Quot GHOST Quot SYMPTOMS

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Jen - April 23

I have heard this but just want to know if anyone else has it, is it possible that b/c I want to be pregnant so bad I'm actually just imagining all the symptoms I have?

 

kat - April 23

this is called a phantom pregnancy,go to general pregnancy questions and ive bumped up a post i come across called phantom pregnancies,hope this helps.

 

JEN - April 23

Kat, I read that post. very informative, but I don't think that's what happening to me.

 

Julie - April 23

Hi Jen, the thing with phantom pregnancies is that the individuals experiencing them usually, do not admit that they are having them. I'm not trying to be mean, that's just how it is. It's a psychological thing. Many things can trigger it and wanting to be pregnant real bad is one of them. I speak candid about this because my body is either over 20 weeks pregnant failing every test or I am experiencing a true phantom pregnancy with movement and everything. Why don't you think it's a phantom preg? Are there signs that are just too strong to not be real? I'm curious because I may be experiencing the same thing.

 

jEN - April 23

Julie, well for so long my bf and I were just kind of like whatever happens happens. But now that my period is late and i have larger/firmer (not sore) b___sts, very emotional, nauceous, ga__sy, sensitive to smells. So now I'm getting used to the idea that I could actually be expecting and I'm afraid that I have been mistaking PMS symptoms(bloated,bigger b___bs,emotions) for pregnancy, b/c its so hard to tell. I've never had all these before either. Have you ever had a phantom before. Feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

kat - April 23

julie have you been to docs? im in the same situation as you,havent had a 'normal' period for 5 months,belly starting to look pregnant and feeling movements too,hpt are neg though!

 

kat - April 23

jen if you dont think thats whats happening to you then sounds like you could be pregnant,are you going to test?

 

jEN - April 23

i have tested..4 times, all negative! but i talked with my sister who is a nurse and she said sometimes it won't show up for months even if you are preg., it happens all the time she said. so i'mhoping that is the case.

 

jen - April 23

kat, have you had a blood test at the dr?

 

Julie - April 23

Jen, I have never had a phantom preg. before. Also, I have had s_x before but never had the concern of being preg until now. You may be experiencing pms symptoms, but it's too soon to tell. Believe me back in November I was online everyday looking for the earliest possible symptoms of preg. I was so convinced I was preg. Then I got my period and forgot about it. But the symptoms never went away! You should be able to test real soon! So that's good news. In fact if your period is late, it's perfect time to test. You can easily get one at Walmart for around $3.00. I just got another one today. Let us know the results.

 

Julie - April 23

Kat, I don't have heath insurance so I only went once in dec for a blood test that was neg. The doc told me it still may be to early to tell. I said it's negative, I'm not going to worry. Well I keep feeling pregnant and finally after noticing a linea negra at 20 weeks, I went to the doc. She said I didn't have a line but the thing is that it was very faint at first and now it's getting darker. She didn't look for a heart beat. She just felt my stomach and gave me a urine test, which was neg. She scheduled me for a us, but when I got there they told me that I was not scheduled for the ob us which they do for women who are pregnant. The directions as: when to drink the water were different for the different scans and the tech didn't mention anything about seeing a baby and I was too embarrased to ask. I feel crazy all ready! It's been a few weeks since then and after I eat the movement starts and I've been using a bebesounds monitor and I swear I hear a heart beat. I've even counted it too. 160 beats per minute. I tell you I'm going a little bit nuts! I'm either experiencing a true phantom or I am preg. I figue I'll give it a few more weeks and if I start seeing the movement than I am going back to the doc. But a diff doc this time. I moved to a new state and the doc I found here, rushed me because she had to run to the hospital for a women who was in labor.

 

Julie - April 23

Opps! Sorry Jen, I should have read the other post first. You already did a urine test. You're right the hcg doesn't show up in some women's urine. And if you do a blood test and it is neg, than you may be testing to soon ... sounds like you may have to wait and ride it out ... you can start charting your basal body temperture every morning and see if it is consistently over 98.00. All women are different. I suspect you haven't been charting so you probably don't know what your temps are like throughout the month. But I did read somewhere that if your temps are aroun 98.00 or higher for 18 days, this to could be an indication of preg. (Although mine are still in the 98, after all these months and my test are still neg!) They say, your temps will stay high throughout preg. You have to read up on this to understand it though. Basically take your temp before getting out of bed every morning around the same time and start charting the temp. It's called "bbt"

 

JEN - April 23

Julie, thanks for all the info. It is so odd what is happening to you. What if you go to a women's clinic or planned parenthood. I know where I live they offer very low cost healthcare for women.

 

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