Post # 1
My special visitor is due to come in a few days. But, this month my PMS feels a bit off… I’m exhausted (despite getting at least 8 hours of sleep), I have my usual PMS upper back ache but this time it’s accompanied by a lower bach ache, had a headache yesterday, I don’t have the mild acne that usually comes with PMS and I feel ridiculously bloated (to the point that I’m unbottoning my jeans as soon as I get home) and my boobs are crazy sore. It’s been about 2 weeks since ovulation. Is it possible that these could be pregnancy signs appearing this early?! Seems quick to me… Or, is it an overactive imagination?
How soon should I test? WHile I’d love to get one on the way home from work, I don’t want to get myself in the habit of getting my hopes up every time I have an ache or pain…
Post # 3
PMS symptoms can vary in extremity and length. For your own sake and sanity, don’t overthink it or speculate too much. It’s going to stress you out with the ups and downs.
Post # 4
Good luck Fallflowers! I tested positive 4 or so days before the missed period… The only reason I decided to test that early is that we were going to go out for drinks that night 🙂
If you do find out please post to the baby list thread, and if not, hopefully it happens for you soon.
Post # 5
Yeah, I agree, getting your hopes up and then it not happening could be really hard time and time again. I’d try to relax and not think too much into it unless you miss your period. I have heard that women who stress about it too much and get worked up about it before their period is due can actually make their period late thus they think they are pregnant, get even more excited and then they take a test and find out they aren’t and it’s a huge let down.
Try to just relax and enjoy some compfy pants for the bloating (that’s the only thing I like about bloat–haha) until the time is right to find out 🙂
Either way I hope it’s soon for you 🙂
Post # 6
It’s so hard to tell which is really frustrating! I would probably have taken 47 dollar store home tests by now if it were me and then been wondering if the results were accurate either way. The best thing to do is try and distract yourself and wait it out until you can get an accurate read. Good Luck!
Post # 7
try not to get your hopes up, but I had major breast tenderness by AF was due, and I don’t normally have it like that…and sure enough, I was pregnant. Turns out I had ovulated early, and by the time I took my test it came up positive really quickly, the day I thought AF was due, though I’m not 100% regular.
Post # 8
I tested two days before my missed period (at least I what I thought was two days) and it came positive very quickly. I would go ahead and pick one up on the way home, there are ones labeled early tests for this very reason.