(Closed) Early pregnancy symptoms vs. PMS symptoms

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Sugaree:  A lot of symptoms can be exactly the same as pregnancy symptoms. I have convinced myself I was pregnant many times, despite being on the pill. If you’re worried, buy a test. My time of month is always bad.. but yeah, at the times where I thought I was pregnant, I did feel bloated, nausea, stomach pain, etc. all very similar to when I have my period.


Post # 4
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@canarydiamond:  I also had myself convinced many times that  I was pregnant when I actually wasn’t. I’d get all these weird symptoms that made me sure.

Normally, I get mild PMS symptoms (mildly tender breasts a couple days before my period, one day of crankiness, maybe a pimple here or there).

The month I actually was pregnant, my PMS symptoms were exactly the same as when I’d expect my period. So I was pretty surprised to see 2 pink lines on the pregnancy test!

Post # 5
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My PMS symptoms and early pregnancy symptoms match up pretty well, too.  The ONLY thing that was different the month I got my BFP was that my cramps were one-sided, which is pretty unremarkable.

Post # 6
8889 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I was wondering this myself.  I’m on the pill but recently I’ve been on anti-biotics a lot (most recently I was on for two weeks straight until a week ago). I’ve always had a light period (lasts for a day, then a bit of spotting for about a day and then gone) but this month it came a day late and it’s not much at all. My tummy feels weird and crampy, I never get cramps at all. I’m also extremely cranky and more tired than usual.

But I’m 99.9% sure it’s all in my head. I feel like I’m stupid for even thinking otherwise.

Post # 7
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My pregnancy symptoms were EXACTLY like my pms symptoms…to the point where I brought a whole box of tampons on a weekend trip bc i knew I was going to “start any second” Crazy.

Post # 8
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Rose120:  Lol!

I got angry at my first BFP, because I thought the test was defect and had given me a false positive/evap line.

Post # 9
5671 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The only difference for me was the heartburn. I never got heartburn before so it def made me think. Also my PMS cramps usually start 2 days before AF is due and this time they started a week before.

Post # 10
8889 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@roxy821:  Ok, now I’m really wondering because last night I had heartburn. But I do suffer from anxiety so it could be that too.

Post # 11
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Lyndzo:  Its probably all in your head. I could read everyones list & say the same thing and i know im not pregnant! lol

Post # 12
1029 posts
Bumble bee

I also would convince myself I was pregnant when I was not because I had all the PMS symptoms that were also pregnancy symptoms. Since I was so worried about it at the time, I would get nauseous thinking about it, and then convince myself the nausea was also a symptom. If you’re anything like me, you will get your period a few hours after taking the test. Has anyone else experienced this body irony?

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