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Confused.com? :-s Could I be pregnant?

(34 Posts)
Dee87 Sun 30-Jun-13 15:24:31

Hi ladies & gents. Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area or something but could do with some help/advice/morale boosting. Dh & I have been ttc since march & so far no joy...or maybe joy! :-s basically my cycle is usually about 31-32 days long & I'm on day 33 today but no AF.
I have all my usual pms symptoms... Cranky, sore boobs, some cramping but no AF! Usually I'd have spotting or bloody discharge (sorry if th@s tmi) about 2-3 days before AF, which hasn't happened this month & I have added symptoms of extreme lethargy, intermittent nausea (altho I'm still eating & not vomiting) & major lower back pain (I get back pain sometimes during my period but this is more intense).
Was excited & virtually convinced I'm pregnant, told Dh of my thoughts & everything but today I took a pt (took it at 5am to get an early morning sample altho I had gotten up previously in the nite to go to the loo) & it came back negative! :-(
I don't know what to think! This is most unusual for my body. Also being treated for a touch of thrush as I'd had some feminine itching (altho I'm not convinced its thrush) could that cause a missed period but still give me pms symptoms?
Any help/responses greatly appreciated!

WannaBMummaDee Sun 30-Jun-13 15:36:01

Just changed my nickname to something a lil more original :-)

WeAreEternal Sun 30-Jun-13 15:37:17

The only way to know if you are pregnant is to POAS. Wait a few days and try again.

The thrush could be messing with your cycle but I haven't personally experienced this.

WannaBMummaDee Sun 30-Jun-13 15:39:39

Sorry I'm new what is poas?

WannaBMummaDee Sun 30-Jun-13 15:42:36

Oh I got it pee on a stick. Neva mind thanks!

TinkyPeet Sun 30-Jun-13 15:47:41

Pee on a stick smile x

Fairypants Sun 30-Jun-13 15:50:54

Is this your 1st dee?
Some women don't get a +ive til they are several days or even a week late so there is still hope. On the other hand my af was a week late on my first cycle ttc and it just drove me nuts.
The only way to know for sure is to wait and test in a few days time. Although, realistically when I was late I tested at least once a day every daywink If there is still no change after a week or more your dr may be able to do a blood test but they won't do that straight away.
Fingers crossed for you smile.

WannaBMummaDee Sun 30-Jun-13 15:55:53

Thank you. Yes it is my 1st. Driving myself crazy wondering if I could have gotten a false negative or if I'm just wishful thinking!

WannaBMummaDee Sun 30-Jun-13 17:21:29

Have many of you mums/mum to bes had a delayed positive pt?

MortifiedAdams Sun 30-Jun-13 17:23:54

I was convinced I was pg for a week. Took a test every day, negative. Got a positive yesterday.

Give it three days then poas again.

kasareem Sun 30-Jun-13 17:27:41

Hi Dee, I had exactly the same, especially the intense lower back pain - thought it was from doing washing in a low sink though ha ha. I also had heart burn which I've never had before. My positive was not until a week late! It drove me nuts waiting too! I'm 7 weeks now. Fingers crossed for you! xx

Champagnebubble Sun 30-Jun-13 17:59:05

First signs for me were bigger/sore boobs and cramping like AF. Tested the day AF due and got faint positive but I was convinced it was AF the way because I always thought you must be able to get a positive a few days before. It seems not everyone's hormone levels allow that! I have to admit I felt different the month I got the BFP so trust your instincts. Hang on in there and poas again tomorrow. Good luck!

Champagnebubble Sun 30-Jun-13 18:00:44

Oh and clearblue digis are supposed to be sensitive and certainly remove the 'is that a line' argument!!!!!! Helped my sanity!!

I had a feeling I was pregnant, felt 'different' for nearly a fortnight, every poas came back negative. I went with the clearblue and other name brands thinking they'd be most sensitive. By this time I was so disheartened I sent DH to supermarket for a cheapie test kit (in case I was) and a bottle of wine (in case I wasn't!) Came up vv positive, and the result is crawling around on all fours pretending to be a dog right now! Fingers crossed for you!xx

WannaBMummaDee Sun 30-Jun-13 19:03:26

Aw thanks guys & congrats to you all. I'm gonna do as suggested & leave it a few days & then if AF does not visit ill test again. I used a poundland cheapy this time as (i bought it last month just before AF visited. I wanted to be prepared just in case but obviously didn't need it)I didn't want to waste money if I'm only going to get bad news anyway. Next time I think ill try clear blue or something.

