Early pregnancy symptoms before BFP

posted 2 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
9812 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I never had any early symptoms, but I also wasn’t symptom spotting.  My earliest symptoms were menstrual cramps, I thought my period was coming.  Also, around the time of my missed period was increased cervical fluid.  I also had heavier implantation bleeding with my first.

I also had ovulation cramps (I would cramp like 30m-1hr on O day) but nothing until closer to when my period was due.  Like I said, I thought they were menstrual cramps and so expected my period.

Post # 3
6441 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m always told that if the symptoms are present enough for me to feel them then a positive test would show now.  Which is never helpful information at all.  For me, I was moodier and bloated than usual (more so than usual PMS) 

Post # 4
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

When I was about where you are, I started to wake up extremely thirsty in the middle of the night. I had a couple nights of bad indigestion, which may or may not have been related, between 7-10 dpo, and got my first super faint positive at 11 dpo. Having never had the intense night thirst otherwise for more than maybe a single night that I was dehydrated, I do feel like it was a sign even though I would definitely not have tested positive by then. 

Post # 5
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Like PP said, apparently you only actually develop symptoms when the HCG hormone is at a level detectable by a test, as this is when implantation has occurred. Implantation is anywhere between 6-10 days so you could infact be feeling symptoms. 

I guess what I am trying to say is, don’t stress yourself out symptom spotting in that 2 week window. If you really can’t hold off, get a FRER and test at 10dpo. If you are having symptoms now and they’re pregnancy related the test should prove this. 

Good luck! Hope you get a BFP soon! 

Post # 6
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

My first symptoms were menstrual cramps and they came about 3-4 days after my missed period. 

I tested early just because and got a bfp at 10 dpo.

Post # 7
7851 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Some people will say they totally knew they were pregnant when it was still too early to test. I have a friend who has had 4 babies and with every pregnancy she got this distinct pain in her lower back on like 1-2dpo so she just knew. 

Personally I did not experience anything like that. I’ve been pregnant twice and both times, the earliest symptoms coincided with my BFP/implantation. (I always tested early and often lol so I knew I was seeing the BFP at the earliest possible time.)

Post # 8
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

About a week before I got a BFP I started having symptoms. They were very slight, but different from my norm so I knew I was pregnant. The first thing I noticed was extremely sore breasts. This can happen before your period but it was unusual for me. I was also having weird very mild cramps that started near my ovary and eventually all over. I know this sounds weird but I also kept getting cramps in my fingers, toes and legs. All of this was before my BFP at 12 DPO. I had tested early and got a BFN at 9 DPO.

Post # 9
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Pregnancy symptoms and progesterone symptoms are virtually the same, therefore it’s impossible to be able to differentiate what’s causing them. If you don’t have enough hcg for a positive test then you don’t have enough for symptoms either.

Post # 10
844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

lovetotravel02092017 :  Aw symptom spotting!! I cant tell you how many times times I typed into Google early pregnancy symptoms once I started TTC!! It is so hard not too. But as others have said if you are actually having real pregnancy symotoms you will be able to get a positive. I’ve been pregnant a few times before and honestly the only thing I noticed early on that were the same with both pregnancies was I started having to get up and pee in the middle of the night which I never do! Also I had a lot of CM but I did IVF and was on progestorone which may have caused that. Other then that a missed period. But by 5 and  a half weeks is when my noticable symtoms started kicking in…..nausea and extreme fatigue. Good luck! I know it’s so hard not to symptoms spot but it can drive you crazy if you let it!! Sending baby dust your way!!!

Post # 11
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

lovetotravel02092017 :  I recently had a chemical pregnancy and was definitely having some weird symptoms before my BFP, specifically sudden and quick bouts of nausea and light-headedness. I kept getting BFNs on wondfos, but one morning I truly almost threw up in my mouth and still got a BFN on the wondfo.  That night, I got a BFP on a FRER, but unfortunately over the next few days my FRERs got lighter and lighter, till it was totally negative about 4 days later and I got my period (not to suggest that you’ll have a chemical! Just that I was having symptoms before getting a BFP). I also felt the twingy cramps both this time and the last time I got pregnant, which resulted in my now 11 month old baby 🙂 

Post # 12
848 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I was EXTREMELY nauseus and felt constantly bloated. Also, Too Much Information but I had very vivid sexual dreams pretty much every night. 

Post # 13
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Are you taking prenatals already? I started taking them just before TTC and had some similar symptoms, but attributed those to the increased levels of various vitamins in my system! 

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