Maybe this will help...I just copy and pasted it from another website that I thought was useful. I'm in the middle of a TWW, too...and it's driving me crazy! :-)
Early symptoms of pregnancy: What happens right away
Date updated: February 22, 2007
Content provided by MayoClinic.com
Are you pregnant? The proof is in the pregnancy test. But even before you miss a period, you may suspect - or hope - that you're pregnant. Consider these early symptoms of pregnancy, which may begin in the first few weeks after conception.
Tender, swollen breasts
Your breasts may provide one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. As early as two weeks after conception, hormonal changes may make your breasts tender, tingly or sore. Or your breasts may feel fuller and heavier.
Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar. In high enough doses, progesterone can put you to sleep. At the same time, lower blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and increased blood production may team up to sap your energy.
Slight bleeding or cramping
For some women, a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding is one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Known as implantation bleeding, it happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus - about 10 to 14 days after fertilization. This type of bleeding is usually a bit earlier, spottier and lighter in color than a normal period and doesn't last as long.
Some women also experience abdominal cramping early in pregnancy. These cramps are similar to menstrual cramps.
Nausea with or without vomiting
Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, is one of the classic symptoms of pregnancy. For some women, the queasiness begins as early as two weeks after conception.
Nausea seems to stem at least in part from rapidly rising levels of estrogen, which causes the stomach to empty more slowly. Pregnant women also have a heightened sense of smell, so various odors - such as foods cooking, perfume or cigarette smoke - may cause waves of nausea in early pregnancy.
Food aversions or cravings
When you're pregnant, you might find yourself turning up your nose at certain foods, such as coffee or fried foods. Food cravings are common, too. Like most other symptoms of pregnancy, these food preferences can be chalked up to hormonal changes - especially in the first trimester, when hormone changes are the most dramatic.
Early in pregnancy, increased blood circulation caused by hormonal changes may trigger frequent, mild headaches.
Constipation is another common early symptom of pregnancy. An increase in progesterone causes food to pass more slowly through the intestines - which can lead to constipation.
The flood of hormones in your body in early pregnancy can make you unusually emotional and weepy. Mood swings are also common, especially in the first trimester.
Faintness and dizziness
As your blood vessels dilate and your blood pressure drops, you may feel lightheaded or dizzy. Early in pregnancy, faintness may also be triggered by low blood sugar.
Raised basal body temperature
Your basal body temperature is your oral temperature when you first wake up in the morning. This temperature increases slightly soon after ovulation and remains at that level until your next period. If you've been charting your basal body temperature to determine when you ovulate, its continued elevation for more than two weeks may mean you're pregnant.
Are you really pregnant?
Unfortunately, these symptoms aren't unique to pregnancy. Some can indicate that you're getting sick or that your period is about to start. Likewise, you can be pregnant without experiencing any of these symptoms.
Still, if you miss a period or notice any of the tip-offs on this list, you might want to take a home pregnancy test - especially if you're not keeping track of your menstrual cycle or if it varies widely from one month to the next. If your home pregnancy test is positive, make an appointment with your doctor, nurse practitioner or midwife. The sooner your pregnancy is confirmed, the sooner you can begin prenatal care.
I have been feeling dizzy all day today! At first, I just chalked it up to my blood sugar being low, but even after eating, the dizziness hit me again after an hour or so.
I remember the first time I got pregnant during my tww I also had this dizziness. I actually told a friend that I thought I was coming down with something...or that I was pregnant. She laughed and said "You're not pregnant!".
Three days later I had a BFP.
The other thing I noticed (which I haven't had during this tww so far was a lot of gas! LOL
Headaches and having to pee more often were other things that I didn't consider during my tww, but it turned out they were symptoms. I thought the peeing all the time started many weeks into your pregnancy (b/c all I'd ever heard was people talking about their babies pressing on their bladders).
I have had some headaches the past week, but I can't say if it's due to pregnancy or stress.
This is why the tww sucks...you over-analyze EVERYTHING your body does!
That is for sure...I have been having heartburn or nausea for quite some time, but am only 2 dpo.. so not sure. I had all the tests a few weeks ago to rule out anything with thyroid as well as a blood pg test and at that time (end of april) it was neg which was fine by me, cause i still had IUD in... too many complications if you fall preg with a IUD in place. about 12 days before i can test which really sucks as you all know...i want to know NOW...lol
good luck and i hope for a BFP for ya,
I feel like a first timer....I have 2 children and those pregnancies were different from each other and now Im in the tww and I can't tell!!...I am currently 5dpo my bbs are feeling fuller and starting to get sore. I have been having headaches and cramping for about 2-3 days now. I have a "wet" feeling but I don't really notice any cm that alerts me. Im hungry but can't find anything that fits what I want. Now, my breasts usually start to get sore when Im about 2 days due for af....she's not due till the 7th of Feb....I have a hard time sleeping...or at least staying asleep bcuz I get up to pee so often!! I was having some nausea but that seems to have subsided for now....ARRGGGG!!!
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