Bees who have had pregnancy symptoms but kept getting BFNs – stories needed.

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

FromA2B2013:  Sounds like me! I’ve never been pregnant before, so I did not have anything else to relate to (other than people’s stories) but I had all those symptoms and for sure thought I was pregnant (that was a few months after coming off BCPs). I indeed was not. The next month… The same. BFN. Another month of these symtpoms (some months more symptoms were pronounce than others). BFN. This continued (for almost a year). I started to have other issues (that I had in the past before being on BCP) and went to the doctors. I have PCOS (which BCPs took care of for 12+ years). Bam… Explained why I was feeling these symptoms. In also had symptoms related to PCOS specifically.

Not saying that’s your issue, but you asked if anyone else had been in your shoes and what the outcome was/is. 

I hope you get your BFP OP!! Praying for you… Baby dust!! And keep us posted 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sounds like an unusual surge of hormones, not pregnancy. 

The bleeding could have been early breakthrough bleeding from ovulation. Ovulation can mimic pregnancy as it did for me in October and November before I got my BFP in December. 

the symptoms you describe sound like everything all at once and close together which isn’t usually how pregnancy symptoms work. 

My first symptom was dizziness, very random and almost like vertigo, then not until 6 1/2 weeks did I get morning sickness. 

I think it’s safe to say you’re not pregnant. If you just started bleeding a few days ago that’s about target for ovulation. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
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FromA2B2013:  Hey OP! No problem. I hope that didn’t come off as scary/negative. I was just showing another side of reality in relation to the symptoms I was experiencing. Also… When will you be testing? Is this your 1st month feeling these symptoms?

Went on BCPs at 14years old (just shy of 15th birthday). I had really bad cycles. Diagnosed PCOS. Started my mensus at a really young age (around 10th bday – No family history of PCOS). BCPs prescribed. BCPs helped for 12+ years to control all hormones and no problems whatsoever with PCOS.

Fast forward… I came off BCP in Oct 2013 (26 years old). Everything looked good per doctor.  First 2 months were awesome (body probably not regulated back to what it was). Symptoms started appearing. Thought maybe I was pregnant… Then come the BFNs for months. Went to the doctors in July 2014 to see what was happening due to all these symptoms and familiar pain I had years previous (diagnosed again with PCOS at 27 years old). 

When I first started having symptoms, they started after O so within the 2ww, for almost the whole 2 weeks. Now… I am having some symptoms just after finishing my menstrual cycle. It’s unbelieveable… And upsetting. It’s like I never feel normal anymore, and feel like I have no control. For example, I was at work yesterday & had my head in a trashcan because I was nauseous & boobs are sensitive (8 days after starting my cycle. 3 days after finishing it). Took a test… BFN. 

I hope this helped to answer some questions. I really don’t think this is your issue, but if you do know someone who has similiar issues, this could be a story to help them. I’m feeling positive for you, and really hope that good things are to come your way soon 🙂 I also hope others chime in with good news and with a similiar situation as you.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
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FromA2B2013:  no didn’t say on target for ovulation because of BCP.  

 

i think you ovulated later due to “stress” of TTC. I had this when I normally had 26-28 day cycles. I ends up with over 40+ day cycles at times. 

If you statarted bleeding for more than 2 days it’s unlikely that it’s implantation and more likely that it was late ovulation and therefore late breakthrough bleeding. 

I had never in my life had breakthrough bleeding until TTC. just something to consider. 

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
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On my iPhone sorry for any errors!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The symptoms are not in your mind, progesterone and estrogen changes in the second half of your cycle (luteal phase) produce the same symptoms as pregnancy. It’s quite common for women that are TTC to mistake normal changes in the body after ovulation as pregnancy. You don’t pay attention to what your body is doing when you’re not TTC but when you are, you suddently notice every twinge, cramp and mood swing. The first month I went off of birth control I had insane pregnancy symptoms and thought for SURE that I was pregnant, it was just my body doing it’s thing and I got AF right on time. The two cycles I did get pregnant, I had very few symptoms until after AF was due. I had to force myself to stop symptom spotting in the luteal phase and just assume each month that AF would arrive. It’s HARD, yes, but otherwise you drive yourself crazy. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

FromA2B2013:  I am going through this now… About 13 DPO myself, with identical symptoms (excluding the nose bleeds and spotting). I have never been late in my life, let alone skipped. So, even after numerous negative hpts, I thought there was a good chance that I was pregnant. I also am beyond tired, dizzy and have had constant dull cramping in my pelvis for the past week or so. 

I saw my OB and she ordered a blood test yesterday. Should have the results on Monday or Tuesday. I’m so anxious to know what is going on with my body! She said it’s more likely a hormonal issue. She asked if I had been taking multivitamins/supplements. I am heavily into fitness and admittedly have been. She said she had another young patient who had the same symptoms, which were caused solely by the supplements she was taking. Despite being natural, they made her body go into a state similar to that of menopause! Diet, exercise and/or stress can have similar affects. There is also ovarian cysts, endometriosis and ectopic pregnancy to consider… Yet, most of those tend to come with severe abdominal pain and a slew of other more intense symptoms.

On the other hand, she said some women go their entire pregnancies with negative HPTs and only know they have conceived via labs and ultrasounds. Though, that is much more rare. After so much research, I realize it could really be anything. I do know it’s not just some fluke missed period though, due to these crazy symptoms. So, instead of driving myself nuts (it’s all I can think about!), I just made an appointment. If hormones are all normal and still come up negative for pregnancy, the next step will be an ultrasound. 

I understand the frustration. It’s very consuming! We were not TTC, but got our hopes up a little at the thought of conceiving, and were admittedly pretty gutted to finally accept that we most likely had not. If this has done anything, it made us realize how much we actually would like to TTC once this is all sorted. So, even if you aren’t pregnant, hopefully this reality will help you and your SO determine if you are ready or if you indefinitely want to wait longer.

Lastly, I think it’s worth mentioning that am still playing it safe with what I consume (sacrificing my numerous cups of coffee), just in case. I’d suggest the same, if you aren’t already. I’ll let you know what my results end up being! 

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