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JadeA021 Sat 30-Sep-17 20:05:38

Thought i'd start a new thread so hopefully people can share what symptoms they're having on what day PO and then hopefully stay on to share the result at the end.

Might be a little easier having it all in one place with people that are going through the same other than googling it which is what I've been doingsmile)

WeeEnglishRose Sat 30-Sep-17 20:47:32

I'm probably about 7dpo, frantically symptom spotting!
I've been incredibly moody and short tempered for the past couple of days, got a sore neck, had headaches, few low abdominal aches and cramps, lots of white CM (TMI), backache, really tired, tender boobs. Google tells me that all these things could mean I'm pregnant grin

JadeA021 Sat 30-Sep-17 20:55:39

Hey @WeeEnglishRose
We're about a day in difference as i'm 6DPO and i'm pretty much exactly the same!
Have been short tempered since AF finished (could just be me being moody though haha) really bad lower back ache, Nausea that seems to be a lot worse before I go to bed, the same CM (Kind of like an egg white consistency Sorry TMI), Tired, Cramps and a tender lower stomach. The only thing I don't have is sore boobs, and the same Google told me that I was pregnant haha. I Also have had a really stuffy nose and headache since Ovulation which doesn't seem to be disappearingsad So Fingers crossed the signs are good:D

WeeEnglishRose Sat 30-Sep-17 21:10:16

Ooh good luck! I've started worrying that I'm just wishful thinking! 2WW is so long.

JadeA021 Sat 30-Sep-17 21:17:31

I was the same that why I decided to set up this thread just so I can compare with other people so I know that I'm not over thinking them! I'm thinking that I might do an early test at like 10/11 DPO and see what happens, I mean obviously I won't know properly until AF shows up but you never know! I agree though 2WW is far too long but Good Luck too yousmile

Laura2018 Sun 01-Oct-17 11:48:01

Lower back ache and cramps in tummy, could just be AF coming though as i'm due on in 4 days. Fingers crossed for BFP

WhyTheHeckMe Sun 01-Oct-17 11:54:35

Hi, I'm currently 10 weeks pg but kept a list of my symtoms before I'd realised it was actually a success, have kept them so here they are! It may help you. Good luck ladies x

4 dpo - evening only bad low back ache

5dpo - severe back and leg ache throughout the day

6dpo - nothing all day but twinges in boobs, abdomen and lower back during eve

7dpo - slight upset tummy. Very nauseous off and on all day. Headache off and on. Boob twinges.

8 dpo - very bad nausea and boob twinges

9dpo - no nausea. On off mild boob pain

10dpo - nausea off and on

11dpo - positive test

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 12:49:11

Hi @Laura2018 Hopefully they are all good signs and you get your BFP in a few days!

@WhyTheHeckMe Thank you, i'm currently 7DPO and i'm feeling all of that except the sore boobs, they do feel strange though like a tingly feeling but not sore. I've woken up this morning just feeling Dizzy, Tired and Nauseous which I have been since 1DPO. When you did the test on 10DPO did it come up quite dark or was it faint? and what test did you use? (sorry for so many questions I'm just really nervous) I mean when i'm 10DPO its my anniversary so i'm hoping that I do get a BFP

WhyTheHeckMe Sun 01-Oct-17 13:18:01

Hiya smile it was 11dpo that I got my bfp. I did test on 10dpo and it was negative bit it was wierd as it wasn't as white as I was expecting but I couldn't see a line in any light either. But I kind of thought at that point it was positive.
The next day I tested and I got this
Only ever used the asda cheap pink dye ones which are about 2 for £3.50
Huge good luck for getting your BFP, would be lovely if it happened on your anniversary but remember it may be a day or 2 early.

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 13:22:04

Thank you! I have a cupboard full of cheapy tests so i'm glad that it was one of themsmile Yeah I mean if it does come up negative then I know i'm not completely out until AF arrives but atleast I know its not completely impossible to get a positive at 10/11DPO smile

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 19:50:24

7DPO and I've still got every symptoms the same as before other than the nausea has got worse and I've lost my appetite:/ my boobs have a weird tingly feeling but they're not sore and I've needed to pee a lot more than before (TMI sorry) Fingers crossed they're all good signssmile

PumpkinPatch000 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:08:50

Hello All!

It looks like a few of us are in the same position wise and it has made me feel better reading this thread, thank you for creating hit @JadeA012.

My symptoms have been very similar to those mentioned above. i'm now 6DPO and AF is due 9th Oct. From 3DPO i've had lower stomach cramps, mostly an achy pain but sometimes a little more uncomfortable. Also, nauseous and feeling emotional/anxious plus lower back pain, an upset stomach and tired. My boobs feel ever so slightly tender but nothing much really, it's not obviously noticeable.

Fingers crossed they are all good signs. Good luck everyone!

