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post #1741 of 1837

It never *hurts* to take a test, though if it's early it's not going to show anything.

 

I'm having a lot of lower uterine cramping.  I was hoping/thinking it might be AF coming (my usual LF is 9-10 days, on the shorter side).  I checked my cervix and it's soft, slightly open, but my cm is very thick and creamy.  Kind of atypical for me around AF time.  Usually it goes clear/thin right before AF.  I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see.  I think I ovulated on the 8th or 9th.

 

I'm also incredibly tired, been falling asleep whenever I lie down, but that is also relatively normal with a house filled with kids LOL.  So, I'm not convinced of anything.  Based on the fact that I'm older/used some artificial lube the 2x we DTD I'm thinking the chances are pretty low here still.  

post #1742 of 1837

Even though I thought the chances were really low, it turns out woops...something did happen last month.  Now the early worrying weeks!  I'm more nervous since I'm older now and I know the risk of miscarriage, etc. is higher.

 

 

 

post #1743 of 1837

 

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Originally Posted by phatchristy View Post

Even though I thought the chances were really low, it turns out woops...something did happen last month.  Now the early worrying weeks!  I'm more nervous since I'm older now and I know the risk of miscarriage, etc. is higher.

 

 

 

 

congrats! very exciting. Keep us posted!

post #1744 of 1837

How often are negative tests wrong? :)

post #1745 of 1837

How often are negative tests wrong? :)

post #1746 of 1837

Posting here just really out of frustration - totally messed up the mini pill, but still nursing my 12 month old round the clock (no ppaf yet), and we *try* to do withdrawal, though we are imperfect at that, too...this month, we DTD 2x in 24 hours, wouldn't you know, right smack in the middle of that 48 hr. window we needed to play it extra safe, after missing pills.

 

So, I've been peeing constantly (my 3-year-old cousin called me out on this!), low back pain (due to carrying a 29 pounder??), burping LOUDLY (I almost never do this - except when preggo!), crampy, really nauseous, noticing random smells, dizzy, tired, and waaaaay emotional (crying at the drop of a hat!).

 

I remember when I got pg with DS, I didn't test positive until my period would have been over...not sure if that is longer than normal, or maybe I used to O late in the game (didn't chart, but did do strips when TTC, and I *think* it was a bit later than the estimate?).  Still, I did a dollar store test this afternoon, which is 14 days after missed pill, and 13 since our super fun day, so the BFN I got should be case closed...right???

 

Then why do I feel like I'm going to puke all over the sweet one-year-old that is nak right now (who, incidentally, has also been boob switching alot - but he is also teething!)? greensad.gif  Been eating ginger and crackers all day...also upped my water intake, in case that was it.

 

Ok, so I guess I don't really think I'm pg anymore, due to BFN, but I am TRULY frustrated with my weird body!  I suppose it could just be stress???  I don't know, but I give up! sleepytime.gif

 

(eta: I have posted with similar symptoms before, but then again, we hadn't messed up the bc right before DTD - still, I guess I should just get used to feeling crappy, but not preggo, huh? crap.gif)


Edited by pickle18 - 4/30/12 at 7:49pm
post #1747 of 1837

So...turns out that nausea, frequent peeing and lower back pain might just be a kidney infection - fun stuff! eyesroll.gif  I had one while pg with DS last year. They went ahead and did a urine and a blood pg test, too, though...so we shall see.

post #1748 of 1837

Ok, I'm out of this thread - blood test neg. - going to doctor/hospital tomorrow to figure out what other health issues are going on. confused.gif

post #1749 of 1837

I seriously doubt I am pregnant but  . . .

 

First the back story:

In March I miscarried and had a D&C. I started Lo Loestrin Fe the day of my D&C. I was told I could have some bleeding /spotting for up to three weeks following the D&C. I was also told that the BC could cause spotting and break through bleeding. Well I spotted for six weeks. I finally completely quit spotting on May 10th. According to where I was in the BC pack I should have had a period last week but I didn't have one. Pregnancy test was negative. I went ahead and started my third pack of pills and still no bleeding. Oddly I have been having some very fertile looking CF. I figured I would see what happens at my next pill scheduled period and test again if it doesn't come. I think my body is just trying to regulate to the pill but . . .

 

I went to the dentist yesterday, I have been seeing the same dentist for years and while she is working on my mouth she says "Are you pregnant?" I tell her no and she remarks that my mouth and gums look like they do when I am pregnant (very sensitive tissues). So maybe it's a reaction to my pills or maybe it's something else. At this point I have no way to know.

post #1750 of 1837

hi there,

 

I think I am pregnant but not sure as I have never been pregnant before.

29th May we had unprotected sex as I was expecting my period on 31 May thinking I couldn't get pregnant.

30th May I woke up really happy, like I knew something really good was happening today yet it was just another day for me, nothing interesting happening.

Anyway, that morning I woke up with tiny spotting accompanied with cramps - nothing until that night where I thought I was getting my period, but it was blood,bright red no tissue, that lasted 24hours, turned brownish towards the ends, while I was having this spotting I was havng almost all prego symptoms, frequent urination, nausea, backache, hungry hungry, tired, headaches big boobs, different colour in nipples. 

I've taken two preg tests both -. Anyone got any ideas? 

