Symptom spotting- a compilation

(117 Posts)
BankWuggery Mon 18-Mar-13 13:01:06

This is really just to pass the time of a 2ww. I can't test until at least Sunday and although I know I can't possibly detect any symptoms until at least then (or if not after), can you lot please come and tell me what "symptoms" you watch out for?

I've heard stuff about a runny nose, grumbly tum, headaches etc etc and my rational side knows that these would be either coincidental or just imagined at this stage- but would help me pass the time!

So, what vvv early pregnancy symptoms do you look out for?

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 16:29:00

Just marking my place in this thread <gets comfy>

Sunday is the very earliest I can test as well and I'm also looking out for symptoms!

I've had a runny nose since 4dpo but didn't think it could be a symptom that early.

BankWuggery Mon 18-Mar-13 16:57:08

Hi gilly I am on the other thread too. Didn't realise we might be poas buddies smile I just can't read enough about symptoms, I want to find out everything there is to know about early pg which is so silly!

I am snuffly too. Plus have headache and am shattered but v busy at work so I know it's just down to being a bit run down and worn out! My tum is a bit grumpy throughout the month anyway so any odd twinges are going to be down to that.

What other things should I watch?! What are you in the lookout for?

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 16:59:10

I'm on the look out for a BFP! grin
Haha x

BankWuggery Mon 18-Mar-13 17:04:05

Fnar smile I really want to order a big load of tests from t'internet but dh would be quite hmm I think- he's very much of the "chill woman you'll find out soon enough" school of thought. I WILL NOT FIND OUT SOON ENOUGH! It has to be as soon as possible! Grrrr was like this with my last two as well. Mrs impatient!

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 17:09:18

Haha I hear you!

I have a load of tests from the pound shop and STUPIDLY caved and did one today. I'm an IDIOT! A whole week early! Don't know what came over me.

Anyway...... <embarrassed>.....

I do have tender breasts today and also twinges in my stomach but... That doesn't really mean anything at this point!

Gonna just have to wait a bit longer!

RubySlippers77 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:00:56

Coincidentally I was going to ask about this today too!!

I've been really weepy for about a week now and have sore breasts -it feels like the start of a period, only I'm not due on until Sunday and am usually quite regular, hence why I'm now wondering.....

I think now that perhaps I'm just seeing all the symptoms and making them fit how I feel. Oh dear, and there's no point doing a test for a few days either!

minicc Mon 18-Mar-13 18:05:52

Ah, here you are!! Am 2/3/4 dpo ( I don't know what the hell is going on in there) and feel like I have trapped wind and period pains. Neither is particularly pleasant or reassuring! Last few cycles have 22 days long so I would be able to test at the weekend. But, like I said, who bloody knows.....!confused

RubySlippers77 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:18:30

On a separate note, I had no idea you could buy tests from the pound shop! I wonder how reliable they are? The Boots website seems to say that the more expensive ones are more reliable, but I have no idea if that's true or if they just wanted me to spend more money!!

BankWuggery Mon 18-Mar-13 18:19:04

Ah Ruby another one testing on Sunday!

And minicc I don't really know when I ov'd either- 13th/16th maybe but not convinced either way. Have had a stressy month which sometimes delays my ov but now I have that trapped wind/period pain feeling too and that is the exact way I describe what it feels like so I don't bloody know!

Cavort Mon 18-Mar-13 18:21:41

At 8DPO I had bright red blood for the whole day. It was so heavy I thought AF had arrived a whole week early. I never have bleeding or spotting between periods. It had stopped by 9DPO.

At 11DPO I had very dirty brown CM for a few hours in the morning and in the afternoon I got very very very slight tingles in my nipples (which I probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't been desperately actively looking for symptoms).

At 12 DPO I woke up before the alarm (absolutely unheard of) and couldn't lie still. Very unlike me. Tested with FRER. BFP grin

Good luck to you all on your impending BFP's! The 2WW is agony! smile

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:29:23

Apparently pound shop tests are just as good as any other, very reliable and basically the same as the ones a gp would use before doing blood tests etc! I stocked up on loads... Don't think i had actually been inside a pound shop before so it was a new experience for me!

RubySlippers77 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:37:18

Well! You learn something new every day. That'll save me loads of money at Boots so thank you for that smile

Convinced myself that I had morning sickness today too. LOL. I think I'm imagining most of this now - still, I may be able to fool myself but I won't be able to fool a pound shop test!!

