what are your pregnancy symptoms vs your pms symptoms?

I know they can be very similar and its hard to tell the difference between the two. Ive been tired, breasts are sore on sides, cramping and in back and down legs too, and hungry. We are trying to conceive and my period isnt due for 5 more days. I usually dont get pms symptoms until the day before or the day of. Just wanting to know everyones symptoms and when they occur....and yes i know everyone is different :) Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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  • PT&L
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    1 decade ago
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    Those are pregnancy symptoms,... but also are PMS symptoms so it's so hard to know! Any constipation? that's a popular symptom too! Acid reflux and things are too. Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is hope and pray that your period never comes and you have a baby on the way!!

    Good luck and happy holidays to you too!

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    I know they can be very similar and its hard to tell the difference between the two. Ive been tired, breasts are sore on sides, cramping and in back and down legs too, and hungry. We are trying to conceive and my period isnt due for 5 more days. I usually dont get pms symptoms until the day before...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the symptoms can go both ways. untl you actually miss a period its hard to tell. heres some helpful info from

    http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/e...

    Implantation Bleeding:

    Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping.

    Other Explanations: Actual menstruation, altered menstruation, changes in birth control pill, infection, or abrasion from intercourse.

    Delay/Difference in Menstruation:

    A delayed or missed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to test for pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period. This symptom is commonly explained by other reasons. If you have been sexually active and have missed a period, it is recommended that you take a test: Order my pregnancy test

    Other Explanations: Excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, ceasing to take the birth control pill, or breast-feeding.

    Swollen/Tender Breasts:

    Swollen or tender breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen.

    Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, impending menstruation (PMS) can also cause your breasts to be swollen or tender.

    Fatigue/Tiredness:

    Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception.

    Other Explanations: Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu, or other illnesses can also leave you feeling tired or fatigued.

    Nausea/Morning Sickness:

    This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Food poisoning, stress, or other stomach disorders can also cause you to feel queasy.

    Backaches:

    Lower backaches may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Impending menstruation, stress, other back problems, and physical or mental strains.

    Headaches:

    The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, impending menstruation, eye strain, or other ailments can be the source of frequent or chronic headaches.

    Frequent Urination:

    Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.

    Other Explanations: Urinary tract infection, diabetes, increasing liquid intake, or taking excessive diuretics.

    Darkening of Areolas:

    If you are pregnant, the skin around your nipples may get darker.

    Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy or may be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy.

    Food Cravings:

    While you may not have a strong desire to eat pickles and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Poor diet, lack of a certain nutrient, stress, depression, or impending menstruation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You have the same symptoms I did with my pregnancies. Plus I felt extremely tired, I wanted to sleep all the time during my first trimester. Try a if you are going to take a HPT do it first thing in the morning they are more accurate then. Good Luck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I know it's extremely hard, but wait until you actually miss your period, that's how you tell the difference for sure! PMS can be so weird at times, you may think your pregnant and stress yourself out. I have my fingers crossed for you!

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  • 4 years ago

    For me the symptoms were the same until I started throwing up and gaining weight.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Period symptoms and preggo symptoms are usually so much alike that it is hard to tell.

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  • 5 years ago

    They are similar. Atleast they were for me!

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