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Old Mar 28th, 2012, 10:10 AM   1
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Confusing Symptoms - could I be pregnant??


Hi,

I stopped my pill Christmas 2011. My cycle appeared to become regular straight away. Seems to be a 25 day cycle bleeding for 4 days. I am confused by my symptoms - all the unusual spotting and mucus. I am very tired and feel sick all the time. I have also read about decidual bleeding and that a test may come up negative if it is this. According to the info below would I only be 3 weeks pregnant if I am? Is it too early to test? The thing that is throwing me most is the constant nausea. I don't have any other symptoms of a stomach bug. I have had a sniffly, runny nose for a few weeks but that's it. Anyone have any ideas - stomach illness or is there are chance I could be pregnant?

History of my last cycle:

5th March (ovulation according to my calendar) - sex.
A few days later had tightness, period type ache, sharp and shooting pain in abdomen (both sides)
13 March - period pain
17 March - Bad migraine (felt menstrual) - period due
18 March - Continuing bad migraine, a lot of egg white pinky mucus when wiped (never experienced this before), then later light bleeding (normally heavy when I start)
19 March - woke up, no flooding like I would normally, just some blood when wiped. A bit later felt a gush of fluid (never experienced gushing before) and was heavier blood. Period pains.
21 March - Bleeding stopped as expected
22 March - Later in the day saw more blood on wiping (I don't normally spot)
23 March - Bleeding stopped but still slight period ache
25 March - Bad migraine, very tired and sleepy.
26 March - Tiny amount of brown discharge at night - felt a small gush of fluid. Bad migraine (felt menstrual). Woke up in the middle of the night with pain in abdomen and migraine. Migraine gone when I woke up in the morning. Later felt like I needed to be sick and had nausea for the rest of the day and very tired, sleepy. Mild period ache all day and some sharp shooting pains, backache.
27 March - Woke up still feeling sick, tired, dizzy and weak. Had some more brown spotting when wiping. Nauseous all day, felt a bit better when eaten but shortly after felt sick again. Later in the day glob of egg white sticky, elastic, stretchy mucus on wiping (never noticed this before). Mild period ache still. Had sex in cause of ovulation.
28 March - Still feel tired and nauseous. Pregnancy test today negative. Still having period pain like ache, backache and tired.

Any advice please??

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Old Mar 28th, 2012, 14:55 PM   2
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TBH I don't think you are pregnant from what youv'e written hun I think you had a period which wasn't like previous ones - but that happens! Periods do change from time to time. You'd now be about cd9 or 10 which is perfectly normal for ewcm. It sounds like your body is gearing up to ovulate in the next few days.

3 weeks-ish is not too early to test. If you are using a 10miu test, for example, it would pick up a pregnancy from 10dpo in most cases (i.e. 3 weeks 3 days roughly). If you are buying shop bought tests they are probably 20-25miu, which means they would work from 14dpo onwards for most people. xxx



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2012, 07:05 AM   3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I've been thinking that maybe its ovulation now. Just clutching at straws I think.. everyone around me seems to be getting pregnant. Hopefully with the appearance of the ewcm maybe there is a better chance this month along with an increase in bd. I haven't been off the pill that long either have I really. Do you know why I got a lot of ewcm at the start of my period? Wondering why this happened??

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Old Mar 29th, 2012, 07:42 AM   4
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When I came off the pill it took 10 months to conceive. I thought that was a long time, but then ttc no.2 took me 18 months and I'm currently in my 27th month ttc no.3! Some people do it quick, others are not so lucky I'm not sure about ewcm at the beginning of af - ewcm is produced when estrogen is high so it might be something hormonal. Good luck anyway hun!



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2012, 07:51 AM   5
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I just re-read your post - where do you get 3 weeks from? If you ov'd on 5th March then your cycle probably started around 20th Feb, which is when they measure pregnancy from (first day of cycle = first day of last period). That would mean by now you would be 5.5 weeks pregnant. If you are counting from ov, then a test will pick up from 10 days past ovulation, and you would currently be 25 days past. (Just so my first post makes more sense lol!)

I am the same btw, anything that is slightly different about a cycle makes me think this is it! xxx



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2012, 07:59 AM   6
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Hi again,

Yeah I know someone where it took a year to conceive.. the wait is hard. I wasn't sure how long I would be, I was working from bd but which was when my ovulation should have been according to calendar but I wasn't sure when it would be taken from so I just guessed that it would be from then lol.

Thanks again, its hard not to get hopeful, the disappointment is horrible xx



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