classic symptoms, weird circumstances, BFN

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Registered: 09-25-2013
classic symptoms, weird circumstances, BFN
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Wed, 09-25-2013 - 9:30pm

I was on orthocyclen until July--I ran out of pills and couldn't get a refill until August, but I was supposed to wait for my period to start before starting the new pack of pills.  On 8/8/2013, I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection and started 10 days of flagyl.  AF began on 8/13/2013 and I started my pack of pills then.  AF was relatively heavy (having been off of BC for more than a month, this was expected.  On BC, they are usually only heavy one day, then 3-5 days of pink spotting).  On 8/24/2013, I visited my boyfriend and left my BC at home.  We had unprotected sex twice.  I wasn't able to take my birth control again until 8/26/2013.  The morning of 8/26/2013, I woke up feeling like I'd either wet myself and started bleeding again....there was so much clear discharge that I left a spot on the sheets.  I ended up taking 2 pills for 2 consecutive days to make up for the 2 missed pills.  Since 8/27/2013, I have had major pregnancy symptoms.  My breasts feel heavy and swollen, I'm moody (snapping at my mother--which I NEVER do, crying at the drop of a hat, unreasonably angry at silly things), nausea, food cravings (I have gone through several bags of tortilla chips and jars of salsa), twinges in my lower abdomen, acne on my face and back, bloated like crazy, dizzy spells, peeing all the time.  My discharge has been odd too.  I went back to the doctor at the end of August and I either hadn't gotten rid of the bacterial infection (or it came back....I'm very prone to those) so she gave me a one dose treatment of Tindamax.  She did a urine pregnancy test which was negative.  I anticipated my next AF on 9/10/2013. But I started bleeding on 9/5/2013 and it was odd.  I had two days of dark red clots and two days of brownish discharge.  Then nothing.  Except the pregnancy symptoms are still happening.  I feel crazy because I've taken at least 6 hpts since then, and they are all BFN.  Could I be pregnant?  Am I going insane?  Between the new pack of pills, all the antibiotics, and these crazy symptoms, I'm not sure.  I've never been pregnant before.  I'm going to test again tomorrow morning.  Sigh.  

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Registered: 05-20-2013
Thu, 09-26-2013 - 9:37am

You could certainly be pregnant but just to be safe, go to a clinic and get a pregnancy test. I recommend a blood test instead of the typical urine test as they tend to be more accurate. You can feel symptoms earlier than normal so don't be surprised if the test is positive. It's possible that you could have taken the tests early (it can take up to 2 weeks for hcg levels to be high enough to be seen on a hpt) but the blood test is better. I knew a woman who did a urine test and blood test at the same hospital. Urine said negative, blood said positive. Check it out and let us know.

P.S: If you go to a clinic, make sure they know you want a blood test. You have to request it b/c the default is a urine test.

A.C

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Registered: 09-25-2013
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 8:45pm

Well, because my last period was so iffy, I'm not sure when AF is due....I think sometime this week (if I'm going by my pills, AF should start today)......if it's not here by the end of the week, I'm going to go in for a blood test.....thanks for the advice!

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Registered: 09-25-2013
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 8:46pm
Oh, and I've taken 2 more HPTs and both were BFN.