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How early did you experience symptoms?

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pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:06:18

How early did you experience symptoms and what where they?

I've read online that rarely you experience symptoms before your missed period, but my breasts are feeling really sore and can't imagine why else.

Thanks ladies !

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:10:14

Most women don't get clear symptoms until after HCG kicks in at implantation, but there is a massive progesterone surge at conception which can cause symptoms. These can often be mistaken for signs of AF or vice versa, but it's possible to get quite clear signs from conception. I know this because I get them myself. These are my symptoms this week and I'm 99 per cent sure I'm pregnant because of them...

1dpo and 2dpo - hot, light headed, low energy, exhausted, fluttering at pubic line, blocked nose, sore boobs

3dpo - headache, nausea, sore boobs, light cramping

4dpo - nausea, exhaustion, stretching and pulling feelings at pubic line, sore boobs, no appetite, small amount of creamy cm

5dpo - light headed, hot, nausea, sore boobs, cramping, no appetite, headache, thirsty, increased urination, small amount of creamy cm, emotional, waistband of jeans really uncomfortable on stomach

6dpo - metallic taste in mouth, very sore boobs, backache, headache, sharp pain on left-hand side (implantation?), pressure feeling, loads of clear cm, nausea, small BBT dip, problems sleeping, very hungry in night. BFN

7dpo - sore boobs, nausea, headache, loads of white cm, blocked nose, BBT back up, hunger, low energy, absolutely exhausted, pressure and cramping, spotty chin, lots of saliva in mouth. BFN

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:11:36

I must add here that these signs are nothing like what I usually get during the luteal phase, which is what flagged it up for me.

pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:19:36

Thank you for your reply!

Today I just feel really run down, banging headache and sore boobs and I know I ovulated at few days ago!

But can these be past off a ovulation symptoms as well?

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:20:50

Yes, it could be ovulation but do you usually get these symptoms at this point in your cycle? If not, see how you go for the next few days and you may start to see more symptoms.

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:21:20

How many dpo are you and when is af due?

pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:22:17

I have never had ovulation symptoms apart from the obvious ones that most ladies get!

I'm not TTC right now but would would still be a lovely surprise.

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:24:34

Same here, we used a condom!!!!

delilahbucket Mon 02-Oct-17 19:25:20

I "feel" pregnant and different every single cycle but have never had a positive pregnancy test. Implantation doesn't happen until at the very very earliest 6dpo and even then, there isn't a massive amount of HCG until around six weeks into pregnancy. Any "symptoms" are due to progesterone and cannot be a clear sign of pregnancy. Often women get the positive test and go, oh yeah I've been having symptoms for two weeks now so it was obvious. Except it is likely they would have had those symptoms regardless. You notice more when you want to conceive.

pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:26:21

I think it's 3 days since I ovulated.

I'm not sure what most abbreviations mean on here lol, af?

Do you think you may be pregnant ?

pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:27:38

I'm am so new to everything, not entirely sure how everything works and when what happens lol.
Thank you for explaining

lookingforthecorkscrew Mon 02-Oct-17 19:28:07

Earliest I felt anything with first two pregnancies was about 9dpo.

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:29:34

The thing is, I don't think I would have had these symptoms anyway because I have had so many weird and different ones this week. Exactly the same as when I fell pregnant with my son and we are not even TTC at the moment either so if I am pregnant, it'd be a nice surprise. I know what you mean, @delilahbucket, but I know my body very well. I'm not saying I KNOW that I'm pregnant because obviously no one does until they test, but this is definitely really strange and unusual for me.

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:30:30

@pittsy it would probably help if you start charting your cycles so you know when ovulation is due

Ttbb Mon 02-Oct-17 19:30:37

After a couple of days-swelling breasts, changes in skin and then after about two weeks. Morning sickness, extremely moody.

60sname Mon 02-Oct-17 19:30:51

My sense of smell became super sensitive about 9dpo and coffee and alcohol tasted odd. None of these had occurred for me before. Looking out for them now we're ttc no. 2!

Sallywiththegoodhurrr Mon 02-Oct-17 19:35:30

With my first 3 pregnancies it was before I could take a test, I had all the 'textbook' symptoms and just knew I was pregnant.

This time around I had no idea, tested before AF was due just because I had a test hanging around but fully expected a BFN. The only difference being this time it's twins!

pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:36:19

I do chart my cycles but every month it seems to be off.confused

I know roughly when I ovulate from symptoms

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:39:01

@pittsy12 if you chart your BBT, you will know exactly when you've ovulated (but after the event, rather than before it)

pittsy12 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:46:17


What exactly do you mean by chart

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:51:03

BBT is basal body temperature- it's your temperature when you first wake up in the morning, before you sit up, get out of bed or even move. But you must use a basal thermometer, not a normal one.

Enter your BBT each morning on a fertility app. The day AFTER you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay risen for at least 3 days. Do this for a few months you will hopefully see a pattern so you will know in future when your ovulation is approaching. You can also keep track of cervical mucus.

Here is my BBT chart - I ovulated on day 18

VJONES1985 Mon 02-Oct-17 19:53:13

Forgot to say, you must take your temperature at roughly the same time each morning so I set an alarm each day to do it

Heartofglass12345 Mon 02-Oct-17 20:42:58

I was ridiculously tired at 4 oclock in the afternoon. I had sore boobs which never happens. I was in a foul mood which i thought was PMT lol. I had implantation bleeding twice too.

Si1ver Mon 02-Oct-17 21:19:24

My breasts hurt like hell for the last ten days and I felt very nauseous. BFP this morning 2 days before my period was due.

2furbabies Fri 06-Oct-17 00:32:49

Don't want to give any false hope but me and boyfriend weren't trying to get pregnant and had sex 3 days later I looked at him and said babe I'm pregnant!! Didn't get a positive test for 2 weeks though!! I have no idea how I knew ....... I didn't even have any symptoms I just felt a bit weird and the egg wouldn't of even implanted yet !

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