Very early symptoms of pregnancy — what are they? If asked, most women remember their very early pregnancy signs if they have been pregnant before. Some women can detect the moment they begin ovulating, while many women cannot tell when or if they have ovulated. Often, women can detect when the fertile days of their cycle have ended. Some women can detect the moment they have become pregnant.

A very early symptom is the sudden rise in your fatigue levels when all you want to do is put your feet up and lie down, doing nothing. There is the hormone progesterone, which reaches high blood levels during early pregnancy, a natural sedative.

And which lulls pregnant women into wanting to fall asleep whenever they can. Sometimes increased vaginal secretions(discharge, leukorrhea) either clear, white, yellow, foamy or itchy, can cause a panic in you if didn’t suspect yourself of pregnancy.

Morning Sickness: Another very early symptom of pregnancy is feeling nauseous. For a woman to consider her pregnant this very early sign of pregnancy must be experienced for few consecutive days. Otherwise nausea could be for other causes that are not related to pregnancy.

Changes and increased swelling and tenderness in the breast and nipples are one of the classic very early signs of pregnancy. Many times, a woman may notice these changes and blame them on a particularly ill-fitting or uncomfortable bra or other article of clothing. But, the sensitive woman will notice these changes for what they are – a new life is beginning to grow inside her with the new pregnancy.

Swollen Breasts: Unusually tender breasts are also earliest pregnancy symptoms. This symptom also sets in within a week of conception. Generally women notice tenderness in their breast. Breasts also become slightly enlarged and swollen.

Another one of the very early symptoms of pregnancy is increased urination. The frequent urge of urination usually happens due to the production of hCG hormone. However, recurrent urination may also be caused due to infection in the urinary tract, diabetes, and the like. Therefore, make sure you get yourself tested before drawing out a conclusion.

Tiredness is another sign of pregnancy. Generally women feel stressed specifically very early in pregnancy. The reason behind this is that body of the mother has to work harder to excrete more hormones specifically during very early stages of pregnancy. The body has to produce more fluids and then carry it towards the fetus; this extra work makes the body of the pregnant women tired.

Enlarged and Tender Breasts: Hormonal level rises drastically in early pregnancy. These increased levels of hormone give different signals. In the early days the body is not prepared for these hormonal changes. The obvious reaction of these hormonal levels is the change in the size and shape of the breasts. The breasts start giving a fuller feeling soon after conception.

Mood Swings: No matter how peaceful sleep you had and how good the weather is, the hormones play havoc with mood. During the first trimester the increased hormonal level makes you irritable and feel like crying.

These can all be early symptoms of pregnancy. However, they can be symptoms of other things too. If you have these symptoms and miss a period, take an at-home pregnancy test to know for sure. The sooner you know you are pregnant, the sooner you can start pre-natal care.

2 thoughts on “Early Symptoms Of Lupus In Women

  1. amandarez73

    I have a couple questions….

    Is she overweight?
    Does or did she drink?
    When was her last GYN exam? She needs one and an ultrasound re: vaginal bleeding (to rule out ovarian cancer)

    Here’s the issue – a 39yo female who has had a heart attack was NOT in healthy condition to begin with (whatever her outward appearance/activity level), especially with the heavy smoking. Heart disease in women tends to be very silent and atypical (abdominal pain, sour taste have been reported in female MIs)

    The little seizures sounds like TA – basically small strokes. Significant vessel damage could cause all of the associated symptoms. What was the treatment following the heart attack? Does she have a stent, on meds, etc…?

    MS and Lupus are certainly options as is hypothyroidism (the labs for that would be T3, T4, TSH, etc – should have been one of the first run to rule out), I would also be concerned about cancer or heart disease. Heart disease would be the one thing I would want to rule out first.

    Has she had cardiac tests done? There are a variety.

    She needs a cardiologist if she doesn’t have one already. And I think she probably needs to be more specific about describing the “pain” From what you write, it doesn’t sound like generalized pain it sounds more like exertion induced pain – which tends to be heart/lung oriented.

    Good luck

    PS – I would have her stop the teas – tea is a diuretic and could cause problems if she is drinking a great deal.

  2. science_guy_88

    Your mom’s doctors may have already ruled this out but, has your mother been tested for autoimmune conditions. The specific condition I am thinking of is called Sjogren’s Syndrome. The reason I suspect Sjogren’s is primarily because of the salty taste in her mouth. Sjogren’s hallmark symptoms are dry mouth and dry eyes. You said that your mom drinks plenty of water, is this because she has a dry mouth? Sjogren’s would also explain the salty taste. Sjogren’s attacks the salivary glands in your mom’s mouth altering their ability to secret saliva properly. Heavly concentrated saliva tastes salty.
    Sjogren’s causes dryness of other organs specifically the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, liver, blood vessels, pancreas, and brain. Many patients experience debilitating joint pain and fatigue.
    Your mother’s hot flashes, sensitivity to heat, numbness, insomnia, “seizures” could all be explained by Sjogren’s attacking her brain.
    Your mother’s severe burning in her upper right quadrant could be vasculitis (you said her blood work showed inflammation) caused by Sjogren’s. Her heart attack and stroke could also be due to Sjogren’s attacking her blood vessels. Her periods could also be explained by the Sjogren’s attacking the pituitary gland in her brain.
    The swelling in her ankles could be due to Sjogren’s attacking her liver causing fluid to accumulate in her ankles (edema).
    What is really interesting is that 90% of Sjogren’s cases occur in women and the average age of onset is 40 years old. Sjogren’s can be very difficult to diagnose because its symptoms imitate numerous other illnesses. About 50% of the time Sjogren’s syndrome occurs alone, and 50% of the time it occurs in the presence of another connective tissue disease. The four most common diagnoses that co-exist with Sjogren’s syndrome are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) and Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis. I fell very confident that your mother doesn’t have lyme disease, if she did you would notice the large hallmark bulls eye shaped rash.

    I hope this has helped and that your mother feels better. Please let me know if the doctors can confirm my suspicions.

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