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mellee23 02-06-2003 10:27 PM

please help
 
I feel inadequate...I'm in the healthcare field, in fact I'm a medical assistant/CNA and I work in a nursing home. I think I just need some reassurance. I've been pregnant twice. I have a 5 year old son, but for some reason, I can't tell if I'm pregnant or not or if it's too soon to take a pregnancy test. My periods have been running anywhere from 25-28 days. They usually last about 5-6 days. Well, my last period was 1/17/03....21 days after December's. It only lasted 4 days and wasn't as heavy as it usually is. I wasn't nearly as crampy or anything as I normally am. There hasn't been a lot of stress in my life lately. I've been going to the bathroom frequently, am constantly tired, breasts are tender (just the jar of walking down stairs hurts). With my crazy cycle, I could start my period any day now. Do you think it's too soon to take a test?

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Mel

nela 02-07-2003 03:48 AM

Re: please help
 
The 10th of Feb would be when AF is due if we're counting a 25 day cycle, right? The 13th would be a 28 day cycle. So...you could expect AF anytime from the 10-13 Feb. Today is the 7th. You have 3 days before AF...or 6...

If it's 3 days before, you can test with one of those sensitive HPTs. BUT, if it's 6 days before, you'll have to wait because it's too soon.
I'd wait for 3 more days, just to be on the safe side <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

Good luck,
Nela.

crazy2tryagain 02-07-2003 06:27 AM

Re: please help
 
I agree with Nela, wait and do the test in 3 more days. Good Luck! -J

mellee23 02-07-2003 07:23 AM

Re: please help
 
grrrrrrr waiting is the hardest part...the last time i was pregnant i got a nasty sinus infection, my throat felt like it was closing and it's starting to feel like that again. why can't ya just know from the get go? waiting sucks <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">

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Mel

nela 02-07-2003 08:01 AM

Re: please help
 
Yes, waiting is the hardest part! The person who ever gets to invent a reliable PG test for the day right after conception is going to be a gazillionaire for generations to come! LOL.

mellee23 02-07-2003 08:14 PM

Re: please help
 
i couldn't wait, i took a test and it was negative <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> thinking about being pregnant and knowing so many other people that are makes me want another one now. it was a 'test 3 days earlier test' oh well...guess there's nothing i can do but wait <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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Mel

crazy2tryagain 02-07-2003 09:22 PM

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Mel! I'm so sorry girl! I know how hard it is to wait. I hate it too! It seems I'm never satisfied though! I take the early tests and then wait to see if AF comes to confirm it. Or I buy a test that measures a higher concentration of HCG thinking that I must be if that turns positive too! Its bad!

Let's wish the days away together!!! I need to fast forward my life about 4 weeks and I'd be happy!!!

- J

mellee23 02-09-2003 04:05 PM

Re: please help
 
it's been 24 days and no period....could be a longer cycle, could be stress...could be i'm pregnant...hard to tell...my boyfriend told me today that he doesn't want another one right now and he says 'dad's intuition tells me your not' so i'm kinda bummed today <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> a couple of people have told me that they don't think i am

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Mel

mellee23 02-09-2003 04:29 PM

Re: please help
 
I forgot to mention in earlier posts how cuddly I am lately. It's like I can't get enough cuddling when SO is home. I NEED to cuddle. And of course on a day like today when I really need the cuddling, he got called into work <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> No cuddling for me til late tonight. Might as well get the house clean...I know these 3 boys aren't going to help me. Darn this overwhelming mothering instinct! Either a baby or a puppy and the SO doesn't want either!

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Mel


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