got a positive ovulation test on the night of cycle day 15 and the morning of 16 and noted cramping on cycle day 16 in the evening.
Also I want to mention we had a saline ultrasound on cycle day 14.
Cycle day 14- baby dance - saline ultrasound (not sure if that kills the swimmers)
Cycle day 15- baby dance/ positive opk
Cycle day 16 baby dance positive opk
Cycle day 17 baby dance
2 dpo I noted I took a nap
3 dpo I noted I took a nap
4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nothing
6 dpo nothing
7 dpo nothing
8 dpo I noted cramping
9 dpo nothing
10 dpo nothing neg test
11 dpo nothing took test and line turned up hours later not sure what to think
12 dpo nothing slightest line keeps showing up on all test feel like I'm just wanting to see it so bad but had one test that was so convincing I called the doctor for a blood test. Took a FRER late at night and see a faint faint line but much fainter than the cheap tests I've been taking and husband says there's no line. Start thinking I'm out
13 dpo have to wake up early for blood test almost didn't go thinking I'm out. Doctor called that day and said positive blood test but very weak hcg only 12
14 dpo I still have no symptoms but I'm starting to actually feel pregnant like there's something there.... hard to explain but you have to remember I was pregnant only a few months ago
15 dpo today I did another blood test and my numbers have doubled... things are looking good right now so I'm praying I get to keep this baby
I have NO symptoms..... I'm only tired but I'm also on progesterone suppositories which could be the culprit.

42 and after 5 years a BFP with several faint positive

I swear the first five days those positives kept jumping at me I would insist on tweaking, messing with lighting. Surely it's an evaporation line.
Amazingly every single dollar store test would turn positive after the 10 mark time and I discounted that until I read a few posts about how many women got pregnant and same scenerio. Thought the test was negative, threw it out, dug it out and a positive.
But I still didn't believe it. It's been 5 years of this TWW stuff I'm in pregnancy denial maybe?
Well tonight I said enough with these dollar tests and spent 16.99 on a two pack of FRER'S. Didn't need more than four seconds for that second line and then I went total mental usual suspects mode analyzing every damn test I'd been staring at on my phone and put it together like a puzzle. YOU ARE PREGNANT WOMAN!! STOP PEEING ON THINGS.
So here I sit. With the following obvious signs I had for a week that I've blown off
6dpo sharp dip in my BBT chart. This was my very first month temping and using preseed and softcup.
Also my second month on vitex.
7dpo headache. Way sore girls. They did not want to be caged, free the boobies! Such a sharp pain I went down to the floor and had to take something. Felt like my uterus was falling out. So much pressure
8 dpo first positive (I convinced myself was negative because you know....the time frame thing
9dpo fell asleep at 3 pm woke at 6 went back to sleep at 8 and didn't get up until 5 am the next morning
10 dpo. What is this crap??? Why does my coffee taste like butter? Searched the fridge to find the smell that I kept getting a whiff of at every pass to the bathroom. Found it! Open bag of broccoli in the vegetable bin. How the heck did I not know this was a huge sign?
Skipped testing this day and tweaked old tests I have officially peed on all the things !!

