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14/01/2013 at 15:26
firstly...I do not understand any of the abbreviations so if anyone can help out I'd appreciate it. I have figured a couple out...OH (other half) TTC (trying to conceive) MMC (missed miscarriage?)
I always said I wouldn't join one of these but I read them all the time so thought I may aswell. who else would understand?
Can I start by saying sorry to every one who has lost a baby...it hasn't happened to me and I can only imagine how devastating it must be. I guess I feel a little guilty as I have four children already so having any trouble conceiving seems trivial compared to some of your stories.
I remarried 2 years ago and my OH has no children. I was sterilised at age 26 (stupidity and pressure from Ex) but had it reversed privately last April. Since then my ovulation has been all over the place. Sometimes I ovulate, sometimes I don't. I'm 34 now so really don't want to be having kids in my 40's...I don't feel old but statistically I start failing in 3 months when I'm 35!!!
I started taking Agnes Castus and also used lots of different ovulation kits. I finally got the fertility monitor 2 months ago and its so much easier. First month I had 20 peak times but no ovulation but this month I had ovulation...I was thrilled.
2 days after I ovulated (and had sex every day for 5 days!) I woke up with awful backache which lasted only 2 hours...then I had 3 days of constipation and extreme bloating/wind (family loved that!) I've had sore breasts and nausea too for the last week and woke up 4 nights in a row to go to toilet ....all things which don't ever happen in a regular month so although I know I shouldn't...I can't help thinking I'm pregnant. I've also been more tired than normal and also had some abdominal pain
About 3 days ago...thrush symptoms started and again...I only ever get this when pregnant so its hard not to think I am
I think I'm just a bit gutted as I did a pregnancy test this morning (only day 28 of my cycle though and not really due on for 4 days) and it was negative. Just did an early test which says you can do from 4 days before your period is due and that was negative too so now I'm sat here feeling so disappointed and also a little stupid. I actually feel really sick right now too.
Problem is that I do get a lot of pregnancy symptoms when I'm due on anyway so things like sore breasts and feeling sick don't jump out to me but having sore breasts for the last week is unusual and so is thrush & wanting to sleep in the day.
I'm trying to tell myself that I've done the test too early but deep down I'm trying to come to terms with the fact I'm probably not. I've been trying for 9 months so each month feels a little harder and getting very certain symptoms all of a sudden at the right time just feels so cruel.
Feel free to make me feel better!
14/01/2013 at 23:19
15/01/2013 at 10:21
Hi Katfish, welcome to the site.
It is frustrating when so many pregnancy symptoms mimic your period (AF - Aunt Flo & also known as 'the witch'). On a plus note, although you have BFN (big fat negative) so far it can take different time frames to build the required hormone levels for a BFP (big fat positive) with the average thought to be 2wks after your AF was due.
There is a page somewhere on here with a list of the abbreviations/codes (try searching codes for newbies). There are loads of them & if you don't understand you can always ask the OP (original poster) to explain what they mean.
Best wishes and good luck.
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