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Pregnant or majorly stressed?

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SweetHoneyBeeeeee Mon 27-May-13 18:34:05

I have been on microgynon for 10 years, going to come off shortly and ttc from early next year. I am currently under a huge amount of stress (think moving house, sale falling through, new role at work and huuuuge family problems) and am commuting over 3 hours a day while waiting to move house. I would also like to ttc now but know in my heart of hearts we should move, I should settle in my new role at work and we should save a little bit first. All fine as am only 26 and next year is closer every day.

However a few weeks ago I had a terrible upset stomach and have been experiencing some signs of pregnancy...I am knackered all the time - no amount of sleep makes me feel better, I am teary, short tempered, hungry and spotty. All also signs of stress right? But I have also had a lot of lower back and period type stomach pains and felt very bloated. I have POAS and got a BFN on Friday. My 'period' will be due next Sunday /Monday as I finish my current pill pack in Friday.

I am confused. On the one hand I think it is stress, on the other hand I kept noticing all the little things my body is doing and attributing it to this phantom pregnancy. Any advice? Anyone had experience of this before? Tbh we would both be very excited if pregnant but if not would still wait til next year so I guess it doesn't matter too much either way. Do I just need to wait and test again after my break from the pill?

BlindKitty Mon 27-May-13 18:37:48

The body reacts to stress in lots of ways so this could easily be stress. However, you've also tested too early. I'd wait until af is due and then poas again if no sign of it. X

SweetHoneyBeeeeee Mon 27-May-13 18:39:16

Thanks kitty, do the timings for POAS work the same when on the pill? As you can tell I am new to this and haven't got a clue!

BlindKitty Mon 27-May-13 20:57:33

Hmm I think so as the egg would still need to imant,etc. have you missed any or been ill? Sounds like you need a good de-stress regardless of the outcome. Let me know how it works out x

SweetHoneyBeeeeee Mon 27-May-13 21:09:03

Had a stomach upset a few weeks ago but not missed any pills...which is why I am dubious...never been this affected by stress before, but then probably never been this stressed before! Am concentrating on destressing at the mo so hopefully all back to normal soon smile

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