I can't be pregnant and yet here I am feeling very very pregnant

(39 Posts)
SurelynotcanI Thu 06-Sep-12 20:12:41

I have been on the pill for 6 months but due to rocky patch with dh have only had sex once in that time. That was 20/8/12. This was actually just as withdrawal bleed began. I have missed the odd one this cycle (and started a day late!). I feel sick, I can't abide the smell of anything and coffee tastes like metal. Just like dc1 and 2. Felt pregnant incredibly early with them too.

I can't be pregnant can I?!?!

QueenofJacksDreams Thu 06-Sep-12 20:16:51

You could be theres only one way to tell! I conceived on the 23/08 and am 8 weeks morning sickness is fucking awful right now too so theres every chance you are.

FrankelSaysRelax Thu 06-Sep-12 20:18:05

If you've had sex, then yes you could be pregnant grin

Only way to be sure is to POAS!

SurelynotcanI Thu 06-Sep-12 20:21:35

I know! Oh God! Would it be too early to POAS though? In middle of taking pill though haven't taken it today yet. Should I take it or would that be bad if I was pregnant? Had funny small bleed today as well. Very brown and stringy (sorry tmi). Not sure what to do - with respect to taking pill?

FrankelSaysRelax Thu 06-Sep-12 20:24:05

Assuming you are, you'll be anything between 12 and 16 days post ovulation, so you could test now but you may need to take another one in a week or so to be sure.

Can't give advice about the Pill, perhaps call NHS Direct?

SurelynotcanI Thu 06-Sep-12 20:27:07

Ah that's a good idea! Thank you. With the other two took till 5 days after period was due for a BFP. Argh! This wave of nausea came over this morning and has stayed all day. Along with funny smells and metal. And I just can't help thinking this all feels a bit familiar...

UndercoverExpert Thu 06-Sep-12 20:30:18

Hi Surely, a pregnancy test is reliable 3 weeks after the date of conception, which you already know is around 20/8, so the 3 week mark is this Monday (10th). But it may be positive considerably earlier for some women (especially if symptomatic). So you could POAS now (and test the first urine sample of the day, which is the most concentrated so most likely to contain pregnancy hormones), but if negative it'd need repeating on Monday. There is no evidence that the combined pill causes harm to the unborn child, but if you're not having sex regularly you could stop taking it until you've passed the 3 week mark, then restart if you have a negative result, but you'd have to wait 7 days before you could consider yourself covered for contraception.

SurelynotcanI Thu 06-Sep-12 20:37:17

THanks, I'm thinking of it as two weeks but I suppose yes it would be three weeks on Monday! Oh my goodness! Right. I could nip out and get one I suppose but then I would do it tonight and would be BFN and I would be no further along. Might stop taking the pill and test on Monday I guess? ~ARGH!!!!!

PooPooOnMars Thu 06-Sep-12 20:51:49

Do it! smile

RancerDoo Thu 06-Sep-12 20:58:21

Yeah, just get a test now.
I reckon if you are pregnant enough to have symptoms you are pregnant enough to test.

IME pregnancy symptoms are a lot like normal post-ovulatory gripes. If you are not pregnant then you might just be feeling this way because you ovulated (as a result of missing pills etc).

SurelynotcanI Thu 06-Sep-12 21:07:10

Can't go out now...dh will think have gone mad. He knows I think I might be but thinks is so unlikely that heading out for pregnancy tests will make him think I've lost it...

SurelynotcanI Fri 07-Sep-12 18:42:09

I went to the doctor today who said perfectly possible pregnant. They have sent a test off and I'll find out on Monday or Tuesday. But I still feel constantly sick/funny smells/off coffee. Think my ability not to just POAS is vanishing fast.
Little bleed went brown and then seems to have stopped (sorry tmi). Driving myself a bit mad here...

PooPooOnMars Fri 07-Sep-12 18:57:46

Couldn't they just do a stick one there and then!? Can't you?

RancerDoo Fri 07-Sep-12 19:02:18

Oh just get a pee stick surely? What kind of doctor sends off wee? Is it the 1950s where you are?

SurelynotcanI Fri 07-Sep-12 19:09:36

Yes to the 1950s...! I thought she would do it there and then really. Might be time to head out, or wait till the first morning pee? I'm slightly in denial about the possibility of this but feel so like I am pregnant that I might have to face up to it!

Wait for Victorian Doctor to chase up results by telegraph on Monday?


Nip to Superdrug?


How can you bear to wait? POAS smile

SurelynotcanI Fri 07-Sep-12 19:57:34


PooPooOnMars Fri 07-Sep-12 20:02:26

What's bfn!?

SurelynotcanI Fri 07-Sep-12 20:03:12

Big Fat Negative

PooPooOnMars Fri 07-Sep-12 21:48:39

Oh i see! How do you feel about that?

SurelynotcanI Sun 09-Sep-12 21:12:57

I don't really know. I still feel pregnant really. I stopped taking the pill mid cycle beacuse of it and now wondering if all my various symptons are just because I messed around with that too much. I am bleeding lightly...oh I don't know!

