Post # 1
Bees, I’m making mself crazy over here. Hubs and I just got back from our honeymoon, and we’re actively TTC (so, you know). I tested on the last day of our honeymoon out of sheer excitement, and it came back negative. Then we got home and I started my period (almost literally) the second we walked through the door.
Except it’s not a period like my regular period. I had no warning– typically I’m ragey, sore boobs, major cramps, and eat everything in the house the week or two beforehand. This time I went to the bathroom and was like “oh…weird.” Fairly light flow (for me) that’s been mostly pink/brown, cramping on my right side but not as severe as my cramps ususally are, and no clotting at all. I’m also hungry, feel kind of pukey, and feel like I’m coming down with a head cold (but not)– if any of that makes sense.
I know symptoms differ for everyone but I guess what I’m looking for is either a) someone to say “Sugar, it’s just your period and you need to give up on this month” or b) “Sugar, you tested too early and you’ve got implantation bleeding, you dolt.” Should I hang in there and test again in a week?
(Hubs and I were both bummed when the first test came back negative, so I don’t want to tell him “oh hey, there may be a chance I’m pregnant after all” just to have him get bummed out again if it’s a BFN. So, you know, turning to the ‘bee and all that jazz.)
Advice, commiseration, stories, all are appreciated!
Post # 3
Hey I’m sorry t hear that you guys were bummed at you BFN , the question is when is your AF actually due since you’re spotting?
I would wait till either day of or when I actually miss to test again , and if you do get a BFP this can be a moment to surprise your hubby in a unique way that will have him forget all about the BFN … Good Luck to you and mucho baby dust !!!
ETA: also use the First Respnse they are pretty sensitve and are suppose tell tell 6 days before missed PD…
Post # 4
When is your period due? When I got implantation bleeding, it was about 9 days before I got my bfp. It was about a week before my period was due, too. Your body could be thrown off from traveling too, but I’ve got my fingers crossed for you!
Post # 5
I’m not due for AF until tomorrow or the next day, so this all started a week-ish early. I can say, without a doubt, I’ve never been early in my life. I appreciate the crossed fingers and baby dust. I’m still hoping, although I totally recognize this is our first real try and I have absolutely nothing to complain about if it is just plain old AF.
Post # 6
@roweboat: Can I ask what your implantation bleeding was like? I mean, was it like a light period or was it just a blip on the radar? There are so many different stories online! 😛
Post # 7
@Sugar_and_Spice: mine was just one pink streak on the toilet paper after using the bathroom. I never ever spot between periods so I had a feeling something was up
Post # 8
@Sugar_and_Spice: hi! Probably no help but I’ve had the same thing! It started last night as like a light period, just using a liner, and it’s been around 16 hours since it started and it seems to be stopping, its like between spotting and a light period… I’m not due for AF for another 5/6 days so I’m confused… I always hear implantation is only meant to be a spot of blood….
Post # 9
I got what I thought was my period on our honeymoon. I normally have very long periods (10-14 days) and this only lasted for six days. I also didn’t have any warning signs, like the usual sore boobs or cramps, but otherwise it felt like a normal period. I just thought my body was maybe sorting itself out finally! We were TTC though, so we were disapointed.
Fast forward three weeks later and I was so sick I took a test – yep, pg! My doctor said it was an implantation bleed, though I haven’t come across any other stories where it lasted that long.
Good luck, fingers crossed!
Post # 10
@Sugar_and_Spice: oh also I spoke to my doctor about it and she said implantation can be red and can feel like a light period. It doesn’t have to be just pink or brown discharge!!
Post # 11
i used to be perfect 28 days cycles (off BCP) until we started TTC. now i spot before my AF, never happened before. and all this other crazy stuff.
so you never know until you get the +.
FX and baby dust.