11dpo damn you dollar tree, I'm on my way. Af cramps. Maybe I'm wasting my time. Bope, I'm going. 10 in hand. Lady at the counter started to make a joke and I looked at her with the stare of pure evil so she knew not to go there. I have been holding my wee for 1 hour lady this is not ok.
Hmmmm a bit snappy today. The perfume from the lady behind the counter at dunkin donuts attached itself to my cup and I had to throw it out because I couod smell that perfume everywhere.
Pink line after 30 minutes and dollar tree test dried ON 3 tests!. Must be me being hopeful.
12 dpo AF cramps for about an hour again. Left side. Dull headache and falling asleep on the phone.
Scratch cottage cheese and tomatoes off my grocery list. All I want is cereal.
Another line same time frame and density as the previous 4 days. Never ever seen color on an evap line and trust me I've peed on A LOT of things in these 5 years. I've even Googled sugar tests, all the DIY tests that BTW do not work.
These evaps must be a bad batch.
13 dpo. Today. Stitch feelings are precisely the perfect term for what I'm feeling on the left lower pelvic area. Almost in the hip.
Definitely a pink line after staring at a test for two hours on my phone. I'm convinced. Completely talked to myself driving to the store to get a frer and thought nothing of it until I got out of my jeep.
It seriously was like the end of the usual suspects. All the lines. The pink evaps. The tests. The dollar store trips. The hold. Oh I hate the hold. Is this for real?
I had already went to the restroom before I went to the store so that was less than 20 min. Who cares!!! I've got two and I need to pee on something and analyze the heck out of it.
And there it was. My Beautiful moment. Clear as day.
Omgosh I haven't had a baby in 19 years!!!! If I can't pee on things I must start planning.
I put a collection together for you all to see all the tests that were indeed positive
Still having the stich feeling. It's very obvious
Sore girls but not too bad.
Headaches and no pimples were a huge sign for me as well.
Wishing everyone loads of baby dust. It will happen. I have a 26 -28 day cycle 2 grown boys one with severe disability and all I can do is smile.

Finally!!

Like many, I stalk these boards during my TWW each month. It took me one year to conceive my first and 10 months for this one. Things I did this month (and other unsuccessful so who knows) was preseed and softcup. I also used a vibrator right after sex to have another orgasm because I heard that helps. And it's fun. Ha! So here it is:
O day- backache and cramps - normal. I also got a cold this day. I had lots of discharge and could just feel that this was a strong ovulation. BD
1 dpo- BD
1-3dpo- no symptoms besides my cold
4-5dpo- cold still lingering and now I completely lose my voice!
6dpo- lost voice still. Cervix VERY hard and high. Smallest pinprick of dark (blood) when I wiped. So tiny was unsure but marked it in case it was implantation. Could've been nothing though.
7dpo - lost voice still. Cold is still lingering! Cervix sill high and hard. Bad gas. Yuck. And fatigue.
8dpo- had a coughing fit in the morning which made me gag and then I had a bit of nausea for a couple hours after. BFN
9dpo- backache and cramps for about an hour. Felt like AF was coming but I just felt confident it was my month still! Gas and fatigue continue. BFN
10 dpo- all symptoms disappeared. The slightest ever BFP on FRER!! Negative clearblue digital
11 dpo- definitely a BFP now with FRER but still faint. Also took a Walgreens brand blue line in the evening, also slight positive. Nauseous and more picky with food. Some things turning my stomach. Negative clearblue digital.
12 dpo- same with the nausea. Driving and felt carsick. Definitely dizzy. Even stronger BFP. Negative clearblue digital
13 dpo- same symptoms. Positive clear blue digital!!

Finally after 18 months pregnant with my final baby

We had tried for 18 months to conceive our fifth baby. I temped, used opks and took every supplement known to man. It took me 4 years to conceive my first but the next 3 came easily. I thought I was done after my 4th but dh talked me into one more. I thought it would happen easily like my last. I started ttc when I was 34 almost 35. Month after month went by bfn after bfn. I read all of these stories religiously. After a few months I thought I had endo. I ended up having lap and did have stage 1 endo. I had a new ob and I talked to her about clomid to help boost ovulation. She didnt see any need bc she thought I was ovulating on my own bc I had normal cycles. I was temping and noticed some months my temps were low and didnt have a very defined temp shift at ovulation. I took that to her and she still said no. I also found out that she was moving at the end of the year and I was getting another new ob. I was excited about that since I could possibly get clomid from the new dr. So I made an appt with her and she agreed with me and wanted me to try clomid for 3 months upping the dose each month if I didnt get a bfp. After 3 months of that she wanted me to try Femara. First month of clomid (days 5-9) didnt work and I didnt ovulated till cd 27. It was a bust. Second month I went up to 100mg (days3-7) and low and behold I ovulated on day 16. It was a crazy month of staying with my grandma in the hospital and then later died. We were actually going to take that month off due to the circumstances but when I got the positive opk I couldnt resist trying. So we bd cd 15,16 and 17. I also used soft cups after bd.

