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Period pains

Really struggling to stay positive. 7dp5dt and I’ve started with period pains today. Feels exactly like when I’m going to get AF. Sore boobs have also improved and are less swollen. Could all mean absolutely nothing of course, I’m just feeling really negative today.

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Oh KitKat, try to stay positive, it can all mean good signs too. xx

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Thanks, I know you’re right, I’m just fed up x

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Aw I think it's very common to feel this way at this stage in the wait. It's just torture! I felt like AF was coming for the last 4/5 days of the wait and got a BFP so who knows. All you can do is hang in there til test day - keeping everything crossed for you xx

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Thanks lovely. I’m starting to get really tempted to test early. But I know that’s a really bad idea!!

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Af type symptoms are a good sign for me. Fingers crossed for you 🤞🏻 xx

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Thank you, hope it’s the same for me!

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It seems to be a pattern we all go through at about halfway. There really is no way to know so just hang on in there lovely. When are you testing? I'll keep my fingers crossed for you xxx

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Thank you! OTD is Friday, which feels so far away. Why does this wait drag on so much??

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It will pass quicker when you're back at work tomorrow. Time flies when you're teaching. Well, it used to for me anyway. Rarely managed to get to the end of my lesson plan hahaha

Keep your chin up xxx

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Kitkat12 these symptoms are not a bad sign at all... I got a lot of cramps & period pain like feeling... stay positive and be happy please... not long to go before you test you are more than half way there... xx

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7 days after my transfer ( this time last year ). I cried the whole day due to having period pains . I remember putting the Christmas tree up crying . It was a good sign as I got my bfp . Try to keep positive as hard as it is xx

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I think we all can relate, I had my FET last Monday and from day one I had cramping which I took as a positive sign however I haven't had anything since Saturday and found I started feeling negative about it and feeling like it hadn't worked out... I think the 2ww is absolute hell but just don't give up hope until your OTD. Good Luck xx

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I’m going through the same thing, I’m at day 10 post 3d egg transfer, and every ache and pain, and there’s lots at the moment, I’m getting really negative about. However, I think a lot of the symptoms are down to brutal egg collection and the progesterone pessaries....I hope you get some relief soon and good luck with the test in a few days!

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Thanks all! I know you’re all right and that these pains could actually be a good sign. I think I was just having a bit of a bad day yesterday x

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Ah the 2ww is such hell - I was alternating daily between thinking I was pregnant / positive thinking to thinking I definitely wasn't and feeling upset! Hang in there, you are almost there!

As for the cramping, it could well be a good sign too. I experienced period-like cramps from about day 7 post transfer onwards - and for a good week and a half following getting my BFP (only just now settled down). What they don't tell you, is that 'pregnancy cramping' is definitely a thing! And it feels a lot like a bad period! (I never read that small print lol). Best of luck xxx

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Fingers are crossed for you, hoping these symptoms are a good sign xx

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