Post # 1
This is our first cycle trying (and my first off of BC), so I have no idea what to look for/ what’s “abnormal” for me. I’m currently 7DPO, and my boobs are slightly sore but that’s it.
Just curious if anyone end up with a BFP without experiencing any unusual symptoms?
Post # 3
@Hausfrau: I say don’t look for any symptoms. You will obsess over every twinge. I wasn’t trying so I wasn’t looking for anything. Afterwards, I noticed extreme exhaustion had set in at some point shortly before my positive test. But really, sore boobs, twinges, extra sneezing (???) can all be attributed to other things.
Post # 4
i didnt have any symptoms during the TTW. The month before i have every symptom but got a BFN. It just goes to show that a lot of it is in the mind.
Post # 5
@Hausfrau: I agree with pp. There is no point in symptom spotting as it will just lead to disappointment (it did for me). Every symptom I had (sore boobs, moodiness etc) except for thrush (which, let’s be honest, wasn’t the first time I’ve gotten it) could have been AF. Best thing to do is wait until AF is due or a day late and test with FRER.
Post # 6
It is definitely possible. We are TTC, so no BFP yet. But I’ve heard of women, even on these boards, who had zero symptoms, other than a missed period. Implantation can happen 6-12 days after ovulation. So if you are on the later end of that window, HCG levels will take a little bit to rise. You might test positive, but not have symptoms.
My first month off of BC I had crazy “symptoms” but it was just my hormones regulating. My boobs were CRAZY sore. Like even a bra against them was painful. I was moody. Constipated (sorry if that’s TMI). Had really bad heartburn. But alas, I was not pregnant.
Try your hardest not to symptom spot. I know it’s easier said than done. We drive ourselves crazy during the TWW. Good luck to you! And it’s great you’re on this board to have support during this time. 🙂
Post # 7
Don’t look for symptoms! For me, I had just come off BCPs after years and years, so every twinge was like “is that ovulation, is that implantation, or is that just what my body feels like when it’s not being regulated by medications?” I didn’t even find out until I was 6 weeks, because I got a somewhat normal period and had a negative test during that time. So yeah, I had no idea, and I only tested again a couple weeks later because I was finally temping and everything was all weird, plus I was starting to feel a little off by that point. But I wouldn’t have noticed anything weeks 3 or 4!
Post # 8
I had zero symptoms with my second and third pregnancies. The first my boobs were so sore I couldn’t touch them and I was extremely tired. But, I totally agree with pp who said try not to symptom watch. You’ll drive yourself crazy.
Post # 9
I was so convinced I was going to get AF that I cried in the middle of Ikea. I was pregnant!
But symptom spotting will only make you crazy, promise.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone for your responses!
@ZoeyGirl:“is that ovulation, is that implantation, or is that just what my body feels like when it’s not being regulated by medications?” lol, this is exactly what I’m going through!
Post # 11
With both pregnancies we tried for 5 cycles. I had all the symptoms in the book for the 4 cycles that we didn’t concieve but no symptoms when we did.
Post # 12
I got a BFP in August and didn’t notice any symptoms prior to testing– I had been traveling through the TWW, so if anything was weird, I was too busy or tired to notice. My only tipoff was the day I tested, my stomach was upset all day. Good luck!
Post # 13
@Hausfrau: This is my first pregnancy and I had zero symptoms. I’m pretty sure I had no symptoms at all in the first trimester!
Post # 14
I had no symptoms whatsoever before I got my BFP, but then got some like exhaustion and really sore breasts shortly thereafter (like the next day).
Post # 15
I also had more symptoms in the first two cycles after I went off BCP than the third one, where I was actually pregnant. The only noticeable one during the TWW for me was that the cramps I normally get just before my period starts felt slightly different (a more localized burning sensation rather than the general dull ache I usually get), but it was so subtle I could have easilt missed it if I weren’t trying to get pregnant.
After my BFP was when the big symptoms hit, most notably outrageously sore breasts and sensitive nipples for a couple of months, a few weeks of mild nausea, food aversions, and waking up to pee during the night (yup, right from the start for me).
Post # 16
Yep, I had no symptoms before I got my BFP. I was so sure that AF was on her way.