Post # 1
Hi everyone, I am around 7-8 DPO and AF is not due for another week. This is our second cycle trying and we did BD everyday during the fertile window just to increase our chances. I am pretty sure I felt when I ovulated, as I had a sharp pain in my lower abdomen on the right side and increased CM. Every day since then, I’ve had weird twinge like cramps on and off in my lower abdomen and sensitive nipples (which I only get during AF, never 1-2 weeks before). I am also usually very regular, but the past few days, I’ve been having constipation, I’ve gotten a random pimple on my chin and the past 2 days I’ve gotten bouts of dizziness/light-headedness (very weird sensation). I am planning on testing this weekend at around 10-11 DPO to find out for sure. I wanted to know if anyone had any early symptoms like these before a BFP and just “knew” they were pregnant?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
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!
Post # 14
I have been taking prenatal vitamins since March and take them before bed to avoid any nausea or anything related so I don’t think that those would cause all the symptoms. peacebethejourney :
Post # 15
Thanks for the response and sorry to hear about your CP. Your symptoms seem very similar to mine, so hopefully it leads to a BFP! n00bee :