new here (hi!) 2WW & PMS symptoms - need clarification
Before going into detail, here is my question:
--Is it possible to have PMS symptoms (not PMS-mimicking pregnancy symptoms but *Actual* PMS symptoms) and still be (or about to be) pregnant?--
I have been googling pregnancy questions for a while now but have never signed up for one of these sites until now (mostly because my husband and I were not really TTC until this month, but also because I couldn't find this answer via my magical googling powers).
Details: Every month at about 7 DPO I get major PMS symptoms. The primary ones are bloating and irritability. The most noticeable one is the extreme bloating (primarily manifested by soreness of the "ladies"). It is like clockwork, it happens every month, same symptoms, same DPO.. Well, I'm 7 DPO right now and it's happening again.
So.. I know "pregnancy symptoms can mimick PMS" etc.. but.. I am like 99% positive this is my PMS. What I'm wanting to know is, say it is PMS, in theory. Is there still a chance my body could be "preparing" for my AF, yet I could still get a BFP? Or is there absolutely no way? Basically, I'm not asking if these could be pregnancy symptoms. I'm asking if it's possible to have my body not think I'm pregnant but I still am.
I hope that makes sense! And I hope I get some answers.. I am new, I need some love!!!
Hi and welcome to the site, when I was pregnant with my first Son I had bad period type cramps like clockwork every single month when my af would have been due including the first missed period, was convinced I was out altough I did bleed a little too that first month. Hope I've helped a little.
Hello! I know you said that you aren't referring to PMS mimicking symptoms, but I think they are almost one in the same. The changes your body goes through leading up to your period is the same process as if you hadn't conceived, the goal is still to prepare your body in the event you are in fact pregnant. I think the main difference, for me anyway, is the intensity of the symptoms.
With that said, everyone's body is sooo different, it's really hard to say!
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