Cliche but... can I be pregnant?

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Cliche but... can I be pregnant?
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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 8:29am

My symptom list runs down like this:

  • Headaches... like really bad headaches
  • Major fatigue... like "I can sometimes hardly stand" fatigue
  • Breasts feel heavier when I stand
  • Insane sex drive (never wanted it much before now I can't get enough)
  • Food aversions (cream of mushroom soup over rice = Yell!)
  • Mood swings like a roller coaster
  • Dizzy spells
  • Cravings (fried foods, onion rings, french fries, coca-cola, HOT CHOCOLATE!!, pasta)
  • Actually ate something weird the other day (tuna lasagna [hamburger helper lasagna but with tuna instead of hamburger] mixed with egg noodles and pasta sauce... even my husband wouldn't eat it)

Mind you, my depo shot just ran out on the 15th but even on that I had a somewhat regular period. My cycles usually only last three days, four tops, and are almost always 27 days from first to next. I've been feeling these symptoms, mostly 1,2,4,6,8. I know physically that pregnancy is possible any day of the year, not just the fertile days and sometimes birth control doesn't always come through for you. I just need to know if it's possible this soon after the depo shot wears off.

Note, my husband and I have been having unprotected sex through August and September. I took a pregnancy test on the 10th (way too early) at a doctor's office that came back negative. My school is literally, just up the hill from a Planned Parenthood where I can get tested again but I want to wait until next Tuesday after school, to give my body plenty of time. My period was due on the 23rd of September and no spotting even.

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Tue, 09-24-2013 - 11:36am
Hi there, I think it is totally possible that you are pregnant and you are showing many of the signs of early pregnancy. However. Since you are just coming off of Depo, it could be that your body is just having huge hormonal adjustments and that's why things have seemed so "off" lately. If I had to guess, that's probably what I'd go with (but a total guess obviously!). So hard telling really! I say go take another test and see what they say. Let us know what you find out!
Hope, Mommy to Spencer Expecting Baby #2 09/17/12
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Thu, 09-26-2013 - 8:29am

I definitely will. I'm planning on going in around October 1st or 2nd, whenever I'm in school since there's a Planned Parenthood at the bottom of the hill. It'll be after school though so I probably won't be able to post the results until the next day or the day after. I do thank you for the advice. I am thinking about the effects of Depo too, which gave me kind of irregular periods (like it would start, last a couple days, stop for one, then start again for about a week) but this last one in August was almost like my regular ones. At the library yesterday, I went to the bathroom and found some whitish discharge. No smell. I remember that the biggest giveaway when I was pregnant with my son was the discharge. I'm keeping an eye on things but I will definitely post the results sometime next week. Thanks again!

A.C

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 12:40pm

The clinic near my school has moved! If that's not enough, now I have to find another clinic somewhere close by. I know of one other place but they're closer to my house and anxiety is bound to build up. I might not get results on this site until a couple weeks from now, unless the "thing" my husband bought me is a HPT. If that's the case, I will wait until first thing tomorrow morning (since the first pee of the morning seems to be more accurate), then get the results up probably thursday. Hope to give y'all a positive result!

A.C

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 10:13am

I'm gonna get a pregnancy test done on my way home from school today. I'll post the results as soon as I'm able.

A.C

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 10:45am
Best of luck to you, A C. Let us know what you find out today.

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Tue, 10-08-2013 - 11:40am

So, it was a BFN. Thought maybe it was because my urine was really diluted so I was gonna go back today, but I got AF on Friday. As of that day, I am monitoring my periods because not monitoring them seems to be driving me crazy. Still gonna keep it up though and I'm not losing hope Wink!

A.C

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Thu, 10-10-2013 - 9:18am
I'm glad you were able to figure out what was going on, one way or another. The not knowing is enough to drive a person crazy! Best of luck to you during your next cycle.

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