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I’m on cycle dy 46 on a 30-35 regular cycle… I had a blood test done last week and it came back negative so the doctor has ordered a requisition for me to come in and do another blood test on March 10th. It’s possible that I ovulated late and that it was too early to tell the first time. I have PCOS and have been trying since the wedding, so 4 months now. So frustrating with these long cycles! I’d rather know i’m not preg every 28 days than every 50!!!!!!!!!!
Symptoms: I have VERY tender breasts (can’t have the water beat down on my chest), apparently i’ve been drooling alot which is hilarious but increases in salivation is a symptom, i’ve been headachy, have lower back aches, can’t eat healthy.. I NEED SUGAR AND CHOCOLATE… can’t get my nost past cheese… so, food aversions…. in bed by 7-9pm every night….
I don’t want to get my hopes up, but are these symptoms in-line with being 5-6 weeks preg??
Post # 3
@ttc4months: If they think your’e 5-6 weeks, why don’t they do an ultrasound? It would most likely be impossible to see baby, but I think they’d probably see a sac.
Honestly? I’m about 8 1/2 weeks and I had none of those symptoms. Some people do have them, some don’t. It’s so hard not to, but try not to symptom spot. I find that it’s generally not a good indicator at all.
Are you charting your temperatures? If you’re having very long cycles, you might want to give it a shot. It would let you know if you are ovulating, and when. It’s possible that you’re not ovulating at all, it’s also possible that you’re ovulating late. I’m not positive, but I *think* many ladies who have PCOS but still ovulate still have fairly consistent luteal phases (time between ovulation and period) so it could help you figure out when your period is coming as well – if you’re ovulating. A great book that talks about that stuff is “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.”
Good luck! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.
Post # 4
@ttc4months: If you are really having pregnancy symptoms, you would be far enough along to test positive at home. It’s possible to be pregnant and never get a positive HPT, but it’s very rare. Although, I will say I’ve had about every classic pregnancy symptom, and I’ve never been pregnant, so symptoms alone aren’t a great indicator – you could just as easily be gearing up to start AF.
Post # 5
@ttc4months: What you describe does sound like me at 5 weeks prego. However I knew for sure because I peed on a stick. I know i’m not rich, but pee sticks are not expensive. Why not just buy some sticks and pee on one? That is the most information you can get and you could do it right now and have all the information possible at this time. Nothing anyone on the internet can tell you will amount to anything compared to that pee stick (and moreso that blood test). Some women have what you are talking about prego. Some have it before period. If lots of us are one or another that doesn’t effect your odds of if you are pregnant or not. Pee On A Stick. It’s worth it. I’m going to do a commercial for pregnancy tests. “Might as well know for sure” with a video of a lady getting ready to go to a bar, or with a hand to her tummy like she feels ill. Pee Sticks- Peece of Mind! (intended misspelling.)
Post # 6
I wouldn’t listen to symptoms as a reason because they can really vary. I had 0 symptoms at 5-6 weeks (outside of implantation bleeding earlier than that), I didn’t get any steady symptoms until after 8 weeks. If you were 5-6 weeks you would get a positive test, especially on a blood test. Maybe you should start charting?
Post # 7
I had more symptoms in the month before I was pregnant , than I did in the month that I was actually pregnant. I wouldn’t have even guessed that I was pregnant, if I had not peed on a stick. I actually felt better at 5-6 weeks pregnant, than I did during my really bad PMS. It is SOOO hard not to symptom spot when you really want a baby…I get it.
Post # 8
5-6 weeks pregnant is more than enough to POAS, and I have heard that they can pick up HCG even when a blood test does not.
Post # 9
@ttc4months: If you’re 5 weeks then a pee stick will almost definitely be positive.
Post # 10
Mrs.LemonDrop: I’m at the hospital now and just found out that I AM PREGNANT! the doc said the hormone is quite low so I’m waiting for an ultrasound… Fingers crossed all is well. I came in because I had some cramping. Omgggggg thank you everyone. Pray for a healthy ultrasound!!
Post # 11
keesl: Hey! So I am pregnant!! about 4 weeks, my BPH is 175 so quite low… we did an ultrasound and my little monster seems to be camera shy so i’m scheduled to go in for another one in the next 72-84 hours. They 1) want to see the sac happily landed and growing in my uterus, and 2) want to see my # increase. All good so far, the cramping has subsided which the doctor said could be totally normal, cervical dilation or just part of early pregnancy. No blood and i’m in the clear :):) WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Telling my hubby in 20 minutes when he gets in from hockey!! Thank you for your support! When are you due?? I can’t wait to get a due date!
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate
Oh wow congrats! I was reading all the comments down the thread and was so happy to see your comment at the bottom! I love happy endings! Have a H&H 9 months!
Post # 13
ttc4months: Congrats from a fellow long cycler!