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Anyone else starting their 2ww?

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shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 21:25:07

Hi all

I think I am 2dpo and think AF is due 4th Feb so 13 days until I will be testing, if AF doesn't arrive.

I know it's not really possible to have symptoms this early but I have had frequent urination, excessive saliva and a slight metallic taste in my mouth today. I think it must be all in my head, because I don't remember having these symptoms the last time I had a BFP (which ended in an early m/c).

Is anyone else just starting a 2ww?


HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 21:32:26

Hi shopaholic85!

Yes I am, well sort of. I am waiting for AF after a miscarriage so I have no idea whether it's the 2ww or not, but I decided to stop drinking alcohol and caffeine until I know whether we are lucky or not.

It is 6 days since we TTC again, and I am convinced I have symptoms too. I also believe that sometimes women 'just know'. I have heard from doctors that early pregnancy symptoms become more pronounced after your first or second pregnancy and women become more attuned to the signs.

What is your plan for your 2ww? Are you going to be super strict or just relax?


Lily35 Sat 23-Jan-16 22:25:36

I am in the 2ww! 9dpo on my first Clomid cycle (2 years TTC, 1xMC).
I'm convinced I'm not pg tho as last time I had tender boobs and I have nothing like that this time!
Am I reading too much into it ?!

HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 22:31:09

Hi Lily.

Forgive my ignorance and please don't answer if you don't want to, but what were you prescribed Clomid for? I have had two MC and to be honest I expect we may have another due to my low AMF and I wondered what my options may be if we do (please no) have another...


shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 22:51:17

Hi both! I'm sorry for your losses. I really hope this is the month for us!

HopelessKate, I'm waiting for my first AF since the mc too, and have been surprised that I ovulated around the time I would normally do. I'm desperate to get pg again, but don't want to get my hopes up, especially as DH and I only DTD once during my fertile window. I gave up alcohol and caffeine when we first started TTC in Sept, so will just carry on with that and make more of an effort to eat well. Also, I am going to keep myself busy. I did lots of early testing last time and drove myself a little crazy so determined not to do that this time.

Lily, I didn't have tender boobs when I had my BFP in Dec, so I was really surprised that I was pg. I don't think it means you're not. When will you test?

HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:03:27

Shopaholic85 - I bloody hope so too!!! I will keep everything crossed. How did you know you have ovulated?

Keeping busy sounds good! I have been off work for 3 weeks and the past 4 days, I have been in meltdown and desperate to get back to the structure of the working day on Monday, even though I am dreading seeing everyone again since the MC.


Lily35 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:10:48

Sorry about your loss Kate - it's so heartbreaking. I found it was good to get back to a routine and to normal. We waited a period before TTC again. I was prescribed Clomid because it took 18 months for that first BFP so I was given it to assist with ovulation. I'm not sure I was ovulating properly. initial tests showed I had a stenosed cervix so I think that was my problem. But 18 months was a long time to try without falling pregnant. I'm about to turn 35 so I feel like time is not on my side!

Hi shopaholic My app says to test in 3 days??? Period due on 30th though. It seems early?

How old are you girls?

Lily35 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:11:54

Sorry *losses Kate

HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:14:03

Ah right, I understand. I am 35, feel like time is running out in a big way. My partner is 42, so I know he feels the same.

We'll all get there though girls, I am sure!


Lily35 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:17:37

Very similar here - OH is 43. I always thought I'd have a couple by 35 but it's not worked out that way. But good luck to all of us this month!

HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:20:30

Yes yes - keep me updated. Everything crossed for us all! x

Lily35 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:21:26

Good luck back at work - when will u test this month?

shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:22:33

Kate massive apologies for the typo. You're hopeful not hopeless blush I returned to work this week and, though I was anxious, it really helped getting back into a routine. And I was so busy, I didn't have time to think about the mc. I used ovulation tests and tracked my cm, so about 50% confident that I ovulated a few days ago.

Lily, I think you could test using one of those early ones in 3 days, but probably sensible to wait until day after af due.

shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:24:01

My partner is almost 41 so in the same boat too.

shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:24:54

And I'm 31. We obviously like our men older!

HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:26:42

Ha ha! No problems! I feel pretty hopeless at the moment!!

That is so reassuring that you used ovulation tests. I did too - and I had a strong positive the day before we had sex twice. BUT I had presumed that the ovulation tests after a MC were unreliable because they detect the leftover pregnancy hormone rather than ovulation. Am I wrong?! I would love to know that my ovulation results were correct, as that would mean we DID ovulate and I could be pg.

Lily - I will test next weekend again as that would be Day 26 if I count Day 1 as the day of the surgery...


shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:32:21

Kate, did you do a pregnancy test after the mc? I had a resounding negative on CD11 and ovulated around CD16/17 (I think). I know you've been trying for a long time. Is it better to not get our hopes up?

HopefulKate1980 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:37:44

Yes I suppose you are right! I should have learnt my lesson by now after two MCs.

And no I didn't get a negative - I got a very very faint positive so I presumed my levels must be low but there was still a line there. The only reason I hoped it may be ok is because with my first MC, I was still getting positive tests at home three weeks after the MC so I called the EPU (as they told me to), and they did a scan and test the same afternoon and it was a resounding negative and they could see the egg en route... and we fell pregnant the next month.


shopaholic85 Sat 23-Jan-16 23:54:17

I think anything is possible. When I look back at when we first started TTC we DTD every other day but nothing. When I got my BFP, we DTD once that month!

shopaholic85 Sun 24-Jan-16 11:49:34

All symptoms were gone when I woke up this morning confused

Lily35 Sun 24-Jan-16 12:21:03

I'm the same Shopaholic, I couldn't feel less pregnant sad

HopefulKate1980 Sun 24-Jan-16 12:21:16

That still could be ok? Remind me when you said you are due on? Symptoms do come & go...

I did a p test today & it's still positive, and an ovulation test and it's still saying peak fertility so I guess I still have lots of hormones left in my system from the MC and there is no chance I could be p again. I am clearly doing all the crazy testing you were doing in Sept! I must stop as its really effecting my moods..

shopaholic85 Sun 24-Jan-16 12:31:58

Lily, maybe it's a sign to stop obsessing about symptoms? I keep having to remind myself what I would normally be doing if I wasn't in the 2ww, so I am not constantly checking Ovia like it will tell me anything different.

Kate, I'm due on 4th Feb (I think - not sure how much the mc has messed up my cycle) which seems a lifetime away. I have a busy 2 weeks at work ahead, so I am hoping I won't have time to do early tests. Though, I do have loads left from before...

Lily35 Sun 24-Jan-16 12:35:09

You are so right shopaholic - I told myself I wouldn't symptom spot and I'm being really bad. I'm going to stop now and wait for AF on Saturday.

shopaholic85 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:22:10

Metallic taste in my mouth and frequent urination again today, but everything I have read says that 5DPO is too early for symptoms. Only 11 days to testing, but really tempted to take a test at the weekend.

How's everyone getting on?

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