My first two week wait - anyone else?

(79 Posts)
sparkle9 Wed 12-Jun-13 17:07:49

We have been TTC for a couple of months but this is the first month that it might have happened. I came off the pill and have had 2 really long cycles - 43 and 53 days. This cycle seems long too but temp charting and OPK shows ovulation on CD31. This is the first time fertility friend has shown bold red crosshairs for ovulation (dotted lines the last cycles). So I'm on CD35 now and my temperatures are still up. I'm feeling positive that ovulation just might have happened! We BD on CD31 so hopefully things will have worked out. Testing on Sat 22nd unless AF makes an unwelcome appearance! Anyone else testing around then? It will be a long 10 days!

I would be very wary about testing but I wish you the very best of luck for the 22nd.

If your cycles remain consistently irregular however, I would urge you to seek medical advice. Long cycles can be caused by hormonal imbalances and this can affect ovulation to its detriment. A condition called PCO (polycystic ovaries) is often to blame but there can be other causes as well. Charting and OPKs are not worth doing when it comes to such long cycles particularly if they remain long. These are usually only more helpful if the cycle is consistently regular and even then it is not infallible. It is also possible to have a temp rise in the second half of the cycle when an egg has not been shed so this may be a reason for your temps being up now.

A "normal" cycle is a cycle length of between 21 and 35 days or with less than 4 days of variation from month to month.

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 12-Jun-13 18:33:00

Me! Me! AF due 21st so I'll test 22nd if it hasn't arrived already. I'm not hopeful though..... Didn't get a positive OPK but I guess I could have missed the surge.

I'm TTC #2 and this is cycle #2.

Good luck to you. Is this your first?

sparkle9 Thu 13-Jun-13 00:36:44

Yes the first time TTC. And yes I am being optimistic but cautiously so. I had regular periods before the pill and I've been ill and on antibiotics, painkillers and anti inflamatories since just before I came off. All better and drug free now so I have high hopes that things are getting back to normal.

Fingers crossed.

I think the GP would say I haven't given myself long enough since coming off the pill so will leave if for a bit longer to see if things settle down.

Me!! Last month was my first off pill, got AF so this is my first REAL month. My OPKs were a bit confusing- got v v close to being positive (and have since gone neg), so I may have missed it too, but I got spotting and cramps on the appropriate day smile ill be testing on 23rd and until then ill be saying lots of prayers. I certainly don't feel preg yet, and no implantation cramps, but still a bit early.

Very best of luck!!! xxx

PastaBeeandCheese Thu 13-Jun-13 10:18:42

I'm trying really hard not to symptom spot. It's pointless and drives you crazy. My first symptom last time was a lack of PMT!

I know, Im trying hard too to forget all about it, but I want it to happen sooooo much!!

sparkle9 Thu 13-Jun-13 13:45:44

I have no symptoms either but I wouldn't be expecting them so early. They could just be AF symptoms anyway! My temp chart is showing a clear, sustained rise since Saturday so I should be able to tell if it stays up for a longer time than it should. Although my cycles have been long, I have had a sustained rise for 14 days and then AF on the past two cycles.

Good luck everyone. Are you all as impatient as me?! Also are you all avoiding alcohol? A possible last glass of wine this weekend? Or would that be bad!? And will a Zumba class be okay? I would guess so but not sure!

PastaBeeandCheese Thu 13-Jun-13 20:13:07

You'll be fine with a Zumba class! Drinking is just a personal choice. You need to weigh it up for yourself. I tend to think that the problem with alcohol in pregnancy is it crosses the placenta and as there isn't a placenta during a 2ww I'm personally ok with a glass of wine. I do avoid caffeine though.

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 13-Jun-13 20:35:27

I only came off pill this month and first 2 week wait so very much doubt anything is happening but will be good when I get my first proper cycle

Yeah I was relieved when my period came last month suggesting things are getting back to normal post-pill smile

I've been trying to completely cut out alcohol (and failing!!!) but limiting myself much more to a single glass once or twice a week. I thjnk its better if I don't put too much pressure on. Could do with reducing the caffeine a bit more!!

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 14-Jun-13 07:26:39

I am also cutting down the alcohol, been very good recently but im also not going to ban it completely this early ttc but reducing so when i do stopped completely it wont be as annoying. I also am trying to cut the caffeine and try and only have 2-3 cups a day when i used to have 5-8 cups a day Ive noticed some caffeine withdrawal headaches so i think it is helping in the long run.

PastaBeeandCheese Fri 14-Jun-13 08:19:42

I found caffeine the hardest thing to give up. I did it gradually and managed to get down to 1 cup in the morning. Was straight back on it though after giving birth so now I'm back at square 1 with giving up!

