Friday, August 26, 2011

Is It Really The Progesterone??

My mind is starting to screw with me now. I have been on the progesterone for every cycle in the past and I have always been able to differentiate between progesterone symptoms and pregnancy symptoms, as many of them are very similar. Progesterone supplements tend to cause fatigue, very frequent urination, sore boobs, bloating and even a bit of cramping...so pretty much your typical early pregnancy symptoms. The one symptom that is really sticking out for me, and it is the way I have known 3 times that I was pregnant, is the awful lower back pain. If I stand in place for more than 5 minutes or so, I have to start shifting my weight around as it feels like my kidneys are going to blow out my back. With my first pregnancy, which was a total surprise, the only way I knew something was wrong was because of this back pain. I was convinced I had a kidney stone. It was the weekend of my BFF's wedding and I remember this back pain being so severe that someone was going to take me to the ER as I was sure I had a kidney stone...obviously I didn't go. She got married on a Sunday so I ended up calling the doctor on Monday and asked if I could come in. The first question they asked me was if I was pregnant. Of course I wasn't. They told me to take a test and then call them back. After peeing on 12 tests because I just couldn't believe it I called them back and told them that they were right! Well, this is the same exact pain. I keep telling  myself that I probably just slept wrong but I just have this overwhelming feeling that I am pregnant. I am trying to ignore that feeling because what if this one time it is wrong? What if I convince myself that I am pregnant only to find out in a few days that I am not. I guess we will see as only time will tell.

4 comments:

  1. Hoping that the back pain is a sign of pregnancy for you this time, too! And praying that the babe will stick around for the next 38 weeks or so!!

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  2. My fingers are crossed that this is a pregnancy symptom for you this time around too!!!

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  3. Stay positive and keep you chin up. My thoughts and prayers are with you that it is positive!! BRING ON THE BABIES!!!!!

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  4. Ugh!! I hope it means nothing but GOOD THINGS for you!! Stay positive!!

    Happy ICLW from # 86 <3

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