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8dpo - Period like cramps?

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sunshinecitrus1 Wed 18-Nov-20 17:48:17

Hi Everyone!

I am 8dpo and this evening feel as though I have mild period cramps. Could this be implantation or does implantation feel different? My breasts feel heavier and fuller and I can see blue visible veins on my chests, breasts and hips, CM seems to be creamy. Other than that no other real symptoms. I am trying not to think the period like cramps are a bad sign!

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Lemongrass9 Wed 18-Nov-20 18:54:42

Hi @sunshinecitrus1

I don’t have any answers I’m afraid, but I am in a similar position. I’m 11dpo today and my only symptoms are the odd period-type cramp and full breasts, not sore though.
Been having very low back pain since about 9dpo. Been feeling a little nauseous but that’s not unusual for me when AF due.

I’m hoping the cramps aren’t a bad sign for both of us! When are you planning to test?

sunshinecitrus1 Wed 18-Nov-20 20:46:38

Hi @Lemongrass9 smile Thanks for getting in touch. This is my second proper month of TTC and I feel as though I am analysing any twinge I have right now lol! I don’t think I feel pregnant, I mean are you supposed to actually feel it at this stage!? Fingers crossed the cramps aren’t a bad sign for us. I won’t test until AF is due so not until at least next Thursday. I couldn’t deal with the extra stress of taking the test too early! What about you?

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Lemongrass9 Wed 18-Nov-20 21:33:41

I’m on my second proper month ttc as well, is this your first @sunshinecitrus1?
I know what you mean about not feeling pregnant, I think your mind plays tricks on you as well!
I agree about testing early, I tested on 12 and 13dpo last month only for AF to arrive bang on time at 14dpo so waiting this month. AF due Saturday so not long to wait at all ☺️ Keep getting excited but have to remind myself that AF may come and I may not be testing at all 😂.

sunshinecitrus1 Wed 18-Nov-20 22:08:30

@Lemongrass9 Ah how strange! It will be my first yeah, what about you? I guess we are both still figuring out what symptoms are normal for us. It’s so difficult as symptoms of early pregnancy and your period are very similar so it’s so hard to tell no matter how hard you analyse things! I really hope you get some good news on the weekend smile let me know how you get on! I still have another week, the wait is killing me lol.

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BabyDust20 Wed 18-Nov-20 23:58:25

sunshinecitrus1

*@Lemongrass9* Ah how strange! It will be my first yeah, what about you? I guess we are both still figuring out what symptoms are normal for us. It’s so difficult as symptoms of early pregnancy and your period are very similar so it’s so hard to tell no matter how hard you analyse things! I really hope you get some good news on the weekend smile let me know how you get on! I still have another week, the wait is killing me lol.


Hi ladies.

I am 8dpo tomorrow! No extreme symptoms yet. I had a bit of a headache today and that's about it. I'm waiting till 12dpo to test. Good luck to you both!

sunshinecitrus1 Thu 19-Nov-20 05:59:01

Hi @BabyDust20 smile Nice to meet you! Ah we are in similar boats then, I am 9dpo today so just a couple of days ahead of you! How long have you been TTC? Will this be your first?

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Lemongrass9 Thu 19-Nov-20 09:30:10

@sunshinecitrus1 yes this is my first so it’s all new. I do usually get sore boobs from about 9dpo until AF but I’m 12dpo now and boobs haven’t been sore at all, just a little bit fuller.

Hi @BabyDust20...hoping we all get good news this month ☺️

BabyDust20 Thu 19-Nov-20 11:09:03

Hi, nice to meet you both! @sunshinecitrus1 @Lemongrass9

This will be my first. I have been TTC for 1.5 years now sad I'm hoping this will be my month. I started on my first round of Letrozole today as I don't think I was ovulating prior to this month.. due to long irregular periods. So fingers crossed .

I miscalculated! I am actually 9dpo today too! I got my peak on the 9th using OPK strips.

My boobs haven't been hurting and I've had no cramps so far.

What day will you both be testing?

BabyDust20 Thu 19-Nov-20 11:09:44

BabyDust20

Hi, nice to meet you both! @sunshinecitrus1 @Lemongrass9

This will be my first. I have been TTC for 1.5 years now sad I'm hoping this will be my month. I started on my first round of Letrozole today as I don't think I was ovulating prior to this month.. due to long irregular periods. So fingers crossed .

I miscalculated! I am actually 9dpo today too! I got my peak on the 9th using OPK strips.

My boobs haven't been hurting and I've had no cramps so far.

What day will you both be testing?


First round of Letrozole this month*

sunshinecitrus1 Thu 19-Nov-20 21:21:28

@BabyDust20 @Lemongrass9 Ah we can count down together then! smile Fingers crossed your cycle will settle down, hope the Letrozole helps! I am not one to test early as I think it would make me more anxious so it will likely be next Friday / Saturday for me. AF is due on Thursday. What about you?

