Curiosity

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Registered: 01-22-2013
Curiosity
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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 6:51pm

Hey people! This is my first time posting. I am looking for some opinions someone symptoms I've been having. My hubs and I aren't actively TTC, and I have an IUD in place. I had an abnormally light period last month, but not light enough to call spotting. It was two days shorter than usual and not enough to fully soak through a tampon in 4 hours like is my norm. Through this month I've had light nausea that never ended in vomit, red eyes, lower blood pressure, and just today (about a day late) I have been bloated with an insane amount of gas (embarrasing!). I've also had light cramping a lot of the month. My first hpt was negative about a week ago. Any opinions?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
In reply to: HeatherLeeD
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 10:12am

Hi there,

Welcome to the board (and to iVillage!).  I can understand why the symptoms you are experiencing are concerning.  How long have you had your IUD in place?  I'm wondering because I know many people who's cycles were *off* after having an IUD placed.  Some ladies don't have a period at all, and some just have odd cycles every now and again.  Honestly, the changes of you being pregnant are probably pretty low, but certainly not impossible.  Since you are experiencing so many other symptoms, I'd suggest calling your doctor's office and let them know what is going on.  Perhaps they can give you a blood test to confirm either way.  Good luck and please let us know how you are doing!

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Registered: 01-22-2013
In reply to: HeatherLeeD
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 2:27pm
I have had the iud for 8 months and have never had an abnormal cycle. I also have the copper iud, so it's not common for it to stop cycles at all. On the contrary it makes cycles longer and typically heavier. I'm now 3 days past expected AF, with another neg hpt on my expected AF date. I wouldn't be upset to see a BFP at all! I just want to know one way or the other! Uggh.
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Registered: 07-05-2005
In reply to: cmkristy
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 2:52pm

Oh, how frustrating!  I can imagine that the waiting is killing you!  Several days have past now- have you tested again or has AF returned?  I hope you get your answer SOON!

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