How soon does fatigue set in?

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Registered: 05-19-2005
How soon does fatigue set in?
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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 8:15am

I'm wondering this because last night I fell asleep on the couch before 9pm. Probably closer to 8:30. What the heck? LOL! I woke up at 4am feeling not very tired, but rolled around and fell back asleep and had bad nightmares. :-( My kids woke me at 7 and I was tired again. I'm on CD 20 I think? Could fatigue be setting in this early?

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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:26pm
Progesterone causes all sorts of *fun* symptoms in the 2ww, including fatigue & vivid dreams. It's a great indicator that your progesterone levels are probably really good, but if your symptoms were prego related you'd be able to get a bfp on an hpt.

Good luck :)

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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 4:16pm

I had a midwife during my last pregnancy tell me that the fatigue would really hit when the placenta is forming...not sure what week that would be off hand, but sometime after you would get a BFP.

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 5:53pm
^^that sounds about right. I think the placenta forms at 6 weeks...
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 10:52pm

If you have enough hormones to cause serious symptoms (like major fatigue) then you have enough hormones to get a positive HPT. Anything before that probably isn't related. You could definitely be pregnant though, just probably not having signs.

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