Late, neg result, yet cramps. Preggers or something more?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When did you last take a test? I’d test again personally.

Your cycles can be very wonky for a few months after going off, so it could simply be that causing your issues..but some of your symptoms are pretty suspicious.

Let us know what happens, and good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It can take time for cycles to regulate after BC. Since your last cycle was 37 days, it’s not surprising that you still haven’t seen AF. I would wait. That pain could have been ovulation. You might consider charting since you are trying to avoid so you know for sure when your fertile window is. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It doesn’t sound likely but I guess you never know. Try to relax until your appointmenet.  They’ll be able to tell you for sure.  Some people never get a positive on an HPT but I think that’s pretty rare.

More than likely, you’re cycle hasn’t regulated yet since being off BC and you’re having a longer cycle.  What form of BC are you using to prevent pregnancy?  If you’re using NFP, then it does take some time for your cycle to regulate and you to get a good idea of when you need to avoid sex so I’d advise you start charting diliginatly and withhold him finishing inside you until you are in tune with your body and know your fertile days.

I must say, if you’re that concerned about religious reasons, then why are you having premarital sex to begin with?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@BeeRod527:  probably just af on its way although the possibility of pregnancy lingers being that u just got off bc ur system gets whacked out

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@BeeRod527:  Have you had unprotected sex since your last period?  If not, there is practically no chance you are pregnant.  If you have had unprotected sex since your last period then you might be pregnant.  Bear in mind that your cycles could be messed up from coming off the Pill, especially if you taking it mid-cycle.  You could have ovulated late in this cycle not truly 9 days late.

Hit up the local Dollar Store and buy a couple of tests and test every morning until your appointment next week.  If you don’t have a positive test or a period by then your OB can order a blood test to make sure you aren’t pregnant.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If your period was late because you were pregnant, the chances are very, very high that a home pregnancy test would be positive at this point. Regulating your period after birth control can take months, so if the test was negative, I wouldn’t worry. All of the “symptoms” you’re describing can be effects of going off of birth control. When I went off the pill the first time, I was miserable. The second time, I had no side effects. I think it’s all kind of a crap shoot.

If you’re not planning on using birth control and you don’t want to become pregnant, I’d look into a book called Taking Charge of Your Fertility.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@BeeRod527:  Everyone reacts to pregnancy differently.  The Dollar Store tests are really sensitive and they’re only a dollar.  (I got pregnant from a one time oops when I was married to my ex husband; we knew the exact day we conceived.)

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you want to have premarital sex go for it, I did. Though I am pretty certain the bible considers it a sin, too.  But, if you’re comfortable with that it’s all that matters. Sorry but I feel strongly about people who do not take precautions to prevent unwanted pregnancy and in your case you’ve made it pretty clear you don’t want to get pregnant.

The pull out method is very effective and it’s not a method of contraception that would be considered sinful. I highly recommend you read up on it.

Pregnancy symptoms do not start immediately and some people don’t get many at all, so just because you’re not feeling like dirt doesn’t mean you’re not pregnant.  It’s highly likely that you aren’t, but the only way to know for sure is to take a test (which you did) and now wait for your doctors appointment for confirmation.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know you want answers, but we really can’t give you answers.  Most of us aren’t doctors, and we haven’t examined you; therefore, we can only speculate.  I think the fact that you have an OB appt. coming up soon is great.  Your doctor will be able to answer all of your questions.  I suggest busying yourself until your appt.  Worrying about it or researching your symptoms will only make the wait worse.  I wish you the best of luck with whatever happens!  I’m a firm believer in fate or what’s meant to be will be.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You also really should start charting.  I started doing so this month to learn more about what’s going on with my body, and becasue my DH and I are ttc.  With charting, you know when you O and sometimes if you are pregnant. All of what I just suggested is in the TCOYF book.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The vast majority of women don’t have exactly 28-day cycles.  If it’s just that number that you’re using to determine that you’re late, I’d definitely breathe easier if I was you.  As other posters have said, your period can get super wonky when you first come off birth control and you may not have regulated yet.  BUT you might just have long cycles.  Depending on when you ovulated, you might not be late at all.  Nth-ing the rec for TCOYF – it’s a fantastic book.

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