Post # 1
Hi all, I have been married now for almost two years. I keep track of my periods and symptoms in the ‘Flo’ app and I realized last week I was late. I usually have 29 day cycles. Today is officially day THIRTY SEVEN.
Two days ago, I finally was able to run out and buy a test. I took a pregnancy test at home at lunch time and it came back negative. However, I have since read that it could be because of the time I took the test AND I took an antihistamine and asthma medication the day of, which I read can alter the test results.
I’m freaking out. I am going to retest tomorrow morning. I don’t have any symptoms per sae, except that my asthma has been HORRIBLE for the last month (out of the blue) and I read that being pregnant can exacerbate it. I’m hugely bloated and gassy (sorry if that’s TMMI!) but that could also be a PMS thing. No nausea and no sore boobs (though they might be a little bit bigger than usual).
What do you thinK? Anyone have any advice or has anyone else been here?! Help me pass the next 18 hours! Haha 🙂
Post # 2
If you’re that late, I would assume athsma and antihistamine wouldn’t alter it enough to make it negative if you’re really pregnant.
Post # 3
You must have ovulated late. At 7 days late the test would be positive. I have really regular cycles but every once in awhile would get the weird extra long cycle where I ovulated late.
Post # 4
I’m thinking it must be a random long period. It just sucks that it’s a waiting game!
Post # 5
Every woman will get random long cycles every now and then. If you really were 7 days late, you should definitely get a positive test if you were pregnant regardless of what time of day you tested (and I doubt the medications you took would affect it that much – if you were testing before your period was actually due sure, but not 7 days after). I agree with PPs that you most likely just ovulated later than usual so you’re not actually late yet, but definitely test again for your own peace of mind.
Post # 6
Unless you’re tracking ovulation it’s probable that you ovulated later this cycle which would make you not actually 7 days late.
Take another test if AF still hasn’t arrived in a few days!
Post # 7
I will just say, in all likelyhood your not pregnant BUT I tracked my cycles using temperature and KNOW when I ovulate and I didn’t get a positive test on one of my pregnancies until 17 DPO. So there is still a chance! Good luck!
Post # 8
About once a year I just miss a cycle (no AF one month), that could be happening to you. Otherwise my AF is a regular 31-33 days.