- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
Ok so I haven’t noticed too much information on women that have experienced this and I wanted to start something that might help people that identify. This is the first month we’ve decided to try and I decided to test out Ovulation kits to get a better idea of what my body is doing, when. This would be our first real go at TTC. We were just married this past April. I’m 33, DH is 32.
First day of last cycle: 7/8/16
Normal cycle days: 28
CD9: Clearblue Advance – low fertility
CD10: Clearblue Advance – high fertility – DTD
CD11: Clearblue Advance – high fertility – DTD
CD12: Clearblue Advance – high fertility – DTD
CD13: Clearblue Advance – high fertility – DTD
CD14: Clearblue Advance – PEAK fertility – DTD
CD15: Clearblue Advance doesn’t let you retest for 2 days but assuming PEAK fertility – DTD
CD16/1DPO: Clearblue Advance – low fertility
CD17/2DPO: Creamy CM but light, diarrhea (not sure if associated because I ate spicy food that night)
CD19/4DPO: Still having some diarrhea (not bad, just soft stools) and slight nausea at night (very slight, wasn’t sure if I imagined it)
CD20/5DPO: Cramping and bloat… not PMS cramping… some gas (which is pretty uncommon for me)
CD21/6DPO: POAS because of the wierd cramps, bloat, diarrhea… BFN! Wishful thinking
CD22/7DPO: Light spotting (brown)
CD23/8DPO: More spotting (brown) – I must be out!
CD25/10DPO: POAS because my cramps are still happening and don’t feel like PMS cramps, gas & bloat too… still slightly spotting (brown)
CD27/11DPO: POAS and BFP (or is it a false positive? – picture attached)… scheduled appt with doctor to get it checked and see why I’m spotting. I’ll update with results.
I am feeling pretty anxious to know if my BFP is real and why I am spotting, I tried to look up these symptoms and found very little that I felt I could identify with. Most posts are about getting a BFP and then cramps and spotting that may or may not have ended in a possible CP or miscarriage. But for me, I was noticing the spotting before. While I read that this could be implantation bleeding, I NORMALLY spot for about 1 week before my period (brown) and then have a full on period on the exact day (I’m usually 28 days to the dot). So I can’t tell if this is normal for me to spot since my left over lining (??) is shedding or if this is abnormal in any way.
Some background info, I was on BC for about 10 years and went off about 1 year ago to make sure my body would be regulated to a normal period and have been taking prenatal vitamins for about 2 years on and off and this past year it has been daily.
I would LOVE to hear from other Bees that have had “abnormal” side effects and went on to have healthy pregnancies/babies and feel free to share your own confusions/stories.