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June 23rd, 2011, 07:26 PM
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I am 10 DPO and have increasingly intense early pregnancy symptoms. I've listed the major symptoms here:
  • Since the day after ovulation I've had tingling breasts, which have the last several days turned into heavy, tender breasts.
  • Since 5 DPO I've been having nauseaoff and on, it's getting worse.
  • 5-6 DPO I noticed an increasing sensitivity to smells and a lack of appetite.
  • Today I've started to get heartburn which I have only had a few times in my life.
This is going to be my 5th pregnancy, I know the feelings I'm having are pregnancy but I'm not getting a positive test yet. The waiting is driving me crazy!

I'm pretty positive I'm pregnant but there are a couple of things that are causing doubts for me.
1. My eggs are getting old which I thought would make it hard to get pregnant.
2. I just had my IUD removed in early May and am afraid maybe this is some sort of hormone adjustment.

Do either of these alternatives make sense to anyone or should I just be comfortable in the idea that I'm pregnant and wait for my period to stay away?

Anyways, thanks for "listenting"
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June 24th, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Elisa,

This time around I was quite definitely pregnant, but didn't get a positive HPT until 11 dpo. And that was with twins!! My beta level just 2 days later was a whopping 240!! A lot depends on the person and metabolism rate, time of implantation, sensitivity of the test, etc. Are you taking a really sensitive test? I would say with your symptoms there is a good chance you are preggos...keep us posted!!

Regarding your "doubts" the older eggs do make it harder to get--and stay preggo. But I am holding out the positive for you, especially since you have such strong symptoms!

Sending you lots of BABY DUST!!!
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June 30th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Elisa,

Just checking in with you to see how you are doing and how things turned out....
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June 30th, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for checking

Things are not turning out so well this time. My symptoms continued to get stronger and stronger but I kept getting BFN's. I took a blood test on Tuesday (15DPO) and it came back with an HCG level of 16. My doctor said it's a very early miscarriage and now I'm just waiting for my period to start....but still have all my symptoms.

I asked my doctor why I'm having such strong symptoms with so little HCG and she said it's estrogen. I'm not finding a lot of information online about estrogen, at least nothing that explains my symptoms, but I've just adjusted my thinking and am looking forward to trying this next cycle.
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June 30th, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Elisa,

I am so sorry. (((HUGS))). I don't want to give you false hope, but is your doctor doing a second beta draw? Yes, 16 is low, but is not completely unheard of for it to still be viable. Since I have done IVF, and IUI's I have been on many boards where beta levels get discussed extensively. Often, when they are low, they are not viable (I had a miscarriage with low betas) but sometimes they are late implanters and bounce up. The lowest I have seen turn into a viable pregnancy is a women with a beta of 10 (14dpo).

Again, I don't want to raise false hope, but if I were you I would at least get another level drawn so you can see the doubling time. If that is low, then viability isn't likely.

Regarding estrogen:

Estrogen and Progesterone -- Pregnancy Basics -- WhatToExpect.com

Take care of yourself.
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