(Closed) pms vs. pregnancy symptoms?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you have been on the pill since you’ve been getting your period, you might not know about your cycle very well without hormones.  My PMS symptoms are always a lot less when on BC.

Post # 5
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was in teh same boat as you.  On the pill for YEARS wit zero PMS or period symptoms.  Nothing, zilch, nada.  I did get sore breast my first 2 periods off of it, and a few twinges of pain in my ovaries.  I also had sore breasts when I conceived, but Im guessing its jsut your body adjusting.  Wait a few days and test to be sure, but you’re probably just getting used to your body again =o)

Post # 6
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it’s normal to jump to the conclusion that you are pregnant when you are feeling PMS symptoms that are similar to early pregnancy symptoms, especially when you are still adjusting to being off the pill.  However, I have been advised that “pull out method” (which Darling Husband and I have used for a long time) is not a very reliable birth control method and the chances of pregnancy are pretty high.  So, my doctor recommended that I should avoid alcohol, take a multivitamin with folic acid, avoid caffeine, and eat a generally healthy diet, just in case I become pregnant (since even though we aren’t actively trying, we aren’t really doing much to prevent pregnancy either). The hardest part for me is giving up caffeine! Even if I don’t get pregnant though, these are healthy changes that will make me feel better regardless.  Obviously, these are the kinds of things that you should decide for yourself with your SO and/or Dr., and probably not blindly take the advice of a random person on a blog (me!).  But, I just thought I’d leave a little bit of info in case you were interested or hadn’t thought about it.

Post # 8
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think 12-14 DPO is long enough to test.  Buy a sensitive one (First REsponse with the pink lines) are very sensitive.  Give yourself some peace of mind

Post # 9
2820 posts
Sugar bee

PMS and pregnancy symptoms were VERY similar for me. 

Here’s two things I noticed that were different though.

Ibprofen is what I take when I start feeling cramping before my period starts but when I was pregnant that didn’t lessen the cramps at all.  The cramps were also were a bit stronger than I usually get pre-period.

The other one was that if I do feel a little drained it’s usually the day my period shows up.  But I’d been feeling drained despite having the time to rest and then felt really really drained and still no show.  That’s when I tested and saw a little pink line.

Post # 10
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My #1 strongest symptom when I was pregnant was sore breasts. I also had a little implantation bleeding (I thought I got my period but was actually pregnant). A little after that, I started getting realllllly tired/hungry and having to pee a lot. At around 6 weeks, I started feeling faint every now and then.

I would avoid wine/alcohol just in case. No reason to risk it. This is the time when a fetus is most sensitive to damage from alcohol.

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