I had already commenced this cycle as a no go as I had the last 17. I had alot of ovulation pain until ovulation occurred. Then nothing. I was already planning next months ttc plans.
Dpo1-4 Nothing!
Dpo 5 - 9 I started having some mild cramps in the evening which continued until I tested on dpo 9. Other than cramps I didnt have 1 other symptom.
Dpo 9- Tested with FMU and bfn
Later that day I tested again. Im a neurotic tester and dipped 3 more around noon. I went back a few minutes later, totally not expecting anything and to my surprise all 3 tests had a very faint line. Had I not been very familir with these tests I could have chalked it up to an evap but Id never gotten any before. I knew it was an early bfp! Later that day I confirmed with a FRER and positive too! I honestly didnt think we were going to have our last baby. Im now 11 weeks 2 days pregnant! Im so glad I was able to get a new dr that let me try the clomid. Without that I doubt I would have gotten pregnant. Thanks for reading!

BFP at 9dpo! Rainbow baby!

My husband and I have had a tough 2 years. In May 2015 our international adoption of 18 months fell through. In November 2015- I miscarried our first child. We spent the next 18 months exhausting sources with donors. (My husband is transgender- female to male- so we need to use a sperm donor.) Some donors were unreliable. Other sources (from sperm banks like our last pregnancy) too expensive since we had exhausted all of our financial resources between the last pregnancy and adoption. We finally found a donor who was an amazing fit (a family friend actually) and got our BFP the first month with him!

I’m only a few days out of the whole 2 year nightmare- but I am praying this baby sticks- because for the first time in years I feel true joy and hope again. I don’t think I realized how much of my joy was stolen through this whole journey until I got my most recent BFP.

Here’s my symptoms- with a bit of humor because I truly feel you have to have some levity to survive TTC and the TWW!

1dpo-5dpo:

These days were relatively uneventful. I would alternate every other day. One day I would say to my husband, “I just know it. This is our month. Do you think it is?? Am I being crazy or do you think it could be?” The next day I would adamantly say, “I just know it’s not our month. Why does this keep happening to us? I just don’t get it.”

He really loved these conversations.

My symptoms were my usual post-OV symptoms- which are all probably just from progesterone. This includes: cramping, slightly sore nipples, being able to smell things more (for good and for bad), and an usual one for me- cramps in my thighs. My temps jumped a little higher than usual- which is odd for me.

6dpo:

This is when things got a little weird. Around 3pm I felt myself get very warm and noticed that from about 3pm to about 5pm that day- I had a fever of about 99.6 or so. It went away around 5pm though and I felt fine.

I have done some googling and have found casual info about fevers sometimes associated with fertilized eggs- and that causing a fever (like the body thinks it’s an intruder or something)- but who really knows how scientific that is.

My dog sniffs my crotch super weird on this day and I am super tempted to google, “Dog sniffed crotch 6dpo” on google. Kid. You. Not. I admittedly held back.

7po:

This is the day I started to think I was pregnant. Some of the symptoms reminded me of last pregnancy- and then also I just had that “I think I’m pregnant” feeling.

The cramps were super specific on this day. More intense than usual and like a sharp shooting feeling. I was also getting zaps in the sides of my breasts. Super bloated and boobs feel huge. I kept feeling very hungry but NOTHING sounded good to me. That is kind of a common “my period is coming” symptom for me though.

On this day I cried to both my mom and husband something along these lines: “I really really think I am pregnant this time. I honestly think I am just getting my hopes up though. There is no way we could have been successful our first month with a new donor. No way. We are not that lucky. Good things don’t happen to us. *Crying.* I really do think I am pregnant though! But what if I am not!? What if I am just going to be devastated!?”

I did this my last pregnancy too. I get weepy and crazy before a BFP- so it had me pretty curious.

I took my first test on this day (sadly this is late for me- I usually start at some ridiculous day like 5dpo despite fully knowing the science behind everything). It was negative on an internet cheapie- although I was convinced I saw a second line and my husband and I spent a good 45 minutes photographing the test at various different angles and using all sorts of instagram filters on it- trying to see if we could see a second line in photos. I ended up crying before bed assuming I was probably not pregnant (but secretly thinking I really might be- but not wanting to let myself think that too much).