BankWuggery Mon 18-Mar-13 18:40:00

Gilly you'd never been in a poundshop??!!!!! But where did you get all the tat from, for hen nights and work parties and silly DIY projects that were doomed before even starting?

Sadly we don't have one in the town I live in so it has to be on line. <tootles off to eBay...>

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 18-Mar-13 18:45:42

*Havent been feeling too hot for a few days. Have a bad back, and feeling
really tired. I was wondering if i was getting D&V but apart from lots of
gas/wind, Ive been ok. Feel a bit sore bloated inside, and have had sore
norkage. My appetite is shot, and yesterday all I could manage was glacier fruit boiled sweets!*
This was posted by me in January. I was 3+2! said you cant get symptoms before the end of the 2WW?

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 18-Mar-13 18:46:36

and my BFP was on a £ shop test. Tesco also do good cheap tests.

gilly86 Mon 18-Mar-13 18:46:55

Haha nope never been in one! But the place I used to live didn't have one (although there were similar kinds of shops that sell all that stuff just not for a pound!!!!!)... And now I love in central London and there isn't one near me... Well I didn't think there was... But I've found one now!

minicc Mon 18-Mar-13 18:47:58

Oooh Saggy things like this are MOST welcome here! Congrats!

agendabender Mon 18-Mar-13 19:41:26

Ooh can I join please? I really have very little chance of being pregnant, since you can't will it so, but we're only using withdrawal and I have a feeling.

I've got a red, bumpy rash on my chest and neck - could this be an oestrogen surge? I had some rusty-coloured mucous last night, but so far no other sign of the period due today. Could this be somehow construed as implantation bleeding?

I'm determined not to test unless I go inescapably late, because I'd be really disappointed if it was negative (which it would be). We had our first son while using condoms. A second accidental baby would be a whole other layer of embarrassing!

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 07:26:45

7dpo today (I think).. Very VERRRRY vivid dreams for the last 2 nights and what basically feels like period pains today.

RubySlippers77 Tue 19-Mar-13 07:44:34

I think I'll do a test on Saturday if nothing's happened by then - it's probably the earliest I'll be able to get to a pound shop anyway to buy a test!! Not feeling quite so emotional today though so who knows!

BankWuggery Tue 19-Mar-13 11:32:28

Gilly that sounds promising! I had period pains last night too. And couldn't finish my dinner (so so unlike me wink) All my "symptoms" though are so easily explained by something else. Only one that has me really thinking is my stuffy nose. Its not runny, I don't have masses of bogies (soz tmi) but is just blocked. Also this morning my gob tasted vile - but of course it would, my nose is blocked so I've been sleeping with my mouth open! So bloody annoying.

So what "symptoms" are we all on the look out for then?
1. Stuffy nose
2. Periody type pains
3. Bumpy rash- oestrogen surge (good one agendabender, thats one Ive not heard before so will be on the look out for it now!)
4. Nausea
5. Tiredness
6. Nasty taste in mouth
7. Early morning waking
8. Scuzzy cervical mucous
9. Weepy/emotional
10. Sore boobs
11. Headaches

Come on ladies what else!

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 11:41:21

I've had a very bunged up nose and phlegmmy throat for the last few days! This morning I've spent a lot of time coughing up a lot of... Gunk! Nose is totally blocked. Blehhhh.

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 11:44:14

Don't forget the vivid dreams! I've heard that can be a symptom too?

I always dream anyway.. Every night... But the last few nights dreams have been crazzzzzyyy and so vivid!

IrnBruTheNoo Tue 19-Mar-13 12:20:25

DTD on CD1 and been feeling very crampy (currently on CD9) and nauseous. Can't possibly be pregnant surely on CD1?!

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 12:29:16

Cd1 as in the first day of your period? And now you're on cd9?
Doubt it... It's HIGHLYunlikely to ovulate at the same time as AF!

RubySlippers77 Tue 19-Mar-13 12:47:34

BankWuggery - thank you for the list! I'm probably going to start imagining even more of them now though!!

I do have a runny nose but then I usually do as our office is freezing, I feel like a Labrador (very wet nose!) most of the time...

It's going to be a long wait till Saturday!! Thank you ladies for keeping me entertained (and hopefully sane!) in the meantime!

minicc Tue 19-Mar-13 13:45:19

REALLY clutching at straws here, but, sciatica?! Shooting down my r thigh, it's horrid! I've just pinged something, haven't i?!!

