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Old 05-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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Pregnant or stressed?

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Just a quick post, can anyone share any thoughts for me...

Over the last few weeks I have felt a bit sick At different points in the day, had some awful tummy pains as if I'm about to start my period an a few headaches that wouldn't shift for a few days. I was also a week late for my period an when it did arrive it was so light I hardly needed to wear anything an it only lasted for 2 days. Since then it's been another week an I've continued with the tummy pains an slightly sickly feeling every other day but not had a proper period yet.
I have been under a lot of stress recently so I'm not sure if it's stress related or if I should do a home pregnancy test?
I also don't know whether I should mention anything to my boyfriend yet or if I should see how things go?
Confused!!

 
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Re: Pregnant or stressed?

I've experienced a "light" period a few times in life when life got crazy stressful on me. Every time the following month was normal.

Regarding your abdominal pain, chances are you aren't eating well right now due to stress, and that can cause constipation and other intestinal abnormalities. Dehydration can also cause headaches. You could try drinking a ton of water, and eating a bunch of fruits and veggies several days in a row. You could also try a fiber supplement like Metamucil, but again drink a ton of water. If your abdominal discomfort/headaches continue after trying this, then see a doctor.

Regarding whether or not you're pregnant, take an at home test or go to a community health clinic that offers free pregnancy tests to ease your mind.

If your pain gets so bad you can't sleep or go to work, then of course go to urgent care or the ER as that can be a sign of apendicitis or an ectopic pregnancy.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:19 AM   #3
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Re: Pregnant or stressed?

Just a quick note for everyone, I did a HPT and it came back positive! I am currently 4 weeks pregnant so I guess I was right with my initial thoughts!
Still early days yet but I'm looking forward to the new adventure!

 
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Just a quick note for everyone, I did a HPT and it came back positive! I am currently 4 weeks pregnant so I guess I was right with my initial thoughts!
Still early days yet but I'm looking forward to the new adventure!

 
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Congratulations!

I wish a complication-free pregnancy for you, and a healthy child. Being pregnant is a wonderful adventure, and I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

 
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Re: Pregnant or stressed?

Hi,
I just read your thread and would like to offer you my best wishes and hope all goes well for you.
For the sick feeling I recommend sliced fresh ginger in warm water or ginger tea, it helps. I snacked on ginger biscuits during my pregnancy.
Take care and good luck,

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