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Pregnancy Symptoms or Stress??

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I expect half of you to say that I should go to a doctor/get tested instead of asking strangers, but hear me out! I don't have a valid health card meaning no coverage. If I didn't have doubts that it was just stress, I'd go right away. But hopefully someone who has experienced first month pregnancy can tell me if the symptoms I'm feeling are anywhere near what someone would be going through at their 5th-6th week of pregnancy (I calculated that's how far along I'd be from my last period).

I'm two weeks late, haven't had a period since Jan 11th and my cycle is 23 days. Had unprotected sex but used "pull out" method. (Yes yes, I know). Missed my Feb 3rd period. In 8 days I should be scheduled to have ANOTHER period but no sign of it coming. Experienced brown spotting, suspect implantation bleeding considering I've never had this type of brown discharge before. I'm nauseous and repulsed by foods I used to love, and craving foods I never eat. My hair is oily and I've never had that issue. My mood swings, albeit I am a woman, are pretty interesting because I'm hardly ever angry not even when I'm PMSing, but now I have rage. What's weird is that my breasts haven't grown or are sore, and they never are during PMS either, but I have been experiencing "itchy" nipples. Finally, I'm very fatigued and urinate 10x more in a day than I used to.

HOWEVER: I am also lead to believe it could be stress that made me skip this period, because I have been a little depressed/dealing with life's "drama" the past month. Yet I've been a lot more stressed than this in my life and never missed a period or had my body do these things to me. I also have been eating less than properly, but, again, I've eaten less than this (ED for half my teenage years), and still never missed a period.

Instead of saying "go get tested," which I will, could you tell me if what you're hearing sounds like anything you've experienced -- whether it be stress related or pregnancy related? I'm terrified of a HPT only because I don't want to see a negative...

*Note: caught sight of a bit more brown mucus/old blood tonight.
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replied February 18th, 2011
i am going through pretty much the same thing lately?? my post is named OMG! i dont know what it is? its stressing me out even more ha we are pretty much on the same boat.
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replied February 23rd, 2011
to me it sounds like you pregnant,my sister had the same symptons:itchy nipples etc...
Good luck Smile
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replied February 23rd, 2011
13 days late
Im going thru the same thing also,i have "itchy" breasts, cramps,headaches,and i feel tired my period is now 13 days late.. my last period was on January 13,2011. and i was supposed to start on feb.10th,well it is now feb.23rd and i still have not started.i took a HPT on feb.19th it was negative..so i am going to wait til the end of the week and see if my period comes.if it doesnt,then im going to take another test,..ALSO it could be bc i have changed my eating habits and i have started exercising recently,i havent exercised in two weeks,so i dont know,maybe that has change my hormones and is causing a late period?or maybe i ovulated late..Hopefully i will get my answer soon!Smile
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replied February 23rd, 2011
Im also 3 weeks late now,but with a complicated story Smile
Was on the pill but on my 3rd week forgot 3 pills and me and hubby were together that time.
Then my period never came the following week and now its been 3 week.
Also tested and was negative so Im also waiting for the next period. Smile
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replied March 2nd, 2011
i'm in between mid to late 40's, have been trying for baby since my first daughter born, about 9 years ago.

nothing happened after a few miscarriages but i've just missed my period. it goes irregular for few months (i thought i am in pre-menopause) then back to normal.

I've been feeling wanting to vomit, dark circle around my nipple, back ache, dizzy, heaches tired and exhausted.

period supposed to come around 18th feb, notice 2 dot of blood (but blight red) and no period with 2 negative urine test. am i pregnant or am i menopausing? weird!
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replied December 3rd, 2013
Currently I am 3 days late for my period... I have been experiencing nausea, and vomiting my breast are not sore but my nipples are. im fatigued and I have been sleeping the bulk of my days away..I have been experiencing cramping today but no sign of my period. I have taken a home pregnancy test and it is negative which was a let down. I have a strange craving for wedges all day and I usually start eating them then become nauseated... could I be pregnant or is this just stress
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