MushiMushi Fri 14-Jun-13 08:42:39

A year ago I gave up smoking, 20 a day - relatively easy, don't miss it.
I stopped drinking alcohol in January - easy, don't miss it at all.

I cannot for the life of me stop drinking coffee! I am hopelessley addicted! I honestly think caffeine is more addictive than nicotine and alcohol.

PastaBeeandCheese Fri 14-Jun-13 08:57:12

I really do think the only way is to do it gradually, over a few months. I found replacing a coffee in the day with decaf every few weeks to be ok. As soon as I increased the rate at which I was cutting it I got terrible headaches and felt sick and shaky.

I don't think you can wake up one day and say 'I'm stopping' like you can with some substances. It's very hard.

sparkle9 Fri 14-Jun-13 19:07:07

I've had some strange stomach cramps today and (TMI alert!) a tiny spot of blood in my CM. Could it be implantation bleeding? Might be a bit early seeing as ovulation was probably Sat or Sun. Any signs from anyone else?

pesopissesmeoff Fri 14-Jun-13 19:34:13

Can I join?! This isn't my first 2ww, but I am here tapping my foot waiting. Very hard not to symptom spot, but then I have been ill, so very confusing.
I'm due either Monday 17th or Thursday 20th. Have no clue when I ovulated as am not particularly TTC but not preventing it either. I would be quite go smacked though, as only DTD once on day 12. Eek blush

SpannerPants Fri 14-Jun-13 20:20:36

2ww here too, according to my fertility friend app my BFP is due on 22nd! We haven't managed to DTD much but did around ovulation so fingers crossed.

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 14-Jun-13 20:35:23

I continuing to feel nausous, however i went onto the pill in the first place as I had really bad period pains and sickness soooo it doesn't help in spotting symtoms, silly body. very frustrating very impatient

sparkle9 Sat 15-Jun-13 07:08:05

Higher temperature today. Could it be. Second temperature shift? This wait and symptom spotting is awful!! One week to go. Trying not to get my hopes up but it would be so nice if things are working this month.

PastaBeeandCheese Sat 15-Jun-13 12:47:58

Sorry, can't help. I'm refusing to symptom spot!

pesopissesmeoff Sat 15-Jun-13 14:34:06

Trying not to symptom spot but feeling pretty nauseous now. Had cramps last night aswell so assuming AF is on the way- aswell I am super tetchy so am now assuming I am going to come on very soon.

Hi All,
I'm in my first 2ww.
I got married last month, my period was due on my wedding day, so 6 weeks before the wedding I started taking cerazette as i'd been on that pill a few years ago and didn't have any periods at all.

Took my last pill 23 days ago. Had a withdrawal bleed which lasted about 4 days and ended on 29th May. DTD a fair bit this month as it was our honeymoon. And although I know it's highly unlikely as I haven't yet had a proper AF I can't help myself from symptom spotting, although I think that all of my "symptoms" can very much be put down to finishing the pill. I've had very mild cramps for the last 2 weeks, having moodswings which is really unlike me, my boobs seem to be bigger and are tender, as well as having really vivid dreams these past few days and as of yesterday needing a wee really often. My mind knows that these symptoms are most likely a mixture of me finishing the pill and being more aware of my body as we're trying, but even though its highly unlikely I can't stop myself from thinking that there is a small possibility i'm pregnant.

So I think that AF should be due around 22nd June, but that is based on my withdrawal bleed, and who knows how long it'll take for my cycle to go back to normal so in the meantime i'm just counting down the days until I can poas.

Vikkijayne2507 Sun 16-Jun-13 09:34:50

hi impatiently waiting, i am exactly the same as you just 2 days later Af due 24th, based on withdrawal bleed. I know as well as unlikely it is but you think just maybe juust maybe....

Yesterday I had some applewood cheese and it really tasted like perfume. So much so that I initially thought that I hadn't cleaned the soap off my hand last time i'd washed them. I then ate it straight from the knife but still really tasted it. My husband wasn't around to try it for me to see if he could taste it, but said he'd eaten it earlier and it had been fine.
Also ate some chilli which my husband prepared (he doesn't usually cook) and it was incredibly salty, normally I love salt and put way more in my food than my husband. Again he said he had thought the chilli had tasted fine.

So my heart tells me my taste buds are changing and i'm deffo preggers. My head tells me the lady who cut the cheese at the deli counter was a bit over zealous with the perfume application and some managed to get some on the cheese, and my husband should reduce how much salt he adds to food or let me do the cooking.

