Progress

So it just occurred to me that I hadn’t updated since my last post. Unfortunately I got a negative. (A few negatives if I’m being honest about how many tests I took…)

There has been some progress, however, in that I think my period is returning. It’s nowhere near as heavy as my cycle usually would be, but something’s happening. For the first few days it was just light bleeding and there was no womb lining in it. I thought it had finished two days ago as there’s been nothing, but earlier when I wiped there was a lot of blood and some womb lining!

After spending so many years of my life moaning about having periods, it feels weird that I’m so happy to have it back!

I’m taking this as a good sign. The doctors originally told me that it could take up to a year for my periods to come back after coming off the pill, and i’m 8 months in now so I feel I was due some progress.

Feeling hopeful,
Mrs S

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Two Week Wait

I’ve read a lot of posts about the dreaded two week wait and for the first time I think I might actually be in the middle of one.

I am trying not to get too excited about anything because if it is nothing, I don’t want to be super disappointed again… BUT I really believe I may be having some early pregnancy symptoms.

2 weeks ago I was experiencing some cramping pains, I figured that maybe my periods were finally returning and thought nothing more of it. On Thursday 25th June there was some blood in my underwear and when I wiped there was some blood and a small bit of womb lining. I freaked out. I had nothing on me to deal with this, fortunately my line manager let me run out to grab some pads.

It wasn’t until the next day that I realised that was it. There was no more bleeding, my period hadn’t started. I thought nothing of it until a few days later when I saw my friend who very excitedly told me that it might have been an implantation bleed! She ordered me to do an HPT ASAP. Needless to say I rushed home and did one. Negative. But it had only been 2 days. I waited until the following Thursday. Still Negative.

I saw Excited Friend again a couple days ago for lunch and she told me I may have been too impatient and tested too early. After doing some research and there seems to be some discrepancy with the amount of time you should wait before testing. I’m going to go with the standard 12-4 days which means I should do another test around the 9th of July.

I’ve also been having some symptoms (Which i’m not entirely convinced aren’t just in my head)
Symptoms:
– Tender breasts
Seriously, if I lean on them the wrong way, or lie on them, or when I take my bra off they kind of twinge.
– Nausea
Constantly. Chewing gum seems to help.
– Back ache
This could be from work/bad posture however.
– Heartburn
I’ve always had problems with heartburn for its been fine for the last few months, in the last month though it seems to have gone into overdrive.
– Tiredness
Again, this could be down to work. I’m doing upwards of 45-50 hours a week at the moment.
– Sense of smell
This is gross, but lately I have been able to smell my own urine. Normally I’m a mouth breather and don’t tend to breath through my nose so I don’t really notice smells but lately I have been noticing more and more.
– Temperature rise
I didn’t think anything of this at first, but after doing some research while I was posting today I thought it might be worth a mention. My husband has commented a couple of times now about a rise in my body temperature. Normally I’m the cold one and he’s the hot one, so I like to snuggle up to him to ‘steal his warms’ as I like to put it. Now, it’s been very hot here in the UK so I figured that maybe I was just hot from that..

What do you guys think about all of this. Could I be pregnant?
Desperately trying not to get my hopes up about it because I don’t want to be crushed. I still haven’t had a proper period since September last year when I came off the pill. Doctors provisionally told me that it would take up to a year to regulate themselves, and we’re coming up to the end of that now so here’s hoping!