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Hoosiers51
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I don't want to cause any false alarms or be a drama queen.

I just need some opinions on some of these symptoms I'm having. I think I need to "talk it out" too.

I would go get a pregnancy test, but it's 2 AM and I'm not sure where I could go at this hour, being in a new town.

About a week ago my breasts started getting really tender/sore. That would have been day 17-20 for me (and it seems like I normally ovulate on day 10-13). I dismissed it as being from too much coffee, since I have been drinking a lot more lately, with how much I've had to do because of the move.

I have gotten sore breasts in the past from too much coffee.

Now I am on day 25 and have been getting cramping followed by loose stools/diarrhea. The cramping is not an implantation or period type cramping....it is a prelude to the loose stools (sorry if too much info!).

I can't figure out what the loose stools could be from, because I haven't really added any new drugs, except Diflucan, but it has never done this to me, and the cramps come when I'm due for my next Diflucan dose....about as far from the last dose as you could get, or they come sporadically. And it doesn't seem to be tied to anything I eat.

Then today, I decided to check when I was due for my period, and to my surprise, I'm due in 2 days. This seems strange to me, because I haven't been feeling PMS-y like I normally do. So I was surprised to see it's coming so soon, because normally I can tell it's coming by the symptoms like getting emotional and/or more tired.

So then when I saw where I was in my cycle, it all kind of clicked, the breast soreness, the GI distress, not feeling my period coming on.

I am just venting some of my worry. I read online that loose stools is not super common in early pregnancy, but it can happen. I am just not sure what to think.

I was wondering if anyone here had an opinion. I guess I will probably take a test tomorrow.

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Okay, I am reading loose stools can happen in early pregnancy. Especially in women that get that symptom with their period too, which is me.

Oh well...I need to go to bed. Goodnight!

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Take a test-but if you aren't due for your period for another two days it's may not show up. Those early detector ones have % for how much they catch it prior to the missed period.

My breasts are tender and sore a lot through out the month. They say I have fibrocystic breasts. I read (I think on that one super long website from that doctor, can't remember) that some of his patients show with fibrocystic breasts.

Diflucan doesn't do it to me but a prescription anti-inflammatory does. I went through this whole mess of the GI issues on here a little bit ago. Thinking I had C. Diff and then thinking it was the cat's claw and the abx. It turned out to be the anti-inflammatory-which I had taken before and hadn't caused any issues but when I took it again it gave me that side effect.

Try not to worry too much because the more you worry the longer it will take for your period to come in.

I would assume you don't want to be pregnant right now? I know that's how I feel atleast because I don't want to be going through this mess pregnant. I can't even imagine that. But if you do want to be good luck!

At any rate I hope it turns out the way you want. Maybe get those "test up to 5 day sooner" ones and hang on to it until the next morning and use that restroom time to do it. It's the best time and especially with the test early ones.

Good Luck!!!

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Thanks for responding! I am still up! It's now 4 AM here.

I normally go to bed really late anyways, but wasn't planning on staying up this late.

Yes, I am going to do one of the "First Response" ones tomorrow (where you test 5 days sooner), and buy a pack with 2 so I can retest in a day or two if it is negative.

I wish I knew the answer now. Ughhhh. I'm just glad to have someone else's input so I'm not sitting here, worrying alone.

I would probably prefer to not get pregnant right now, just fearing for the baby and wanting some more treatment under my belt.... but if I am, I would be okay with it.

I had an unplanned pregnancy last year, and ended up miscarrying, and I was much more scared then, because I didn't have any of the facts about what can be done to prevent transmission.

So knowing what I know now, I think the baby would be okay. I would consider it a gift from God, some kind of sign, I guess. Though we are certainly not trying to get pregnant. We use precautions but our past track record is not the best, obviously.

The nervousness is killing me. Thank God my sleeping med is kicking in though....I won't be on here much longer tonight. (and ironically, Ambien is the only sleep med safe during pregnancy).

Basically, I hope I'm not, but if I am, I would be happy of course. Motherhood will be great, when or if ever it decides to come.

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oh, littlebit....

Do you find that your breasts get much more sore from coffee? So far, the only times mine have been sore not because of PMS, is because I had been drinking way too much coffee for days.

In this case, it can't be PMS because it started awhile ago. With PMS, it's normally just a couple days before my period.

And I also had this of course when I was pregnant last, and it started about 7 days or more before my missed period.


Also, I have been feeling quite a bit better in SOME ways....and so that is good news all around.

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I tested positive for both of my pregnancies about one week prior to period being due.

It was the nausea that made me test.

Let us know how the test went.

Hugs,

Geneal

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Any news? Thinking of you, Hoos!

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[group hug]
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I'm thinking of you Hoosier. Will be checking in to see if there's any news.

I don't know a lot about your situation, but I wanted to add my first thought when you said all your symptoms, and mentioned your recent move.

I wonder if this could be from the stress of moving and getting settled? I often get some of those symptoms when my system is particularly stressed. But, then again, it could be unrelated.

Also wanted to add that I really understand your feelings about pregnancy. I feel that "I hope we don't get pregnant right now, but I would feel blessed and joyful if we were". So, I hear you.

Thinking of you,
A

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You said you've been drinking lots of coffee in recent weeks. Caffeine can cause the breast pain and swelling, big time. And, with that overstimulation of the endocrine system, your cycle may be affected.
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waiting to hear.......


hope your ok

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She was up late.

She took an ambien and is probably sleeping.

Waiting to hear......

[group hug]

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Ohhh, ambien ? That can cause lots of havoc in the body and could explain a few things.
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It was negative! First morning urine (went to store, holding it!), First Response brand.

Thanks for listening and caring.

Going to take another test in 2-3 days if I don't get my period first.

Thanks!

Still nervous, but this makes me feel a little more relieved.

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[group hug]
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thinking about you, Hoose ..

and sending you ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hoose)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

hugs.

Lyme messes with hormones and PMS and periods and every other thing woman, so maybe its just that.

lots and lots of love, dill

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Aw, Thanks dilly! [Smile] [Smile]

((((hugs))))

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Back to day 1! Sorry to trouble everyone......looks like I am definitely not pregnant.

Either that, or you'll see me in 8 months on TLC's "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant."

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