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rp: bad AF like cramps, but still bfp?

i'm 10dp5dt.  i started getting bad AF like cramps last night, and i still have them today.  beta isn't until monday.  i think deep down, i know that i'm probably not pregnant, but wanted to see if anyone experienced bad AF like cramps, but was still pregnant.

i already posted this on SAIF.  thanks ladies.

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  • I have heard that cramping is normal. I say try to stay positive. Its not over till AF shows. I will keep my fingers crossed for you! GL!
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  • No experience m&m but wanted to wish you luck!

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  • I really don't know, but I am pulling for you! Stay positive! I hope this is it for you!
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  • just wanted to wish you luck sweetie.  you're in my t&ps!
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  • Cramping CAN be good!!

    Are you POAS before monday?

    Sending you good thoughts that those cramps are the good kind!!!

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  • I hope cramping can be a good sign, since I've also got a beta on Monday and have been mildly cramping on and off since Thursday...
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    Can I ask you how come your beta isn't until Monday if you are 10d post 5dt?  Isn't that late?  I hope your cramping is a good sign and not AF.  Best of luck to you for Monday!!

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    M & M-

    Can I ask you how come your beta isn't until Monday if you are 10d post 5dt?  Isn't that late?  I hope your cramping is a good sign and not AF.  Best of luck to you for Monday!!

    for some reason, my RE makes you wait a long time if it's a 5dt.  i have no idea why.  i asked if i could come in this morning, and was told yes, but that even if it's negative, i'd have to go back on monday for a re-test...i figured i might as well just wait until monday then.  i will not be POAS, although i am tempted.

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  • Well, good luck holding out until Monday (you are almost there). 

    Again, best of luck to you.  I hope you get your BFP.

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  • yes! i had awful cramps the day before my + beta.
  • I was VERY crampy!!!!

    Don't give up hope! 

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  • Most ppl do experience some cramping in early preg.  I do.  I am.  For me, it's not all the time, just on and off through out the day.  It's from a stretching uterus or so I've heard. 

    One girl I know, her cramps where so bad, she went to the ER and everything was fine. 

    It's different for everyone I guess.

    And I guess that's why ppl say they felt like AF was coming because they're pretty similar symptoms (bloating, cramping, etc). 

    GL to you!  I hope it's a strong beta!

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  • When I was pregnant, I had cramps that felt like AF. 

    I really hope you get your sticky BFP this cycle!

    (((hugs))) 

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  • Okay... so even if you think! you have AF, with bleeding and stuff, you can still be pregnant... not that I wish that on you, just saying don't give up!

    Sooo.... hang in there!

  • I did. I had AF like cramps a couple days before my BFP and continuing on until a few days after my BFP. I know its hard but try to stay positive. This could be your cycle.

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  • Cramping is very normal. I thought AF was coming too b/c I had a lot of them. Hold tight!!! :-)
  • definitely possible, cramping during first tri is common. good luck!!!
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  • Just wanted to tell you good luck and that you are in my T&P!!!

    I really really hope you get your BFsP!!!

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  • I've heard that af type cramping before a bfp is common. My best friend had horrible AF type cramps after her ivf cycle and ended up getting a BFP. I have my fingers crossed for you and you will be in my t&p's!
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  • I had cramping and spotting that started at 3dp5dt and continued for a couple of weeks after my bfp.  I was convinced my period was coming.  Sending lots of good thoughts your way!!  Good luck!
  • I don't know but I hope you get the BFP you have waited way tooooo long for :) I hope those cramps go away and you get a high beta on Monday!
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  • I really hope this is it, and you get a bfp! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck at Monday's beta!
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  • I did.  I cramped like heck and really thought it was over.  So much so that I got my beta moved up a day so I could move on.  Low and behold beta was positive.  Please don't give up hope!  Hugs and good luck.
  • I did!!  and they haven't stopped yet!  Good luck!!!!
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