IrnBruTheNoo Tue 19-Mar-13 13:55:50

That's what I thought gilly, but I don't normally get cramps after AF has left...Yep, CD1 as in the first day of AF.

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 14:03:26

Well anything is possible!!!!
We NEVER dtd on CD1... I don't even want to be looked at! Lol grin

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 14:04:28

IrnBru maybe you're ovulating early? Do you know when you usually ov?

IrnBruTheNoo Tue 19-Mar-13 14:08:04

Nope, have just DTD, no idea when I ovulate. Hope you are all lucky this month! smile

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 14:13:55

Well u could be having ovulation pains/cramps ... So carry on dtd! wink

TobyLerone Tue 19-Mar-13 15:31:18

My mouth has tasted metallic since Friday (CD18). I'm now at CD22 and the only time it doesn't taste like that is when I'm eating!

Also sore boobs, but that's normal.

Testing on 27th.

RubySlippers77 Tue 19-Mar-13 18:44:28

I've convinced myself I have the period pains too. I mean I do have some crampy pains, but I'd probably think nothing of it if I hadn't started looking up other symptoms!

Dear oh dear. It's going to be a long wait till Saturday with me wondering about this every waking moment.....

IrnBruTheNoo Tue 19-Mar-13 18:51:33

Some women conceive their DC on CD1 or CD2. It can happen! Have been reading up on this today.

gilly86 Tue 19-Mar-13 19:43:26

Yup it's possible although I think it's rare!!! But good luck to you!!!!!! Fingers crossed... You never know! Xx

minicc Wed 20-Mar-13 07:07:55

Think I'm out this month... Pmt and period pains are the order of the day today :-( fingers crossed for you all!

RubySlippers77 Wed 20-Mar-13 18:38:12

minicc - sorry to hear that sad

I still have period like pains although nothing else to report at the moment other than being tired and grumpy, but that's nothing out of the ordinary!! Ordered some pregnancy tests from Amazon (v cheap by the way) so will use one probably on Saturday if nothing's happened by then.

And now I am off for a lie down and a snooze!

IamKuma Wed 20-Mar-13 19:50:53

I'm 8dpo today and had cramps most of the day yesterday, which got really bad when I went to bed although they have gone today. Good old 2ww rollercoaster!

I've also felt bloated and a bit windy and have been in a terrible mood which usually only happens right when AF starts. Poor DH has had his head snapped off twice when rationally I know I have been completely unreasonable.

Going to try and wait to POAS until 27th...

TobyLerone Wed 20-Mar-13 20:10:45

I'm exactly with you, Kuma. 8dpo, testing 27th.

Metallic mouth, off and on nausea. Both alleviated by eating something. I've had this before, though, and it's been nothing.

Also, my brain has been like a sieve today! I forgot to buy light bulbs in town, went to Sainsbury's to buy them, got the wrong ones, went back to swap them and bloody well left them there!

NathanDetroit Wed 20-Mar-13 20:32:04

hello, can I join in?
Can also test on Sunday! What's going on here, eh?
Tingling boobs, feeling sick on and off and a colleague commented on how much I was eating today. Oops. Really tired too. Of course, this could all be PMS and the result of a very busy weekend. Oh, and slightly dodgy tummy too. Trying not to get excited...but I am!

Bunnygirlie Wed 20-Mar-13 20:47:06

Hi y'all! Can I join in the fun? On day 25 of a 29 day cycle!

RubySlippers77 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:41:29

Toby - your light bulbs story did make me smile!! I am hopeless in that respect, have two lamps which I've had for a couple of months and still haven't managed to get the right bulbs for them!

I definitely have crampy pains and a dodgy tum, although I may have managed to poison myself with my own cooking rather than anything else.....

Can't decide if I'd be more upset to get a BFN (as I've only been with my DP for a few months and we haven't been TTC - it would be a surprise!) or scared to get a BFP confused

BankWuggery Thu 21-Mar-13 00:50:14

Hi Bunny, Nathan and Kuma

There is going to be a POAS-athon on Sunday, the nations sewers will not know how to cope grin

Have another "symptom" today- rubber nips. Happened with both my dc, my niploids turn to this very strange rubbery texture and didn't go back to normal until I stopped breastfeeding. Very strange. But I must admit I don't know whether they do this normaly before my period as I am not in the habit of checking my norks for rubber. <makes note to self to check next month if this one doesn't end up in a bfp.>

Anyone peeing for England? Another symptom I can imagine if I try hard enough! (those poor sewers again)

RubySlippers77 Thu 21-Mar-13 08:10:49

I know what you mean about the peeing - can't decide if I'm doing it more often or if it's because I'm on the lookout for every sign I can!!