Oh and also, this month I've had a lot of prego dreams that im pregnat and that feeling that something is different, that intuition feeling that wont go away, and usually when both accompnaied my dreams come true.

me and my fiancee havent been trying but we both really want kids.

 

Anyone got any ideas?

post #1751 of 1837
patti, any updates? How are you?

beckaab, you should be due for AF again soon, right? Is your bleeding normally short like that? That sounds far too soon for implantation spotting or symptoms, but it's certainly hard to know. It's possible there's *something* hormonal going on, even if it's not a pregnancy. Keep us posted!
post #1752 of 1837
Beckaab, the unprotected sex was just 4 days ago? It's impossible to get a positive after 4 days. Not only does conception not necessarily happen the day of sex, if it did it hasn't implanted yet so you cannot get a positive. If in reading correctly and your period did start when you expected it, but was short, I'd call it your period. I've had several weird short ones and many "pregnancy" symptoms are AF symptoms. A lot can affect your cycle. I'd wait at least until at least 12-14 days after sex to take another test.
post #1753 of 1837

HeatherB- Thanks for asking. Still no AF. I had a fertile CF pattern like I would if I wasn't on the pill. I use to CTA so I am familiar with my CF. I read in TCOYF that I should NOT be having CF while on the pill. So I never got my last AF and  my next BC period isn't due for another 12 days. If I ovulated around the time I had CF then my natural period would be due in 9 days (this cycle). I had spotting last cycle and didn't notice if there was CF.  I wasn't temping, or writing down CF or the days of DTD since I am on the pill. My pill insert says 2-4 women become pregnant on this pill but I am really good about taking it on time. I doubt I am pregnant but it is really weird that I am not getting a BC induced period. I will test again soon just to ease my mind.
 

post #1754 of 1837
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Originally Posted by mkmb129 View Post

Beckaab, the unprotected sex was just 4 days ago? It's impossible to get a positive after 4 days. Not only does conception not necessarily happen the day of sex, if it did it hasn't implanted yet so you cannot get a positive. If in reading correctly and your period did start when you expected it, but was short, I'd call it your period. I've had several weird short ones and many "pregnancy" symptoms are AF symptoms. A lot can affect your cycle. I'd wait at least until at least 12-14 days after sex to take another test.

I also forgot to say that 2 and a half weeks ago we had unprotected sex a few times and took the MAP about 60 hours after the unprotected sex. 
 

post #1755 of 1837
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkmb129 View Post

Beckaab, the unprotected sex was just 4 days ago? It's impossible to get a positive after 4 days. Not only does conception not necessarily happen the day of sex, if it did it hasn't implanted yet so you cannot get a positive. If in reading correctly and your period did start when you expected it, but was short, I'd call it your period. I've had several weird short ones and many "pregnancy" symptoms are AF symptoms. A lot can affect your cycle. I'd wait at least until at least 12-14 days after sex to take another test.

I also forgot to say that 2 and a half weeks ago we had unprotected sex a few times and took the MAP about 60 hours after the unprotected sex. 
 And HeatherB I just have that feeling that there's something going on.
it could be the MAP but it seems too late for that? I NEVER get a period like this? It's always heavy for the first 4 days then starts to ease out...usually lasts 6 days roughly. I've never had anything like this before and I have taken MAP before... I usually get a period a couple of days late and really bad mood swings a few days after taking it (which happened)...

I hope this makes sense.... I can't believe I forgot to say that before,lol.

post #1756 of 1837
Oh, duh... I was confusing months. You could be pg but won't have any way to know for a bit. No tests will be positive at 4dpo, and you can't know if you had sex when you O'd or just near then. So wait a week (or two) and test again. I am not at all familiar with MAP so have no idea if it could be affecting you.
post #1757 of 1837

$#%@&$%*@#$!!!!

 

I really shouldn't be on this thread twice on the same page. redface.gif

 

Here's hoping that PPAF hasn't returned because BF is still keeping fertility away - because I royally screwed up mini-pill, and promptly DTD.  Again.

post #1758 of 1837

I like this thread!  I am not trying, so much as I am trying to avoid a self-created "accident" by screwing up pills, dates, plans, etc.  My boyfriend also seems to be having protection "accidents".  Even though we aren't trying, we are doing a really bad job of avoiding.  I know that I am not pregant today, but hopefully someday soon I can post on this thread for real...

post #1759 of 1837

I need thoughts from wise women!  I just had DS2 April 8th and this morning i woke up with light bleeding.  For the last week or so DH and i have DTD almost every night.  What are the chances of this being implantation bleeding.  I know i sound naive (forgive me) but with my other LO's i did not get my first period until they were over 1 year and no longer nursing through the night.  Since DH and i have been so active lately i am wondering if it is even possible for this to be AF.  Any thoughts?


Edited by FruitOfTheWomb7 - 6/18/12 at 6:36am
post #1760 of 1837

Fruit of the womb7 - I would say it is unlikely that you are pregnant and it is possible to have AF already. Take a pregnancy test in a couple of weeks just to make sure and keep us posted.

 

Just an update on my status- not pregnant and just realized that my weird symptoms may have been due to taking expired BC pills! I didn't know they were expired until recently. My doc gave me some free samples and I didn't bother to look at the dates. Apparently his staff didn't clean out the medicine cabinet. I just happened to notice the expiration date yesterday. UGH!
 

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