I think I am roughly ten weeks pregnant. My last period was a week late, and when it came I spotted lightly for a couple of hours, over two days, then stopped. There was slight twinging pain, but nothing remotely like any period I have previously experienced. A week later (two weeks after my period was due) I took a pregnancy test, which showed negative. I decided that I must have been imagining things (I FELT pregnant), so I tried to put it out of my mind. Three weeks ago, I began experiencing severe nausea accompanied shortly afterward by constipation, mild headaches, an increased need to pee, and sore, painful breasts. A week ago, my breasts started swelling, and now are a full cup size bigger than they were previously! This is no laughing matter, as I was already a DD! I have been having mood swings, and am more emotional than normal these last couple of weeks, too. My sense of smell has been giving me fits! The first two weeks, I couldn't stand certain smells, almost to the point of throwing up (I don't throw up even when sick with the stomach flu!), but then the smells that set me off changed to other smells. It's so confusing and annoying! I went to my local Birthright center ten days ago, four days before my period was due, and the test was again negative. The lady told me not to assume I was not pregnant, as I could just not have enough of the pregnancy hormone in my system yet to get a positive test. I was very upset though, over the persistence of my symptoms and the negative test, and bawled all over my poor husband that night. We haven't said anything about my suspiciouns to anyone, but several coworkers and a close friend have all asked me if I am pregnant, and when told the test was negative, two of the women told me that neither of their pregnancies showed on urine tests for months, and one of them had to have a blood test to prove she was pregnant. All that was supposed to be encouraging, but it just made me more confused - this is so hard, not knowing! My period was due last tuesday, six days ago, and it didn't come. I began to get very excited and hopeful again, despite my best efforts not to. Last night, five days late, I found a single spot after going to the bathroom. I tried not to panic, and to convince myself that if it was my period it didn't matter. I am spotting a little bit today, but again very lightly. I called two local medical clinics, and eventually an OBGYN office and spoke to a nurse. All she told me was to take ANOTHER test, and if it was positive, call back for an appointment, and if negative to go to a different doctor "if I was still concerned." I took one an hour ago, and it was AGAIN negative. I want to just accept that I am not pregnant, but I FEEL pregnant! I can't help myself! This would be my first pregnancy, so I have no basis of comparison, but I just feel pregnant! I even think its a girl! I've heard of this happening before ("knowing" you're pregnant and the sex of the infant), but I am so frustrated that I just want to curl up in a ball and cry my eyes out! And I still feel sick and nauseous and tired! Am I pregnant and about to miscarry? Am I not pregnant at all and sick?
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