Today I'm back to feeling really tearful, which was what started me wondering about it in the first place; I felt very PMT-like (hormonal, sore boobs etc) only it was two weeks early! I may crack & test tonight, 3 days early but some peace of mind would be nice...

gilly86 Thu 21-Mar-13 20:18:15
IamKuma Thu 21-Mar-13 21:04:55

Just looked at that site and must say that 'Change in Colour of Your Vagina' was not something I was looking out for!!

Have started feeling quite emotional today and first sign of achy boobs... Will be quite miffed if I get a BFN..... hmm could just be lead up to AF though, I suppose...

gilly86 Thu 21-Mar-13 21:17:31

'Change in Colour of Your Vagina' LOLOLOL

Yup, it's gonna go green!

shock

Bunnygirlie Thu 21-Mar-13 21:49:11

I think I jinxed it by joining this thread, bit of pink cm this morn so AF is coming!!!!! Due Monday!!!

RubySlippers77 Thu 21-Mar-13 22:06:20

Bunny - sorry to hear that - hopefully next month!!

Really hoping my tests turn up from Amazon tomorrow. If not I may have to go to Tesco and buy a cheap one, can't stand all this imagining/ experiencing symptoms any more without knowing for certain one way or another! After all without knowing I can't yet blame my general absentmindedness on baby brain.....

NathanDetroit Thu 21-Mar-13 22:34:05

Wait & see Bunny, but that could mean all sorts. fingers crossed
Can I add unquenchable thirst and sense of smell to the list of symptoms. I really do wonder what's going on if it's not a BFP on Sunday. :-/ Good luck all, only three days to go...feels like i'm counting down the hours.

BankWuggery Thu 21-Mar-13 22:58:47

Oh bad luck Bunny damn our effing periods.

Loved the link smile <dashes off to bathroom with hand mirror>

Bit emotional here too. Both ds1and 2 being particularly cute and lovely at the mo, they are 8 and 4 and so desperate for a baby. They don't know about our plans of course but knowing how much they want another brother or sister is making me a bit weepy! Ond or other will ask at least once a week if we could "get another baby in our family". Waaaah! Tissues all round.

gilly86 Fri 22-Mar-13 00:43:57

Hello Symptom spotters!

Im now 10dpo and all of a sudden have very watery CM.
It is NOT sticky... not thick... not white... just clear and watery! yesterday it was quite mucous-like (literally snotty SORRY TMI) all day and now its shifted and is really thin, clear and watery.

Whats that about!?

Getting a lot of twinges and buzzing/vibrating type feelings down below (odd!) which is pretty strange as well.... however AF is due very soon so it could just be AF on the way.

Bunnygirlie Fri 22-Mar-13 08:18:50

Tummy pains this morning so the evil witch is def on her way, maybe early sad

Meemawandmoonpie Fri 22-Mar-13 09:39:03

Ah and there was me thinking unquenchenable (sp?) thirst was just me! I can go all day on one glass of juice, I don't drink tea, coffee ( or much else... Yes, just like a camel) but yesterday at work I finished nearly 3 litres and just couldn't quench it. Now, couple that with the weird 3 hours of eyeball watering cramps mid month, the 2 episodes of dizziness and a slight tingly nip (just the one) I'm now thinking hmmmmm....

CatPussInACrownOfThorns Fri 22-Mar-13 11:03:39

Well I've got a funny taste in my mouth and I feel sick. AF not due for 7-10 days so might be pushing it a bit, even for me! confused

IrnBruTheNoo Fri 22-Mar-13 11:44:52

AF due 10th April but I'm feeling more nauseous by the day. This is horrendous. Getting the cramps on and off.

TobyLerone Fri 22-Mar-13 13:27:49

If you're due on 10th April, would you even have ovulated yet? You might have a bug.

IrnBruTheNoo Fri 22-Mar-13 14:33:55

I have irregular cycles TobyLerone. I don't ovulate at the same times every month unfortunately. It can happen at any time.

IrnBruTheNoo Fri 22-Mar-13 14:35:57

By checking an ovulation calendar, apparently my most fertile times are meant to be between 21st and 25th March. If I went by that logic then I'm either ovulating now or just about to.....

agendabender Fri 22-Mar-13 18:02:01

I'm out sad AF over here. I'm completely shocked by how excited I got though! Maybe I'll try a serious conversation with DH about having a child on purpose!