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:12:20

@Pumpkinpatch000 No problem, I thought it might help others in the same situation as me that like to use google to symptoms spot, so its a little bit easier to have it all in one placesmile

PumpkinPatch000 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:24:44

@JadeA021 yes it's much better having it in one place, plus it good to actually talk with people going through the same thing. When i've googled i've read so many conflicting info and suggestions you don't have any symptoms this early on yet so many people seem to!

I have a stupid question... when you work out DPO do you include the day of ovulation? I noticed on the other thread we seemed to be due AF on same day but i thought i'd read you was 7DPO and I thought i was 6DPO so wanted to make sure i wasn't miss calculating! i'm so new too all this! Unless cycle lengths etc come into it which means it wouldn't be the same.

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:28:38

@Pumpkinpatch000 It might actually be me working it out wrong or miss counting, I haven't included the day of ovulation which was sunday for me or so I worked out, which makes me 7DPO I think? I'm new to the whole ovulation timing thing all I know is AF is due on the 9th October.

PumpkinPatch000 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:32:08

@JadeA021 Ah that would make sense! According to the Clue app my ovulation date was Monday so that would be why i'm a day behind (my cycle is 29 days).

We are in the same boat there...until recently i didn't even realise there was a fertile window.... i thought you could get pregnant any time! blush

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:36:00

@pumpkinpatch000 Yeah we're a day out in cycle length as mine in 28. I knew there was a fertile window as to when you had a higher chance of getting pregnant but I didn't realise it was so small blush I caught quite quickly with my first, so I didn't really do ovulation tests and all the apps that I've done this time.

PumpkinPatch000 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:45:24

@JadeA021 Ah that would be why then. Glad we both calculated it correctly. i'm hoping my cycle stays at 29 days as i only came off the pill in July and i'm not too sure how stable it is yet. My first cycle was 33 days and then 29.. if this isn't the same then who knows when i ovulated.

Ah that's good, you didn't need it for your first smile

WhyTheHeckMe Sun 01-Oct-17 21:45:54

Hi girls. I got my lh surge on the Thursday morning so I counted Friday as 1dpo, saturday as 2dpo etc .
I've had 3 private scans so far (absolute nervous wreck) and every scan has dated me that I conceived on that Thursday I got my surge. Please keep me updated as to how you get on :-)

carringtonm Sun 01-Oct-17 21:50:20

Hi, I’m currently 4 weeks pregnant.

Symptoms before BFP were:
Needing to wee a lot!
Nausea (around implantation)
Cramping, but not in the usual AF places. I can’t describe how it was different, it just was.
Creamy discharge

Biggest indicator to me was that I track my cycle on the Flo app, which has only been wrong when predicting AF once in 6 months. This time, every time I added symptoms onto the app, it was changing my AF day, which made me aware that my symptoms weren’t my usual cycle symptoms, as the app couldn’t recognise them.

Had my BFP on cycle day 29, 15dpo. Hope this is helpful!

JadeA021 Sun 01-Oct-17 21:51:49

@Pumpkinpatch000 I may even have this all completely wrong as my last AF was the first since coming off the Depo so I might not have even counted my ovulation properly but fingers crossed!
@WhyTheHeckMe I never did an ovulation test on the day of my supposed ovulation day because I ran out but the day before the 2 that I did were dark but not completely the same colour as the control line, so i'm hoping that I did actually ovulate then.

This whole ovulation cycle is just a guessing game for me this timeblush

ActualMermaid Sun 01-Oct-17 22:09:26

Hello! Trying for my first and this is attempt number 3. Currently 4dpo and having some lower back pain this evening! I'm too impatient for all this waiting around, it's going to be a long 2 weeks. sad

WeeEnglishRose Mon 02-Oct-17 23:12:10

Felt quite sick at times this evening, really tired, and my boobs are sore. Really want to test, but I know it's prob too early! I'm due AF on Sunday.

peachesarenom Mon 02-Oct-17 23:18:03

Posted this elsewhere too:

AF due on sun for me. I think!

In the middle of the sat night I woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in my abdomen. I thought I might be having digestive issues but no problem there.

All last week I had this random feeling in my lower belly (I'm 'curvey') feelings in my muscles from one hip to the other.

I have also not felt very hungry these days which is unusual for me but on sat I couldn't stop eating.

I have been very bloated.

I had a headache on Sat which is also unusual!

Friday night till Sun afternoon I was inctedibly exhausted.

Myself and hubby are trying not to get excited but at this point I can't stop myself! I think I'll be a bit devestated actually if I'm not preggo!

BeautifulLiar Tue 03-Oct-17 06:43:32

Hey everyone! I think I'm about 8DPO, but don't quote me on that as this is my first cycle off the pill. Here are my "symptoms":

Lots and lots of cramps
The other day I had a very strong metallic taste in my mouth out of nowhere
Boobs feel a bit more full

This would be my sixth pregnancy (fifth baby) and my symptoms do seem similar to the other pregnancies... But at the same time I think it's sooo easy to imagine! Getting impatient now and just want to know

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