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Student, About to Graduate, 42 days since my last period, Panicking!

(13 Posts)
katel7 Tue 26-Apr-16 17:11:40

It's been 42 days since the beginning of my last period. I came off the contraceptive pill last summer, and my periods had straightened out after that. At present, my fiance and I have just been using condoms, therefore I know there is a bigger chance that I could be pregnant.

About a week ago now, when my period was already late, I thought it was coming, however (sorry for TMI) it ended up just being about 4/5 drops of blood. Then nothing. This is very unusual for me, as I normally have a relatively heavy period that lasts about 7 days.

I've experienced nausia (not actually thrown up), and stomach cramps for the past week and a half or so, constantly thinking maybe my period was on its way. Ive done three cheap pregnancy tests over the past week and a half - all negative.

- Should I try a brand such as clear blue?
- How long should I wait to test again?
- Am I panicking over nothing?

I'm getting married in August, about to graduate, so jobless and saving-less, and panicking. Could do with some friendly advice - my fiance is pretty busy for the next week and I don't want to panic him if there's no reason to.

Artioo2 Tue 26-Apr-16 17:24:48

How long is your cycle normally? If 42 days is really late for you, it would be unusual (although not impossible) to get three negative tests if you were pregnant. What time of day did you do the tests? Were they completely blank?

Clear Blue aren't any more sensitive than other brands, they just cost more because they tell you with a posh little screen whether you're pregnant or not rather than squinting for lines. I'd buy a First Response and test with first morning urine.

katel7 Tue 26-Apr-16 17:34:11

It's normally 28-30 days. I've used first morning urine, but I do get pretty dehydrated and drink water through the night. Not sure if that could effect anything? My googling of stories of people not coming up as 'positive' for several weeks of testing has made me question it!

thecatsarecrazy Wed 27-Apr-16 06:29:49

Condoms are pretty effective if used properly. The only times we have had any bother is when one slipped off but never had one fail.
My periods are pretty regular but on 1 or 2 occasions its been late for no reason.

Junosmum Wed 27-Apr-16 07:50:18

Take more tests- pink dye ones such as first response or superdrug own are good.

If you've been using condoms properly then there's no reason for you to be pregnant beyond the 'normal'.

PickleBot Wed 27-Apr-16 11:03:18

It's not unusual for periods to go missing when you are stressed. Graduation, getting married and job hunting are all stressful! Leave it a few days, do another test and if negative see a doctor. Either way it will be fine.

katel7 Sat 30-Apr-16 22:15:21

Thanks for your comments. No sign of my period yet - I went to the doctor who just asked me to do a normal pregnancy test but they didn't do a blood test for it. Not sure how long to keep waiting on everything!

katel7 Sat 30-Apr-16 22:20:25

My breasts are also getting heavier, and nipples kind of painful. Not sure if it's a sign of a hell of a bad period to come to make up for the past few weeks...

LumpishAndIllogical Sun 01-May-16 01:13:32

Doctor doesn't routinely do blood tests to check pregnancy, so this is normal.

If no period keep testing every few days.

If still negative then go back to docs in a couple of weeks.

LumpishAndIllogical Sun 01-May-16 01:16:02

P.s I have missed periods in past and not been pregnant. Like previous poster it can be stress related

katel7 Tue 03-May-16 23:48:55

Still no sign, but breasts are larger and heavier, and nipples more pronounced and tender. It's just a bit of a waiting game... If you miss a period, should you expect your next one at the time that the next one was originally due? For me that's 7 days from now...

sepa Wed 04-May-16 15:10:36

The only month I didn't get symptoms Was the month I was pregnant.
I would wait a few days and try a superdrug own brand

LumpishAndIllogical Wed 04-May-16 15:41:02

I agree with Sepa that I had no symptoms both times I was actually pregnant. And yes, you might get your period in seven days.

Also I second the own brand Superdrug ones, or any pink dye ones. Get 2 maybe and take in the morning for first wee.

Hope you get some answers soon!

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