RubySlippers77 Fri 22-Mar-13 20:30:01

Well, I caved in & tested today when I got home - BFN. But now I'm still thinking that I'll keep testing till AF starts. It's more than likely a no but I keep wondering if the POAS test wasn't sensitive enough (AF not due till Sunday) or whether drinking 3 litres of water today might have affected the result...!

NathanDetroit Sat 23-Mar-13 14:22:37

Sorry Bunny. :-(

Good luck Ruby, it's the first morning urine you need!

Symptoms seem to be coming and going here so we'll see. Regroup tomorrow!

x

Meemawandmoonpie Sat 23-Mar-13 16:06:45

Caved in too, BFN. Strange cause I still 'feel' different. Oh well. Onwards!

minicc Sun 24-Mar-13 09:26:07

Feeling a little disappointed- can feel my period is coming today hmm had what I thought was IB on cd 20 but alas, had more cramps and brown spotting today. Bleugh, it's sooooooooo unfair!

Meemawandmoonpie Sun 24-Mar-13 10:20:42

Is pink spotting a sign? As opposed to red or brown blood. After doing the test yesterday and it being a BFN I noticed some spotting, very pale pink but def there. Put in a pad just in case the witch came early. Nope. Maybe I tested too early.

EasterBunnyGirlie Sun 24-Mar-13 10:36:01

meema I'm not sure, I've had pink spotting the last few days, AF due tomorrow and I usually have brown goo the few days before. Haven't tested though, I still expect the witch to arrive and will not test till she is late late late!!!

minicc Sun 24-Mar-13 10:36:47

I had v pale pink spotting on cd19 and thought it was a positive sign. Not so sure now?

Meemawandmoonpie Sun 24-Mar-13 10:44:11

Fingers are well and truly crossed for everyone. I personally dont think I am pg but my body is definitely up to something. Ive had awful lower back ache all day yesterday and I feel it today so maybe am coming down with a cold or something. Ive got one more test and if AF doesn't rear her ugly mug on the 29 th I'll test again.

EasterBunnyGirlie Sun 24-Mar-13 11:05:38

Spoke too soon, spotting has turned to more than spotting sad

CabbageLooking Sun 24-Mar-13 11:06:00

Hello - please may I join in? Am due AF on Thursday. Feeling run down, tiny bit nauseous, phlemy and headachy but that all just sounds ill to me rather than pregnant. Have 2 digital tests sitting in the cupboard and it's going to take ALL my willpower not to test early!

Meemawandmoonpie Sun 24-Mar-13 11:09:07

Welcome cabbage, great name!
Sorry bunny x

NathanDetroit Sun 24-Mar-13 11:26:17

BFN here. :-( May have been too early, but not really sure. The symptoms do seem to have gone away a bit so perhaps my PMS for this month went a bit off the scale. Good luck all still to test.

RubySlippers77 Mon 25-Mar-13 08:18:55

Nathan - horrible isn't it - I'm having period pain but as yet no AF - due on today. Tested yesterday just in case but BFN sad

Bunny - sorry to hear that - fingers crossed for next month!!

It's probably a bit of the Monday morning blues too but I'm feeling quite sad about it even though we weren't really TTC. It's made me think though that actually we should (I wandered onto this website in search of some advice about symptoms!) so I'll be ordering some Conceive Plus and opk's & will probably be back on here finding out how best to use them...

CabbageLooking Mon 25-Mar-13 10:25:48

Morning all - I cracked and bought some cheapo sticks (99p for 3 from B&M Home Stores if anyone needs them). Nothing as yet. I'm hoping it's just too early as I really don't feel quite right. Fingers crossed for all of you still to test. Ruby Last time round, we went down the "just shagging" route for two months and the moment we actually started looking at the calendar and working out ovulation dates we conceived.

BankWuggery Mon 25-Mar-13 14:07:46

Afternoon all.

Nathan don't give up hope- I also cracked (like Cabbagesmile) and tested this morning, got a BFN (boo) but like you I am not really sure when I should be testing as ovulation was up the creek this month and although I normally get really clear OV signs, it wasn't obvious this month. So I suppose there's still time for us!

Ruby, when we were ttc the first time (ds1 now 8y) I used OPK's, charted my temperature and so on- and ended up making myself really stressed. Then one month I decided it was getting a bit silly and I neded to take a chill pill so I put it all away and just looked at the calendar like Cabbage. Boom! I got pregnant straight away. Our bodies are just weird!

