Post # 1
So I honestly don’t think I’m pregnant but weird stuff has been happening and I don’t know how to explain it…
First off, this our first month TTC, I only used an app to try and determine when I might be ovulating, I only had 2 periods to type in and go on so the date of ovulation is probably not that accurate. Last week we had did the BD on Monday & Wed, I at first thought I was ovulating on Wed then remembered the period I had in Jan so entered that info and bam, no I was apparently ovulating on Friday.
I know it’s WAY too early to test but here are some weird things that I don’t know if it’s a possible pregancy or just ovulation symptoms?
Symptoms on Thursday:
Bloating, weird cramps, headache, strong nausea and just felt off
Sypmtoms on Friday:
Bloating, Constipation, Cramps, Gassy but unable to poop, headache, and the oddest one for me is tender nipples, like I took a shower and holy god it was awful, they were so sensitive and hard which has NEVER happened to me before. They were very sensitive all weekend and today it’s pretty much subsided. I also had nausea in the morning but it subsided throughout the day and I didn’t have much of an appetite.
I still haven’t pooped…since freaking Thursday. So could I be pregnant or was this just ovulation and I can take some exlax and hopefully shit and get on with my life?
Thoughts bees? What were your first symptoms even thought it was way too early to test?
Post # 4
I’d say this is related to ovulation. If you ovulated Friday, you are only 3dpo. You only get symptoms after implantation which doesn’t happen until 6dpo at the earliest.
Also, are you recently off birth control? That adjustment can cause those symptoms as well
Post # 5
@Glasgowbound- Thanks! I have been off BC since December and haven’t had any issues going off of it so I don’t think it’s because of BC. It was probably ovulation then. I just don’t know why the hell it would make me not poop!
Also I don’t chart or take my temp so I have no idea when I actually ovulated…
Post # 6
@Bazinga: I’d say those are probably ovulation symptoms. I haven’t had the constipation issue (drink lots and lots of water! It should help), but bloating and cramps are normal, and I always get really sensitive nipples for several days after I ovulate. Hold out at least another week, and then you should be good to test! Good luck!
Post # 7
@SadieBee I do drink at least 8-10 water bottles a day, so water intake isn’t a problem! I’ll just get some exlax and call it a day! Thanks!
Post # 8
if you Bd on Monday and Wednesday, and Thursday you woke up with symptoms, it’s prob not due to pregnancy. Implantation takes I believe at least 6 days. it’s prob just ovulation symptoms like PP have said.
Post # 9
@Bazinga: I’d say no, BUT that doesn’t mean you still couldn’t be pregnant. All of these are just more than likely related to ovulation or something else. For the record, before I got my BFP the only symptom I can say I truly experienced was overly chapped lips, and a week before my missed period was when I felt dizzy at work. Otherwise, all the other stuff didn’t happen until after my missed period.
Fingers crossed that this may be the month for you. Hoping you get the BFP soon!!
Post # 10
@Bazinga: are you taking prenatal vitamins? i’ve been told they occassionally make you constipated.
i’ve been constipated a few times since i started, but generally i am able to go by the evening.
Post # 11
@Bazinga: hard nipples were probably my first noticeable symptom … It was really weird, but mine were like permanently hard…. We were on our 13th cycle so I had written off a few other symptoms like having to pee more often (figured I was just drinking a lot of water) and lower back pain (figured I was working out too hard)… I got BFNs on days 10,12,14dpo and didn’t finally get a BFP until 18dpo when we were scheduled for our first fertility clinic appointment and I was pissed my period hadn’t come in time for me to get my blood drawn during the apt… Lol… I’m 26wks now 🙂
Post # 12
I think when you are TTC you just hyper-aware of what your body is doing, I know I was.
Looking back my symptoms were cramping, spotting (only a small bit), sore chest, being able to sleep great, peeing all the time, the ability to smell everything. To be honest I had most of these symptoms with ovulation and PMS as well.
Post # 13
@ajillity81: Yes, I’ve been on prenatals for awhile and I’ve never had this problem! I think I’m getting some exlax after work. I’m usually very regular so not pooping is hurting and driving me crazy.
@mysunshine: I’ve never had overly sensitive nipples so for them to hurt AND be hard without doing something sexual is WEIRD to me. Congrats on you getting your BFP!
@megz06 Thanks! This is our first month TTC so I’m not overly optimistic, only time will tell. I’m due for AF on 3/14 and I did buy tests so I can test 5 days before that. I’m not hopeful though. Right now I just have some cramping.
@PoppyH: Yeah the symptoms between ovulation, PMS, pregnancy are so close it’s hard to NOT wonder if you are pregnant ya know!
Post # 14
Sounds like you recently ovulated so what your experiencing is most likely due to that. AFM I had zero symptoms before my BFP.
Post # 15
If you aren’t temping/charting the app that you are using to tell you when you ovulated is more than likely wrong. You won’t have any symptoms until implantation. Everyone says that takes at least 6 days, but when I got pregnant I’m also certain I implanted on 4 dpo. I immediately had symptoms which were hard/sore nipples and darkened areolas. Everyone on here told me it was just ovulation but I just knew I was pregnant. I got a very early positive HPT at 8 dpo. It could be that you’re pregnant or it could be ovulation symptoms. They are very similar. I’m sending baby dust your way though!
Post # 15
Tomato22: Thanks for your story, I just know my body and don’t feel normal. I’ve had cramping the last 2 days, so I think that would be 4 & 5 DPO. I don’t normally get cramps when my period is so far away (3/14). My nipples are still sensitve, although not as senstive as before but more than normal. I think I’ll try to test tomorrow or Friday and see what it says, I’m just very impatient lol.