1st Trimester

PMS-like cramps and Backache

samiw23samiw23 member
edited May 2022 in 1st Trimester
Me again... As a FTM, everything is making me stress 😩 

So, I'm almost 7 weeks (Friday) and have not been having a great week...

Over and above my hcg no longer doubling (doubled in 7 days, from 14k to 30k) and measuring a few days behind, today I have moderatel painful PMS like pain (unlike the mild cramping I've had to date) and also really bad lower and mid back pain. On a positive note,  I haven't had any spotting or bleeding to date

I have a scan tomorrow afternoon and don't know whether to hold onto hope or to expect/accept the worst. 

Why does this have to be so hard? This is our first pregnancy since our ectopic in 2018...

Sorry for the paranoid pity party...

Re: PMS-like cramps and Backache

  • I'm so sorry you're going through this. Did you call your doctor regarding your worsening symptoms? Maybe they could get you in earlier. Sending you love ❤️
  • I have 2 babies and with both of them I had the constant lower back ache and cramps feeling for the entire first trimester.  I never had my hcg numbers taken but both of my girls measured a week behind what my EDD based on LMP should have been. Try not to freak out! Hope things go well! 
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  • HCG stops doubling as you get into the 1000s so I wouldn't put too much weight on the numbers. It's normal to measure a few days off from your gestational age because baby is so small at this point. Even being slightly off in measurement can make it look like you're a few days off.
    *TW* History:
    Me: 34 DH: 36 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

    TTC #1 since 7.2017
    Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies

    IUI #1-3 all BFN
    IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
    FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
    RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
    FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
    2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
    Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
    TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20

    Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
    Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
    Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
    Bloodwork | 10.21.21 high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies, high protein S, multiple genetic mutations
    BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 B) | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX Support to maintain pregnancy
    DS born 7.19.22 after induction

    TTC #2 begins 6.2023
    Consultation with RI | 6.6.23
    Saline sono, endometritis biopsy, skin & eye check | all normal
    Labs | high TSH, Factor XIII mutation, high %CD56
    Follow up | 8.8.23 | prescribed metformin, prednisone, plaquenil, and levothyroxine
    Repeat labs after 3 weeks on meds
    Follow up | 11.9.23 | Green light!, increase in prednisone, added lovenox
    Repeat labs in 8 weeks
  • samiw23samiw23 member
    Update: today's scan confirmed missed miscarriage. 

  • lilswedlilswed member
    So sorry.
  • I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs ♥️
  • @samiw23 I’m so sorry, and wish you nothing but love and good things in the future ❤️
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