Don't ask. I have no idea what's wrong with me, but for some reason I have taken a time machine back in time to 2006/2007, when I would make up pregnancy symptoms in the 2WW.
It wasn't something I planned to do. (WHY put myself through THAT??) But ever since 3dpo, I have noticed some interesting "symptoms," some of which I haven't ever experienced before. I'm not writing this because secretly I do think I have a chance this cycle; nor do I want all of you to convince me otherwise. Rather, I'd like to correlate these with my progesterone level at P+7, because it seems that my fake early pregnancy symptoms are magnified when my progesterone is high.
(And just to further discredit the idea that maybe these aren't "fake" symptoms, remember that there is NO HCG being released in the body until after implantation. So how could it possibly be pg symptoms??)
Anyway, here's what I've noticed:
In the middle of the night at 3dpo, my thirst actually woke me up at 2:30am. Very weird, because a) I'm a lazy thing who hates to get out of bed for any reason, but I could NOT ignore this thirst, and b) I usually don't get parched like that.
Alternate explanation- I woke up to the sound of the rain through my cracked window, and subconsciously needed water.
Since 3dpo, I started sneezing about 2 x day. I never sneeze unless I have a cold, because (don't hate me), I don't have any allergies whatsoever.
Alternate explanation- I'm developing allergies. Or, I'm just sneezing more often lately. Sheesh, does everything need to be analyzed, TCIE??
3dpo during the day, I got nauseous on my way to class in the am. Woozy and nauseous, and it passed in about 10 minutes.
Alternate explanation- I had a mocha frappuccino, and all I had to eat was a multi-grain breakfast bar. I've had some waves of nausea in the past during the 2WWs, so this one isn't "too" weird.
Since 4dpo, BBs very sore. What else is new?
Since 5dpo, (TMI warning), my urine and/or cm has had a "sweet" smell to it. This is really the only way I can describe it. It is similar, though not quite the same, as the smell of urine after you take antibiotics. I haven't taken any antibiotics since CD 12. It's a very strong smell, and along with it, I've had lots of watery/milky "PC" (creamy cm). THIS is definately not new for me, I always have post-Peak pasty cm. The smell is most assuredly new.
Alternate explanation- Ummm... all this TTC has finally made me lose my mind (and my sense of smell)???
5dpo, fixed myself a nice big bowl of fresh berries (strawberries and blueberries), and as I ate them all I could taste was a nasty metallic aftertaste.
Alternate explanation- This, too, is not a brand new symptom. I think I've had this once or twice in the past. I have absolutely no idea what causes it. Any ideas? (And don't say pregnancy.)
So, today is 6dpo. I'm not referring to it as Peak Day this month, since I know for a fact which day I ovulated (Saturday), and I didn't Peak until Sunday. I asked the Dr when I should get my b/w, since P+7 would be a Sunday, and that 7dpo would not correlate with Peak... she said to go ahead and do it later, since that will probably "tell us more" anyway. I always like to do my P+7s later, too, for that reason. That way if they're high, I can pretend for a day that I'm totally knocked up. It's nice to pretend.
P.S. Just as I was about to post this, I got a call from Dr. Stegman's office saying the next available surgery date is about 30 days out. This actually works just fine for me, because then I can do the uterine washes first, and the selective HSG the beginning of the next cycle.