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Pregnancy Signs-confused

So, we are TTC and I am not sure if I am pregnant.  I have symptoms, which seem to mimic PMS, so I am not sure how to tell except to wait until I miss my period.  And it's not due until Wed or Thursday (Jan 3rd or 4th) of next week.  I've been spotting since Christmas, my breasts are super-tender and I am having low back pain.  

I am not convinced that I am pregnant, but I am not 'not' convinced, either.  Any suggestions?  I was going to search the boards, but they aren't easy to search.  Any tips are appreciated on that, too!

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Re: Pregnancy Signs-confused

  • Early pregnancy signs are exactly the same as PMS symptoms. No way of knowing until you test. Since you are till a week out, it's likely that you would get a BFN anyhow. So, nothing for it, but to wait.


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  • do you know when you ovulated? apart from that PMS and early pregnancy symptoms are the same

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  • image PetraStonegirl:

    Early pregnancy signs are exactly the same as PMS symptoms. No way of knowing until you test. Since you are till a week out, it's likely that you would get a BFN anyhow. So, nothing for it, but to wait.


    Agreed.

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  • HI!  I'm new to the board and The Bump, and your story reads exactly as mine - wondering if I'm experiencing PMS or if we actually hit the bullseye this time!  I usually don't have PMS symptoms until about a day or so before AF, but I've been having "symptoms" since Wednesday so I'm trying not to think too much into things.  DH and I have only been trying for two months so I really don't wanna get my hopes up as last month was a little hard for me to get over.  I'm trying to take DH's advice and "relax and enjoy"

    Since I'm 42 and DH is 40 (a little TMI but I ovulated on his birthday!) we are hoping something happens in due time.

    Oh:  look forward to meeting all of you and wishing everyone success.

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