14 or 16dpo, pins and needles and weird symptoms

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Registered: 10-19-2012
14 or 16dpo, pins and needles and weird symptoms
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 2:43pm

Hi everyone.  Been a long time since I've been on the boards.  Over 2 years.  My dh and I have two little boys, 6 and just over 2.  We are in the "let's see what happens" phase right now although it seems all of a sudden I've become obsessed with wanting another little one these past two cycles.  Trying not to try, just to let it happen.  I'm very blessed with two healthy little boys.  I've been fortunate because despite my very long cycles prior to conceiving our first, it only took us 7 months with the first and for our second we had just starting talking about trying when I found out I was pregnant.  I was charting but because my kids don't sleep until they hit about 2, it's hard to chart until about that time.  I think I must be crazy to want another one as I just started getting a few hours of sleep in a row LOL.  Very active boys.  Awesome kids though.

Sooo....charting for a few months again. Confirmed ovulation this month. I changed my chart manually though as it shows me to be at 14 dpo and I believe I am 16 dpo as my ovulation day is more often than not the last day of wet cervical fluid.  But I'm allowing room for error just in case.  My luteal phase is usually 13 days although occasionally I get a 14 day one, it is rare.  My temps aren't always taken at the same time so I take it all with a grain of salt.  Either way, on Friday I started what you might call spotting. But it's not even spotting as it's so diluted.  Mostly just when I wipe. Initially mixed with tons of globby cm.  It's been brown or faintly pink, never red.  This has gone on for four days and finally stopped today. Still no sign of my period.  I've tested with cheapie dollar store tests but could just be too early or the witch is just on her way but I keep getting negative results.  My temps continue to stay high.  The very odd thing for me too is that even during the day my temps are super high like 37.5. I run cold usually, I mean my temp is usually no higher than 36.7, I always feel cold.

Very sweaty all day yesterday, feeling flushed.  Nauseous on and off, sensitivity to smells in the early morning.  Lower back spasms for the past two days.  Diarrhea about an hour ago.  My cervix is high medium and closed which is pretty odd for this time in my cycle for me, but I know not really a good sign of pregnancy.  I had very sore nipples for a few days but not anymore.  I'm extremely bloated, can't barely button my jeans which are normally a bit loose at the waist.  Been getting these little mini dizzy spells or a few seconds of vertigo or disorientation just like I did with my second boy when I didn't realize I was already pregnant. 

I can't concentrate so decided to splurge and get a first response test just now.  Wow they are pricey but testing with dollar store tests aren't helping me much as i just keep testing lol.  With my second son, I took the dollar store tests and they were negative then I looked at them about 20-30 minutes later to throw them out and they were positive. I went and got a more "reliable" test and sure enough bfp.  But I was much farther along than I am now, I was already about 5 or so weeks  at that point I think and it still didn't show up within the result time when I took dollar store tests.

So, I am not going to be drinking any water for the next couple of hours to hopefully concentrate my urine and then tests. I'm trying to prepare myself for disappointment.  I'm also very clearly remembering testing when we were trying for our first, and getting my period just at the moment I was peeing on the stick.  LOL I remember crying  because my cycles were incredibly long and I didn't know when we'd hit a fertile patch again.  Thankfully, since my pregnancies my cycles have gotten much more reasonable. 

Driving myself nuts and probably for nothing LOL.  I'll probably be posting a bfn in about oh two hours.

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Registered: 10-19-2012
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 3:26pm

I broke down and took the test. Negative.  WTH? So where is my period then? Whether I'm 14 dpo or 16 dpo the witch should be here by now.  And I never spot for this many days.  What is going on? I know I ovulated for sure and my temp is still high.  Just a wacky cycle maybe but my luteal phase has always been quite consistent so this is really weird.  If I could get a clear indication of the witch coming I'd have myself a nice glass of wine or two tonight and kick myself for somehow imagining pregnancy symptoms. Something I have never done before although I did hope each month with our first, I never imagined signs, they either were or were not.  Of course the other remote possibility is that ever first response did not pick it up as its way too soon, maybe implantation just happened and that was the spotting from Friday onwards. Not even spotting, just when I wipe.

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Registered: 10-19-2012
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 5:52pm

She's starting to show! Of course, if you want to start a new cycle, all you have to do is go buy a real test not a cheapie one, and you're guaranteed to draw the witch out! LOL I'm going to forget about it, bd like crazy, have fun and see what happens. Worked for my first two. Otherwise I will go nuts trying to control it and make it happen. It does not work.

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Tue, 10-30-2012 - 11:54pm
so sorry AF showed! I had a real wacky cycle last month. My LP is textbook 14 days. I got (or at least thought I got) a pos opk and AF was several days late giving me a 20 day LP last cycle. I think I O'd later than I realized. But maybe not. Good luck this next cycle!! Brooke