Calling anyone who's been pregnant before!

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Calling anyone who's been pregnant before!

Could anyone who's on here that's already pregnant or been pregnant before give me some info please?

How many DPO were you when you got your BFP?
How obvious of a BFP was it?
How did you feel at the time?
Have you ever had PMS that made you feel EXACTLY like you did when you found out you were pregnant?

I'm 14DPO and got another BFN this morning on an Answer. I'm pretty sure I must not be if I'm still getting BFN at this point though the witch hasn't showed yet. She's supposed to show tomorrow so I guess we'll see. I just feel so bad. Not emotionally but physically. My boobs are KILLING me. I can't figure out why they hurt so bad when they never have before. My first thought this morning was how nauseated I was though it only lasted a few minutes probably. I feel just exhausted even though I slept a good 10 hours or so last night. My appetite is all weird. The list goes on. Some things I can completely understand with PMS but this stuff I just don't know about...also sometimes when I get cramps I noticed it also hurts in my hips like the muscles that stretch across your hip bones or something...not sure what that could be about. Oh well. Any thoughts ladies? I've never been pregnant before so I just have no clue.

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Oh, Leah, I was really hoping this would be your month too! I'm so sure it will be in the next couple cycles though. Third time's the charm as they say. But it isn't over til the witch sings. As far as symptoms, it is so tough because the symptoms of PMS are so similar to early pregnancy symptoms and there's just no way to know which it is. I will say that I have been pregnant before, and I was still convinced by my symptoms last cycle that I was pregnant, and I wasn't. This month, after I got the BFP, I started having the intense hunger that I remember having with DS. It isn't normal hunger. It is like no hunger you have ever felt before. It's like, "if I don't eat something in the next 10 seconds I will die." I feel desperate for food. Basically, if I am not eating, I'm hungry. It's crazy. Otherwise, every symptom I have is the same as a PMS symptom (enlarged sore boobs, crampiness, tiredness). There's really no definitive symptom of pregnancy other than no AF. It is so frustrating and makes the 2WW even worse when you have symptoms to obsess about! I really hope your BFN turns into a BFP, but if not, at least the 2WW will be over soon. Thank goodness the chance to get pregnant comes back around every month!

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I completely agree with PP-

PMS symptoms can be so similar to pregnancy symptoms its really frustrating. To be honest, with my first pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms until after I got my BFP (except spotting, which is why I took a test in the first place since we werent TTC).

I hope for you that this is still the month, but dont lose hope. I dont know how long you have been TTC for, but Im sure it will happen soon. The ups and downs of thinking you are pregnant can sure take a toll though Sad

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I remember with DD (1st preg) I had no idea I was pregnant and I don't even remember if i tested before af was due, I think I waited till the day I was supposed to get it and tested and left the room... I didnt' think i was so I forgot to check it and came back later to a blazing positive! I still have that test LOL. I waited for DH to come home from work and just showed him the test LOL.

I don't remember with #2 cuz it is a blur. I think I was so busy with my daughter that I forget that stuff now which is really sad but I guess that happens with your second. But i don't remember having any symptoms until after I got that BFP. I remember feeling lots of cramping and I thought i was miscarrying Sad But I didn't! Keep the faith... some women don't get a BFP till day 16!!!!

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I got my + with DD on March 3rd and my LMP was January 27th 2009 so I was exactly 5 weeks pregnant. DD was a surprise and the only sign I had at all in my 1st trimester was extreme tiredness. I didn't even get morning sickness or nausea. Right now my period is due Monday and I have taken a nap every day this week ... so I'm hoping that is a sign.

With my ectopic, I'm not sure when I got my + but I was 8 weeks when I lost the pregnancy and I didn't have any symptoms. I didn't even have the normal pain that comes with an ectopic. I just started spotting and my doctor sent me to the ER immediately.

It's so hard to hear, but it really depends on you. Your not going to know what your body will do until you are in that situation, and then I've heard that different gender, or having children several years apart can make your pregnancies different.

A lot of what you've been going through sounds promising. I really hope that this is it for you and your BFP is just slow coming. :bigarmhug:

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How many DPO were you when you got your BFP? I believe I was 15 DPO. I was not trying to get pregnant. I took it in the evening and it took a while for the + to show up and it was not very dark (I believe...it has been 5 years)...However, that was the first test I took. A + may have showed up earlier with a FMU

How obvious of a BFP was it? I don't think it was overly dark. The next day I took a few more including a digital and they were all + too

How did you feel at the time? Tired, hungry and very hot...I was getting heat flashes

Have you ever had PMS that made you feel EXACTLY like you did when you found out you were pregnant? Yes...this happens to me a lot. I have given up on any pms symptoms. The only pregancy symptom I do not get with PMS is the sensetive nipples. If I ever get those, I will believe I may be pg.

