Ovulation Symptoms

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Ovulation Symptoms

Hi all! I've been experiencing subtle cramping since November 3 (had a positive OPK November 4 on CD17). Yesterday (November 7), the cramping continued; but, there were random, sharp pains throughout the day that would only last a few seconds each. Since I started cramping, my breasts have been sore and sensitive and it seems as through it's getting worse rather than fading away. Is it normal to have symptoms of ovulation last for days afterwards?

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Hmmmm... Not sure. Everyone is so different it's hard to say. My symptoms stop as soon as I ovulate.

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yeah, everyone is different. who knows?!

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Symptoms...

I'm now 4-5 DPO. I'm still experiencing subtle, period-like cramping and it appears that within the last 2 days, CM has increased, again. I wasn't expecting this as I thought it would end with ovulation. I'm just curious... DH and I DTD a couple of days prior to when I believe I O'ed. I expect AF to be arriving in about 6 days. It's too early to test; but, is it possible that these symptoms could be a sign of pregnancy or are they just prolonged ovulation symptoms?

EDIT: I'm still having extremely sensitive breasts. I've NEVER had such tender breasts. I'm still trying to figure out what's been going on; but, besides being a potential sign of pregnancy, could it be something that's happening because I am not off of birth control pills? This is my first cycle off so I'm still not positive what changes I'll be experiencing throughout cycles.

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Symptoms...

I'm adding greasy hair to the list of symptoms! I can normally go with washing my hair every second day; however, within the few days, my hair begins to get greasy by the end of the day so I'm having to wash it every day now! I'm starting to become convinced that all of the symptoms I've listed are a result of hormonal changes from stopping birth control pills after my last cycle. I think I've been having too many symptoms recently for them to be early signs of pregnancy! Thoughts?

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Menstrual Symptoms or Implantation?

I'm 7 DPO. I had cramping during ovulation and then it stopped. It was different than the last time where the cramps sort of continued lightly for a little while after ovulation. DH and I DTD the couple of days prior to ovulation and the day of ovulation. This afternoon/evening, I've been having really subtle cramping. It's not constant cramping - more like "shots" of cramping every once in a while, if that makes sense. Is it possible that AF may show sooner (I had a 30 day cycle last month and am currently on CD24)? Is it possible for this to be implantation cramping?

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I hope you get some good news soon! I'm not sure about the cramping. Sounds promising Wink You might want to check out the TTC 0-24 months board. I've lurked over there before and the ladies are all actively trying to conceive, they even have a "symptoms" thread. You are more than welcome to hang out here. I love hearing about potential BFP's!!!! But I just thought I'd let you know about the other board so got more feedback from your questions. Good Luck, keep us posted!

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Thanks for the tip! I never really know where to post! I'll copy this over to that board! Can you point me in the direction of the "symptoms" thread? I don't see it...

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Hmm, yeah I don't see it either now. Sorry about that. I feel like back when I've lurked before I've seen one. You could always start one! I hope to be joining that board soon. I liked the sound of that thread, because I know I will be obsessive about symptoms since I'm already obsessive about wanting to be be preggers.

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I totally obsess over it; but, from what I've seen, so do a lot of other women! haha

I just thought I'd share a little more information from over the past couple of days in case anyone has any more input... It seems as though the cramping lasted a maximum of 24 hours and then faded away. I also experience sensitive breasts during that time. I haven't had any of this over the last two days, though, and AF hasn't shown up. I caved and tested at 8DPO and it was negative. I'm now 10DPO. Would anyone test again or wait to see if AF shows up at this point?

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I'm not a patient person, so if it were me I would test. Or wait a day and then test. Hope its a BFP, those symptoms sound promising!

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I swear... Those last couple days are the hardest. Good luck!

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Yes, it's cruel! haha I didn't test again. I'm not a very patient person either. I'm focusing on the cost of tests and not wanting to waste one to only find out I am not pregnant! haha I've been having cramps again this afternoon/evening; however, they're not the typical cramps I get before AF arrives... They're like like "back cramps", if that makes sense and still no AF. I'm not on CD27. I'll be 11DPO tomorrow so I'm thinking I MIGHT test in the morning... I'm still not sure what to think she's I've only on cycle two off BCP and I've had symptoms I haven't experienced while on BCP. I'm still getting use to my body adjusting! We'll see what happens!