The Non-Official Symptoms Thread

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The Non-Official Symptoms Thread

Does anyone else want to obsess about their symptoms with me?

I'm 6dpo, so I doubt they're really pregnancy symptoms at this point, right? But it's hard to not wonder. I've been sooooo tired the last few days. On Saturday I tried to go to sleep at 8pm. DD wouldn't let me, but it's so unusual for me to go to sleep before 11pm. Then on Sunday, when we were trying to put DD down for a nap, I laid down in bed with her and nearly fell asleep. I never do that! And I was so ridiculously tired after that, for the rest of the day.

Anyway, I'm not holding out much hope that this is my month (I'm starting to believe I might need surgery for endo before I can get pg), but this sleepiness is on par with the way it was when I was pg with DD, though it didn't kick in with her until 15 dpo.

Anyone else want to play??? Biggrin

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I'll play! I'm 6DPO also and while I'm trying not to obsess I think it's impossible for me not to. Haha. Yesterday my BBs were all sore and I thought "Hey maybe that means something". Then of course I tell myself anything I feel has to be me reacting to having taken Clomid for the first time this month and I can't really trust anything I feel. Yesterday DH was trying to make me laugh by sneaking up on me and normally I'd think that's funny...well I jumped and my cell phone fell out of my pocket on my foot and I cried for like 10 minutes about that. That's not too unusual for me as I tend to have pretty bad pms but the moodiness typically doesn't show up until a little later...also blaming that on Clomid. I totally understand the being tired part! I got up at around 11am yesterday and decided to lie down and read with DH in the afternoon and I fell asleep and had no trouble going to sleep last night either and then woke up again late today. I'm trying to just go ahead and blame it all on Clomid so I'm not disappointed. I understand how you feel and I'm thinking maybe this isn't my month either. I'd be shocked if I got pregnant on the first cycle of Clomid and my doc told me to expect it to take a few months. So here's to obsessing on the TWW!

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I've been posting on the symptoms thread on the June 2012 BB. I O'd sometime between the 7th and the 10th (FORGOT to take my temp on the 8th and 9th, and O'd sometime in there, temp was down on the 7th and up on the 10th when I remembered to take it). Anyway, I am using the 9th to be on the safe side. I got a BFN on Friday, but of course it was too early to test, I just couldn't help myself. I thought if I was having symptoms, then it would show up on a test, LOL, WRONG! So I am somewhere between 10-11 dpo and I've been feeling symptoms since about 6 dpo, like you ladies. Someone said the What to Expect said symptoms can show up after 3 dpo, esp for women who have had babies before. I think it really doesn't start to kick in until implantation around 5-8 days dpo, so by 6 dpo, they could be real. So I am having:
-Mild nausea that comes and goes
-Hungry, although that has dropped off a bit the last couple days
-Supernose (I can smell everything, which was the first symptom I noticed with DS)
-Tired, although I am probably always tired and just am noticing it more now that I'm obsessing about pregnancy symptoms
-Sore boobs--actually, the sensation reminds me of when I was BFing DS, that sensation before letdown

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I feel like I'm having another symptom...even though it's probably nothing. I am starving! I really shouldn't be, I had plenty of dinner and a little bit of dessert so there's really no reason, but I'm hungry like stomach growling hungry not just like I'm bored and want to eat. I also thought I messed up dinner tonight and that made me cry and then i burned my wrist pretty bad and that made me cry even more of course...Clomid or pregnancy? It's got to be one or the other at least.

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Leah, I felt like that all last month when I was on progesterone. Every little symptom I felt was suspect, because it could be because of the progesterone. And it seemed like I had 10 million new symptoms that month. Smile

I'm WORN OUT today, though no more worn out than normal. I'm also really moody. But this could all be normal PMS. It's so hard to tell sometimes.

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Grrr why do our bodies have to be so confusing?!? Today I keep getting hungry like stomach growling hungry when I feel like I shouldn't be...like two hours after eating. My boobs are sore and I'm having these little bitty cramps. I bet it's just the stupid Clomid though trying to make me get my hopes up. I think I'll test Friday if no AF and I still feel this way even though I'll only be 10DPO...hopefully I can hold out that long. Thank goodness I have the internet cheapies!

