(Closed) Freaking out a l’il

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would definitely recommend taking a pregnancy test. I believe you can take them as soon as you miss your period, and with you being five days late, there is a good chance. Remember, pregnancy and PMS symptoms can be very similar, so I would go out and buy a few p-tests right away. That way, at least you will have your answer.

Good luck, girlie! I wish you the best!

Post # 4
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1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You can take a pregnancy test–it’s not too early.

Good luck!

(And BTW–it may NOT be pregnancy. I’m pretty regular, but sometimes my body does weird things. Stress and other hormonal things can affect when you get your period)

Post # 5
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If your period is late, why not take a test? It will give you peace of mind.

I went off hormonal birth control in the beginning of the year. Prior to birth control I had fairly regular periods, but I was not having sex, so I wasn’t as concerned about it. Obviously my periods were very regular while I was on BC, and continued to be very regular up until last cycle (approximately 8 months after going off birth control). I was worried about being pregnant last month, so I took a test (even though we use other methods of BC, I’m still nervous). Right now I’m waiting on my period, but I’m not worried as much, because it seems things aren’t going ot be every 4 weeks anymore. I really should get back into charting, because it lets you know when you ovulated and you can see the patterns in your cycle. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s definitely not too early to test, and I think that might make you feel better (not knowing is the worst!!). ALso, for the future – remember that the pull out method is significantly less effective than other methods of birth control. Pre-cum contains sperm, so even if you don’t accidently mess up and not pull out in time, you can still get pregnant from the pre-cum. If you don’t want to get pregnant, you really need to use another method – over time, you will almost certainly get pregnant accidentally (statistically speaking).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should take one immediately – as soon as your period is late you can take a test (unless you have an irregular cycle).

Around our wedding mine was a few days late but it was due to stress. So even a very regular cycle can be thrown off by a change in schedule, diet or stress.

Post # 8
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631 posts
Busy bee

Go get a test right away.  And in the future, at least be aware of when you’re fertile so you can avoid sex during those times. 

Post # 9
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

taking a test will give you a starting place.  I’m no expert but make sure you read the directions and such for when you can take it, how long after a missed period.  Personally I may wait a little while longer just to see if it comes late.  That is likely.

atleast you’re not naive anymore!

Post # 10
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7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

No judgment here.  But do get the test.  I was able to detect well before my missed period, so you should be able to find out right away.

Post # 11
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You can take a test now and it should show up (or if not, in a few days). But aside from that, it sounds like you are looking for a more reliable method of non-hormonal birth control. I would recommend getting a copy of the book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler. The book will teach you about the Fertility Awareness Method, which is easy, inexpensive, and medication- and barrier-free (if you abstain during your fertile days). This method is very reliable so you could prevent any future freak-outs 🙂 Lots of bees use this method, including me.

Post # 12
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Take a test! It will make you feel better just knowing.

I’m very regular, but stress will every once in a while do things to my cycle, so it’s possible.

Keep us posted!

Post # 13
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I dont mean to scare you but my first son was the product of a failed “pull and pray” method. Take a test soooon!!!!!!!!!

Post # 15
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7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re big fans of charting in this household.  I don’t want to do anything with hormones and was also nervous about paraguard… but NFP works great for us.

Post # 16
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have an IUD (Paraguard, the copper one) and freaking love it.  Search the boards, there have been a number of threads about them…

I will say, if you have a low pain tolerance or heavy/painful periods currently, don’t do it.  It does hurt a bit and I got significantly heavier (it’s lessened some now) periods and cramping (which I didn’t really get at all before) but it’s completely worth it to me.  I can handle ibuprofen and heat pads a couple days a month if it means zero worries about pregnancy and hormonal side effects the rest of the time.

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