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Banging headache - no other symptoms

Hi ladies,

I’m 7dp5dt and test day is Thursday. I’ve not had any symptoms or side effect and don’t feel any different. I thought I was spotting yesterday but I can’t honestly say I was or I wasn’t and today I’ve woke up with a banging headache. I do suffer with them but this is actually the first one since starting the cycle 4 weeks ago x any tips as paracetamol is not helping and I know I cannot have any ibuprofen. Trying to stay positive but I don’t feel any different still hoping for a BFP xxx

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Hi Jade. I’m running the same time frame as you with collection and transfer. Last night I had a sore head and the only why I could shift it was going to sleep in a dark room. I have had period like pains for a few days now on and off. I don’t test until next Wednesday!

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Next Wednesday!? Such a long time away still but I hope t flies by X out clinic says 2 weeks from egg collection with who’ll be 10dp fresh 5dt.... I went to bed and slept all night and woke up with it can’t get back to sleep and my mind runs away with me laying in the dark xx hope your feeling better xx

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Yeh it’s a fair bit away yet! I’m sure it will pass 😂 slowly! hope your headache does one and good luck for Thursday.

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Hi jade, I’m also 7dp5dt today and OTD Thursday! Going from being very positive to quite negative and back again.. woke up at 4.20am last night feeling really hot and then couldn’t get back to sleep as my mind and heart were racing going over everything. I’ve also had no symptoms other than a few twinges and some bloating no spotting whatsoever and no cramps. This is our 3rd transfer.. just hoping and praying. All the very best to you. It’s reassuring knowing there are people on here at the exact same stage!! We are warriors and we’ve got this! Come on little embryos... good luck xx

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Hi lovely,

I have exactly the same, few twinges and the last few a days my head face and cheeks have been on fire 🔥 and I looked really flushed x your right we can do this! I’m trying to hang out til tomorrow morning so bad xx this 2WW is nearly finished! Xx

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I’m just dreading the results tomorrow in case it’s a BFN again as we’ll be devastated and are well overdue some luck/a little miracle... I haven’t had sore boobs at all have you? I just wish I had something that was different to normal PMT symptoms but have been getting some sharp twinges in my sides(?!) is yours a blood test or pregnancy test at home? Xx

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Mines a home test .... I did have sore boobs a few days ago then all settles down again x we all need some luck xx 😘

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youre doing so well! I tested a day early I'm so impatient haha, best of luck for tomorrow! xxx

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Haha I’m just about resisting, my tests have just arrived and am so tempted to do one now but it has to be morning pee doesn’t it ? Xx

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To be honest I did mine in the early-mid afternoon when my OH was at work, and it was positive, LONGEST 5 minutes of my life waiting for that digital test! morning pee is definitely recommended as apparently theres more hormones in your first wee of the day. I guess its all down to how ready you are to find out, its so nerve wrecking though! I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you hun, I hope this works! xxx

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Thank you so much xx it’s our first go at ivf and ICSI so I’m really nervous xxx

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aww hun don't worry honestly, I had 1 failed NHS cycle and my first transfer didn't work, I had the FET and had such low hopes. when I took the test I must have sat staring at it for 10 mins unable to move. I genuinely hope you have your BFP. is this your first IVF cycle? have you had any bleeding or spotting? xxx

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It’s our first ever cycle so this is all new to us.... I think I had the Tinyest bit of spotting 5dpt but not anything major and no other symptoms apart from this headache lasting last 2 days xx how about you? Any signs you were before that test ? Cx

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I spotted but its totally normal, no clots or anything. Told it was common to have implantation bleeding but it really worried me until OTD, that was around day 5-6dpt. after my first transfer I had bad cramps but it was still pretty close to my EC to was still sore from that. didn't really have any other symptoms, I was convinced it wasn't going to work. If this is your first cycle at least your not weighed down by past failures, that's the hardest part to get out of your head! how do you feel in yourself? are you excited to test? xxx

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I’m really excited to test I’ve waiting it out and OTD is tomorrow but home tests have just arrived now I want to do it tonight ! X I’m so pleased you got your BFP tho I can’t imagine going all this again having past failures x it must of been hard xx I feel ok in myself I’ve been a. Little tired but like you said, I was so bloated and sore from egg collection for about a week after xx

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tiredness can be a good sign, I felt pretty tired this time around and it hasn't gone away either. I'm very lethargic. the soreness will calm down soon, hot water bottles are a great way to sooth the pain hun. get a nice cuppa tea and do the test as soon as your confident enough to look at it and accept the outcome. it would be amazing if you got a bfp first time, but if you don't no need to worry, we are all here to support you. the ladies on this forum have helped me in my darkest times. sending you tonnes of positivity and luck for tonight/tomorrow xxxx

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Thank you so much xx I’m going to try and hang out one more night ! I’ll prob be up at 4 am classing it as my morning pee! Thank you xxxxx

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hey I would hun, just make sure you've got your OH for support, I'm sure hes just as excited and nervous as you are! wake him up at 3am ready for the result hahah xxx

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Hey I also had headaches that paracetamol didn’t touch and unfortunately I had them all the way until I stopped the pessaries at 10 weeks! They said it was the progesterone from the pessaries and from the pregnancy doubled up! I did find having a cold gel pack on my head or neck helped a little! Hope you feel better soon, and good luck, I’ll have my fingers crossed for you!! Xx

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Thank you, I have had the gel pad on too eases it a little x these bloody pessaries! Xx

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