Funny, because I am 12DPO & I have been bloated, headache, edgy some heart burn......EVERY day for about 8-9 days now. (but I am on crinone 8% once @ night) & I was just leaving a friend a note telling her that I have an achy feeling in my lower belly, which reminds me of the feeling I would have before I always got my BFP's.
Not saying I am pg right now, cuz I'm kinda loosing hope;( But it is true for me as well, that I get VERY real pms symptoms when I am newly pg, then @ about a day or two after I would find out I was, my achy lower belly would feel normal again...well, until it grew;)
Good luck this month;o}
I totally understand what your saying, but just want to offer a word of caution....every women and every pregnancy is different. Symptoms are not the best way to determine pregnancy, and pretty much all Dr.`s will say that. The only reason I say that is if you are experiencing multiple miscarriages, but don`t know due to not having pregnancy confirmed, you may be missing out on testing that can help determine why. Also, typically a chemical pregnancy is much like AF but late. It will almost never start on the day AF was actually due. Mine were almost always a week or so later then normal, and much heavier. If you suspect pregnancy, put your mind at ease and take a hpt, or have a blood test done. It is the best and really only certain way to determine a pregnancy. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you...I hope this is it!!!!
Symptoms can never be taken as a sign of pregnancy. The only thing that means anything is a positive HPT or blood test.
Thanks I know what you mean, of course the only way to know for sure is a HPT I just don't like buying one to find out 5 days before my missed AF it just is of no point. As I mentioned earlier, my periods are usually very uneventful and my PMS is about 2-3 days before so paying attention to my symptoms are very important. In fact even online it says that after conception symptoms are in fact PMS symptoms. I remember from my last time being pregnant. At least for me it was a dead give away! I don't usually have miscarriages monthly if I gave anyone that impression. I believe this year I may have only felt three this way. Once in January where I was even a week late on my AF, in August I was 3 days early and the other presently. My AF is usually like clockwork on time! I sure will be testing on the 29th if I don't get any AF by then. All the times I have ever felt these early symptoms it always tested negative. Probably tested after I got my AF so I don't really know officially if I was pregnant or not. Maybe I will just spend the money and find out as soon as I have the onset of these symptoms although now it's too late because my AF is due tomorrow. Darn! I could have tested well over 5 days ago. Oh Well, I'll not soon enough! I'll keep you posted!
I don't blame you for not wanting to do an early test. They are really most accurate when used after AF due date. I just don't think it's a good assumption that if you get AF that it's a miscarriage, not just plain old AF. That can really mess with your mind, and symptoms are just not a good way to determine. They can mean so many other things as well. Good luck, I hope it's positive!
Yes, this is something I've often thought about, too - that early pregnancy symptoms can be EXACTLY like PMS. Although I have not been pregnant yet (that I know of), I realize now that I should not get bummed out as soon as I feel those sore BBs and mood swings - because, who knows? You know?
So far I've always gotten AF before I've reached for the pee sticks, but I have some on hand for the next time AF's A MINUTE late. LOL!