Post # 1
I hope you ladies aren’t tired of me yet. First month of TTC and I’m sure you start over analyzing EVERYTHING and question everything.
Well, I’m sure some of you will remember my previous post. I was actually having strong pregnancy symptoms and was even 4 days late on my period, but then AF came. What I thought was AF. I had a brownish/pinkish CM. Before that I had increased white creamy discharge. But then the bright red flow came. But only lasted 2 days and I usually go through about 5-6 tampons a day and sometimes still go through an average of 4 days. But this time I literally only used 3 tampons for the two days and they weren’t even full. The tampons were so dried that it hurt to pull it out. Even after I wiped from weeing, toilet paper was clean.
The third day stopped. I didn’t wear a tampon at all. Until later that night I was having horrible back cramps. Lasted for a couple of hours. The same cramps the first two days and was different cramping as my period since I normally get abdominal cramps too. Since I figured I wasn’t pregnant at this point I took 5 ibuprofen and still had pain. I used a tampon last night before bed just in case. This morning tampon was full with a darkish brown blood and looks like brownish stringy tissue/blood clots. And now no more bleeding.
I’m trying to let it go and take it for what it is but I’m getting really fatigue and depressed now. Just want to know if anyone went through the same symptoms and knew they had a chemical pregnancy/miscarriage? I did take a pregnancy test and was BFN, so please don’t flame me for having a negative test and thinking if I still might of been pregnant with all the symptoms I was having. I just never had a period like this.
Thank you for any info you guys can give me 🙂
Post # 2
I think you should be taking to a doctor about this. Those symptoms could mean a million things incluing ectopic pregnancy and cysts. If you have medical concerns in general you should speak to a medical professional. Even if someone on here had/has similar symptoms as you, that does not mean it’s the same thing.
You took FIVE ibuprofin?? Over what time period?
Post # 3
HappySky7: They were only 200mg each. I took 3 then another 2 a couple hours later. Usually they help, but this time the pain would not go away. Thank you for your advice.
Post # 5
newbeelove: OP, did you just come off BC recently? I have had a lot of the SAME symptoms the last 13 months since coming off BCPs (was on them for 14years), some months worse than others. I also have PCOS, and BCPs helped to relieve the symptoms and the cysts in general. Now that I’m off, each month has since been painful (like prescription painkiller needed painful). I would certainly talk to your doctor. Tell her all your worries/issues/symptoms. Have them look into what is causing all this & have her answer all your TTC questions. That’s what the doctors are there for! Good Luck!
Post # 6
Westwood: No, I didn’t.
I know I should seek medically attention just to make sure it was nothing more serious. Just wanted to hear if anyone might of had a same situation. I had just a full check up last month before we TTC and everything came back fine.
Post # 7
Sofetch15: I was never on BC. I was on the patch when I was way younger but that only lasted about 2 months. Good thing too because they ended up recalling it. I just always heard too growing up that being on BC for so many years can sometimes cause problems TTC. It happened to my aunt and I think that always scared me. I was never comfortable with ingesting a lot of pills or anything else into my body. Considering I took 5 ibuprofen lol. But when I’m in serious pain, I will take a pain killer. Other then that, I try to tolerate it. I know I’m not a doctor or anything but since this was our first time TTC and I never really had an abnormal period, coincident or not, figured it had to do with TTC/pregnancy.
Post # 8
I’m no expert, but that sounds more like an anovulatory cycle than a MC to me.
Post # 9
It could be any number of things, but it is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage before a woman ever knows she is pregnant. But most of those don’t have any unusual symptoms and appear as a normal cycle, perhaps a day late. Many women also have very odd or unusual symptoms when they are TTC, mainly because they are paying more attention to every detail and because the mind can do strange things. Much like stress can change one’s cycle, so can high pregnancy expectations. Honestly, I’d overlook things this month and carry on. If you have further unusual sumptoms or another unusual cycle, then see a dr.
Post # 10
My experience is that pregnancy tests are extremely sensitive. I had a pretty visible second line on a FRER when a blood test said my HCG level was 7! My period started 2 days later.
I would bet your cramps and light period is probably mostly stressed induced. Emotions are poweful things – try not to focus so much on TTC next month. I know, easier said then done, but this is coming from someone on TTC cycle 15!
Post # 11
newbeelove: I remember you saying in an earlier post that you think you have a gluten intolerance…Celiac can cause a lot of the symptoms you are describing. It woul be a good idea to get tested to confirm or rule out your suspicions.
Post # 12
newbeelove: I second what PPs have said. Even if someone had a similar experience, it wouldn’t mean it’s the same situation with you.
You should be able to get a + on a FRER if you had a miscarriage far enough to notice a difference from your normal AF. They are super sensitive.
Also, be careful with the ibuprofen. Normal dose is 200-400 mg every 4-6 hours for dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation. You took 1000 mg in 4 hours. You really should never take more than 800 mg in one dose, and while you spaced yours out two hours, that is still pretty much close enough to be considered one dose. Taking too much can cause a GI bleed and ulcers, and that is much worse than an awful AF.
Anyway, I hope for you that this wasn’t a miscarriage. I don’t really feel like it was. I do think a visit to your dr is what is needed though. They can make sure it’s nothing else and do a blood hcg level to ease your mind.
Post # 13
HughJazz: I second this.
I think most people who’ve been through a chemical or early loss would agree that the bleeding is usually much heavier and clottier (ew) and extreme. Worst period of my life.
Post # 14
redux: I agree. Mine was suuuuper heavy.
Post # 15
It does not sound like a miscarriage at all. It seems like you just had a strange period.