pregnancy symptoms or pre period?

(45 Posts)
MrsAnderson22 Wed 15-May-13 00:15:10

hi, my husband and I are ttc #3. we have a 12 year old and a 9 year old so the symptoms aren't exactly fresh in my head!

I had my period 21-24th April, we have been bd'ing quite frequently since it ended. According to my fertility app I ovulated from 3-7th May whether this is accurate I have no idea! I had the mirena coil in for 8 years so I am not so in tune with my body as most women on here smile

anyway I had the coil removed 12th March so my April period was my first in 8 years. Today I have woke up with extremely painful breasts, the sides are sore. But my nipples are definitely the sorest part, they feel as though they are burning, if I even brush against them it makes me wince! they have also been hard for most of the day, it hasn't been cold! the areola has changed in size and my breasts feel swollen and more pert than usual! this I'm not complaining about...I'm a 36H so pert is good ;)

tonight in bed I have back ache, not pain, more like a dull ache on either side of my spine and feel constipated. this is very unusual for me as I have ibs I am normally very loose!!! I feel nauseous tonight but haven't vomited.

could these be premenstrual symptoms or more likely to be pregnancy symptoms? how soon can I test and any recommendations on the best test to use? sorry for rambling but I have managed to convince myself that I am pregnant as my breast are so sore!

thanks in advance for your replies smile x

WannaBeAMommy Wed 15-May-13 11:31:38

It all sounds very positive for baby number three.

What were your symptoms before you got your period in April?


MrsAnderson22 Wed 15-May-13 12:54:45

My symptoms before my period in April were actually non existent apart from a little niggling cramp. I actually had no idea I was going to start, to the point of waking up in the morning covered in blood and a little shocked! :/

WannaBeAMommy Wed 15-May-13 15:34:45

Same here but it was when I wiped it showed up was just light the first day. Heavy the second day and barelly there the third day. Havent had AF since.

When would your AF be due?

MrsAnderson22 Wed 15-May-13 16:45:58

My AF is due 20th May so not got long to wait.....I'm just impatient smile

MrsAnderson22 Wed 15-May-13 16:47:45

oh and my last AF was very very heavy for the entire 4 days. It just all of a sudden stopped, didn't get lighter then stop :/

WannaBeAMommy Fri 17-May-13 10:32:33

You never know. You gonna test?grin

My AF hasnt arrived yet and last test was negative. Theres still hope for us yet this month x

MrsAnderson22 Fri 17-May-13 19:31:59

I did test yesterday :/ couldn't wait any longer! should have though, it was negative sad hoping my AF is late and I can test again as I'm still pretty convinced! breast are so swollen, I'm already a 36HH so it's something I really don't need haha, hoping it's not a monthly symptom! husband, on the other hand is hoping it is haha!

when I was pregnant with my daughter I took a test when my af was 2 wks late, it was negative, took another 2 weeks later and it was positive but I was 6 weeks pregnant so was pregnant when I took the first test. x

MrsRV Fri 17-May-13 20:18:09

Sore boobs was my very first preggers symptom! Thought AF was coming but had never had sore boobs before. Even had a bit of a show and was convinced AF on way - turned out bleeding was implantation - good luck I'll be keeping an eye!!!!!!

WannaBeAMommy Fri 17-May-13 22:23:15

That sounds promising. Im hoping the same with my tests x

WannaBeAMommy Sat 18-May-13 18:22:12

Tested just nowsad

MrsAnderson22 Sat 18-May-13 23:24:27

how late is your AF WannaBeAMummy? mine isn't due yet, I have another 4 days until I know if it's missed/just late. still haven't had any cramping like I normally do, breasts still the same! sore and swollen!

if your AF is late and you tested bfn maybe you've just tested too early. when will you try again? the waiting is a nightmare sad

MrsAnderson22 Sat 18-May-13 23:26:03

thank you MrsRV I am going to wait to see if AF arrives next week! if not I'll test again smile I'll keep you all informed

MrsAnderson22 Sat 18-May-13 23:27:18

actually only have 3 days til AF is due! I'm so messed up with my days right now :/

WannaBeAMommy Sat 18-May-13 23:58:58

My AF was due on the 9th so over a week late now:-)

I dunno think either tues or fri if af doesnt arrive x

harverina Sun 19-May-13 00:41:25

When I was pregnant with dd my breasts were agony - I thought i was just going to get my period but actually it was a very early (3 weeks) pregnancy sign grin so there is hope.

