Post # 1
Girls, maybe it is just hormones, but I’ve been such a wreck since getting a BFP 12 DPO (my LP is 12 days). I had cramping and spotting 8-9 DPO and then 11-13 DPO, which really made me anxious, even though I know some spotting can be ok… The spotting was very minimal and mostly brown, but occasionally brownish-pinkish-red (never bright red though), and mostly just when I wiped (sorry if TMI).
Anyway, I was very relieved yesterday when the cramping and spotting stopped, but I started feeling really sick and ended up with a fever (99.5 – 101.5, depending on the thermometer), aches, and nausea. I’ve actually been feeling gross on and off since 3 DPO, which I attributed to a bug, since that would be too eary for pregnancy symptoms. Anyway, I took Tylenol right away and my fever came down. Later in the evening, I started with a terrible migraine (which I am prone to). I slept on and off all night, in total agony, unable to take anything other than tylenol. I couln’t stop crying because I felt so miserable and so scared… my hubby thought I’d pretty much lost my mind, though he tried to be sweet.
In attempt to ease my fears about this being a chemical pregnancy, I’ve been POAS every morning with FMU. Well, instead of getting darker, the line is getting lighter! Today it was so faint it almost looked negative (I also took a digital that was positive). 🙁 I’ve been sad all day. Google tells me this can be a really bad sign or could not mean anything at all… I am SO angry at myself for testing, as I am obviously making myself nuts!
I did make an appointment with my PCP tomorrow (since my OB appt isn’t until 2/14)… I’m going to ask if she’ll run betas.
Sorry if this sound whiney… just not sure how to feel better. hubby doesn’t really understand, just tells me not to think about it and nobody else knows but you girls. I would appreciate your prayers… thanks!!!
Post # 3
@78h2o: I’ll keep you in my thoughts. Stay away from google until you go to the docs.
Post # 4
The problem with POAS too many times is sometimes you can dilute the concentration and the test won’t be as dark as you thought or might even showing up negative. I know it’s easier said than done but probably best to not keep POAS and wait for your OB visit and relax. Feel better and take care of yourself! 🙂
Post # 5
So sorry you are anxious and nervous, I would be too. POAS every day is probably not the best thing to do mentally to calm the anxiety and nervousness. I’m 12 weeks+ out and I’m still nervous all the time that something is wrong and, from what I’m told, that’s completely normal. Good luck tomorrow at the doctor’s office. I will be thinking of you.
As a side note on how you are feeling, those were my exact same symptoms and they were that early too. I pretty much always feel like I’m coming down with a cold or, when nausea is really bad, it feels like the flu. It was really weird and something I’ve never expected. Just really wanted to share so you knew you were not alone either with how you were feeling or with being a nervous wreck. I know it’s hard not to obsess but know that you have zero control right now with what is going to happen with this pregnancy. Keep the faith and we are all praying that everything is ok for you.
Post # 6
I’ve had the same symptoms as you! I wasn’t sure if I had a fever or not last night, but I’ve had headaches and vomiting.
I read somewhere online (and I don’t know how true this is) that at some point, the pregnancy tests will stop coming up as positive, even if you’re still pregnant. I read it on babyandbump..but I would think not to get too too nervous unless you start some heavy bleeding!
Although I say that, I’ll be the next one freaking out! But I’m crossing my fingers for you that everything is okay!
Post # 7
@78h2o: Thinking of you- let us know how the appt goes tomorrow! Sending good vibes and thoughts your way!
Post # 8
Sending positive thoughts your way. I hope everything is ok. Please let us know.
Post # 9
Sending good thoughts your way! My fingers are crossed for you! Let us know how the appt goes!
Post # 10
oooh big *hugs*! I hope everything is okay. Sending positive vibes your way! Make sure to tell us how everything went!
Post # 11
I hope everything works out. I’d call your OB– even though your first appointment isn’t until now, your OB should know about what is going on. And your OB will probably run betas for you as well, if you ask. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 12
Sending you positive thoughts for today!
Post # 13
Sending you love and good luck my darling! I hope all is well.
Post # 14
Definitely sending positive thoughts your way! I agree with @HopingToBeaMama. Call your OB and they’ll run blood work for you to make sure your levels are going in the right direction. It will help give you peace of mind.
Post # 15
Thoughts and prayers that everything is ok! I won’t say not to stress, because I would be a basket case too.
Post # 16
I have read that the darkness of the line really isn’t good confirmation about anything other than the fact you’re pregnant. Maybe you should go to the doctor and get your beta levels drawn? That might help you feel better. Thinking about you.