Short Cycles but no period; weird rash
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|Sun, 08-04-2013 - 1:49pm|
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I have very short cycles. It's been this way for quite a long time. I usually get my preiod every 18-21 days. That much is regular. I've gone back and looked at my calendar for the past 6 months, and it's never more than about 20 days wihout seeing at least some spotting. I joking refer to myself as "a bleeder", as it seems like my period is always there. Not that I am losing more blood than people with normal 28-30 day cycles. I am definitely not anemic. I digress...
I had unprotected sex approximately 3 weeks ago. He did not pull out, and I am not on any BC at all. About 7-9 days after unprotected sex (estimating?) I had some very mild spotting, which caught me offguard. At that point it had been only 14 days since my last period, so I was annoyed wondering why I was spotting so early, and I thought my period would likely come earlier than normal. But it didn't. The light spotting disappeared after only 1-2 days. Right around the time of the spotting, I developed a bizarre rash. I am not prone to rashes--never had one in my entire life that I recall. But this is like tiny little pinpricks on my forearms, upper-stomach area (large patch below belly button), and a tad on my neck, where the collarbones meet. So now I've had this rash for 2 weeks. It won't go away. Doesn't seem like eczema. Not dry at all. Doesn't bother me too much unless I start scratching. Extremely bizarre for me. I have not used any new products or eaten anything out of the ordinary.
It has been 24 days since my last period. Now this is highly abnormal for ME. I can't even remember the last time I did not get at least spotting by day 18-21. I've noticed a slight change in appetite--basically I don't have a big appetite. I've been picking at my food and wanting fresh fruit and green vegetables. I went to the doc recently and my weight was lower than I expected by a few pounds. I have noticed I've lost my desire for anything fatty, heavy, or sweet. I LOVE sweets, so this is odd. I now have an aversion to desserts of any kind, and I have stopped putting even a little bit of sugar in my tea because anything sweet is just a turn-off lately.
Several days ago,one of my nipples felt horribly painful to touch. That lasted maybe 2 days. But in the past few days, my nipples feel fine, my breasts feel a bit tender--but tenderness is normal around my period anyway, so I can't say.
I've been feeling constipated, which is not normal when I am about to have my period, as around that time I tend towards very loose stools.
I've had mild uterine cramping. Sometiems I mistake it for gas. I don't feel bloated. I don't feel the way I should feel right before a period. I know I have mild cramping and my breasts are a little sore, but somehow it doesn't feel the same as when I'm about to get my period. I'm 3-4 days late, by my book, and it feels like my period is not coming. If I AM indeed pregnant, I am probably 3 weeks, so I know there may not be many symptoms at that point.
I'm wondering anyway what is the likelyhood I would be 3-4 days late and happened to have unprotected sex? I'm so anxious and not sure whether to go out and get a pregnancy test.
Thank you for any thoughts. Anyone have a rash so early on??