Plese Read Pregnant

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Nicole - August 4

Ok, here it goes, I just got off bcp's this month. AF started July 18th and ended July 22nd. I had s_x the 23rd, 26th, 29th, 31st, and the 2nd of August. For the past 5 days I have been feeling SO exhausted (not really tired, but feeling so sluggligh), headaches, lower back pain, on and off cramping in my lower abdomen and biggest of all, NO appet_te! I'm am ALWAYS hungry, so that really concerns me. This is the first time I've been off bcp's in 8 years, so I don't know if my period is regular or not. I'm not really trying to get pregnant, but it would be a welcoming surprise! I just took a hpt because I feel it is too soon to have af cramps, and for me to not have an appet_te is just weird. It came back with a bfn! Now if my period is regular I'm not supposed to get it for another 11 days so I'm sure it's too early to test, if I am pregnant it probably would have come back negative anyways, right? I guess my question is, is what I'm feeling some pregnancy signs? Has anyone else felt this same way and been pregnant? And is it too soon to be feeling symptoms? And why would I be getting weird little sharp cramps in my lower abdomen? Could it be just because my body is not used to not taking bcp's? Please somebody give me some info! Thanks

 

Charlene - August 4

Ahhh, it is crazy the waiting and wondering. I had some similar symptoms as you. A couple things made me really wonder........I have never before felt so tired. I had to have naps after work . Keeping my eyes open on the drive home was almost impossible. The other thing for me was that my appet_te was not as huge, well not appet_te per se, but I just could not seem to eat as much. We went to the movies one night and mormally I can eat the whole bag of popcorn myself - not this time. I managed not even a quarter of it. I tested about 2-3 days before expectd AF and I too got the BFN. I think I was a bit surprised since I was feeling some different things. I tested again about a week later and finally got the BFP!!! So it may be that your HCG levels are not quite high enough to detect yet. I'd wait for a bit and then try again closer to expected AF or a few days late. Good Luck!!

 

to Nicole - August 4

Everyone has different pregnancy signs so it is hard to say...they can so easily be confused with AF signs...usually the first sign is a missed period. I, myself had sore nipples and creamy white discharge but some of my friends didn't. It is diff. for everyone. As for the bcp. I stopped the pill in May and did not get AF on time. Little did I know I had conceived but I ovulated later than usual. On the bcp we have a 28 day cycle but without it I did not ovulate until 18 days after my last period! (So I would have been on a 36 day cycle without the pill.) When a woman comes off the pill it is hard to know when you ovulated...did you get any ovulation signs (egg white cervical mucous, ovulation cramp, etc.) If you want to get pregnant I would not stop ttc now. I went through over 10 preg. tests before i got my bfp. I finally got it 2 weeks after ovulation....so, what would have been days 32 of my 36 day cycle...(4 days before my period.)

 

Nicole - August 4

Thanks you so much Charlene, I secretely REALLY want a baby. I've been with my boyfriend for 8 years (no, no wedding ring yet), but he feels we are not ready. I have wanted a baby for YEARS and feel that we are at a good stable time in our life where we could handle it. I am not so much tired though, just slugglish. And whenever I have even drink something, I feel like I am so full, I feel sick. I REALLY hope I am pregnant, I guess I just have to wait and see, Thank you!!!

 

Nicole - August 4

Well, on the pill I could usually tell when I was ovulating when my b___sts became super sore and sensitive. This hasn't happened yet. Can you still ovulate and not have any signs?

 

to Nicole - August 4

You do not ovulate on the pill. That is what it does- prevent ovulation. The periods you get on the pill are from estrogen levels and not from ovulation.....So, that is why it is hard to gauge ovulation when not on the pill for the first time. Some women don't ovulate right away, some do. That is why, if you want to be pregnant you should keep trying until you get a bfp.

 

Nicole - August 4

And how could I get my boyfriend to be ok with me never taking the pill again? Just letting nature take it's course, ya know? I haven't taken the pill this month because I was too late in picking it up from the pharmacy, I can't do that every month...

 

to Nicole - August 4

Well, that is a tough one, sweetie... I would try like crazy this month ...lol..chances are higher that women conceive the first month off the pill so go for it..

 

Nicole - August 4

Oh, I never thought of that, I guess my bbs hurt just because I was going to get my period in a week or so, lol. So, maybe these small, sharp little cramps are me ovulating?

 

to Nicole - August 4

You seem to be on a roll with trying to conceive so you should keep going. That being said, I want to play devil's advocate here and make sure you know you are playing with fire. If you are trying to "trick" you bf into getting you pregnant well there are bound to be repercussions for both you and the baby. Are you sure you know how he would react if you did get pregnant? I have known women who have been cruelly dumped, etc. Do you think you should talk to you bf about this?

 

Nicole - August 4

He knows how I feel, and he knows I am not on the pill this month. We are having s_x but using the "withdrawal method". We had full intercourse twice in the beginning of the month only because I thought I was going to be able to take the bcp's still, but it was too late. I know that if we got pregnant he would not "dump" me, he would most certainly be shocked, but we would work through it just as we have done with many other things. We are planning in the future to have children so, it would be fine if it happened now. I guess the chances are pretty slim with using the "withdrawal method", but if it happens than I feel that it is meant to be.

 

to Nicole - August 4

Well then good luck! I hope it is meant to be for you...I don't know much about how effective the withdrawel method is...But I agree with you. If it is meant to be, it is meant to be. Just out of curiosity though, what is his reasoning for 8 years and no ring? Is he scared of marriage?

 

Nicole - August 4

I think he is scared of marriage, we have been through many rocky times and I think he wants to make sure that those kind of rocky times won't happen again. I am 23 and he is 27, we've been together isnce i was 15 and he was 19. So, we basically grew up together. We both had curiousity issues (if you know what I mean) and I think he wants to make sure that my "curiousity" days are over and that I want him and only him. I most definetely do want to be with only him for the rest of my life, he's just making sure of it. I know he only wants me, and I know I only want him, he is my best friend and the person I love the most in the whole world. I love him to death and know it will all work out. I guess we were just too young when we met. But we get along so great, we live together and are still able to come home to eachother and smile. I know we were meant to be.

 

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