I hope that my crazy symptom spotting calms down in any subsequent months, if not I don't know how i'll cope if it takes me a while to conceive.

I'm cross with myself this morning as had a bit of a heavier night than planned last night, hope I haven't ruined my chances thus month sad no implantation symptoms yet sad

Hi impatiently waiting- last month was my 1st month off pill, and I got quite a few funny symptoms too but didnt turn positive sad But you never know you might get lucky! The good thing is AF arrived right on time, even after 10 years of the pill, so I'm hoping that bodes well! Good luck!!

PS Sounds promising Sparkle9!

Me again! Had tummy cramps dice yesterday afternoon..... Keeping my fingers crossed its implantation (that its not just the curry we had for tea!). Kinda feels like AF on its way but its only cd26 and its not due for another week. Praying like mad!!

sleepcrisis Mon 17-Jun-13 09:40:28

Hi, I'm going to join in.

Not my first Dc but my first 2ww- he was an accident!

Am also due on the 22nd, and have been insanely obsesse with the idea that I could be pregnant. Symptom spotting like mad!

I too had a heavy night on Saturday, and also had lots of tummy twinges yesterday! Then last night as I was going to sleep I had a dull ache, like early period pain. But nearly a week early, so could it be implantation pains?! More likely the hangover kicking in... It's so hard to remain calm isn't it!!

Last time I tested 2 days after my period was due. I don't know how I'm going to hold off for another 7days!!!

tryingforsolong Mon 17-Jun-13 10:08:16

good luck!

I'm feeling every little twinge. Not sure if its cramps, wind or my imagination

I am due on tomorrow, at the latest early Wednesday so I'm driving myself crazy. First month of Clomid and I'm terrified.

sparkle9 Mon 17-Jun-13 17:29:25

I had another tiny spot of red blood in my CM yesterday. Is that odd to get it on two separate days? Better not be two eggs implanting!! Ha ha ha. I have one of my usual hormone headaches today and I usually get those just before AF so I'm not so optimistic today. I'll just have to enjoy the hope and suspense of the two week wait. Fingers crossed that at least some of us get BFPs this cycle.

The last two nights I have woken up very hot, and my neck has been sweating. This has never happened before. It this is just a side effect of me taking the pill, then I will never go on a pill ever again! I could cope with night sweats if it meant I was pregnant, but how depressing to go through it and not be.

sparkle9 Mon 17-Jun-13 20:06:16

Slight bleeding since my last post. :-(

Just need to wait and see if it turns into early AF now.

PastaBeeandCheese Mon 17-Jun-13 20:16:17

Oh, I'm sorry Sparkle. It may not come to anything yet.

Sorry sparkle sad still quite early to see. Ill still keep my fingers crossed for you

I've still got twinges/cramps, but no spotting. I'm sure its not AF though- I was always longer than shorter cycle-wise :$

Vikkijayne2507 Mon 17-Jun-13 21:39:52

My boobs are heavier and very sensitive dp really likes them is happy if a side effect of coming off the pill

sleepcrisis Mon 17-Jun-13 22:04:07

This wait is driving me mad. I've just had bleeding gums while brushing my teeth and I had this loads when pregnant last time! But surely it's way too early to have symptoms like that. Still have full cramps ache when I'm still. And just generally feeling nervous and on edge the whole time!

One thing that's bothering me though is that I'm sure I had sore boobs by this point last time...

SpannerPants Tue 18-Jun-13 07:17:20

I got overexcited and just poas - silly as in only 6dpo so of course it was a bfn. I'm feeling really irritated by DP, have lots of watery discharge and some faint lower abdominal cramps which feel very similar to early on in my last pregnancy. Going to test again on Saturday!

sparkle9 Tue 18-Jun-13 08:21:20

Still some bleeding. It's brown rather than red so could still be implantation bleeding but I'm not holding my breath. I'm 10 dpo today if the OPK and temperature charting are correct. The chart doesn't indicate that this could be normal AF - no temp rise 14 days ago.

Fingers crossed for everyone.

Vikkijayne2507 Tue 18-Jun-13 19:06:44

I thought my cycle was too messed up came off pill and now poas opk says Oving sooo my thinking is that its good news my cycle is happening good job dtd every 2 days ish for over a week so not bad odds and at least I have an idea of whats going on

sparkle9 Tue 18-Jun-13 22:36:00

More bleeding. I think it's AF. This isn't spotting by any stretch of the imagination.

Good luck to everyone else. I'll check back at the weekend to see if anyone got a BFP. X

PastaBeeandCheese Tue 18-Jun-13 22:52:55

I'm sorry Sparkle. Does that mean your cycle length is reducing though? You shouldn't have to wait as long to try again.