Unfortunately lots of the symptoms of early pregnancy are similar to period symptoms too so you won't know properly until after your period is due. Use a digital test in a few days time. Good luck!

MrsRV Mon 20-May-13 19:41:53

MrsA, when is AF due? I'm due Thursday according to my "tell me when to shag" app grin

I've had brown sludge when wiping for past 5 days - tmi I know but I have to tell someone and that someone is EVERYONE on mumsnet. Lucky you. I had thought it was early AF. Then thought implantation. Now after 2 neg tests I'm just pissed off and have eaten 2 kit Kat chunkys.

MrsAnderson22 Mon 20-May-13 23:49:29

MrsRV I have just laughed the whole way through your message! grin My AF is due tomorrow, according my app of the same name as yours haha! I've had many neg tests but thinking I maybe tested too early, or that I'm simply not pregnant sad we'll soon find out. Fingers crossed for you too! when will you be testing again?

MrsAnderson22 Tue 21-May-13 13:52:02

No sign of AF as of yet and I always start early hours of the morning, did wake up feeling slightly crampy and diarrhoea-y :/ might give it another few days then test if it hasn't appeared, might test tomorrow.....aargh who knows?! hate this unknowing x

MrsRV Tue 21-May-13 15:38:12

Its very exciting knowing that someone else is at exactly the same stage! good luck to us!!! hope AF has not reared her ugly bastard head for you today. All this waiting & not knowing is enough to make the most sane & together person mentally unstable. I am neither of those so you can imagine!!!!

Someone said it might be worth waiting til the weekend to test again! I'm blatantly going to test before then. I'm trying my hardest not to as not sure I can cope with the disappointment. I'm sure my boobs are feeling a bit sensitive today. Or maybe I'm just wanting them to as this was very first symptom with DD. I've eaten so much cake today. Comfort eating in anticipation.

Charingcrossbun Tue 21-May-13 19:24:53

Can I join the tmi wiping and pant spotting club? AF due today, ttc, no pregnancy symptoms (except those I make up such as craving chocolate, hating my job etc) just really really want it - fingers crossed, no testing until Thursday for me though, somehow AF disappointment isn't as bad as poas probably because it's more definitive!

MrsRV Tue 21-May-13 21:21:47

I think I'll test on Thursday. AF is due then, I can't imagine I'll get to be a whole day late without exploding if I don't test!!!!

Just eaten a few of DD choc buttons as no other chocolate in the house. I'm sure this craving for chocolate is a symptom you know - I never ever crave chocolate - burgers, pizza, chips, yes. Chocolate, no. I'm obviously pregnant!!!!! grin

MrsAnderson22 Tue 21-May-13 22:22:43

welcome Charingcrossbun! It's looking like Thursday is the day we are all testing! eek! it's so exciting! I for one will be logging in to share my news whether good or bad! AF still hasn't arrived, was only due today though, my breasts arent as sore and tender anymore. Nipples are still a little sensitive but nowhere near as bad as they were last week! if my husband opened the back door to let the dogs out and I happened to be in the sitting room....wowza! you'd think id been sitting in the freezer for how hard they went! and sore....bloody hell! so any of you got an explanation for the sore breasts easing? does it sound more like a premenstrual symptom? I can't remember how long my breasts were sore with my other 2 pregnancies :/ keeping my fingers crossed for all of us for Thursday! grin

Charingcrossbun Tue 21-May-13 23:45:36

Thursday is definitely a date! Sore breast when your husband opens the back door.....not sure I've an answer for that one! smile
Chocolate craving seems a sure fire preggers sign though!

MrsAnderson22 Wed 22-May-13 00:30:07

I don't have an answer for it either, the slightest draft had me in agony! this was highly amusing for my husband, the dogs seemed to need to go pee alot during those days haha!! wink

WannaBeAMommy Wed 22-May-13 09:30:01

Hey everyone. Currently 13 days overdue my period. Cant wait for test on friday. If its still a negative I might just go visit the doctor.

Hope you all get your possitives tomorrow x

MrsAnderson22 Thu 23-May-13 11:58:02

well it was a bfn for me sad but still no sign of AF either. x

MrsAnderson22 Thu 23-May-13 11:58:47

good luck for tomorrow WannaBeAMommy! x

harverina Thu 23-May-13 12:21:15

Did you use a digital test?

