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I have a 13 month old daughter already but my husband and I have been TTC since Christmas. With my daughter we didn't even have to try and I was pregnant the first month. However, after I delivered her I developed an underactive thyroid and have been slowly getting it back down under control (last TSH was still 9.4 but that was 5 weeks ago and I have much more energy now, so hoping I am almost back to normal). I'm almost positive the is the reason it is taking longer this time around. However I am almost positve I am pregnant (maybe it's extremely wishful thinking). My last af was april 17th. Not sure when I ovulated but we tried nearly every day. Last week (5-5) I thought I was starting my period but it would have been two weeks early. I had light pinkish brown spotting only when I wiped. However, this only lasted for a day and nothing since. For the last two days I have been feeling a slight almost stretching or pulling feeling in my uterus. I have also been extremely gassy (tmi....sorry) and usually I am not at all. I also have had think CM that has now turned more to water CM. I just kind of have that feeling and I am hoping I am right! However AF not due til next week so still to early to test! What do you guys think?
 

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If you are pregnant enough for symptoms, you should be able to test positively on a test. That's the only thing that can tell you if you are pregnant or just having phantom symptoms. We certainly can't tell you!
 

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This is not true.<br><br><br>
I would say the spotting sounds like it could have definitely been ovulation spotting since it showed up 2 weeks before when AF was due (very likely ovulation time)<br><br>
I did start getting pregnancy symptoms 5 days after ovulation but did not get even an extremely light positive test until 13 days after ovulation... so unfortunately all i can tell you is wait and test if AF doesnt show!<br><br>
You can get symptoms that are very much like pregnancy during non-pregnancy cycles, but since you are actively trying, obviously you COULD be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to get a positive test or AF.
 

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The thing is that all the pregnancy symptoms are caused by progesterone and progesterone is in every LP, I would say it is pretty impossible to have pregnancy symptoms at 5 dpo because the embryo has not implanted and your body is not aware that it is pregnant.<br><br>
Last month I had extremely sore boobs starting at 3dpo, I wasn't pregnant but I were I could have said that I got symptoms starting at 3 dpo, in reality I had progesterone induced symptoms not pregnancy symptoms.
 

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Except I don't get nausea from progesterone. If I did, I wouldn't have had any since I actually tested LOW for progesterone. (a 7.6 at 8 weeks when I was puking my guts outwhen pregnant they want to see 15 or higher)<br><br>
Yes, you really CAN get symptoms by 5dpo. Its not common, and its never a definite sign, but I can tell you I had to have been implanted by then with DD considering I got a bfp at 6dpo... though despite having the same symptom (only not as strong) this time around at the same DPO I ended up not getting a positive until 13dpo.<br><br>
When you implant and when you get your BFP does not have anything to do with when you get your symptoms. Every woman is different. And every woman can be different every pregnancy. Some women get them extremely early. Some women get them extremely late or never.
 

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Mae, when you implant does certainly effect when you get symptoms, anything before that is just normal or random LP feelings.<br><br>
I'm sorry but you simply do not get symptoms when you are not preggo and you are not preggo before implantation.<br>
in the OP case it she is on CD24 and it is just now getting t the time she may be able to test, even more so in a few days. Are you regular? how long are your cycles?<br><br>
it is also kinda misleading to say that progesterone causes all early preggo symptoms the HCG that triggers the progesterone production is also at work in causing symptoms, if it just took progesterone then luteal cyst would cause morning sickness as well. but it is also correct that higher progesterone does increase symptoms. Mae you know plan well that progesterone surges and falls thru-out the day.<br><br>
we all read tons into our cycles when TTC, myself included and most days i could claim 2 or 3 preggo symptoms and of could it would mean nothing.<br>
you certainly can be preggo and I hope you are. if you are regular, you can probably test within a few days of when you expect AF to show, but dont be to bummed if you dont get that positive test for a few more day after that.
 
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