Good luck!

sparkle9 Tue 18-Jun-13 23:04:20

Yes today is CD41 or CD1 so a lot shorter than the last cycle. Silver lining! I'm just a bit down at the min but I'm sure I will perk up when AF is over.

PastaBeeandCheese Tue 18-Jun-13 23:10:24

Of course. Everyone understands how it feels.

sparkle9 Tue 18-Jun-13 23:39:44

Thanks for your replies!

Jellybean15 Wed 19-Jun-13 00:33:37

Hello, new to all this and to mumsnet! Eak, off the pill for two months and AF arrived on time both months. we are having our first go this month and feeling all of a sudden very nervous after deciding we would just wait and see and remain relaxed, famous last words! Hello to everyone :-) and good luck to all who need it this month xxx

gatsby79 Wed 19-Jun-13 08:19:51

Just adding my 2 cents worth. This is my first proper 2ww (first round of Clomid after no period for a year!). Cautiously optimistic since I got a positive on a First Response test yesterday but at risk of false positive because I got a trigger shot 2 weeks ago. I think my period is due on Friday but my fertility clinic said a test wouldn't be reliable until Monday - so it's gonna be more like the 3 week wait!

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 19-Jun-13 08:31:36

Gatsby79 I don't understand what a false positive is? I thought you could only get a false negative?


gatsby79 Wed 19-Jun-13 08:40:46

The trigger shot, used to stimulate ovulation, contains HCG which is the hormone home pregnancy tests detect. The shot can stay in your system for at least 10 days and if there is still enough of it in your pee a pregnancy test can pick it up. Gives you a positive reading when you might not be pregnant. Bit rubbish really!

PastaBeeandCheese Wed 19-Jun-13 08:48:55

Gosh, yes that is rubbish. You'll have to join the rest of us on the bench waiting for our designated POAS day. Saturday for me if AF doesn't arrive Friday.

<moves up to make room for Gatsby and crosses fingers for her>

gatsby79 Wed 19-Jun-13 08:56:16

Thanks Pasta and good luck. I'll keep you posted!

Loveleigh Thu 20-Jun-13 11:23:41

Hello everyone! Wishing you all luck this weekend.
I had my implant out 12/06 and ttc #2. Im sure i ovulated at the weekend due to my CM, (i said that i wasnt going to track ovulation and just dtd and see if it happened, that didnt last long lol)
Think im ahead of myself but im showing signs of early pregnancy already, although it could all be a reaction to having my implant out i suppose. Ive been hot, tired, bleeding gums, feeling sick and off my food. Exactly how i felt when i was first pregnant with DD. Going to test at the end of the month as i think thats when Af is due so about 9days wait trying not to get my hopes up too much. This is all new to me as DD wasnt planned.

sleepcrisis Thu 20-Jun-13 12:48:37

I'm in the same position as you loveleigh - didn't have to try for DS so waiting is new. I stuipdly tested on tuesday - 5/6 days early - and it was negative, and I have just tested again - waiting to check the stick now.

I can't believe I caved again - I promised myself I wouldn't re test until my period is late! But I just couldn't stop myself. Feeling really rubbish today - tired, hot, forgetful, sick, the works - but it's probably all just me imagining things.

good luck everyone!

Loveleigh Thu 20-Jun-13 13:29:06

Good luck sleepcrisis smile keep your spirits high its still early!

i bought some tests from ebay and had them posted 2nd class to avoid some temptation to test early! Although im sure i will pop to the loo as soon as they arrive.. i feel so sure already i hope it isnt just withdrawal from my implant making me feel like could be months yet.

sparkle9 Thu 20-Jun-13 21:56:23

Definitely AF for me. On the plus side it's decidedly different from my other bleeds since coming off the pill so I think this could be my first real AF since stopping the pill. I'm going to temp this next cycle and go to the GP if it is still really long.

Fingers crossed for everyone else who is still testing this weekend. X

PastaBeeandCheese Fri 21-Jun-13 06:16:17

AF due today and no sign it is going to arrive so I caved and tested......

BFN hmm

Caved in and tested (AF due Sunday). BFN sad really felt it would be positive- had a really strange metallic taste in my mouth. Not much else though. Guess ill test again on Sunday if no sign of AF.....