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Thanks for the info ladies! It really does look like it could still go either way. I expect AF tomorrow so I guess we'll see. I worry a little that the Clomid could make my cycle WAY longer since a friend of mine on it just got AF at 19DPO this time. That's a bit disheartening. I hope that doesn't happen to me. Of course I don't have an LP defect or anything to begin with and I don't know if that matters or not.

I had this terrible pain tonight in my left breast that just lasted a few minutes but it's happened twice. It was worse one time than the other but it was really intense for a few minutes and I really don't know a better way to explain it other than to say that my breast felt engorged for or something but just for a few minutes. I know that sounds weird...almost felt like a swollen gland or something because it was on the side near my armpit but it was in my breast. I've been having a lot of sharp and burning pains that were similar but none that strong until tonight. It almost made me wonder if something was wrong. I used to get fibrous cysts a lot which I had ultrasounds of and everything and they were nothing to worry about. I haven't had them at all in probably about a year now and when I do have them it's REALLY obvious because they're huge swollen knots and I can feel them very easily with my hand. There's no knots in my breasts right now so I don't know what could be explaining these sensations but they're really terrible.

I've also noticed that if I put any pressure on the top and side of either breast it feels like there's pressure on my nipples from the inside. Has anyone ever heard about anything like this before either in relation to pregnancy or not?

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I tested last week at 11, 12 and 15 DPO and got a negative. I waited another two days at 17 DPO and got my postive. Good Luck. Biggrin

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"Lorah" wrote:

I tested last week at 11, 12 and 15 DPO and got a negative. I waited another two days at 17 DPO and got my postive. Good Luck. Biggrin

Thank you so much for posting this! Smile It gives me hope that maybe I'm not insane. I feel like I really could be sometimes because I just feel like my symptoms make no sense but then I remind myself that I'm on Clomid and it could do weird things to me. I go to the doc on Friday so I may wait until then to even think of doing another test of any kind if AF doesn't show before then. I guess we'll just have to see. Still getting nausea and some SERIOUSLY sore breasts tonight. Either way I feel okay with the outcome now. It just helps to know that there's a good chance that I'm not insane and this is all really happening. Haha.

Congratulations on your BFP!!!!!

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I don't think you're really going to get an answer that helps!! It sucks but its just because were all so different, and each pregnancy is different! BUTTTT just because were all insane and HAVE to know what others have been through might as well post too hehehehe

I have no idea how many DPO I was with DS.. It was the FIRST time in my life that I hadnt "thought" I might be pregnant, I like to think I was just so inlove and caught up in it that it didnt cross my mind, until I looked at the calendar and realized my period was 10 days late...I had been spotting and cramping for a few days but then it never really got heavy is why I tested.. just on a whim and didnt really think there was any chance..... HOWEVEVER.. when I went to the doc I measured 10 days behind, so I probably ovulated really late that cycle...

The line was so faint that I didnt even believe it, (I hadnt been trying, so I hadnt really realized that a LINE IS A LINE!) so I went to the movies and whatnot and then got a digital on the way home... so it said "pregnant" yikes!!

And yes, my AF symptoms sometimes are SOOO much like my pregnancy symptoms, even worse sometimes, so that im CONVINCED Im pregnant... but I never am :(:(

For encouragement: my BFFS AF was 3 days late before a test picked it up.. and recently my other friends AF was 10 days late before the test picked it up, and then the doc tests were all neg until they did a blood.... but... IDK if they really tracked their O so they both could of O'd really late!!

AND I have no experience w/ clomid and its side effects... Im such a ... pessimist? whats the word? that I just ASSUME every month that Im not, and now any symptoms I have I realize could be AF so I just try to dismiss everything so I dont become more insane and disapointed each month when i get a BFN

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Thank you all so much for all of your replies. I was just curious to see what people would say and if it's really different but it looks like it's just incredibly hard to tell what you are either way even if you have been pregnant before. Today is the day I expect AF and nothing so far though I am having some cramping so I'll be surprised if she doesn't show up before the end of the day. If she doesn't show up tomorrow I don't know what I'll do. I have a doc appointment Friday so I may even wait until then and let him test me if he wants to if I haven't started by then though I'm pretty sure I will. I guess it'll happen one day. This has been the longest 5 months of my life already. I wish I could learn patience but I'm starting to think it's something you can't learn. LOL!

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My preBFP symptoms were exactly like PMS...tired, sore, hungry, crampy, sore bbs. I tested the day AF was due which was 14dpo for me. I used a dollar store cheapie and got a faint line with FMU. Then I picked up a pack of Answer tests on my way to work. I took them both and they were super dark! We weren't TTC so not sure if I would have gotten a positive any earlier. Now the day I missed AF was when my symptoms really kicked in. The day I got my BFP I woke up to extremely sore bbs and nipples. I did have an abundance of CM. That was the only nonPMS like symptom I had before my BFP.

Good luck!!! I hope you get your pretty lines soon!!!