I think my symptom spotting days might be over, but still struggling.

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know exactly how you feel. It sucks. It’s an awful thing that some women have to go through. It takes a lot of times to find peace with it. This is the first cycle that I’m actually okay with seeing AF arrive, after 2+ years of trying. I’m okay with where I’m at and just letting whatever happen, happen.

But trust me, I get it. My sweet husband is so tired of hearing me complain every time somebody else gets pregnant. I can’t talk to my sister because she is fertile myrtile and I feel completely alone sometimes.

I wish there were words to make it easier but there really isn’t. If you ever need someone else to talk to though, I’m here. And so are all the ladies from the TTC boards. Don’t go through it by yourself. It hurts too much to think you’re all alone.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I know how you feel!  I have looooong cycles (we’re talking triple digits) and even though I KNOW I’m not pregnant…you can’t stop that little flicker of hope.  It doesn’t help that you look at posts that basically say “My right big toe hurt at 5 dpo and I’m Pregnant!”  Anything and everything can be a pregnancy sign.  Just remember that at anything earlier than 7 dpo is likely not a pregnancy sympton because your body hasn’t registered that implantation has occured. 

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it will happen soon and that everything happens for a reason because that wouldn’t be helpful.  All I can tell you is to just keep swimming (or bding in this situation) and we’ll be rooting for you!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Peffy:  I’ll start my last round of Clomid, which helps me ovulate, this upcoming cycle. If I’m still not pregnant after that we’ll go see a specialist.

There are times when I just feel like giving up and not caring anymore but I know that’s silly because that won’t get me what I want either. I know it will happen when I least expect it so I’m just trying to relax and get my priorities straight. It’s so easy to make getting pregnant the center of your life but it’s not healthy. I have to put my marriage first and let other things follow.

I hope you don’t have to wait much longer!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Peffy:  I feel the same.  I thought I had a “perfect” 2ww the last cycle with symptoms and temperatures that looked too good to be true….and NOPE!  So this time around I’m telling myself that every twinge and cramp and zit etc is just AF on her way.  I’d rather think it isn’t happening and be surprised than freak out about all the symptom spotting.  It just isn’t healthy and I don’t want to turn myself into a nut job.

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ms.Bookworm:  Keeping that 7dpo marker in my head helps a ton!  I can tell myself that I’m just being crazy if I have a cramp or sore boob prior to that time and it reduces my symptom spotting to just a week instead of the entire 2ww. 

My friend just got a bfp and she had no symptoms and didn’t even think she could be pregnant until her period was a week late.  I’m going to remind myself of her too because it is possible that there will be no symptoms this time around for me (I had a MC two cycles ago and had all sorts of symptoms from 7dpo forward). 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I hate symptom spotting…I always want to smack myself when I catch myself. 

But sometimes they can be hard to ignore especially if it’s something truly new….like for me this month, for some reason my mouth is constantly watering…..and it’s kinda driving me nuts….but I also feel like AF will be here any second. It’s so annoying! 

But yeah…the teacher’s plan eh? You know my mom has wanted me to start a family for years now and she always talks about “oh get pregnant in June and then have the baby in blahblahlbah…and then I can blablahblah…”.

I’m like really? Is it that easy?? Maybe for some women…but not for all…I think babies come along when they are good and ready to. 

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