(Closed) Stopped BC – PMS or pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Hey!  You won’t know for a few more days, when it is more reliable to test.  That said, I have not been on hormonal bc for… 10+ years, and my pms is identical to pregnancy symptoms, including the nausea, bloating, boob, and fogginess.  It’s so annoying!  Back when I didn’t want to be pregnant I was paraniod over symptoms like this.  Now this is my first month TTC and I’m already dreading those symptoms because they can be for either pregnancy or pms.  They are based on progesterone

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well pregnancy and PMS have like the same symptoms so that is why many women think they are pregnant and then end up not being pregnant.  IMO, if they’re really pregnancy symptoms then you will get a BFP, if not then it’s probably just the progesterone (hormone in control after ovulation which produces those pms symptoms).  Doesn’t mean you won’t possibly end up pregnant, just that symptom spotting is basically pointless.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

sua2walt :  I went off BC 3 months before TTC. That first month off BC my PMS symptons and AF were the worst I’ve ever remembered. The next two months they became less intense… barely had any PMS signs this month aside from bloating.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

sua2walt :  I thought I was pregnant a few times when I first TTC, but it ended up just being a weird period.  It was the time I didn’t think I was pregnant that I ended up being pregnant, 8 months later.

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