Thursday, July 21, 2005

Psychosomatic symptoms?

I've been having the 'to POAS or not to POAS' dilemma the last few days. I'm currently 12dpi so theoretically a + / - on a FRED should be reasonably accurate, but neither my sis nor another good friend think I should. I had a hard time convincing myself it was a bad idea yesterday until I checked the HPTs I have (you know the 3-pack from Costco I bought when I went off the pill 'cause I'd be needing them any day) and they're EPT which say they can be used starting the first day of your missed period - so I assume that's 14 or maybe even 15 dpo/i? So I couldn't use it until Saturday even if I wanted to (and I'm not about to go out and buy any more)! So that dilemma at least is solved.

Then, I was reading a blog last night where someone was making fun of a list of pregnancy symptoms (can't remember now where it was, will link if / when I find it again). Two of them that I hadn't heard before were having trouble sleeping / not sleeping well, and bleeding gums when you brush your teeth. So wouldn't you know it, I couldn't get to sleep until 2:15 last night when I finally got up, went downstairs and had a glass of milk. And, when I brushed my teeth this morning there was way more blood than I've ever seen before. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I think it's all totally psychosomatic. I knew about the sore boobs, therefore they're sore. As soon as I find out about these other ones, boom, I have them too! I think I want very much to be pregnant, so I'm convincing my body to exhibit all the symptoms as I learn about them. How's that for twisted?


S. said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you. :) I can totally relate!
During the first few months off bcp, I researched every type of symptom and probably made up a few of my own!

As for me, AF was around for about 4 1/2 days. Not charting temps yet, just bd and cm. I remember reading in that *devil* book (TCOYF) as well as online that multiple patches of fertile cm can signal an annovulatory cycle - so since I've already gone through one like that I'll have a good idea if it's happening again.

Suz said...

Ohh! You know that my experience with the evil HPT sucked and then sucked some more. I agree with your sis and would delay as long as humanly possible. As far as the symptoms go --- ditto and ditto! I read a symptom and convince my body to do it.

D. said...

Oh my goodness. I'm 12 DPI also (except as of today, not Thursday). I couldn't fall asleep last night and here's the kicker my gums have been bleeding a little for the past 3 days. I have never heard that as a symptom until I read your blog just now. I'm freaking out. I did break down an POAS yesteray and the day before but not today. I might on Sunday but why bother because I get a Beta on Monday if no period by then. These symptoms can't all be psychosmatic, because I didn't know about the bleeding gum thing or the not being able to fall asleep thing. Wow good luck to both of us.