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early symptoms- when do I test!???

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AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 13:57:12

Hi there, I ov either on the 28th of this month or a couple days later, I'm not sure if I am 9dpo or 14 dpo at this point but I'm guessing more towards 9dpo so ... With that my symptoms have been as following :
6 or 11dpo - slight nausea, headaches, peeing a lot, bloating, constipation, tiredness, little bit of white cm
7 or 12dpo - woke up feeling nauseous and that carried on with public transport but haven't been sick, woke up with lower leg cramps too. Feeling pregnant. Boobs are still swollen and still bloated. Cm has returned to clear and stretchy consistency Took a test but BFN 
8 or 13dpo - symptoms easier today, feeling tired and breasts have been fluctuating a bit in size but no tenderness, had more cramping and sharp abdominal pains than normal but no bleeding. Felt a bit nauseous eating salted crisps but other than that not much nausea. 
Still stuck with the clear stretchy cm
9 or 14dpo - had more cramping today in the morning and still feeling extremely thirsty and needing the loo a lot. Nipples have been slightly tender but only for a short while. I'm now basically all dried up down there, no sign of any cm.... Good or bad sign hmm???? 

I'm trying so hard to resist the testing urge but I bought 4 asda own early response tests yesterday and it's so tempting. Would tomorrow (10 dpo) be too early!? af is due Wednesday or Thursday as far as I know so that would be 12 or 13dpo

sizethree Sun 13-Mar-16 15:07:57

I'm VERY impatient and with 4 tests, in your shoes I'd definitely cave and test (using first morning urine) tomorrow morning.
Early response are usually super sensitive so can pick up HCG hormone present in pee from about 9dpo.
Keep us updated.

cnchapmanxx Sun 13-Mar-16 15:28:46

Anxious I am in the same boat as you! I'm pretty sure I Ov anywhere between 27th to the 2nd and I don't know what dpo I'm on! I'm due on on Tuesday and have took 3 tests and all bfn. Hoping I ov later than I expected and the tests I took can't pick up any hormone yet!!

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 16:57:41

Hi ladies, I think I'm going to test tomorrow morning with one of my tests as I'm so impatient but expecting a bfn coz I think it could be too early still, if it is then I will wait till af is due and test again on Friday. Keep me updated Chapman with how your testing goes! Hope you get your bfp soon!

cnchapmanxx Sun 13-Mar-16 17:09:17

Anxious I hope you get your bfp aswell lovely!
I am normally regular like clockwork and the day/night before get the period pains and heavy stomach so il know tomorrow if I'm due on or not!
This ttc business is so stressful isn't it! Xx

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 17:36:06

I'm usually pretty regular too but get really bad period pains a day or two before but this week they've been way too early and way too little to be anything like normal! Yes it is very stressful! The worst part is waiting to test and the not knowing one way or the other! If I'm not id rather af just turn up! Xx

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 17:37:47

Have you had any sort of symptoms yet Chapman? Xx

cnchapmanxx Sun 13-Mar-16 17:48:48

Fully agree with you. I've got all the symptoms sore boobs, feeling sick/nausea. Tired thirsty all the time but no bfp!! Been reading on forums that women still do get there bfp after getting a bfn after 12/13dpo so there hope for us both hun! Xxx

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 18:00:02

I haven't really had major nausea like feeling like I'm going to vomit but I have been feeling very disorientated and lightheaded with a few mild headaches a day, bbs are swollen but not sore apart from my nipples this morning. My symptoms seem to get worse as the day goes on! Have you experienced any mild leg cramping? What's your cm like? Xx

WickerHearts Sun 13-Mar-16 18:07:30

In the same boat as you ladies, AF is due on Tuesday and feeling I may test in the morning. I've had a fair amount of creamy CM, I'm sure I don't usually get anything after ovulation. Boobs feeling sensitive and had slight sicky feeling this morning. Hope we all get our BFP's smile x

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 18:12:29

Hi Wickerhearts! How are you feeling today? Have you taken any tests yet? Fingers crossed tomorrow may be the day for us! Although trying not to get too excited and slightly convinced af may show her face! confused xx

WickerHearts Sun 13-Mar-16 18:19:57

Have also had quite a few cramps/twinges over the last week. Though probably imagining them confused
I tested yesterday morning, but it was a One Step Amazon cheapie, which after reading reviews don't seems to be very sensitive. I completely hear you, 2ww is hard, especially when it ends in a BFN. Fxed this is our month!!


cherry4 Sun 13-Mar-16 18:22:22

Googling early pregnancy symptoms and they're all the same as period symptoms, argghh.

I've had an upset tummy today which is usually sign of my period, but nothing yet.

