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xnancyx Mon 15-Oct-12 22:20:23

Hello Everyone,

I really need some help and advice! I was due on my period last Monday and I have been having some bad cramps this past week but I didn't "come on". So today when in the 99p Store grabbing some bargains I decided to get a pregnancy test (2 for 99p!) and I had the shock of my life when it turned positive. I literally couldn't believe it so I took the other one which also came up positive (they both turned positive almost straight away). I have been feeling 'weird' recently- light headed, headaches, needing to pee a lot and weird dreams. Is this all normal? Should I trust a 99p pregnancy test? And should I be worried about the cramps I've been having?

Any thought would be so appreciated. I'm in so much shock right now I don't really know what to do.

Many thanks,

Nancy xxx

CitrusyOne Mon 15-Oct-12 22:29:17

I would trust the tests, yes. I used cheap sainsbo's ones and DP wanted dr to do another to confirm. Dr said no need as they're all the the same really.

And I wouldn't worry too much about the cramps either- I had those too, really really painful and I hadn't got a clue that they were a pregnancy symptom but they used to really knock me for six. Weird dreams and insomnia were also normal for me to start with. Sounds very much like you're upduffed to me!


xnancyx Mon 15-Oct-12 22:39:12

Thank you so much! We're just very shocked (can't you tell!) but we are very happy! Thanks again for the advice when I found out all I could think about was the extremely painful cramps and that got me very very worried,

aufaniae Mon 15-Oct-12 22:43:57

Definitely trust the test. It's looking for exactly the same hormone, just doesn't use fancy packaging e.g. no pen-shaped wand with a lid. Same result though!

Congratulations! grin grin

I would say light headed, needing to pee a lot and weird dreams are definitely normal! No idea about the headaches, but this lot are a knowledgable lot! I'm sure someone here will know if it's a concern or not.

aufaniae Mon 15-Oct-12 22:45:42

You can take paracetomol while pregnant btw but should avoid ibuprofen. (Not sure about aspirin?)

forgetmenots Mon 15-Oct-12 22:47:58

My first two tests were £1 for 2 and I confirmed them the following day with ClearBlue! Congratulations - you are definitely pregnant I'd say smile

ThreeWheelsGood Mon 15-Oct-12 22:50:12

Yes, false positives are almost unheard of, so trust it! congratulations.

xnancyx Mon 15-Oct-12 22:56:41

I was taking ibuprofen last week for my cramps sad I really hope everything is okay. The test I took was of quite a good quality, plastic, lid etc and I'm guessing its pretty accurate then! Think I've been in denial since I took it. I'm on the pill and missed a couple last month (silly, I know) and this has really been such a surprise but me and my partner (after the hysterical shock) are happy, we are a very stable couple and don't know how we'll cope financially but I guess everyone has their worries,


xnancyx Mon 15-Oct-12 22:59:23

And of course thank you for your help.


aufaniae Mon 15-Oct-12 23:13:34

You'll cope, it'll be fine smile

DS was a total surprise, DP and I weren't even together! We'd known each other years but lived in different countries at the time. DP moved countries and effectively made himself jobless to come be with us, we had no idea how it would work out.

It's worked out fine, and we have another on the way now smile (Planned this time, before you ask!)

My top tip for finances (although you're a long way off that now!) is to ask if you can have a mortgage holiday, if you have a mortgage, when you are on maternity. It took a lot of pressure off for us.

You can get carried away buying loads of stuff, but for the first 6 months at least, the only major things a the baby really needs is you (if you breastfeed), somewhere to sleep (possibly your bed even) and a means of transportation. The rest (bar nappies and basic clothes) is all lovely, but optional extras really IMO.

Lots of people take ibuprofen before they realise. I don't know why it's not recommended but it certainly can't be a terrible poison or we'd know about it! Do mention to your Dr if you're worried, but I'm sure it's fine, just don't take any more!

bonzo77 Mon 15-Oct-12 23:15:51

don't fret about the ibuprofen. a few doses in early pregnancy are less harmful than regular doses later on. And this early on your embryo is getting what it needs from the yolk sac, not a placenta and therefore your bloodstream.

xnancyx Tue 16-Oct-12 13:14:46

Thank you again everyone! So I went to the Doctors this morning. I am definitely pregnant.... AHHHHHH! And the pains are nothing to worry about just hormones messing about with my ligaments or something. Time to get excited :D

CitrusyOne Tue 16-Oct-12 15:04:50

Eeeek!! Exciting times smile

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