Post # 1
Let me start off by saying that my periods have always been irregular and for the life of me can’t remember when I had my period last. It was late May/early June I think.
I had my copper IUD removed last Thursday, 6/12. My husband I had unprotected sex probably every other day up to that point. We had unprotected sex Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. I had a larger increase in sex drive Friday- now.
It was probably Sunday or Monday that I started feeling “off.” Yesterday my boobs started getting slightly sore, but they are at 1.5 times their normal size and slightly tender today. My nipples are also bigger than usual. I never get swollen or tender breasts around my period. Since yesterday, I also started noticing the area down there felt a little “fuller” and I’ve noticed an increase in white discharge which I also don’t get prior to a period.
On top of all that I’ve been feeling tired and weak, but that could be unrelated. Also foggy headed but that could be from thinking about this too much. 🙂
I would be beyond excited if I am pregnant, but it’s too early to test.
Any ladies have advice/similar experiences/positive thoughts to share?
Post # 2
Hmmm. I’m no expert but if you literally just came off BC then I really do doubt you are pregnant. This could all be symptoms from coming off of BC and your body regulating. That increase in white discharge could be cervical mucus (naturally produced throughout the month…increases and becomes eggwhite/slippery/stretchy before and during ovulation). My breats are heavier fuller now that I’m off BCP and actually ovulating and going through natural cycles. Maybe if it continues take a test to know for sure? Good luck!
ETA: Some women ovulate almost right away when coming off of BC, while others take longer for their body to adjust.
Post # 3
KatiePi: I would think that too but the Paraguard IUD is non-hormonal. I cant imagine that would happen from removal but I definitely don’t know for sure!
Post # 4
alaska_99705: I was on BCP so I’m definitely not an expert on IUDs (they always scared me). Even if you feel it’s too soon, maybe go ahead and test just to ease your mind? Then you can pay attention to your body and see what comes of it. Do you chart? I do and love it, but it’s not for everyone. I would really recommend reading Taking Control of Your Fertility. It really helps with understanding what your body goes through each month and how to identify signs of ovulation (especially good if you’re trying to get pregnant). I’m not TTC until next summer but began charting to prepare my body.
Post # 6
alaska_99705: changes in breasts are usually a give away! Test in a couple of weeks 🙂 good luck xx
Post # 7
If you literally just got off of your birth control 7 days ago, you also have to take into account that your egg would have been in your fallopian tube and that takes 3-4 days just to make it into your uterus. I highly doubt that you would be having that many symptoms already.
I don’t know how the paraguard works, but I guess technically if you were having your period the last week in may/first week in June you would probably be ovulating that week, if it doesn’t change your cycle at all.
I was someone who had breast tenderness and exhaustion within 3 weeks of my missed period…it was exagerated enough that I took a test…
Post # 8
Even with a non hormonal iud, you would not be feeling symptoms of pregnancy yet, even if you were ovulating the day it was taken out. Since your cycles are irregular, it is really hard to know even an approximate time you’d be fertile 🙁
Good luck TTC! Hopefully it happens soon!
Post # 9
If it’s too early to test, it’s too early for symptoms. Most women don’t have any pregnancy symptoms until 20 days post ovulation, and 99% of women will get a positive pregnancy test by 14 dpo. If what you are experiencing is due to pregnancy, you will get a positive test at this point.
Post # 10
I would think those symptoms are much more likely to be ovulation-related than early pregnancy signs. Even if you ovulated on Thursday (the day you got your IUD out), you’re saying you started having symptoms on Sunday (3 days later). That is too early to be getting pregnancy symptoms. Now, that’s not to say that you AREN’T pregnant, but you’re going to have to be patient and wait until you can test. I’d say the earliest it could be accurate would be this weekend – with the caveat that since your cycles are irregular and you don’t know when you ovulated, that still might be too early for an accurate result.
Post # 11
It’s only been 7 days since the IUD was removed, I highly doubt you are pregnant. You also wouldn’t be feeling pregnancy symptoms that early.
Post # 12
alaska_99705: I have no experience with TTC but I recently came off birth control (the pill) and had crazy pregnancy symptoms. Things I’d never experienced before with PMS, so it could be that.
Here’s just one small article listing a few of said symptoms: http://www.whattoexpect.com/preconception/photo-gallery/7-surprising-symptoms-of-going-off-birth-control#/slide-1
Post # 13
Even if you ovulated the day you took it out, 1 week later, the embryo would just about now be implanting. There wouldn’t be any symptoms until after it implants… before it does, your own body doesnt even have a clue if it’s pregnant or not yet. Sounds just like symptom spotting cause you want to be preg.
Post # 14
Even if you ovulated the day you removed the IUD, you would not be feeling symptoms 3 days later IMO. The embryo is not even implanted at that point. I’d suggest buying Wondfos off of amazon to watch for ovulation or temping since your periods are irregular. We’re TTC this month too though so I know how you feel!
Post # 15
alaska_99705: I also had a copper IUD which I had taken out 3 days before my period was due. I got AF like normal only 2 days later (the doctor said it might come early due to the removal). Exactly 2 weeks later I woke up with gigantic sore boobs and nipples, which I still have and am 10 weeks pregnant. My dating scan shows that I woke up with symptoms the day of conception. So I disagree with PPs, some women’s bodies react immediately. It may have started as ovulating symptoms, but for me they didn’t ever go away, plus I don’t normally experience that as a PMS symptom.