The few weeks before AF is expected and it's to soon to test, so you just wait and wait until you finally can test. I hate this part of my cycle. It drives me nuts! I also have symptoms such as slight nausea, cramping, bloating, and sore breasts. So I get even more antsy, then bang, AF shows up. Every month this happens to me. People tell me since I want a baby so badly, the symptoms are in my head. Yuck. I do believe they are real and just go with AF.