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Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 12:29:35

Panicking somewhat, weird stuff happening. Sorry if tmi, here goes:

Dtd January 3rd, AF arrived January 17th but wasn't "normal"; two days of very light bleeding, then a couple of small clots on day three. Then two days of faint pink spotting. Finally brown staining for three days when wiping. Usually I bleed heavily for a week to ten days, so this was odd. Due to longterm fertility issues, I shrugged it off as a light period.

Except my gums keep bleeding, and my skin is breaking out. My appetite has doubled, I have been feeling nauseous all week, and am very gassy blush. I keep getting cramps and stabbing aches in my legs, and am either shivering or too warm. Also indigestion sort of feeling for almost a fortnight now. My nails are amazing and I itch all over. And I seem to have a lot of phlegm at the back of my throat. I also cannot face ketchup, and the smell of dog mess had me retching yesterday when I went to clean up after our dogs. Then I got dizzy and had to lie down. Have been cranky and impatient, and randomly tearful at times.

I thought AF had arrived as normal on February 19th. Instead I had two days of almost non-existent bleeding, followed by faint pink spotting when wiping for two days, then one day of nothing, and finally one day with slight brownish staining when wiping. Back to nothing as of this morning. Save for some slight cramps.

So, I think I will have to poas. Generally this results in AF appearing the next day, but given that she has already been, maybe I will actually get a line. Maybe. Not holding my breath. It's probably all coincidence/in my head/weather balloon delete as required

Seriously, we ttc for seven years straight, including two cycles of fertility treatment. Nothing happened, so we eventually decided to give up trying. We then had a mc in 2010 sad. I hadn't even realised I was pregnant. Started using condoms after that (didn't use one in January!), although neither of us has been very keen on dtd since tbh.

To complicate everything, we are in the process of applying to adopt. Although they seem to have forgotten about us, so need to contact them again either way...obviously want to know what's going on first though. And now I am also worrying because I haven't been watching my diet, or taking folic acid, and am on medication for epilepsy and took 2 ibuprofen on the 4th January...

It's in my head isn't it? Argh, what stick do you reccommend please? Are the cheap ones any use, or should we fork out for a Clearblue? Am so convinced it will be BFN either way that I don't want to test, but feel I should, iyswim. But I resent paying more for what I am convinced will still be the same result, especially as we had to have the chimney repaired recently, and the car tax/MOT is due next month...would rather buy ice cream. Really want ice cream. Am putting that down to liking Haagen-Daas though.

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:32:54

Do a test!

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:34:20

Okay that was a bit short of me but its literally all I can say... I could write a loooong paragraph but theres no point! Do a test now and come back and tell us smile

I'm excited for you.... !

i can say it's all in your head if you REALLY want me to but.....

DO A TEST! smile

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:34:50

And get some icecream too wink

Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 12:35:23

<wails> Must it be Clearblue? <really wants that icecream>

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:37:28

I dont know! Ive only been TTC since January so.... cant say!
Ive done a few tests - boots own, first response.... all negative... but thats cos im not pregnant! LOL

Clear blue is probably the best though.... Get some cheapies and see what they say?x

EuroShaggleton Sun 24-Feb-13 12:39:16

Cheap ones are fine. I got my positive with internet cheapies. You probably don't want to wait for deivery, but a cheap High St test will be fine!

Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 12:41:53

Thanks, off to buy test, will report back tomorrow as have missed this morning's ahem sample fluid!

NandH Sun 24-Feb-13 12:49:41

Ahhh ... lurking to see result!!

from what youve aaid I'd say your more likely to get a bfp than a bfn! they do say its when you stop trying and stop stressing you get pregnant!

really hope this is your time, fingers crossed for you smile

honey86 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:56:37

get first response or clearblue... my internet cheapie said bfn when fr said bfp x good luckkkkk x

NandH Sun 24-Feb-13 13:23:30

also I done a clearblue test just 5 days after the date I thought I'd conceived and got a bfp... ds now 3 weeks old smile

do a clear blue if you can smile

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sun 24-Feb-13 14:12:37

You need a sensitive test. First Response are the most sensitive (10miu), Clear Blue are much less sensitive (25miu).

For what it's worth, I got a faint line on a Superdrug own brand last week, but it turned out to be a chemical pregnancy, so they are pretty sensitive too.

Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 15:17:46

Bought the Clearblue, didn't fancy the icecream after all confused! And the meat aisle in Tesco smells weird. Bought tomatoes instead after picking them up and putting them back four times but don't fancy them either now. Went to put some rubbish in the kitchen bin and ended up retching. Back hurts, legs are sore, keep needing to pee, if I get a BFN tomorrow, I am going to the GP to see what the heck is wrong with me!

Wish I'd known that re First Response. Discounted it as the box is pink; I hate pink boxes. God I'm cranky. I seem to be communicating in a mix of terse sentences, mild expletives, and confused ramblings. Poor DH is being incredibly diplomatic and sensitive of course I hate this too.

Roll on tomorrow morning...

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 15:33:34

Aggghhhh do it now do it now! haha

ThedementedPenguin Sun 24-Feb-13 15:43:19

I did my test in the middle of the day. So I say do it now!

Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 16:11:59

Gave in and poas, it was BFN sad

So, off to the GP tomorrow to make an appointment to see why I feel so rubbish and my periods are being weird. Bit worried really. Hopefully my mind has been playing tricks on me or I just have a bug of some kind.

Wish I'd bought the fecking icecream now!

ApplyYourself Sun 24-Feb-13 16:15:40

Sadly - and I am so SO sorry, I think this is possible wishful thinking. So, in answer to your OP, you are probably projecting

ApplyYourself Sun 24-Feb-13 16:16:01

Ah, just seen your update.

I'm sorry

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 16:19:23

Awwww so sorry sad
Dont give up hope... but yes go to your gp and see what he/she can do for you smile x

Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 16:23:18

I'm guessing my mind is playing tricks too. Going to the GP though just in case I have something wrong with me. My skin is really dreadful, almost as bad as my concentration. Got lost in the local co-op the other day, so yep, not myself at all!

gillian1986 Sun 24-Feb-13 16:33:20

Ooohhhh well you never know wink
fingers crossed for you xox

ScillyCow Sun 24-Feb-13 16:38:10

Ullena, sorry to hear it was a BFN.

Best of luck with building your family. Wanted to pop in to (maybe) give you some hope - DH and I tried for 7 years to have DCs (one ectopic, 4 MC's) and then got pregnant with twins (they are now three).

Lots of love and luck to you and your DH.

honey86 Sun 24-Feb-13 18:41:56

aww hunni sad im so sorry. best of luck for gp xxx thanks

Ullena Sun 24-Feb-13 19:40:39

Thanks everyone xx

Lambethmum Sun 24-Feb-13 19:56:54

Really sorry you didn't get a positive this time. Just wanted to say you could ask the GP about folic acid - I'm on epilepsy medication too, and have been taking 5mg a day for 7 years now 'just in case'. You get it for free, like your epilepsy drugs, and it is worth it for peace of mind - it took us 3 1/2 years before anything happened and we were in the process of adopting, but since then I've had 3 pregnancies in quick succession without help. Good luck

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