Someone tell me I'm crazy.
Here's my issue:
My biggest fear at this juncture in my life is pregnancy, so much so that I have never had sex and my boyfriend and I have decided to put it off. Needless to say, I am not on any type of birth control at the moment. Although we don't have sex, we fool around but never without clothes on. We are always very aware of fluids and never put our pelvises near one another's if he has ejaculated (even though we always have at least 3 layers of clothing between us). The last time we were intimate was the only time I had any direct contact with his semen and we both immediately washed our hands and went no further afterwards. Though I feel logically that there's no way any of this could result in that minimal chance of pregnancy, I am absolutely petrified.
I am supposed to start my period today. It's usually pretty erratic and ranges from starting the 14th to the 17th of each month (today's the 17th). My PMS symptoms have been slightly different this time, however, and I'm more than paranoid. I'm cramping off and on but not as much as usual, and they feel much different. My breasts have been sore since about 3 days after we were last intimate (but that's pretty usual). My nipples are not sensitive but my areolas have darkened slightly and that never happens and my breasts feel very heavy. I'm very bloated and feel as though I have gained weight around my waistline (but I have been very inactive the last few weeks). I have read so much information in the last few days, trying to decide whether or not I should worry. I feel more like I am being paranoid and am just super anxious and emotional because of PMS. But, the few differences I have experienced just have me on edge.
If anyone has any advice or would just like to tell me I'm being ignorant and foolish, feel free!
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