WannaBeAMommy Thu 23-May-13 13:20:19

Somethings come up ill have no money til tues now sad

MrsAnderson22 Thu 23-May-13 14:09:29

harverina, no I didn't use a digital test, I used a 'Clear & Simple' one

harverina Thu 23-May-13 15:47:14

The digital ones are more accurate. I used a normal one (not cheap just not digital) first and the line was very faint - the digital one was easier to decide as it said you are pregnant grin

MrsRV Thu 23-May-13 16:19:48

AF arrived for me yesterday!! Booooooo!! Good luck everyone else. Husband opening back door, hard nipples - ha ha ha ha ha!!! I got it :-)

babyrose Thu 23-May-13 18:24:31

May I join u ladies? Im 5dpo and since this morning I've had what I can only describe is pressure on my uterus all day. Boobs are a bit tender but no other symptoms. Does that sound a bit early?

Charingcrossbun Thu 23-May-13 23:50:50

Negative test for me. No AF but no symptoms either. Going to allow myself a test Saturday morning and then see if I can wait a week - my last cycle was 37days so maybe it's a pattern......

MrsAnderson22 Fri 24-May-13 10:19:58

AF arrived this morning! just in time for our family weekend away....yay!!! not! hmm

wonkylegs Fri 24-May-13 15:50:32

Hi I'm having a similar dilemma, only came off the pill a month ago so I'm guessing my body is still catching up. But I've had 5 days of on/off awful nausea & exhaustion and I'm 5days late. I know my period may be longer than 28 days but with TTC with DS it was always between 27-29 days. Just tested but it was negative, which is fine as i guessed it was too quick to be true but I'd love to know why I feel so rotten. sad

MrsAnderson22 Tue 28-May-13 14:19:01

hey! How's everyone getting on? x

TheFantasticFixit Tue 28-May-13 15:32:02

Hello! May I join as well? 5dpo, TTC no 2, on 2nd cycle and feeling - oh, weird. Nauseous, so bloody nauseous! And exhausted. Surely too early to be pregnancy related? Feeling totally whacked out and struggling to get through the day. Phew! Don't remember it being like this with No 1 so probably just a play-with-your-head virus. Argh!

BistoBear Tue 28-May-13 15:54:57

Can I also join in? I'm also waiting for AF which is now 9 days late...

I'd been on the pill for 14 years, had been planning on TTC in the autumn. Had tonsilittis last month, started antibiotics on 16 April, finished pill for week break on 18 April and had sex on 20 April. Realised on 21 April that we should've used alternative contraception. My "period" came that evening and lasted for about 5 days, all normal.

After discussion with DP, I decided not to restart pill after the week long break.

So it's now 40 days since I last took the pill and 37 days since my last "period". No signs of it appearing either but I've never really had much in the way of period pain, sore boobs etc. but it has been a long time since I had a proper period. My tummy did feel a bit peculiar and crampy on Saturday morning. And i was just sick, completely unexpected and out of the blue! Tested on Sunday morning, BFN. Seeing the negative test and then having to tell DP the result has made me realise how much I want a child now!

I'm now thinking that the crampy feeling on Saturday might have been ovulation pains? Does that seem likely? I know it'll probably take a wee while for my body to settle and find its cycle.

Can I also ask what apps you lovely ladies use for tracking your cycle? I am using a period log but I wonder if I should switch to an ovulation calculator one... Thanks for any help smile

MrsAnderson22 Tue 04-Jun-13 20:48:02

hey BistoBear, any signs of AF or bfp?? would love to hear how you all are. anyone in the tww stage? I have 6 days til next ovulation wink x

MrsAnderson22 Mon 10-Jun-13 14:00:44

well its the dreaded 2 week wait for me again! fingers crossed smile hope you're all well x

MrsRV Wed 12-Jun-13 19:54:55

1ww for me! Trying not to think about it really. Trying to think of all the negatives of being pregnant this month - (this will surely tempt fate!?!) :-) 2 years ago right about now I was busy conceiving DD.

MrsAnderson22 Sun 23-Jun-13 19:52:15

AF due tomorrow! fingers crossed she stays away sad normally bang on time so should know tomorrow whether it's late or not! only symptoms I'm having pre AF is sore and heavy breasts which I know coulf be AF or pregnancy so still none the wiser until tomorrow. how is everyone else getting on? still ttc? anyone testing soon? anyone going through 2ww?? please stay in touch x

MrsRV Sun 23-Jun-13 20:24:54

Fingers crossed for you MrsA. Keep us posted! x

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