Good luck to those still spotting symptoms!

Meemawandmoonpie Mon 25-Mar-13 20:06:59

All symptoms except sore lower back have gone so probably out this month. Ah well!

whyno Mon 25-Mar-13 20:10:29

Haven't read the whole thread so not sure if anyone else experiences this but I always get a massive thirst as my very first symptom. It usually only lasts one night then a couple of days later BFP! Like a crazy waking up all night desperate for water thirst. First pregnancy I thought I was getting diabetes!

whyno Mon 25-Mar-13 20:12:31

Ooooh just read that some people are thirsty...! grin

CabbageLooking Tue 26-Mar-13 07:26:17

Did another test this morning. Nada. All symptoms seem to have disappeared. I still have until Thursday but I'm getting less and less hopeful. Hope someone somewhere has good news today.

IrnBruTheNoo Tue 26-Mar-13 08:22:25

DH had to drink wine to himself because I could not stomach it. I took one sip and boaked. He had to drink my glass the other night...

minicc Tue 26-Mar-13 15:34:03

I'm out, 2 days late it finally shows!

CabbageLooking Tue 26-Mar-13 15:38:14

IrnBru sounds promising.... Minicc bad luck, fingers crossed for next month.

I have started spotting - two days early which is unusual so I'm desperately grasping at straws and hoping that it is in fact a good sign and NOT the start of AF.

Meemawandmoonpie Tue 26-Mar-13 16:52:27

Now I'm thinking all mine were signs of me coming down with the chest infection I'm currently 'enjoying'. 2 more and days and we shall see...

NathanDetroit Tue 26-Mar-13 18:32:52

I'm totally out, AF even showed up a bit earlier than expected. Good luck to anyone holding out. xx

IamKuma Tue 26-Mar-13 19:01:40

I lost my resolve and POAS on Monday morning and got a BFN, possibly a bit early but it was one of the early tests so not feeling very positive, also feeling PMSy today so think AF is on the way. Was going to test tomorrow, but think I'll wait and see whether AF turns up on Thursday or not, so 2 days to go.....

Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to test.

LithaR Tue 26-Mar-13 21:08:27

I'm on the waiting game too. Although not planned, leaky condom. I feel almost exactly how I did when pregnant with my son. Discovered that one a week before my period too so think I might be sensitive to the hormones or something.

Got all the bloaty/gas, peeing more, thirsty, nausea etc. Although this morning had the taste of metal in my mouth. Not to mention cooking spag bol was torture due to the meat smelling weird.

LithaR Tue 26-Mar-13 21:09:23

Oh I'm due to test on the 10th >_<. So a very long wait D:

RubySlippers77 Wed 27-Mar-13 22:09:07

Oh dear, it looks like it's been a BFN for everyone this month so far sad good luck to everyone who has still to test and for the rest of us, we'll have to keep trying!! x

minicc Fri 29-Mar-13 12:31:46

Hmmm I'm still waiting for af to turn up, 5 days late. 2 bfn but have had spotting on and off all week with some cramping. Totally confused, last 4 cycles have been 22 days long since I stopped b'feeding. Either want my period to come or a bfp- past caring which one now!

BankWuggery Fri 29-Mar-13 15:34:31

Sounds promising minicc!

Well I'm out ladies, AF arrived today. Drat her ;)

Au revoir til next month- I will be due to OV aroundabout 14th April- see you then symptom spotters x

Meemawandmoonpie Sat 30-Mar-13 17:17:43

2 days late. so many symptoms and a BFN, what's going on body? Either way I would like to be let in on the secret!

RubySlippers77 Sun 31-Mar-13 00:25:49

meemaw - hope things get better for you soon. It really is very frustrating being a woman sometimes!

DP & I had a more serious conversation about children following this month's worries over possible BFP. We'd both like them but time isn't on our side - I'm 35, he's 41 - so another thing to worry about on my list! Anyone have any suggestions for helping me to chill out a bit?! I blame my mum for passing on the worrying gene to me...!

Choedron Sun 31-Mar-13 22:31:14

Hi all, I am very new to this site. I am 34 and have been actively trying for 3 years and had a miscarriage last year. I have had all my tests done and everything come back normal. I have now been referred to ivf but decided to wait a bit.

My cycle usually last 33-35 days, though this month it is 42 days and no sign of my period. Yesterday I had some bright red spotting which turned brown today, still no flow. I tested negative andI have no idea what can be wrong. Any suggestions??