I hope you get your BFP! Being worn out is always a good sign! Smile I used to think that could be one for me until my extremely perceptive DH noticed I'm always that way between O and AF. Haha. So funny to me that he notices that and not me. Last night I was super emotional and couldn't stop crying after I burned my wrist cooking and he was trying to make me feel better and all of a sudden he says "you look so skinny". That was pretty hilarious and broke the constant crying at least.

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Okay I'm posting like crazy today...stupid 7DPO being right on the verge...well anyway tonight I thought I might have noticed another symptom but I'm not sure. All day long I kept thinking I smelled cinnamon and sugar but I never could find the source. I finally realized tonight that it was a pumpkin candle we have and it wasn't even lit and I could smell it everywhere. When DH got home I asked if he could smell it and he said no. He said he didn't think it had a scent anymore. Then I thought my hands smelled like garlic all day where I made dinner last night...no matter how many times I washed them. This grossed me out. DH said they smelled normal to him. Haha. And he cleaned something earlier with highly diluted bleach and it smelled like he was scrubbing with straight bleach and he said it didn't smell strong to him. So I'm starting to wonder if I'm having a super smelling symptom. BBs are also way more sore than they were this morning. AHHH...10DPO needs to hurry up!

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YES! The super smelling thing is a definite symptom. I am having it, still, even after my BFN, so it is giving me some mild hope that my 10 dpo BFN was wrong. With tired, hungry, sore boobs and slightly nauseous, I could be convinced that I just noticed that stuff more because I was paying attention to it. I mean, really, I'm always hungry and tired, and I often have sore boobs and sometimes feel nauseous. So it really could be all normal and I just didn't notice before. But super nose is not something I normally experience, and haven't since I was pregnant with DS. I can smell everything, things I normally can't smell smell so strong, and like you describe, Leah, I am constantly going around my house sniffing, trying to find the source of smells I never noticed before. I guess I'm not pregnant (just slightly insane ;)), but man, you could have fooled me!

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I'm glad I'm not alone here! Haha! Last month I thought I had super smelling but I also had sinus surgery back in May and sometimes I think things smell different anyway, but today has been sort of weird. I guess I'll know soon enough if it's just my sinuses still reacting to the surgery or if it's my hormones. Thank goodness I got a job for tomorrow so I don't have time to sit around and obsess over symptoms so much. Thanks for all the support!

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Goodness, this fatigue is killing me! Smile I haven't felt this run-down in a very long time - though I've definitely felt it when I've not been pregnant, though I don't think it's lasted quite so many days.

Of course, DD hasn't been napping recently, and that could be the perfectly logical non-pregnant explanation for this. But... but... who wants to be logical??? Wink

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Really really hungry all day. And tired, physically exhausted for no reason and I got plenty of sleep last night. Also my bra was too small. Today I was thinking "man, pregnancy is so stinky!" I was outside walking around and could smell rotting leaves/plants mixed with dirt and dog poo. Yummy. Didn't do anything to decrease my appetite though! Next month I am totally waiting until after af is due to test (assuming af shows or I get another BFN on Sat), rather than yoyoing around thinking I am not, but maybe I am, but the test said I'm not, but maybe it was too early...

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OK, this is definitely the longest span of time I've been this worn out without being pregnant. I'm either mysteriously sick or a grad.

... is it time to test yet???

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Harmony how many DPO are you?

I'm 10DPO and I broke down and tested this morning...BFN, but my mom and I go to the same doc and while she was there today she asked the nurse what my test results meant (with the progesterone being 37). The nurse said there were higher chances that I'm pregnant than not pregnant this month. Said she'd be surprised if it didn't take so I guess we'll see. The BFN makes me worry a little but...it's still early right?

I've also been super exhausted but I don't know if I can rely on that or not...almost fell asleep driving to work this morning and almost fell asleep while giving a test. Haha.

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My best guess is that I'm 10dpo, because I got a positive OPK on that day. But that would mean I o-ed earlier than I usually do, so I'm not entirely confident in that result. I figure I'm somewhere between 8 and 10dpo. I'm planning on testing on Sunday, as that would put me between 10 and 12dpo, which seems more likely to get a positive. I also like to test when DH is here rather than testing after he's left for work. So Sunday it is.

10dpo is still really early. According to this data, the average day for a first positive test is 11.7dpo. Also, only 60% of women were getting positive tests on 10dpo. So yes, you still have a lot of hope. What the nurse told you sounds really promising!