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In Feb. my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex, and my period was late by two days. However, when i got it, it was a lot lighter than usual and only lasted half of the usual duration. Since then, we have had more unprotected sex. Lately, i have been feeling very ill, and not myself. I want to know if i am pregnant, so i can make sure i have a healthy pregnancy. I would like to mention that i had strep throat last month, and i am still sick. My strep is gone, but i am experiencing symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, congestion, headaches, fatigue, weight gain, breast tenderness, bloating in my lower stomach, increased urination, body aches and pains, and ridiculous nausea throughout the day. I am aware that those are many signs of pregnancy, however through my research i have found that those are also symptoms of pms. I am expecting my next period to be April 4th or 5th. However, the stress of not knowing is killing me. And i really just want to know if im pregnant. Im aware that there are pregnancy tests that can detect the hcg hormone up to 5 days before my missed period, which would be March 30th.... i just want to know if anyone can help me. Does this sound like a pregnancy? Or does is sound like i have the flu or something? Is testing on the 30th an accurate choice? Thank you very much for taking your time to help me. It is very appreciated. Smile
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replied March 27th, 2009
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Don't take a pregnancy test until you MISS your period. While those pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy at up to 5 days before your period, that might not be entirely accurate especially if you haven't made enough hormones.

It is way, way too early for any pregnancy symptoms. Your first symptom will more than likely be your missed period.

If you don't want to become pregnant, use birth control.
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replied March 27th, 2009
Thank you very much for your feed back! I really do appreciate it. I took a test tonight and it was negative, but i know that it may not be accurate. I plan on waiting until the time of my next period to see if i miss it, if i do, then i'll test again. Thank you again. Smile
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replied March 29th, 2009
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I've had all those symptoms before and in the end i wasnt actually pregnant. What made the symptoms worse was that because my period was late, i started thinking i was pregnant so my body was tricking me which made me miss my period. That was till i started becoming more laid back and relaxed and stopped thinking about it, so then my next period had come!
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