Very early symptoms… could it be?!

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2019 posts
Buzzing bee

If you ovulated the 17th, today is 11dpo, so a few days ago would be 8dpo, I’m guessing. Implantation may have occurred by then, but the most common day is 9dpo. Even if you implanted 7dpo, I think it would be really unlikely to start gaving symptoms. At 11dpo you coils get a positive on a FRER, so you could test today or tomorrow if you wanted. 

Post # 3
7765 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

bridetobee0917 :  No one can tell you bee. For every woman who has strong symptoms early on and turns out pregnant, there’s another one who had the same “symptoms” and was not pregnant. You’re just gonna have to take a test. If your symptoms are due to pregnancy, your test would be positive by now.

Post # 4
697 posts
Busy bee

bridetobee0917 :  Maybe this will help – when you temp, you see a sustained temp shift post ovulation, right? That’s because the corpus luteum produces progesterone. That hormone causes many different symptoms like headaches, nausea, fatigue, moodiness, sore breasts… That’s why “early pregnancy symptoms” can mean just PMS- because you’re producing the extra progesterone, which causes those symptoms, either way.


ive definitely fallen into the trap of symptom spotting as well, bc I’ve never been pregnant so I need to ask others what it “feels like.” But medically, before at least a week or so of Hcg production post implantation, it doesn’t “feel like” anything at all. The high progesterone (again, present either way) gives symptoms.

Post # 5
4060 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re pregnant enough to have symptoms from it, you’re pregnant enough to have a positive test. 

Post # 6
510 posts
Busy bee

Every cycle I wasn’t pregnant, I had “symptoms” before AF arrived. The two cycles I was pregnant…no symptoms!

So symptom spotting is useless. Only a test will tell you the answer.

Post # 7
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

The annoying thing about early pregnancy symptoms is that they’re very similar to PMS symptoms – and just because you’ve never experienced certain PMS symptoms before doesn’t mean that you can’t start experiencing them for a variety of reasons. As PPs have said, if you are pregnant enough to be experiencing symptoms you are a pregnant enough for a test to show up positive – if you want to wait a few more days, that’s entirely up to you.

FWIW, the cycle I fell pregnant I had absolutely no out-of-the-ordinary symptoms. My normal PMS symptoms were still there, although they were perhaps not as bad as normal looking back on it. I didn’t start getting any nausea (and even then it was minimal) until I was well into my 6th week, and I’d known for over 2 weeks by that point. I am now 17 weeks today and my pregnancy is progressing fine.

Post # 9
9977 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Why not test now?

If you’re pregnant enough to have symptoms you would be pregnant enough for a positive test. 

Of course I have zero patience.

Post # 10
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I got my BFP on 9dpo with a FRER so go aheah and test!! sounds very promising to me 🙂 

Post # 11
2997 posts
Sugar bee

I would test! If you’re pregnant and have symptoms, you’ll have a positive test as other bees have said!

Post # 12
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I would say test.

My heart was broken this cycle… I thought we had it this month – I had nausea, headaches, felt warm all the damned time, mild cramping and spotting. And then AF showed up a day late with a vengenance I may add 🙁 I was devastated.

I would suggest to you, to not symptom spot because you can just get your hopes up. Do the test, get it out of the way and that way you can work through whatever your response is.

Hugs x

Post # 13
239 posts
Helper bee

I agree go ahead and test. It won’t hurt and it can put your mind at ease a bit. If it’s negative wait a few days or until AF is due and test again. Hoping you get your BFP!

Post # 14
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017


I went through something similar last month, I had all these symptoms (nausea, sore breasts, headaches, etc etc)  that I’ve never had before – I was pretty convinced I was pregnant, even though I was careful with my birth control!! 

I tested twice but both were BFNs, and then got AF two days late. Hormones are soooo inexplicable. 

I would echo PPs who suggested you go ahead and test before getting your hopes up too much.



Post # 15
6447 posts
Bee Keeper

I have no chill and tested constantly when trying.  But the second go round, there were times I just knew I was pregnant (and then ended up not being).  But the third time I knew I was pregnant and it showed on the pregnancy test, to what I thought was 10-12 DPO but was actually but was less than that at the time.  So I would test tomorrow honestly.

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