My husband and I have just started TTC again after taking a couple of months off to get married. This is our first month since we started trying again. I ovulated on the 13th of October and we did the business on the 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 14th. AF started on October 1st and I have a strict 31 day cycle so I should've started on the 31st (Halloween). But I didnt. It's now the end of the 4th which would make me 5 days late and 22 dpo by my calculation.
I know for sure I ovulated around the 13th because I had a lot of clear, egg-whitey CM for roughly 4 days during my fertile time. Since 4 dpo I have been experiencing a lot of symptoms including; exhaustion, moodiness, emotional, severe headaches, nausea, minor heartburn, constipation, frequent trips to the bathroom, been very very thirsty, my skin has broken out worse then it ever has in my entire life, my boobs hurt so bad, feel heavier and fuller too.
On the day AF was due I could feel, what i could only describe as digging, in one spot in my uterus. I just assumed AF was about to start so I put a pad on. Nothing. Nothing but a lot of white and egg-white CM. What I assumed was AF was actually a lot more CM, which never ever happens to me. I usually dry up after ovulation. The digging sensation I began to experience lasted for 2 days, on and off, but always in the exact same spot. On the 3rd day I felt the digging once and it only lasted a few seconds. I also got extremely nauseous twice that day and nearly vomited both times, but still not AF. Then yesterday (4th day late) I noticed a bit of pinkinsh-brown blood when I wiped myself, so I put a pad back on thinking AF was finally here. It's been about 19 hours with this pad on and so far there is a small brown, sort of smudgy spot, on the pad. No lining, no red blood or clots. Just this brown spot. When I wipe myself now though I get reddish-brown blood on the toilet paper but its also watered down quite a bit.
I should point out I have taken I think 6 pregnancy tests. 3 Poundland one, 2 FRER and 1 Superdrug branded one. The latest test being this morning with a Poundland test. It came back with a BFN, as they all have 2 of the tests were taken within the 6 days of AF's expected date and the other 4 since I've been late.
I know I've written a lot and im sorry, I'm just so confused and don't know what to do. Yes my husband and are TTC but we never expected anything to happen on the first month of trying again. I've been taking 'Seven Seas; Trying for a baby' folic acid tablets since starting again and I've been making sure I eat a balanced diet and have had no stress since the wedding ended. Just really confused as to what to think and what to do. Is AF coming? Am I pregnant and just not got high enough hormones? Is it implantation bleeding im experiencing? Is it even possible to experience IB 4 days after AF was due?
Any stories, advice, anything! would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to remain calm in case I am pregnant, but at the same time my body is doing all kinds of things to me and I can't handle not knowing what's going on. Everyone says I should wait until im 14 days late to go to a doctor but I cant wait another 9 days...I just cant
I haven't got any advice, but just wanted to say "hang in there"! I'm kinda in the same boat, AF is 4 days late and got bfn with an FRER yesterday. Had kinda cramps (felt more like pressure/pain) a few days ago and they have now stopped, and today I have been feeling quite lightheaded and tired. I feel like I'm mostly likely not pregnant.... but it's sooo hard not knowing what's going on.
It is very common to have about one annovulatory cycle a year, many woman will not even notice it as they are not tracking or paying close attention. It may take a while for your period to come back, also; something very common in an annovulatory cycle is the patches of EWCM randomly throughout your cycle, it is from your body trying to O again and again and failing for whatever reason, again, perfectly normal and happens to everyone. Good Luck!
I had something like this last year. I was so confused! My cycle's were spot on 34 days everytime. The cycle lasted 45 days, I had no clue I wanted to be pregnant, but kept getting bfn's... Grrrr
I couldnt take it anymore, I ended up getting bowen therapy, relaxtion, muscle and joint pressure stimulation and stupid AF arrived that night...
Thanks for the responses so far ladies, I feel better knowing I'm not alone
UPDATE: I've had a a little more brown bleeding on a pad but not a great deal. Wiping now results in more red blood mixed in with brown on the tissue but still watered down and no lining or clotting. I had very very painful cramping for 2 hours straight last night that were so painful I vomited my dinner. After I vomited, they stopped completely. Very weird! Still though with all the cramping, no AF! My husband I were convinced she was about to arrive, but still nothing. A few hours later I felt niggling in that same spot where I felt the digging a few days ago. Since then I've been feeling fine. Very minor cramping an hour ago but barely anything compared to the regular AF cramps I get every month. Also I have 8 new spots on my face from yesterday and I have suddenly started seeing veins on my still very sore boobs. 2 on the left and 3 on the right from what I can see. I've only ever been able to see one on my right ever, so I know my boobs are changing in some way. Nipples very tender, hurts to hug my husband and they look like they're getting darker but I could be imaging that.
Not gonna test today, just gonna enjoy bonfire night (away from the smoke of the bonfire haha) and hopefully test again in the next day or two. Until then just trying to remain calm for possible bubbies sake.
Hang in there ladies, let us know how you're getting on. Baby Dust to you all
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