Psychosomatic pregnancy?

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Registered: 06-07-2005
Psychosomatic pregnancy?
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 11:22pm
Just a bit of background. I have a 3-yo daughter and Ive been on the pill for over a year now. There was a time late nov/ early december that i thought i might be pregnant, but also know that the mind can do crazy things to the body (aka psychosomatic symptoms) i havent. Missed a period, nor been frighteningly late. (Hence the true purpose of the pills). I put a pregnancy calendar app on my phone then and just kept it. Lately my nose has been stuffy and i thought, just for kicks, to check out the pregnancy calendar. (I wasnt coming diwb with a cold) that was a week ago and the weekly information said something about having a stuffy or bloody nose. Ive noticed that my nose does get bloody when it gets stuffy, but i chalked that up to cold weather.
I then started to have a stretchy feeling in my lower abdimen. Reminded me if ligament pains i had during my first pregnancy. Figuired its because ive been running about more.
Ive noticed that my belly seems to be getting bigger. Abd a bit more roundish. I figuired its probably because i eat a lot and sit around more. I am a couch potato, after all.
The kicker was this evening. Ive been noticing thus bubbly feeling in my lower abdomen, which could be gas. Or a baby kicking. According to the aforementioned app; this week id feel the baby start kicking.
So tonight i took a cheap 1$ pregnancy test i got from the dollar store months ago. It was negative.
Idk if i should still call the dr and schedule a checkup, or if i should just shrug it off as being a psychosomatic. Idk hiw accurate dollar store tests are, but it boasts on the box being as accurate as the ept. I have not had food cravings or aversions, no morning sickness. Ive had the occasional breast tenderness, but i just attributed that to sleeping on my stomach or dh being a little rough. I just had a papsmear done a few weeks ago. Im not to keen on visiting the dr for something i might be making up.

Oh, and psychosomatic basically means, you think your sick so your body begins to manifest those zsmptoms. In my case, i want to get pregnant, so my body may be manifesting symptoms to make me happy. (Or, rather, scared outta my mind.)

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 6:39pm
It is definitely possible that it's psychosomatic. If you are really concerned about being pregnant, you can request a blood test from your doctor. From my experience, the dollar store tests are accurate as well. I've never had a problem with them being wrong.

Have you discussed trying to get pregnant with your husband? If it's definitely not in the cards for you right now, perhaps you can discuss the psychosomatic symptoms with your doctor and see if there is anything they can do to help.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2005
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 7:18pm

dh and i have discussed having another little one as well. he is of the mindset that having another little one will put us in financial doom. personally, i think that we have more than enough resources to handle having another little one. i take my pill every day to keep him happy, though i've been wanting another little one much.

i've discussed the symptoms with dh and have decided to, perhaps, visit the clinic about them; just to be certain that i am not pregnant.

oh; and i don't believe i mentioned the fact that i've been running to the bathroom every hour for about 2 months now, have i? idk; probbly because i drink a LOT of water sat/sun at work, but it happens every day.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2005
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 7:21pm
oh; and just for a bit of clarity, what happened late nov/ early dec was about a week before my period, i have some strange bloody discharge. it was only a small amount, covered in moucous (tmi?) but enough to make me go "huh?"

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