WannaBMummaDee Tue 02-Jul-13 19:52:07

3 days late today! Haven't dared to test again yet but I'm gonna test again on Thursday am if no AF (I really dont think shes coming). I will then be 5 days late. Back is still very achey & my boobs are killing me!

Fairypants Tue 02-Jul-13 20:13:12

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you Dee.

WannaBMummaDee Tue 02-Jul-13 21:07:52

Thank you fairy pants :-)

terilou87 Tue 02-Jul-13 21:08:50

fingers crossed for your bfp smile

WannaBMummaDee Wed 03-Jul-13 10:09:11

4 days late today but I've just had some fresh bloody discharge :-( Really anxious & upset & concerned now that my body has been playing tricks on me & I'm gonna get my AF now after all. I've neva been 4 days late before! :-(

kasareem Wed 03-Jul-13 18:03:53

Try not to worry, our bodies are wierd and wonderful things... Hope you're feeling ok today, any more news? A bit of discharge isn't that unusual!

WannaBMummaDee Wed 03-Jul-13 18:42:44

There was a lil fresh blood in the discharge which lead me to think AF was gonna rear her ugly head :-( However that was at about 9.30 this mornin & it's now 18.45 & I've had no more bleeding. Really confused. Shud I poas again? :-s

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Wed 03-Jul-13 18:52:24

Yes you should. Good luck

WannaBMummaDee Thu 04-Jul-13 06:28:05

Well poas no.2 was negative again :-( & then wen I got up & wiped I'd had another little bleed so I'm now pretty sure I'm not pregnant this month & my body was just playing a cruel trick on me. I'm approx 5days past my period due date! This is day 36 in what is usually a 31-32 day cycle & NOW I start to bleed. Feeling disappointed, dejected & letdown by my own body :,-(

kasareem Thu 04-Jul-13 07:16:30

Hi Dee, sorry to hear that. I think a lot of us on here know that feeling and sympathise! It's so hard but try to focus on the positive (you get to start 'trying' again soon ;) !!). I know it feels like forever, but it will be your turn soon xx

Fairypants Thu 04-Jul-13 07:47:57

I'm sorry to hear that dee, I was really hopeful for you. I was nearly a week late on my first month of trying so I get what a disappointment it is.
I hope you have a wine and cosset yourself for a few days before gearing up for next time.

WannaBMummaDee Thu 04-Jul-13 18:55:03

Thanks kasareem. AF has infact arrived :-(It's a bad 1 aswell, so much back pain I nearly cried. Had to resort to taking 2 paracetamol & 1 ibuprofen! I have been trying not to take pills since we started trying but I had to succumb today. I just wanna get this ova wiv now & try again. Thanks for all your help & support guys. Ill keep you posted x

WannaBMummaDee Thu 04-Jul-13 18:55:52

Thanks kasareem. AF has infact arrived :-(It's a bad 1 aswell, so much back pain I nearly cried. Had to resort to taking 2 paracetamol & 1 ibuprofen! I have been trying not to take pills since we started trying but I had to succumb today. I just wanna get this ova wiv now & try again. Thanks for all your help & support guys. Ill keep you posted x

WannaBMummaDee Thu 04-Jul-13 19:00:41

Thanks fairypants. Yes having a cider wiv DH now & going to eat the stuff I can't eat whilst preggers this weekend like Brie, several strong coffees & runny poached eggs & then when AF has departed I'm back on the no caffeine, careful what I eat & frolicking like bunnies (sorry if that's TMI) x

pmgkt Thu 04-Jul-13 19:18:57

Dee, do you do ov tests, given that you don't have the 'normal' cycle, it maybe worth checking when you ovulate to make sure you are being bunnies at the right time. I have a short cycle and didn't ovulate when I thought I did at all so by knowing that we could time it better

WannaBMummaDee Thu 04-Jul-13 19:58:20

I don't do ov tests currently. We try to go by the general rule of 'trying' every other day throughout the month. But maybe doing ov tests would be a good idea. Can you recommend a good test kit? Are they very expensive?

WannaBMummaDee Thu 04-Jul-13 20:00:56

I guess it could be, at least in part, because my cycles are longer than average & towards the end of the month trying we tend to get tired & 'try' less frequently. Maybe I'm missing my window.

pmgkt Fri 05-Jul-13 06:43:21

I bought mine on eBay, from a company called fertility something. They were about £8 for 100 so not expensive.

WannaBMummaDee Fri 05-Jul-13 06:56:03

That's brill. Thank you will definitely look into that.

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