Early pregnancy symptoms before BFP or missed AF?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t have cramps until a couple of days before my missed period but I did have a ton of headaches and I was super tired.  I constantly felt like I had a hangover.  I also just felt different and a few days before my missed period my stomach felt kind of fluttery.  I didn’t get a positive result until three days after my missed period though. 

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Busy bee

My BFP was not a sticky baby, but in any case, I had very sore breasts and cramping for about 5 days before I tested.  I tested at 14 dpo.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Honestly, it was all my normal AF symptoms. Bloated, crabby, tired, lots of mucus/discharge, kind of crampy and uncomfortable. Then, my boobs got sore and that’s when I knew something was up.

I got my BFP like 4 days before my period was due.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I felt like I was coming down with a cold, was burping like crazy, and my hands and feet felt like they were super hot. I was walking around holding a cup of ice!

I got my BFP 5 days before my period was due.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

7-8 DPO – constipated

8 DPO – bad headache

9 DPO – implantation cramp (or what I think were) – it was a few sharp cramps accompanied by tingling down my leg

10/11 DPO – crampy (but I am always a little crampy before AF)

11 DPO – gassy

12 DPO – BFP (the day before my period was due).  I didn’t test before then (too many months of negatives discouraged me) so I don’t know if I would have gotten a positive earlier. 

Honestly I felt like all of my symptoms could have been related to AF or anything else!  The only thing that had me hopeful was the cramps that I felt on 9DPO.  Would have been too early for PMS and the tingling thing was just freaky.

After my BFP, started feeling hungover and HUNGRY – constantly.  Maybe at like 17 DPO my nipples started looking bigger and darker.  Breast tenderness didn’t really kick in until like 5 weeks pregnant (21DPO).

Good luck!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I took an HPT days before my period was supposed to come. In fact, my period was so irregular that I had no idea when it was going to come…but I just knew I was pregnant from my symptoms.

DAYS after conception my nipples were sore, and I couldn’t stand certain smells. I also had headaches, which I never get. I took an HPT and found out I was pregnant at 3 weeks, 5 days.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had nausea with both pregnancies before a positive test (this one, my first day of nausea came at 10 DPO).

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The week after ovulation, I slept so much. I also had some sharp cramping that week I would assume was implantation. I took a test that Sunday and a faint positive popped up followed by an immediate positive on the digital. 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was EXTREMELY exhausted a week before my BFP, could barely make it through the day.  And I was ravenously hungry.  I would get woozy and lightheaded once or twice a day.  And I was HOT all the time, whether it was sitting in my office or in bed at night.  All of those things made me suspicious, so 2-3 days before my missed period I kept testing (and getting BFNs).  I think by 1 or 2 days past my expected AF date, I got my BFP.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Starting at about 10DPO my nipples were super sore (it felt like they were being stabbed by tiny pins), I was exhausted all of the time, I was really bitchy, and I was insanely congested. I got my BFP the day after my period was due.  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is good to know as I’m fighting a beast of a sinus headache right now at 9 DPO or so. Ever since going on prenatals, my health has been awesome with the sinus stuff rarely happening. This is the first it’s happened to me in a long time. I’m fighting a big headache right now. I went to bed early last night too. I keep telling myself that it’s nothing to avoid any disappointment.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

To be completely honest, I had more “symptoms” every month for the 18 months we were trying than the one month I was actually pregnant. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I remember that my boobs were pretty tender from 4dpo on and I had cramps that steadily got more painful. I was also super tired all day no matter how much sleep I got. The thing that popped out most to me though was that I was (TMI ALERT) pretty constipated and I NEVER have that issue. I remember reading an article the night before my bfp about how progesterone slows down you digestive system and a lightbulb went off.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got my BFP at 3w4d- I had EXTREMELY sore breasts starting at 3w2d- they hurt so bad that I knew something was going on… I also had a stuffy nose, and lower back ache, which is really unusual for me.  I knew without a doubt that I was pregnant before I even got home and tested.  It even showed up that early in the late afternoon without holding my pee.  (sorry for all the TMI, but you asked!)

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