Loki17 Sun 13-Mar-16 18:23:50

As a bit of a veteran I'd advise you to wait until your af is one day late. It gets expensive buying tests and BFNS can be a little soul destroying. Good luck to you flowers

cnchapmanxx Sun 13-Mar-16 18:25:26

Anxious I have no cm at all I'm all dried up so thinking that's me out as supposedly you get Cm when you've conceived!
I always have leg cramp no matter what I suffer from sciatica so it's no odds to me! Your symptoms sound positive wicker and anxious! But this 2ww has been the longest 2 weeks ever and I'm just waiting for AF to show now! Xxx

WickerHearts Sun 13-Mar-16 18:28:53

Cherry I know what you mean, I thought the same when googling!
Loki may have to wait as only have one test left, will see if AF turns up Tues, if not then will test Wed.
Chapman hope you're still in, it's never over until she turns up smile

cnchapmanxx Sun 13-Mar-16 18:30:14

wicker I hope so Hun but you know when you just had that many bfn you give up haha! How long have u been ttc?

loki totally right but it is so hard not to test when it's all you want! 😞

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 18:30:48

Wicker I am the same as you! Quite convinced I'm imagining a lot of my symptoms although I know I'm not imagining needing to pee a lot and being so thirsty! Hopefully we get what we want in the next week! Have you bought any tests? Xx

Cherry I am the same I think DBF is getting a bit concerned because every little thing I am googling to try and get an answer! I am slightly constipated and I'm usually the opposite before my period so who knows! Xx

Loki I know I should wait but I've already got a load of tests that are early response so it's so tempting to do a couple before af is due! Thinking I'll do one tomorrow morning and if a bfn then another on Friday morning which is a day or two after af is due x

Chapman I feel you! I did have a white creamy cm and then it went to a stretchy clear cm but now I'm all dried up and I keep checking every time I go to the loo for cm or blood but nothing! I'm sorry to hear you suffer with sciatica! I have cfs so I get cramps when I'm tired and have exercised and I have been walking a lot recently so I don't know whether to count them as a symptom or not! I'm looking forward to next week when I will hopefully know for sure! Xx

WickerHearts Sun 13-Mar-16 18:41:01

Chapman I know what you mean, we've been trying since November. It's gutting when AF shows herself. All this time we spend trying not to get pregnant, I was quite naive and thought that it would happen straight away confused how long have you been trying? I also suffer with sciatica, feel your pain.
Betty hopefully neither of us are and it is our time smile I have a couple of cheapies left, but only one other. Thinking I may just wait until Wed..,--if I can-- confused

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 18:45:27

Wicker I'm trying to wait as long as I can too but I'm with DBF till tomorrow evening so I'd love to get a bfp tomorrow morning whilst im with him! Although I'm dreading doing the test! Huge fear of another bfn sad so many mixed emotions! I actually cried my eyes out last night because I had been thinking of a negative result too much! blushconfused xx

WickerHearts Sun 13-Mar-16 18:51:51

Then test tomorrow with FMU smile you have plenty of tests so why not! I know, is gutting seeing a negative result isn't it. How long have you been TTC?

cnchapmanxx Sun 13-Mar-16 19:12:42

Anxious! Bless you hunni I haven't cried as of yet actually I lie I cried last month when AF came only because it was so fucking painful. The worst of cramps since I've been off my pill! What is Cfs Hun? Same here I just wish Tuesday was here so I would know whether I'm preggers or its another month trying haha! Xx

Wicker - it's horrible isn't it it's got worse since I've came off my pill I never used to get it at all then since November it's been painful I take anti depressants for it well there muscle relaxers! we've been trying since December, stopped taking my pill mid November had a period on 14th December and I've been regular every 28 days! There's so many people around me getting pregnant and no one really knows at work or my family and when I see scans I'm happy for people but scream haha! Defo feel you spent all my life trying not to get pregnant then when I want to it takes forever man! Xxx

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 19:13:01

I think I will, just nervous! When are you gonna test again? Haven't really been trying, just the past couple of months but last month was more of a see how it goes kind of month! How long have you been ttc?

AnxiousBetty Sun 13-Mar-16 19:16:27

That's lucky Chapman! I get emotional when I'm on my period but usually towards the moody side. I've only ever cried twice with af because of pain! Cfs is chronic fatigue syndrome and I've suffered with it for 6 years on and off but it seems to have been better recently so fxed that these cramps are a sign! Well roll on Tuesday for us both! Only a couple days away! We can do it! Hopefully af won't play with our minds and just decide to be late! Xx

Loki17 Sun 13-Mar-16 19:24:39

I've tested at 4dpo before - completely understand the temptation!!! I learned my lesson last month after wasting £40 on tests. Ridiculously, this month I've spent the same on opk tests! grin

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