8dpo:

The bloating stayed and I was still getting pretty insane cramping. I just knew this time I had to be pregnant. The cramping felt too different. I was super frustrated though because I had no way to prove this- and I was fighting with my husband at this point- and paranoid that if I was not pregnant I would have to totally just own my own exaggerated emotions vs. being able to blame hormones. Please be pregnant to save face, I was praying.

I took a FRER this day and when I thought I saw a line again, of course proceeded to pry it apart and hold it up to various light sources (which for the record- I am pretty sure will guarantee you to see a line every single time if you do that).

I could barely sleep this night because I was reading stories on this website and so excited to wake up and take my temperature.

9dpo:

BFP at 12DPO after 2 years of trying...

I have been visiting this web site since few months and It helped me a lot with my two week wait and with all my crazy questions. Finally got my BFP on March 2nd on a dollar tree HPT. Blood test same day and again after a week, both came positive and normal. Having my 7 weeks ultrasound this March 23rd. hoping to hear the heartbeats.

My journey:
I have PCOS and my cycles were really long. Metformin, yoga and PCOS diet (low carbs) helped with my cycles and I lost over 25 pounds since last year. My cycles started getting regular and shorter, between 32 to 37 for last four months which is great for a PCOS patient. I started ovulating on my own and exactly cycle date 17-18. Before I was not sure if I was ovulating since my cycles were very unpredictable. This was my 4th round of clomid 50 mg and got my BFP at 12 DPO.

Things we tried this cycle:
Clomid (day 5-9)
Preseed
soft cups (highly recommend)
Ovasitol
metformin

My symptoms:

Sore and tender breasts
frequent trips to bathroom
strong smell
very light on and of cramps
light spotting

Do not loose hope or stress yourself. God has better plans for us. I thank god every single day now:))

BFP age 38

Hi Ladies

Ive just got my BFP after 5 months of trying after losing a baby late on last year (the baby was fine, i had an infection). It took us a while to conceive the baby we lost so I was worried about now being a year older. I did a lot of research into supplements that improve egg quality and fertility and I thought I would post here incase it helps others. I had my AMH tested recently and it came back low - 4.3 p/mol. This worried me a lot. After that i had my antral follicles counted and this was fine (17). I'm really not convinced on the value of AMH personally after doing a lot of reading about it. I wish i had never bothered having the test. I also have a retroverted uterus which probably makes things a bit harder for us but i've conceived 5 times in total (2 children).

Supplements I took:

For egg quality:
DHEA (do you own research on this). Its supposed to take 3-4 months to work and i conceived after 3 months. I played around the with dose, starting on 25mg for 10 days, then 50 for 10 more days then 75mg. After 8 weeks i dropped back to 25mg as i had my DHEA levels tested (saliva test - £40) and they were the upper end of normal. I didn't want them higher than this. DHEA i supposed to increase antral follicle count, AMH and egg quality. I would definitely consider it if you are over 35 and have trouble conceiving. There is also evidence that DHEA reduces miscarriage by 50-80% which the impact being most dramatic in older ladies. The side effects i had was slightly greasy hair at first but nothing major, little spots but again nothing major, it made my hair go a bit limp but it didn't get thinner or fall out.

Ubiquinol - 300mg per day
Alpha lipoid acid - 600mg
PQQ - 100mg
N-Acetyl-Cystenine - 600mg
DHA

For general fertility:
Pregnacare multi vit
Vitamin D
B6
Vitamin E

I read the book "it starts with the egg" - i would highly recommend this. After reading it i stopped taking L-Argnine and Royal Jelly. Theres no evidence either way on Royal Jelly but there is evidence L Arginine can be harmful to egg quality and implantation.

After 3 months of taking the above i conceived, although i had only just started vitamin E, not sure if that made a difference.

I've had 2 chemical pregnancies (in the past, not recently) so I have waited to write this until i'm sure this is not a chemical. My tests are getting darker and darker and i'm currently 17dpo. I know there are no guarantees but so far its going ok.

