i'm semi-freaking out. i'm reaaaally nervous i'm pregnant. i've been nauseous all week, even when i eat something, usually in the morning. i'm exhausted to the point that i want to leave work just so i can go to bed, and when i do get to nap..i pass out for 4+hours at a time, despite getting 8hours of undisturbed sleep. i've had periods of being warm suddenly and i having cramping. in the last two days i've suddenly gotten REALLY moody and emotional. and my breasts are really sore, a few times this week i've sat on the couch at home, holding my boots because they hurt so much, i can't lay on them anymore either. they are pierced, but in two years they've never caused this much pain and for this long, even when i've caught them on my medic bracelet. and despite having decent blood sugar numbers, i'm going to the washroom more than usual, but it's def not a bladder infection cuz it's not stinging or anything. it's not all the time, but i have noticed once in a while there's a weird taste in my mouth and i just thought it was some kind of bad breath or a weird after taste from something i ate, that i just hadn't noticed until then.
but i'm only at the end of my second week of the birth control patch, so it's only been like 3weeks since my period started last month. isn't it too early to have any of these symptoms?
at first i thought i was just coming down with the flu when i was feeling nauseous at work. i thought i was just tired cuz it's summer and that's why i was exhausted, but my life hasn't been that hectic. i thought the cramping was just from something i ate. the thing is, i'm never sick this long! when i get the flu, i stay home for a day and sleep..and that's it, i'm pretty much 99% back to myself. but it's been a week since i started feeling nauseous and that's not normal for me.
i took a pregnancy test the other day..i know you're suppose to wait til at least 3days before your expected period, but i couldn't wait. it came back negative, but i know it could just be a false negative.
i was at my mom's for dinner(after having a 5hour nap on the couch after going for breakfast with some friends) and the first thing she asked when i described how i was feeling was: are you sure you're not pregnant?
gaaaaaaaaah. my last two pregnancies were different, the first one i had food cravings at like week 3, which is weird i know, but otherwise nothing. my second i just had a missed period and then by week 6 i couldn't eat/look at/smell eggs without wanting to throw up, and i did have a bit of nauseous a bit leading up to finding out and i was emotional(but i had dumped my bf two weeks prior to finding out) but i didn't have any of the other things i'm feeling now.
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it would be up to you to decide what to do next. i don't think pregnancy tests can be accurate this early because your body isn't making enough of the hormone it's looking for. you can always have false negatives, but never a false positive. you can try going to a doctor or a women's clinic (does canada have the free pregnancy clinics like we do here?) to see if they might be able to do an earlier test.
i can understand why you are scared, but you have been through this before. you will come out of it just fine, whatever happens :o) there are always plenty of options out there for women, as i'm sure you're aware.
i've never been pregnant, but i've always heard each pregnancy is different. so maybe these are some new symptoms you are experiencing? or you can always try to investigate other causes of similar symptoms a little further - checking for any infection in your nipple rings, having a UA done just to make sure you don't have a bladder infection, eating a bland diet for a couple days to see if your tummy settles, drinking plenty of fluids to make sure you aren't dehydrated (that can make us feel like we have to go when we don't), and checking your BGs often. sometimes when our diabetes is out of whack it can throw off all our body systems.
good luck! i'm hoping for the best :o) let me know if there's anything i can do or if you just need someone to talk to :o)
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yeah I did the test i think more to try and make myself feel better(though knowing that it was too early) but it didn't really cuz i couldn't lie to myself. the earliest i can take it to get a better idea is next week, so i'm going to try again. i've singled everything else it could be and have continued trying to, but none of the symptoms seem to change. I might go in for a urine test though to see if i have bladder infection, but I've had them many times before and can usually tell. it's just so stressful. my diabetes doesn't seem to be outta whack, i've had better numbers lately it feels like. blaah. i think just needed to vent cuz i didn't have anyone to talk to cuz everyone was busy last night. thanks C :)
not a problem, batts. we're here for you :o)
Just got back from the clinic. I got another test done, but it came back negative. The clinic doctor said because it's still really early to be testing and it's the evening so its dilated..so that could be preventing an actuate result. she gave me a referral to go get a pregnancy blood test done along with a liver test, an iron test(for the exhaustion) and a white/red cell count blood test so that if the test still comes up negative, i can start to figure out what's going on. (I went in telling her i knew it was too early technically to check with a urine test but that i also wanted to do a blood test and get at least a white/red cell test in case it's an infection)
headed to get it done before work tomorrow morning and hopefully i'll know by the end of the day! she said the result should be back same day or at most, the next day! so hopefully i'll know for sure by tomorrow afternoon!
(in case you were wanting an update)
good luck :o) i hope it's something simple like low iron. keep us updated! wishing you the best.
thanks :) i'm on the fence. the situation is completely different than the first two, so i'm not sure what i want the result to be for the pregnancy test..i really just wanna know! haha if i'm not, i just hope the other tests help us figure out what's wrong! =( my doctor's office is going to call me as soon as the results come in. i'm pretty much staring at the clock right now. lol
Good Luck Batts.....I hope they can figure out what's going on.......
thanks Angela :)
my docs office has 30mins to call me or I have to wait for their call tomorrow. gaah. it's killing me. haha.
i know the "staring at the clock" feeling. hope they call you ASAP! i understand how you feel about being on the fence too. if you're pregnant, you know what it is and what your choices are. but when it's not, it's a little more complicated. definitely let us know how it goes for you. i'll be thinking about you. :o)
well got the results.
looks like there's no explanation to date as to WHY i'm having any of those symptoms. my iron is fine, my liver bloodtest came back fine, my white/red cell count is normal...and i'm not pregnant!
ugh. back to the drawing board i guess. =(
This is what happens when I don't frequent the Groups section often enough... dude! I hope you can figure out what's going on soon. :( Not fun symptoms to have.
sorry to hear, batts. i hope they're able to figure it out soon.
well we haven't figured it out. i'm still tired all the time, but the rest of the symptoms seem to be gone... =/
at least it's getting a little better :o(