Anyone who has ever wanted to get pregnant, through IVF or otherwise, knows the game I am talking about. So let's play... What are my symptoms?
-Headache- on and off for a week now.
-Fatigue. OMG I need a nap!
-Cramping, which has happened several times a day since transfer (at least)
-Thirst- only water will do
-Food craving- pickles and guacamole as well as red meat. I admit, it is super early for food cravings, so it might be my subconscious leaping at the chance to eat things I love.
-Food aversion- sugary drinks. water only please.
-Nausea- not morning sickness. It hits me at night right before bed. Honestly, this is nice because I just get to lie down and sleep through it.
-Alternating between stuffed and starving. I am starving, so I get some food. I take two bites and am full. Then I am starving again. I have sometimes turned into a bottomless pit, particularly for macaroni and cheese.
-Very vivid dreams. This is a new symptom that just started two nights ago. I wake feeling like I haven't slept at all because I have lived a lifetime in my dream.
-Overheating- I wake up hot and sticky even though it is cold out.
-More potty breaks- but that's probably due to more water
How many of these are actual pregnancy symptoms.... could be none. Every single one of these aside from the unquenchable thirst are linked directly with Progesterone. The suppository progesterone I am on is apparently very good, so those symptoms are not discernable from real symptoms.
Early testing is not a good idea. Sure, you *might* get an accurate result. More likely though you will just stress yourself out wondering if the negative will change to a positive in a few days, like I did last time, or if the positive result is just a chemical pregnancy, and you are getting excited for no reason. It doesn't matter what result you get, you won't believe it. You will test again and again just waiting to see it change for better or worse. Take it from me. I know. Just wait for the blood test unless you enjoy spending money that brings absolutely no relief.
I will update as soon as my IPs have been notified of the blood results. This time feels very different from last time, but again, the progesterone is also very different and there is more of it. I just keep hoping and wishing that a beautiful little Chinese baby is growing and developing in there.