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BabyDust20 Thu 19-Nov-20 22:02:56

@sunshinecitrus1 Thank you! Yes! Countdown begins....

I am so tempted to test tomorrow! I feel as though it might not be my month and my excuse is that if I just find out tomorrow then I won't have to spend my weekend worrying about it!

I just know how disappointing a BFN makes me though (even if I try to convince myself I'm prepared for it), so I'm trying to hold off. But no promises.

You have such good will power to hold off that long!!! halo

BabyDust20 Thu 19-Nov-20 22:04:13

AF is due next Friday!

Lemongrass9 Fri 20-Nov-20 07:58:14

Morning guys @sunshinecitrus1 @BabyDust20 13dpo today and I’ve woken up to AF this morning...wishing better news for the both of you next week.

Feeling okay about starting another cycle, very pleased with myself that I’ve managed not to waste any money in tests this month! Will be having some wine tonight🍷

BabyDust20 Fri 20-Nov-20 12:23:08

@Lemongrass9 Sorry! Hope you have some better luck next time. Yes! I'm here for the positivity smile I have decided to hold off testing until I feel any real symptoms!

WicketBasket Fri 20-Nov-20 13:01:31

Hello ladies smile

Can I join? In a similar situation, 8dpo today (maybe, have irregular periods so not completely sure) and have been having mild cramps for the last two days. I’m now feeling like it’s not my month as these are the same cramps I get before AF but nice to have some support.

I also have a question. I’ve just found out that apparently, you can ovulate anywhere between 10-16 days before your next period is due. This would mean I’ve missed my potentially fertile window as I was only DTD regularly until about two weeks before my next period date. Anyone know how common it is to ovulate so late?
Sorry for the silly question, just feel a bit deflated now, thinking I might not even have been DTD at the right time! confused

Xx

Lemongrass9 Fri 20-Nov-20 14:46:07

Thank you @BabyDust20 well done for your willpower with testing! It’s so hard isn’t it.

Hi @WicketBasket you never know though, the cramps could turn out to be a good thing.
Do you use ovulation tests or monitor your temperature? I don’t do temping but from my ovulation tests I usually ovulate between cycle day 16-19 and AF usually arrives between cycle day 30-33 so I can ovulate around 11-17 days before period starts if that makes sense?

Sunnybeam Fri 20-Nov-20 15:31:53

I had exactly the same thing, still waiting for AF, only negative tests though.... sigh

WicketBasket Fri 20-Nov-20 15:42:18

@Lemongrass9 That does make sense smile Thank you!! I will start testing using OPKs from my next cycle as I think not doing so just leaves too much guesswork for me and then I end up feeling pretty anxious confused

WicketBasket Fri 20-Nov-20 15:42:43

@Lemongrass9 ooh forgot to ask, any good recommendations for OPK’s?

BabyDust20 Fri 20-Nov-20 16:32:20

Something came over me and I caved confused even though it's the pm. Better luck next month I guess. I really don't feel pregnant. I doubt it will pick up anything in a few days. Guess I'll try again if I get any major symptoms. Otherwise I'll just be waiting for AF

BabyDust20 Fri 20-Nov-20 17:03:33

@WicketBasket I use easy@home OPK from Amazon

Lemongrass9 Fri 20-Nov-20 17:23:19

@WicketBasket I use the easy@home OPKs from amazon as well, I use them with the Premom app (I use flo as well as I’m clearly obsessed 😂)

Sorry about your bfn @BabyDust20 you aren’t out until AF arrives though so there is still hope.

WicketBasket Fri 20-Nov-20 17:46:31

@Lemongrass9 and @BabyDust20 Thank you for the recommendations, will order the easy@home as I also use the Premom app, so let’s give it a go! Sigh, another cycle looming, gotta keep our spirits up eh? winkgrin

@BabyDust20 sorry about the bfn, but early days yet! Not over till the fat lady sings right? (And don’t worry, I have no plans to sing grin) so fingers crossed for you lovely xxx

sunshinecitrus1 Fri 20-Nov-20 19:40:55

@BabyDust20 Hi! Just catching up on the comments, sorry to hear about your BFN. Who knows, you may get some symptoms in the next few days. Some people don’t even know they are pregnant this early on! So just because you don’t feel pregnant doesn’t mean you aren’t. As @Lemongrass9 said, you’re not out yet! smile

@WicketBasket Welcome! grin I would recommend you using OPK’s and temp testing. I do both and honestly it has helped me loads in my first few months. Now I feel as though I actually understand signals my body is giving me and when to do what! I use cheap OPK’s from Savers but they do the trick for me and I bought my thermometer from Amazon smile

Today is 10dpo and I am feeling very tired, cranky and just a bit blah. Feel pretty tearful tonight too. It’s so hard as all of these things signs could be pregnancy or AF approaching! On the plus side so far my temp has remained elevated and I can still see blue spider veins on my breasts, chest and hips. Wouldn’t say I actually feel pregnant though!

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