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Advice please...first time TTC...

Posted by: MVM on Tue Sep 28, 2010

My first post here...I'm hoping there's at least one person out there with the same (or very similar) situation. I really need some insight!

I'm 28 years old (29 in a few weeks!), and last month my husband and I decided to start TTC.

Here's the catch: I was on the Pill since I was a teenager and I stopped in August with my LMP starting on Sept 1. IF my cycle reverts back (immediately) to pre-pill cycles, I have a 30-day cycle. My hubby and I did the deed nearly every day from Sept 15th to 19th. Today, Sept 28th, would put me at approx. 10 DPO but 2 days before expecting AF to visit.

To complicate it all, I also quit smoking cold turkey (after 15 years!) and it's been a full two weeks without it.

I also know that it can take 3 months for your body to regulate after coming off the pill. So I'm aware that the chances are slim.

That being said, I've experienced a multitude of "symptoms" but I can't decipher what's what. Mild bouts of nausea (sometimes not so mild), extreme fatigue during the day but restless at night, very dehydrated but not going to the washroom a lot, clogged on the other end (sorry TMI), twinges in the lower abdomen, etc...

I know I took on too much for my body so quickly but I wasn't going to continue smoking if there was the slightest possibility that I'd have a wee one growing inside me.

Anyways, should I test now, or wait until I'm late...? Any help would be great!

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