PooPooOnMars Sun 09-Sep-12 22:16:01

Maybe do another one in a week or so just in case. smile

SurelynotcanI Fri 21-Sep-12 21:28:39

Back again...still feeling very similar to my first two pregnancies but yesterday had another negative test.

Could this all be a side affect of coming off the pill?

SurelynotcanI Tue 02-Oct-12 18:27:11

So....I did another test today and a faint line appeared after a couple of minutes.....is that not very late for a positive result? ARGH!!!!!!

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 02-Oct-12 18:38:34

feint line = pregnant

littlepiggie Tue 02-Oct-12 18:47:05

Any chance you've got pregnant in the last few weeks as you said you've stopped taking the pill?

hlipop Tue 02-Oct-12 19:01:54

back to the doctors i'd say for confirmation

SurelynotcanI Tue 02-Oct-12 19:04:25

We used condoms and only had sex once. The morning I posted this originally. Sorry TMI! Seems that I am pregnant though. DH says the line is too faint. But I said a line is a line!! Oh my goodness I had a negative test on Sunday so I gave the cot away...GAH

SurelynotcanI Tue 02-Oct-12 19:05:36

Pregancy tests at the docs take three days here though. Might go digital in the morning. DH may read the word pregnant and be more convinced than a faint pink line!

HaveALittleFaith Tue 02-Oct-12 19:17:08

Hi, sorry this is still dragging on. What kind of test did you use today?

I would use a First Response Early response rather than digital. If a non-digital was faint today, a digital may still give a false negative. I had oh so faint lines on a couple of cheap tests but got an instant, strong positive on a FRER. I hope it's all clearer for you soon.

SurelynotcanI Tue 02-Oct-12 20:00:23

Used one from Morrisons...and it was so faint. Will do the other one in the pack tomorrow morning and then find a FRER for next one. DH needs some convincing...asap. I've felt pregnant for a while so I am not really suprised...though did get a shock to actually see a line!

littlepiggie Wed 03-Oct-12 08:21:56

Did you do the other test?

StellaAndFries Wed 03-Oct-12 08:25:33

Fwiw I had a pregnancy test at the doctors which said negative even though a HPT said positive, I did another a couple of days later for the doctors and it was positive.

willitbe Wed 03-Oct-12 12:00:21

surelynotcani - I am confused as to when you think you might have become pregnant?

Are you thinking you have been pregnant from before your first post which was nearly a month ago from the sex on the 20th August.

Or do you think you became pregnant from 6th September?

IF you are thinking that you are pregnant from the 20th August you must guess you are about 8 weeks pregnant, if so, pregnancy tests in later pregnancy can show up as false negative due to the hook effect, where the hcg can be so high that the test malfunctions, you would need to have blood test or scan to confirm pregnancy in this case.

Also what did the doctors say from your test on the 7th september? Was it a blood test and did they say it was negative then - if so, then this must be a new pregnancy from after that time surely?

IF you are thinking that you are pregnant from 6th September you are only going to be around 5 weeks pregnant, possibly only around 4 weeks pregnant, which would explain the faint tests. In which case I hope you were intending to get pregnant having stopped the pill!

Did the result on the test that you took yesterday come up within the time limit and have colour in it?

Sorry to read that this has been going on for you for over a month and you still have no answer. I hope you get an answer soon (my mum and sister both had pregnancies where they did not have positive pregnancy tests, and it is stressful)

SurelynotcanI Thu 04-Oct-12 08:49:19

Right! Thank you all for your comments and feedback!

With my other two pregnancies I had HPT which showed positive quite late. I felt pregnant on the 6th September and didn't really see that I could be. We did have sex that morning when still on the pill etc so certainly was not thinking that that had anything to do with it. Thought I was pregnant from the 21st. (Oh how boring and sad of me to know the dates...suppose because so few!). Negative test at docs on 7th. Have still been feeling pregnant etc and on Tuesday a dustbin lorry drove past me and I doubled over as felt so sick...the friend I was walking with looked at me with a very raised eyebrow. So I did another test on Tuesday afternoon. Extremely faint positive. DH was unconvinced. Tested again this morning - twice. Again with two cheap supermarket ones. Couldn't get to a shop for a more responsive one as was suggested. Both positive. Both lines appeared quite quickly. DH went suitably pale. Back to the doctors at 10.30 this morning!

littlepiggie Thu 04-Oct-12 12:32:12

How did it go?

willitbe Thu 04-Oct-12 12:43:58

Congratulations on your pregnancy, I hope your dh has recovered suitably from the shock!!!!

SurelynotcanI Thu 04-Oct-12 13:54:28

Thank you! So going for an early scan hopefully to see how far I actually am! And I'm terribly excited...even though only just gave the cot away really! DH justs needs to compute in his brain...

littlepiggie Thu 04-Oct-12 14:20:14

Lol @ dh, men are so easily confused by life

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