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Old 08-04-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Question Pregnant or Crazy?

Help Me! I've officially decided that I'm one of three things: Pregnant, Crazy, or suffering from some illness!

Here's my tale: I'm fairly regular, but don't pay a huge amount of attention. DH and I are not actively TTC, but are currently in discussions as to "if and when". July 17th we had unprotected sex early in the evening. A few hours later, as I was drifting off to sleep, I sat bolt upright in bed, and just "KNEW" that we had conceived. A sort of panic (not a bad panic - more of an OH MY GD! panic) came over me, and I just knew. I eventually drifted back to sleep and the same thing happened AGAIN!!!

Ok, next day, I tell DH. He knows my psychic tendencies can be pretty accurate and doesn't even think I'm crazy. I start doing some research and turns out, I now know that I had tons of signs that told me I was O'ing on or about 7/17.

So why am I now crazy? My last cycle started 6/28. They normal last at LEAST 7 days. I started to spot 7/21, and then Very Very Heavy 7/23 &7/24 and then I was done. Very not normal for me. Since, I have been sort of nauseated daily from noon til 4 or so, and have lower abdominal cramps, or what I call "an awareness of organs". At 17 dpo all the HPTs have been BFNs, but I stil can't shake the "I just KNOW" feeling! I'm actually considering going to see a shrink at this point. Can anyone tell me what's going on?

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Old 08-04-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: Pregnant or Crazy?

I don't know that much about them, but you could have had a chemical pregnancy.

A chemical pregnancy occurs when you have a BFP (your instinct), but later get a BFN. The bleeding could have been a miscarriage since it wasn't normal, but from what I have read the period is normally longer than usual in a chemical pregnancy. However, a chemical pregnancy means that you and your dh are fertile and you have good chance of conceiving.

I don't think you are crazy. There are lots of women who think they are pregnant when they aren't.

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Old 08-04-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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Re: Pregnant or Crazy?

I don't think your crazy either!! Also too I have read on here where quite a few women have bfn for a while before they get that bfp.....your hormones may not be up to the level where the hpt can detect it yet....also I had a friend who had af or was like af for 7 months before she found out that she was 7 months pregnant!! So you never know. And I agree with blue-eyed, this may be a sign that you are fertile so just keep your fingers and toes crossed and good luck.....let us know what happens!!
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Old 08-04-2004, 12:06 PM   #4
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Re: Pregnant or Crazy?

Thanks for the replies! I'm really out of my mind. For someone who wasn't even sure they were ready, this has been a very nerve-racking two-weeks.
My sister has me convinced that my pg symptoms are in my head - because I have Baby-itis. Which kinda ticks me off, but now I don't know what's real and what's imagined.

Is there anyway they can test me to find out if I did have a chemical pregnancy?

Is it possible I just have low hcg? It seems like every website has different ranges.

Old 08-04-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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Re: Pregnant or Crazy?

There isn't a way to tell you had a chemical pregnancy, unless you did miscarry and have a D&C. Pregnancy is tested by the hormone levels and once they are gone, they are gone.

You can go to the doctor and have a blood test done. Those test are more sensitive and more accurate than a hpt.

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