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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 12:30 PM   1
gemmy
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Feel pregnant still even though I am having my period! Tests negative yet still keep


Hi, I have found lots of similar threads on here so I know I'm not alone, but all those threads are out of date and haven't been followed up with the outcome, I'm hoping someone current has shared my experience!

I already have a son and fell pregnant two years ago. My periods returned last february and are pretty regular. When trying for my son I tracked my periods and ovulation. The month I did fall pregnant I felt different a week after ovulation I could already feel a strange sensation in my tummy - NOT cramps like with period - but a pleasent flutter which got stronger as he got bigger.

We were not trying for our 2nd yet but last month (3 weeks ago) we were ovulating and had unprotected sex. I realised this the following day when I thought I felt a sensation in my tummy - I checked my cycle to see where I was. I felt pretty chuffed at the thought of being pregnant working out my son would have just turned two if I were pregnant. So I waited two weeks until I was due last week and without a word of a lie my tummy felt just like I was pregnant again - everyday and everynight!

I tested early and at the weekend - all negative. I then started to spot brown slightly and felt like I should forget about it but couldn't. Still felt pregnant. Saturday and sunday I spotted ever so slightly. Monday I woke up feeling more on my period. Some red clots and dull ache in bottom of stomach. Thought then I definately do not feel pregnant. Bled more heavily enough for tampon. The last two days it has been very light - and today (thurs) practically finished. But what I can't get out my head is monday evening when the dull ache subsided the pregnant feeling returned and I still have it even now. Has anyone ever experienced this?? Could I be pregnant? Is it in my head? was my body preparing for pregnancy but now it's going back to normal? That i the only logical answer I can think of but driving me mad.

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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 13:41 PM   2
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The exact same thing has happened to me this cycle, So you're definately not alone. I tested after my "period" had finished and got faint lines on two tests and negative results on two tests. I had faint lines before my period but didn't count them because the tests I used aren't very reliable.

I have never been pregnant before so I know something different was happening to my body. My period pains were nothing like normal period pains, they were right down the centre instead of the sides, it felt like fluttering and even woke me up.

So it's been a week since my period and I still feel every little bit different. I plan on testing tomorrow and if it's negative, it seems mostly likely like a chemical pregnancy.

All I can advise is that you do another test, you body could of quite easily been preparing but then had a chemical pregnancy (although I hope not)

Sorry I cannot be any help, just wanted to let you know that you are not alone, good luck x



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 14:00 PM   3
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Thanks for your reply loulou. It is good to know I am not alone. I do fear you may be right and it was a chemical pregnancy. I had that bubbly fluttery feeling in my tummy since a couple of days after bd and ovulation and still have it now despite having period. But all tests negative (even did one today!). I have another in the bathroom so if I still feel this way in another week I will test again. Good luck for you, that is pretty gutting getting a couple of faint lines then af. This feeling that we have is what I felt when I was actually pregnant, they say sometimes you just know - yes I guess it's body preparing for pregnancy - and now I feel pretty sad coz the feelings I feel now are probably my body going back to normal. I was clinging onto some hope reading about people that said they had periods and negative results throughout their pregnancies but that is pretty rare But I do hope that you and I fall into that category!!!! Good luck with ttc, hope you do get a bfp when you test x



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 14:15 PM   4
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Thank you, it's been really difficult after trying for so long. I have so many symptoms, It feels like my period is just beginning but ended a while ago! I'm so tired, having to take naps like I normally would when I'm on, I've had a really bad skin break out which usually happens before my period not after, cramps and the most obvious symptom is sickness, it comes and goes a random times and I've managed to throw up on an empty stomach.

I've been googling like mad looking for similar stories but decided what will be will be. I am atleast greatful now for knowing that we can actually conceive and I'm actually really looking forward to trying again seen as me and my partner were losing hope.

I've read lots of stories about women getting pregnant after chemical pregnancies, so if we're not already, I hope this is the case!! Best of luck to you, hope we both get the results we want soon! x



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 14:23 PM   5
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That is a good way of looking at it - you know you can, so you will relax about it. Rotten symptoms for you though - I've felt sick but not been sick. Good luck and stay positive. It took me almost a year the first time for worrying and obsessing. Sometimes too many hours are spent googling the same things. But like you I know it's possible so not going to worry. x



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 15:04 PM   6
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thank god you started this thread!!! before dastardly AF showed up yesterday, i was so so sure i was pregnant! i thought i had all the text book symptoms -- veins on boobs, sore boobs, flutter in tummy, especially on the sides and under the belly button, a sudden nose congestion, constipation and even nausea. never been pregnant before, but i never experienced these symptoms in my earlier cycles. had a lot of brown discharge yesterday, with some tissue life stuff coming out(so sorry for TMI) and yet somehow, i still feel so so PREGNANT!!!! aaaarrgh. glad am not alone with these kind of thoughts



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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 15:24 PM   7
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The symptoms just keep coming by the day and it's so horrible cause I know I'm probably not pregnant. I always symptom spot during the two week wait and the symptoms I get are always the same so I know something else has gone on!

Preggohopes have you tested yet?



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 15:47 PM   8
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preggohopes you sure are not alone! I think some people are more sensitive to what's going on inside their bodies because when I was actually pregnant 2 years ago I couldn't believe how early the flutters were when other women don't feel anything. But we are worse off if it's a chemical pregnancy because most women would not even know. Along with all the other pregnancy symptoms you get - I've mainly just been weeing a lot and a bit nauseous - but it's that feeling in the tummy which is so unique - you know your own body and while other people might think it's wind or indigestion you know it's unique. But how devestating it is when af turns up because you have got your hopes up so high. I would have laid money on it, I thought it was a dead cert. But I have read some interesting stories on another forum where several people had the same thing and were still convinced they needed a scan. They had written over a year ago so I was hoping there would be an up date (clinging onto hope) but nothing. I posted this on there but nothing so put it on here too. Someone did say though that they had gone though their pregnancy with a period the first month and negative results until 6 weeks pregnant, but the dating scan proved they were 4 weeks pregnant when they had that period - that gave me some hope - but that must be rare! Good luck though girls, you never know x



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 16:14 PM   9
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The same thing happened to me a month ago - here's my thread if you fancy a browse, and it does contain some useful links but its loooong lol
http://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy...ally-late.html

I have never been pregnant so dont know exactly how it feels but I certainly felt different and had loads of out of the ordinary symptoms - had a couple of faint hpts but negatie urine test at docs. they never sent me for a blood test tho.. said i was fine.. a few weeks later I started bleeding heavily after moving a beer barrel at work (which i now regret) and passed a long piece of tissue. I believe it was a pregnancy that wasnt healthy maybe.. im hoping my body was just practising and next time it will happen for real.

After the bleeding, my symptoms and swollen tummy went away slowly.

I hope this helps but hope your story has a better outcome!



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2011, 16:17 PM   10
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I also had the same feeling of symptoms after period, not before... I also found stories of women who test negative all through their pregnancy, tho this is rare.



 
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