Post # 1
So, as I’ve already established, I’m a horrible symptom stalker. This is my first month TTC, we BD’d on 0-3, 0-1 and 0+1. I’m 12 dpo and my temperature is continuing to rise (has been since 9dpo). It’s my 6th month of charting and my previous charts have shown that my LP is 12 days and that I usually spot on 10 dpo or 11 dpo. My temperatures have usually dropped off at 9 dpo. This cycle I have been taking vitex (as my previous two cycles were about 49 days long, this cycle should only be 30). Vitex is the only thing, other than actually wanting to get preggers, that is different.
Anywho, I’m going to POAS tomorrow morning while my hubster is off doing bestman duties. But I can’t get my mind off it. Those of you who have gotten their BFPs, these are my main three symptoms that I have never noticed before:
1) increased urination (I’m a camel usually)
2) last two days brief wave of nausea when I get up in the morning and am brushing my teeh
3) last two days lots of thick, chunky, white CM. It’s not sticky, but it’s also not smooth like I have when with other “creamy” CM.
“Main” pregnancy symptoms that I am lacking:
1) sore boobs
What are your prognosis’, what do you think will happen tomorrow when I POAS at 13dpo?
Post # 3
Or I guess those who have had those symptoms, or similar, and got BFN, give me a reality check 🙂
Post # 4
@awakemysoul: I’m not a charting expert but sounds positive. Good luck! Only the test will tell.
When I got pregnant, I just knew. Things just felt different. I had major all day cramping 2 days before my BFP. My boobs weren’t that sore, but just felt different to touch. I was also bloated and I never bloat before AF.
Post # 5
@MrsWBS: I’ve been having cramping too, but different than pre AF cramps (which are usually located to my lower back). Sort of feels like stabbing needles a little and/or combined with hunger pains.
I’m hopeful. I’m also fully prepared to be okay if it is a BFN, I’ll be sad for sure, but I know that the stats are not in my favour to conceive the first month trying. I just don’t want to not be all giddy and what not just in case I am, because then I won’t have that chance again. I’m already a little bummed out that hubster and I didn’t get in a lot of “heck who cares” BD in lol.
Post # 6
You are too funny! I’m a symptom stalker too. It’s our first month of TTC and I am analyzing every possible twinge.
I’m no expert like most of the charters on here… but I’m keeping my FX for you. Come on BFP!!!
Keep us updated. 🙂
Post # 7
@CocoLoco523: I know, it’s pretty ridiculous, I’m fully aware. I’m just such a planner and control freak so this is just killing me. But I’ll hopefully know tomorrow morning. FX!
Post # 8
I’ll let you know that I am TTA and I’ve had all those symptoms! (not too frequent urination though, some times) BUT my temp usually drops on 12DPO, so FX for that symptom!!
Post # 9
Thanks for letting me know. I’ve also got my self psyched out that it’s just a yeast infection. I’ve never ever gotten CM like this before a period that I can remember. I had a yeast infection once 8 or 9 years ago, all I remember was the pain (which I don’t have any of). I am my own worse enemy currently I might just cave and try to POAS tonight and see what happens. Wonder how long I should hold my urine for.
Post # 10
@awakemysoul: Rule of thumb is as close to a “full nights sleep” as possible. 6 is great, but realistically 4-5 hours if you can do it!
Post # 11
Symptoms really do vary between women. Usually nausea doesn’t start until at least 6 weeks, but you never know. Sounds very promising, can’t wait to hear your update.
Post # 12
@awakemysoul: I would say you have a BFP coming! It is always better to think positive. FX that it happens for you!!
Also, the CM you are describing does sound like a yeast infection. I had the misfortune of having cronic yeast and BV infections for a little over a year because of the Nuvaring. I would definitely get it checked.
Post # 13
@MrsMath: i was going to say the same thing about the CM and the yeast infection. and increased frequency of urination is a common symptom of yeast infections.
i’m on the side of “don’t get your hopes up only to have them crash back down” because those crashes can break your soul a little bit each time. that’s why i stopped symptom spotting.
Post # 14
I caved tonight and tested on a dollar store test with a 5 ish hour hold. BFN 🙁 FF did tell me to wait till tomorrow, so if my temp is still rising I’ll test with FMU.
RE: yeast infection, how long do other symptoms take to kick in, because I have no swelling, itchiness, odor etc.
Post # 15
@awakemysoul: I had my first yeast infection this summer and honestly, the “CM” you’re describing was the only symptom I really had. But it was DEFINITELY a yeast infection, and it was a total pain in the behind to get rid of. (Monistat 1 did not work for me, and generally, the creams made the itching waaaaay worse. It was awful and I hope it never happens again).
If you’re not sure, but something seems off or if the same type of CM continues for a couple days, you can always go check with your doctor. Also, at CVS they have these big Q-tip things that you swipe up there and they will tell you whether it is a vaginal infection of some sort (other than fungal. Bacterial I think). I did that to confirm through process of elimination. They also make pee strips for UTIs too. (I get UTIs with zero symptoms so when I realized they make these, it was an awesome godsend).
FX nothing is wrong and its just too early for a BFP! You’re not out until you’re out! ; )
Post # 16
@awakemysoul: I got a BFN with dollar tree cheapie at 12DPO…didn’t get a BFP until 14DPO, and it was still super faint. FX for your BFP!!