Other things i did:
Gave up caffeine and only drank alcohol if i was out - maybe twice a month
drank wheatgrass powder
Started acupuncture in November - this helped me greatly with stress and anxiety after my loss. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture.
drank lemon water all day - helps make the body alkaline and detoxes the liver
soft cups
Ovulation tests
lay on tummy afterwards (supposed to be good for retroverted uterus)
pre-seed

Symptoms

I ovulated a little late CD 17 or 18.

4dpo - mild sore boobs, tired, a little thirsty
6dpo - night sweats - this is normal for me and i thought i was definitely out - its usually a sign AF is coming, mild headache on and off
7dpo mild cramps like period pain
8dpo - much stronger cramps in the evening, just like period pain
9dpo - night sweats again - expect to start AF very soon as i have a short luteal phase since taking DHEA (9 or 10 days)
10 dpo -mild hot flashes - usually a bad sign for me so was sure my period was coming. Some mild heart palpitations
11dpo - convinced my period is coming although its a little late now. I had period paid exactly like when AF comes. I went out and got drunk that night i was so sure i was out.
12 dpo - Couldn't sleep last. Nothing all day then hot flashes in the evening, gassy, a little reflux at the back of throat.
13 dpo - took a test and got a BFP pretty quickly. Then had some brown discharge and thought it was another chemical. Lower back ache, still feel like period is coming
14dpo - pink discharge when wiping - sure this is not going to last. Cramps, backache, slightly queasy in the morning. woke early again
15dpo - darker HGC test. woke early again, still got lower backache, slight queasiness. No discharge/spotting
16dpo - Struggled to sleep last night, aching legs and couldn't drop off. darker HGC test, mild night sweats, sore boobs, mild back ache. tired in the afternoon.

Currently 17dpo and praying this pregnancy is ok.

Hope this helps someone out there. Best of luck to you all.
x

Number 3

Like everybody else, I obsessively stalked this website for the 4 months we tried. Even this cycle, when I was determined not to test until 14 DPO and not to obsess over my symptoms. I even had DH hide my pregnancy tests so I wasn't tempted. Every other cycle this time, my "typical" pregnancy symptoms were much stronger. I had worse breast pain, cramps, spotting, exhaustion, etc. The thing we did differently this month was I bought a Diva cup and 2 out of my 5 fertile days (I use ovulation tests) I had DH deposit his *ahem* specimen into it and laid on my back for an hour. I love DH, but 5 BD days in a row is exhausting. We used preseed only the days we used the cup, I don't tend to have a problem in the CM department. So on to the symptoms:
DPO 1-3: nothing
DPO 4: slight breast pain and creamy CM
DPO 5-6: slight cramping and breast pain, no CM
DPO 7: same cramping/breast pain, add back pain (common symptoms before AF, but seemed a little early)
DPO 8: Started having horrible anxiety, DH thinks I was having panic attacks. Same symptoms as before
DPO 9: More horrible anxiety, less cramping still breast pain, but not as bad as it should have been
DPO 10: Same, but anxiety seemed to stop mid afternoon. (at this point I'm sure I'm out, I had implantation spotting with both other pregnancies and so far absolutely nothing)
DPO 11: A little breast pain and light cramping, but what hit me today was nausea. I'm really prone to motion sickness and that's what it felt like all day. Started getting this weird sour/bitter taste in the back of my mouth. Most people think it tastes like metal, mine tasted like when you've eaten too many sour patch kids and the taste is in your mouth for hours afterwards.
DPO 12: More weird taste, but not much nausea in the morning (thinking I made it all up) but the nausea hit hard at lunch time. Just slight breast twinges and hardly anything in the cramping department. I did check my CP (I only occasionally do this) but it was definitely not as long as it usually is. Still high and medium firm. Convinced by the evening that I was pregnant. DH didn't want to let me test until 14 DPO, like I said I wanted but he gave me a test for the next morning.
DPO 13: BFP :) More nausea, can smell everything, same weird taste.

I have been convinced every other month that I was pregnant. The things different this month was no spotting, less painful breast pain, that weird taste at 11 DPO and the motion sickness. Good luck to all, hope this helped someone!

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