No feeling of pregnancy whatsoever... Thanks!

inadreamworld Mon 01-Apr-13 22:04:17

With both of my children the first sign of pregnancy was increase in vaginal discharge a day or two before period was due. Also a bit of period like cramos with no period. Hope this helps - but I think we all get different symptoms.

Meemawandmoonpie Tue 02-Apr-13 06:26:55

Flo has decided to visit. 5 days late but nonetheless just as fierce. Witch!

BankWuggery Thu 04-Apr-13 15:08:23

Hi Choedron. Any more news? Only just spotted your post and didn't want it to go unanswered.

Boo for Meemaw. Sorry AF has arrived. Mine was thankfully v short this month, does that mean that my whole cycle might be shorter too? Anyone know how it works?

Ruby- re: chilling out, I've found in the past that Yoga has helped massively in being able to relax in general- just knowing how to breathe properly helped me. And the relaxation bit they normally do at the end are uber-blissful smile

RubySlippers77 Tue 09-Apr-13 12:13:43

bank - as and when I rejoin the gym (probably next month once they finish their neverending 'improvement' works!) I'll give the yoga a try. I'm going on an NLP course next weekend to help me think positively and am off for an aromatherapy massage soon. Anything to help, I'm such a worrier!

I don't think the AF length has anything to do with cycle length, or at least not in my experience - I'm usually 27-29 days with AF about 5 days, although it has been known to be longer. 12 days is my record so far and I have no wish to beat it sad

BankWuggery Thu 11-Apr-13 23:36:31

Ruby I'm going on an NLP course soon too I hope! FIts in well with my job but hadn't thought about how I could use it in my personal life...hmmmm now I'm thinking!

Honestly I was not expecting yoga to be so helpful. I was in a difficult place at the time, and learning how to relax and breathe well helped me hugely. I'm not normmally in the least bit "woo" but I will bang on forever about how luvverly yoga is smile

Should be ovulating today or tomorrow but once again work is well stressy so it may be kicked out of sync. Not actually sure that I ovulated at all last month, could have been a couple of options but wasn't convicnced of which day (normally quite obvious for me) and then when my period was so light I did wonder. Ho well, I'll just get on and do the deed!

RubySlippers77 Mon 15-Apr-13 08:20:49

I've been on an NLP course before but it was years ago, so thought I might as well give it another go, the course is free anyway smile if nothing else it will hopefully take my mind off things.

No idea when I ovulate, the cheapy ones didn't work so well for me, I never got a clear positive. The doctor thought it might be because I drink lots of water so of course by the afternoon I'm pretty much just testing water! Considering buying the Clearblue fertility monitor as I think that would work better, but it's much more expensive sad

Trying to stress less about the whole thing and remind myself that we do have pretty good odds of conceiving & this is only our second month of TTC. I'm hoping to find a gym buddy to encourage me to get fit again & will be doing a couple of Race for Lifes, every little helps! And I will be giving the yoga a go soon too, thank you for the suggestion!!

RubySlippers77 Mon 15-Apr-13 08:22:10

Oh and I have no symptoms this month, so won't be waiting anxiously for a BFP on Monday! Mind you last month I had them all (in my head at least!), so who knows?!

minicc Tue 16-Apr-13 16:28:01

Think I am cd18 and like ruby have no symptoms at all. Except feeling very pre menstrual angry

minicc Tue 16-Apr-13 16:49:24

Scrap that, the sore boobs and bloat have started just like last month...lovely! blush

EggLayingMammalOfAction Tue 16-Apr-13 22:43:43

Well here we are again (OP here under an assumed disguise)

CD 19 here, think I ovulated on day 17 so the 2ww is underway again! Next Sunday (28th) is when I can realistically test- have those cheapo internet tests rather than the early posh ones grin so need to wait the full fortnight I guess.

Ruby and minicc if its any consolation, both pregnancies I have had (ds1 8 ds2 4) caught me totally by surprise symptom wise- when the line appeared I really did NOT expect it to. Had not experienced any symptoms at all even though I was desparately looking out for them like now

Come on ladies hit me with some symptoms that I should be on the look out for!

RubySlippers77 Wed 17-Apr-13 13:32:47

My only 'symptoms' are needing to pee a lot & having a sniffly nose - think I'll have to wait for Friday & my BFN so I can be completely disillusioned!!

