Post # 1
I love babies and have a baby of my own but we are not ready to have a baby. We are getting married in 4 months and I’m freaking out.
I hope I’m just paranoid, I really do.
A couple nights ago my FI said I was “glowing” and in the last few weeks he’s not the only one to have said that. I get off again on again cravings which just could be normal for me. During the day I get lots of salty cravings and at night I get a horrible sweet tooth. Its gotten worse over the last week or so though.
I don’t pee more than normal but I have been much thirstier than normal it seems and a couple of times have run out of breath just talking! In the last few days my chest has been sore but only to the touch it seems and only on the (sorry for the tmi) nipple area.
I have been feeling nauseated most nights in the last week and a half with stomach pains but my kid and I both caught a bug so I think that explains that. Back pain yes but I have also been doing deep cleaning on the carpets and things.
My cycles are typically 24 days seperated. I don’t know exactly how you are supposed to count them but from the first day of my last period to the first day of my next are 24 days in between. Which means I was supposed to start today. No period and it’s over 1/2 way done with the day. Normally I would have started in the middle of the night last night.
No sign at all of an upcomming cycle, but (again sorry for tmi) a lot more you know… I hope I don’t have to go into detail on that.
I know I’m freaking out a little too early but since I got off birth control a few months back I get paranoid every month it seems. The birth control made me sick so we use condoms but sometimes we go without one until it gets close the the end and he uses one. So I get paranoid every month it seems but they are always on time, not this time though.
I don’t know what I want from this post, I’m just worried. Maybe tell me I’ve got nothing to worry about or something? I don’t know…
Post # 3
Hi! We’re getting married the same month, I’m a week before though 🙂
I don’t know what to tell you about your situation, but probably wait a week and if it still hasn’t come take an at home pregnancy test?
Best of luck in whatever happens!
Post # 4
@anon456123: as you know, there’s no way for us to tell if you are pregnant or not. Are you on birth control?
If your period is due today, go pick up a first response early result HPT and take it with your first urine Tomorrow. That will put your mind at ease until your period comes. If you still don’t start in a week, test again. If no go for about 45 days, then it’s time to think about making a doctors appt.
Post # 5
Be sure you are taking a vitamin just in case. You’re probably stressed about the wedding. Were you sick at all this cycle?
Post # 6
@pinkgreenandyellow: Thank you! And happy wedding planning! Waiting a week paranoid and freaking out is scary, it’d be nice if my period just started already!
@ChuckNorris: Yeah I know no one can tell online, I just was hoping to get a “I wouldn’t worry about it, doesn’t sound like it to me” or something along those lines. I’m not on birth control right now, I got off it about 5 months or so ago. It caused a lot of health issues and I could never remember to take the pill so I just haven’t gotten on any birth control and we use condoms. Would the first response work this early if I were? I see people posting a lot asking if others see a line and I would be that same person. But for different reasons. I love children and ultimately would be happy but we still are not ready for a child yet, and just 4 months away from the wedding.
Which kind of vitamins should I be taking? The prenatal? I try not to take any medication. Since I got off my birth control and it gave me so many health issues I’ve been steering clear of any medication at all. Of course though if I were to end up pregnant I would suck it up and take the prenatals. As far as being sick, I have had a lot of nausea the last week and a half. And stomach cramps. But I got a cold from my kid and we both have been sick. My kid actually vomited but not me. But thinking back when I was pregnant with my kid I only threw up once the whole pregnancy but was nauseous the whole first trimester and part of the second.
The thing that I remember the most from the beginning was always being tired and taking naps all the time. I’ve been doing that again. Even when I drink a cup of coffee I’m ready to fall asleep. I was like this over the summer with my medical problems but in the last two months it’s gotten better until the last couple weeks.
Post # 7
@anon456123: I would test– it is what my OBGYN calls $7 sanity checks. It is well worth the piece of mind of knowing, for sure, what it is.
I would take a pre-natal. My OBGYN said to take one regularly through youre 20s because it is good for your skin, hair, nails, and accidents. I take a generic at night because it sometimes makes me queasy.
I would also say that your symptoms could be early pregnancy, but they are also what I had leading up to a horrible period. So it may be hormonal, just not preganancy hormones.
Best of luck!
Post # 8
@anon456123: The American Pregnancy Association recommends all women of childbearing age take at least 400 mcg of Folic Acid daily, so as long as your multivitamin has that you should be good. It’s critical for neural tube formation, which has the most development in the first 28 days of conception, which is why all women should be taking it. If you are really good about using condoms, I’m sure you are fine & just stressed. I like what @Pollywog: said, a $7 sanity check. I’ll bet that you are fine!!! =) GL! And yes, a First Response Early Result would work this early, if your period is due today. But you could have ovulated late due to stress or whatever, in which case it would be too early. So, if it doesn’t come, I would test ahain in 7 days. =)
Post # 9
@Pollywog: Haha, I like the “sanity check” that’s what I feel like I need right now. It’d be nice if it is hormonal… I hope so.
@ChuckNorris: I didn’t know that about the prenatals, I’ll look into it and find one I feel comfortable with. We have a GNC nearby so hopefully they will have information on them. My issue with medication is that I don’t like all the chemical additives and would prefer something natural. For my anxieties sake. I do need to take a vitamin of some sort. I have been much more healthy over the last year but don’t feel much more healthy and figured I’m missing some key vitamins I need so I’ll definately look into it.
We do use condoms every time. Last month there was one pull out incident but I had my cycle after that. We use condoms every time but on occassion (about 3 or 4 times this month) we start and go for a while until he has to put it on then he does and we finish. Sorry for TMI, I’m just really paranoid.
Post # 10
@anon456123: I’m like 90% certain that you are fine then!!!! GL miss lady…I’m sure you are okay!!! =)
Post # 11
@anon456123: the thing with prenatals is that you have to start taking them BEFORE you are pregnant in order for them to prevent neural tube defects (i.e. spina bifida). If you only start taking them once you realize you are pregnant, it could be too late. Now I’m getting all preachy-preachy, but IMO, if you are not on hormonal birth control and if you would not abort if you got pregnant, you really should be taking prenatals. At least every other day or so. They are not medication, they are just essential vitamins and minerals. You pee out whatever your body doesn’t absorb and use. I’m not a doctor, but I don’t really think there is much in them that could bother you, other than perhaps iron which can make you constipated. You can get gummy versions of prenatals that do not have iron.
The best thing to do is just pee on a stick. Super early pregnancy symptoms are usually so vague and mild anyway and they are caused by the same thing (progesterone) that causes PMS and are often exactly the same as PMS, so you can’t go by them at all. If you didn’t get sperm in your vagina since the last time you had your period, there is no way you could be pregnant. The only mechanism I can think of is if you had sex with your fiance, and then had sex a second time shortly after that, without using a condom at first (since there could still be a tiny bit of sperm in his urethra that could have been pushed out by pre-cum). But even the chances of that would be super rare. In all likelihood, as previous posters have said, you are stressed out and your cycle has lengthened. Good luck!
Post # 12
Thank you for all of the advice. I’ll look into getting some prenatal vitamins started soon but yay! Good news! As you guessed I started my period!
It was likely the stress from going back to school next week, Christmas and wedding planning. But it started :)))
Post # 13
Just FYI, vitamins aren’t medicine. Your body needs them to function.
If pregnancy isn’t an option right now, I’d look into something more reliable than condoms. The copper IUD is hormone free.