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Old 10-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

I'm currently ebf'ing my 5 1/2mo ds and usually don't have AF return till around a year pp. However, since the birth of ds it seems like every 4-5wks I have fairly strong pms symptoms, complete with light cramping, bloating, cravings, mood swings, insomnia, slight nausea, etc. It lasts for a few days then goes away, totally playing tricks with my mind making me think AF is around the corner but then nothing. I'm glad it hasn't returned, but the symptoms are annoying! Has anyone else had these phantom symptoms? I don't remember this happening with any of my others, but maybe I've just forgotten.

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I think I'm having this too! But I don't know, she's my first baby at 6 months old so AF could be around the corner. I keep having nightmares she appears at The most inopportune times.

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:46 AM   #3
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Re: PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

When EBF, I get the symptoms when ovulating and when a period would come. With my older dd, it happened for a few months before my period returned (at 4 months pp). With my current LO, I'm getting the same thing plus wacky periods.
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Re: PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

I did the same thing, I want to say like twice before AF returned at 4 mo PP. So hoped to go longer without it.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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Re: PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

My body is doing the same thing. My DS is 6 months old tomorrow and he is EBF and my first this long I usually have gotten AF back by now with my FF babies. My body has done the symptom thing twice now. Im *hoping* i go for a lot longer without AF though
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re: PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

Glad to hear that it isn't too unusual. Sounds like I should be on the lookout for AF to return early, though like you all I hope she stays gone as long as possible.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #7
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Re: PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

I've been thinking I'm experiencing that too- some symptoms, quite regularly.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:31 PM   #8
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Re: PMS symptoms while EBF but without AF actually returning?

Yep! I get those! DD is 11 months and haven't had my pp af yet. Each month I get moody, tired, crampy, etc. with nothing to show for it! lol It's just showing ya that your body is getting ready to again!
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