I think come the weekend I will have to invest in a CBFM & make myself a chart (I'm a spreadsheet kinda gal!) as I have no idea re CD counts etc, all I know is that the cheapy OPKs didn't work for me. Should I ever have a baby it seems that it will have expensive tastes...

minicc Wed 17-Apr-13 14:11:26

I felt totally unpregnant when I conceived my daughter, so am not expecting bells and whistles! Just a little, teeny, weeny sign one way or the other. Think I may invest in the clear blue wee sticks next month, I clearly have no knowledge of my own body!

RubySlippers77 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:58:41

Ah mini, I'm with you, I too need the sticks. It's fascinating reading about all these signs, I had no idea how you could tell when you were ovulating! I think the CBFM would be best for me mainly because it uses FMU, and I like the idea of getting a smiley face smile

That said, I will save my pennies till AF next arrives, as it's due Monday (in the hope that it doesn't, these CBFMs not being cheap!!) and should a BFP turn up in the meantime, you ladies will be the first to know. Probably even before my OH as he's on a stag do in Budapest this weekend!

minicc Thu 18-Apr-13 17:21:53

I'm out again, spotting has started just like last month. Bring on the pee sticks!

RubySlippers77 Thu 18-Apr-13 21:25:42

I'm out too - AF has turned up unexpectedly (and irritatingly) early! Wasn't due till Monday and I'm never usually this early hmm

On the bright side, it means I can start my charting over the weekend & also enjoy a glass or two of wine!!

RubySlippers77 Thu 18-Apr-13 21:58:09

Unless of course it's implantation bleeding. Google is the curse of my life!! I had no idea these things even existed until recently...

Thisisfreakingmeout Fri 19-Apr-13 18:03:20

This stuff is a whole new world. I am spotting many phantom symptoms. Pretty sure the tingle boobs are real though. Need to know ASAP as I have held two spot on an adventurous honeymoon and the reservation expires tomorrow! Would probably book something tamer if I knew I was upduffed as I'm not sure about pregnancy plus altitude plus vaccinations.

Holy moly! I really need to know!!!! Can't test for ages!

Thisisfreakingmeout Sat 20-Apr-13 00:17:02

Should prob clarify, I'd be most content if it was a BFP and honeymoon in a b&b in the UK but if I don't book the fancy holiday then it is a BFN how doubly disappointing! X

RubySlippers77 Sun 21-Apr-13 11:58:36

Morning all,

Well I have to say, the course about positive thinking yesterday has helped, despite my reservations about such things! Apparently your unconscious mind can't process a negative, so you should think 'I want' or 'I will' rather than 'I don't want' or 'I can't' - otherwise your mind doesn't recognise the negative part of what you're thinking about. So, in a new spirit of positivity I'm sorting out a new get fit plan, which will hopefully help along the baby making plans too smile

I've also been cleaning. Not so interesting but needed doing!

freaking: how are you feeling now?

By the way my new positive feelings don't extend to understanding the CBFM instruction manual, which I've been reading online - I'm rubbish with stuff like that anyway but all I want to know is do I have to start it on CD1 (which I've now missed as AF arrived early!) or can I start it any time - if the former, I'll save my pennies for a couple of weeks!

RubySlippers77 Sun 21-Apr-13 18:57:58

Bugger. Dr Alex from Clearblue says you do have to start using it on CD1. Oh well, I can use the cheapy OPKs this month and start afresh next time!

Hi can I join? I am on CD 24, can't test till Thursday although have had cycles of 26 or 27 days before.

I have had every (imaginary symptom going over the last week or so, from nausea (yesterday and today especially), cramps and bloating, but mostly tiredness and really sore boobs, although I see to get that every month.

Of course they all can be explained by general day to day things! We have been trying for number 2 for only 4 months, DD took at least 10 months so not holding my breath...

I am off to bed as still feeling really sick and very tired. I have loads of tests as know someone that works for a company that make them, it is a real effort not to use them!

EggLayingMammalOfAction Thu 20-Jun-13 14:32:55

How are we all getting on? anyone orogressed to the antenatal boards yet?!

I am in throes of another 2ww, 12dpo and am pretty hopeful this time;

lots of milky discharge (sorry if tmi)
cramping like trapped wind
sensitive nose
utterly knackered (I fell asleep in the car after parking up this morning, closed my eyes for just a few seconds I thought. Woke up 20 mins later, late for work! And that was just because a big noisy lorry woke me up)

This could also be to do with the fact that ds2 who is 4 is up and down like a yo-yo at the moment.

Any more symptoms I should be looking for?!

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