Post # 1
So I’m guessing I’m not the only one who is going crazy symptom spotting, so I thought I’d make a poll so we can all see what other symptoms people had when during their TWW before a BFP 🙂 I know everyone is different so this is more for fun and to give people hope than anything… I’ll add the ones I’ve read about so far, but if you have any symptoms not on my poll let me know and I’ll add them!
I’m currently 7 or 8 DPO and I’ve had just about every symptom in the book (weird tummy, frequent urination, sore nipples/BBs, tired, etc) but I’m also in my first real cycle after Mirena (had like two months of weirdness after removal) so it could just be how my body is going to act now… Randomly though, I haven’t had any breakouts, which I always remember having pre BC in the week or two before AF…
Post # 3
I had a slew of symptoms. Breakouts, constipations, spotting, food aversions, sore nipples/breasts, fatigue, and frequent urination.
The ones that were different from my normal pms symptoms were:
Keeping my FX that this is your month!
Post # 4
None! I was really shocked by my BFP, even though we were charting and I knew our timing was good. Symptoms kicked in about a week after the BFP.
Post # 5
I’ve had a couple: cramping, gas, tiredness and frequent urination. My DH said I was symptom spotting but when I got my BFP I knew I read my body correctly. Good luck for you!
Post # 6
We were TTC for 3 months before we were successful. The first 2 months I was a terrible symptom spotter – pretty much every symptom you named…the month we got our BFP I didnt have any of the above but I did feel like I was getting a UTI. I actually wrote a post about it and everyone said no not a symptom of early pregnancy (think I was 6-7 dpo) then one person said yes she thought she was getting a UTI before her BFP too….2 days later the UTI symptoms were gone but we had our BFP!
Post # 7
My first symptoms were fatigue, thirst and cramping. Previous cycles I had felt other things but this one… I had cramps around 7 dpo that felt like AF but a little more dull. I god my BFP at 10 dpo. Good luck to you!
Post # 8
The only symptom I had that was different than normal PMS symptoms was that I would get very dizzy upon standing up, especially if I hadn’t eaten anything for awhile. My nausea didn’t start until about 6 weeks.
Post # 9
The only symptom I had a couple weeks prior to BFP was breakouts. Bad. At 11 weeks still have them. U can play connect the dots on my face ugh! After BFP it was extreme fatigue and loss of appetitie until about a week ago.
Post # 10
Two days before getting my BFP I was SO convinced my period was coming I cried in the middle of Ikea.
Then when I realized I was crying in Ikea, I started wondering if maybe I was pregnant!
And I was! My boobs got super tender the day before my BFP. But before that (from like 7-12DPO), I felt EXACTLY like my period was coming. Cramping, tired, hungry, cranky, emotional.
Then I hit 5 weeks and got knocked over the head with “typical” pregnancy symptoms–Food adversions, smell adversions, extreme acne (Which I never had in adolescence), exhaustion.
Post # 11
@lazybee123: I’m right there with you! I think I’m about 10-11 DPO, but since I wasn’t temping or doing OPKs there’s a chance I O’d a few days later than I thought. However, AF still isn’t here… Normally she would have come yesterday or today, but no sign of her yet.
In the meantime, I’ve had weird pinching and crampy feelings all over my belly. I almost never have cramps with AF. I get wicked back pain, but none of that so far. I’ve also been a little gassy and have broken out on my back and chest like whoa. Not cool. I tested Sat and got a BFN, but I think it’s too soon to be accurate, especially if I O’d later than I thought. We BD enough in both possible FWs for it to take, so I’m just holding out now. The waiting is driving me crazy!! I don’t want to burn more money POAS if it’s too soon, but every day that AF doesn’t come I feel like I should get an answer dang it!!
Post # 12
Thanks for all of the responses! It’s interesting to see how many different symptoms people experience… I wish it was just one thing that everyone could pinpoint then I could stop making myself crazy 🙂
@The_Future_KB: I actually decided to only order FRERs online, and they aren’t due til tomorrow to stop myself from wasting money on testing too early 🙂 I’m pretty sure AF also should’ve been here yesterday (I counted wrong in my original post, I should be ~11DPO) but I’m trying not to think about it and am going to try to hold out and not test til Wednesday morning!
As a side note, my lower back has been hurting today but not really in a crampy way, just sore… Hopefully it’s a good sign!
Post # 13
@lazybee123: nice solution to holding out! I actually went to get some dollar store tests but they were out! Haha sign taken to wait another day or two!!
FX for us both!! 🙂
Post # 14
@The_Future_KB: Well I slept terribly last night because my lower belly hurt (like a pulling feeling, not cramps) which isn’t something I’ve ever experienced before, so I woke up hopeful, tested and got a BFN 🙁 I think I saw a squinter of a line, but I don’t want to give myself false hope… I’m going to try to hold off and not test again until Friday… Have you tested yet??
Post # 15
My only symptom pre-BFP was a lot of heartburn!! Which is weird because I never get heartburn. But i had a very early loss a week after my BFP, so maybe that’s why I didn’t have a lot of symptoms!
Post # 16
I didnt get bloated, crampy, hungry or broke out like I used to leading to AF. I had no symptoms at all the cycle I got my BFP.