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 21-Jun-13 07:34:08

I thought I was further into the 2 wk wait but temp this morning and I'm on day 3po apparently soo I'll keep waiting

Good luck to those testing this weekend!! xxx

jenjenjenjenjen Sat 22-Jun-13 08:08:41

Could any one help me my af is due tomorrow and I have had cramps about 8 days ago been soooo hormonal for about 7 days and now I have a bit of cm and a headache witch is not like me. Usually I only get hormonal 2days before af and I get bloated but that it. Some one said I can test now but to use a good brand of test but I only got a cheap brand and don't know wether I should just wait a few days or what? Very confused by all this. As been not preventing but not try for 12 months so this is first month of keeping track ofv l everything. Good luck to you all! X

PastaBeeandCheese Sat 22-Jun-13 17:35:59

Jen, I think you'd need a First Response Early Response at this point. A cheap test probably isn't sensitive enough. Fingers crossed for you.

sparkle9 Sun 23-Jun-13 09:25:20

So did anyone get their BFP this weekend?

My AF has gone so I'm back to having my fingers crossed for this new cycle.

Not bfp so far but no AF today either, but think I might be just wishful thinking as got a few cramps now sad

sparkle9 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:13:04

Fingers crossed for you!

I am now onto my next cycle. This AF was longer than the others since coming off the pill so my little hope is that this is my body getting back to normal. This AF was the length that they used to be before I took the pill. I had been on the pill for 10 years though so I'm not sure how relevant that is now!

I'll have to BD every two days. I don't think DP will like it if he knows it's mainly to conceive IYSWIM so I won't mention TTC too much at home. He knows I was disappointed this month though. He's told me not to stress and it's early days. I know he's right but still....

PastaBeeandCheese Mon 24-Jun-13 17:37:20

He is right but I do know how you feel.

I have a very unexpected BFP! Thought AF started on Friday but it stopped completely by Saturday. Have had two faint BFPs since then!

internationallove985 Mon 24-Jun-13 19:50:47

Well. It's not my first 2ww as I've been trying since April, but I am on my 2ww. xxx

sparkle9 Mon 24-Jun-13 20:33:29

Pasta, that is great!!! :-)

That's great news pasta!!

Keep at it sparkle, like he says its early days. Try to enjoy all the extra fun!

I'm still waiting for AF- I'm sure its on its way but now 2 days late, though this is my first real cycle since stopping pill so maybe i have long cycles after all? I've also been poorly and on meds this month so maybe that's messed things up. I have cramps and a scrapy feeling in my tummy for days. Normally I have a few strong cramps then come on. Another bfn this morning though so not looking promising sad

PastaBeeandCheese Mon 24-Jun-13 22:19:09

Thank you!

pink when I came off pill with my first my cycles went to 33 days and stayed that way. I hope it's just a delayed BFP for you though. Good luck.

Thank you pasta. I'm now CD34. I wish it would just come and get it over with! I really hope this isn't going to be the norm! I'm sure I ov-ed around 16 days, then 10 days later got cramps that went. AF should have come after another week (Sunday). I expected to find it had defo come this morning, but now my cramps have gone again! Just tummy tender to press. Maybe it'll take a while to settle down, especially since I've been on steroids earlier this month. I think my cycles pre-pill were always a few days long, its just last month (first post-pill) it arrived quite nicely on time without too much of a fanfare!

Longo Tue 25-Jun-13 09:26:02

I'm on my two week wait, fingers crossed! Good luck to all.

5 days late and still no BFP sad

sparkle9 Tue 09-Jul-13 01:05:58

Any update?

Longo Tue 09-Jul-13 14:38:33

AF is due today, tummy ache though so just waiting now sad

Cupcake11 Wed 10-Jul-13 11:25:48

Hi Ladies, hope you don't mind me joining you! I'm on my first two week wait. Although I think I missed my ov day because we wanted to wait till we got back from holiday I still can't help getting hopeful!
Has anyone else found that they get different ov dates with different calculators? Some say we would have just missed it, some say I would have been ov.

Longo Wed 10-Jul-13 19:48:02

I think they are a estimate, you'd need to chart or monitor cycle.
I got AF today so feeling rather sad and sorry for myself sad

Cupcake11 Wed 10-Jul-13 19:59:38

Sorry to hear that Longo sad

sparkle9 Fri 12-Jul-13 08:22:23

I'm on my next TWW now. FF says I ovulated on CD22 and it's now CD25. I got a positive OPK and we BD around the right time I think. Still not sure if things are actually working properly but this cycle seems to be heading for a cycle of 35 days so it's all heading in the right direction at least.

Longo Fri 12-Jul-13 10:30:32

Fingers crossed sparkle.
My cycle is 27 days, so hoping to try again this month! DP has a low sex drive so I shall be using all my female tricks to entice him!

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