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Old 09-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bleeegh. Don't want to post this but I am - girly medical question.

It's not really 'sexual,' so I'm keeping it here. It's also very personal. Here goes nothing...

*sigh*

For approximately 2 weeks, I've experienced the following:
  • Depression
  • Severe anxiety
  • Eating like a pig
  • Sensitive nipples
  • EXTREMELY sensitive hoochie
  • EXTREME arousal, but it's nearly impossible to really take care of due to my sensitivity

I had my period 2 weeks ago. Took a pregnancy test the other day and it was clearly negative. Every month when I'm due for my period, I get this extreme urge out of nowhere to run to the bedroom and get off. I'll do this, go to pee and like clockwork, I started my period. This severe urge has been happening. But I'm not due for my period. To add to it, it takes me no more than 30-40 seconds to complete my mission. Intercourse isn't 'painful' per say, but it's very uncomfortable. You know how you're super sensitive right after climaxing? And you're like, 'no don't touch it anymore!' Well that's what I feel like, yet I haven't even climaxed yet.

None of this is normal.

Talked with my Mother tonight. Hid nothing from her. She's clueless on what it could be other than possible pregnancy. But I don't feel pregnant AT ALL. I was once before and this is nothing like it. She proceeded to tell me no two pregnancies are the same, etc.

Does ANYONE have any clue what this could be? All I can figure out is some sort of estrogen overload or some shit.

This is the most personal thing I think I've ever posted on a forum. But I really am extremely nervous and anxious over this. Any comments appreciated.

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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*Obligatory "talk to your doctor" comment*

Otherwise, what's your diet like? Do you exercise regularly? Did you change a BC regiment or start/stop any medication? Do you suffer from any allergies?
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Call your GYN. And also make sure you report the substances that you've been putting in your body. Combinations and side effects can throw off hormone levels.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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*Obligatory "talk to your doctor" comment*

Otherwise, what's your diet like? Do you exercise regularly? Did you change a BC regiment or start/stop any medication? Do you suffer from any allergies?
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Call your GYN. And also make sure you report the substances that you've been putting in your body. Combinations and side effects can throw off hormone levels.
Yeah, guess I forgot to post that I'm going to see the gyn tomorrow. But I'd like to somehow get some sleep tonight beforehand as I'm crawling the walls with anxiety atm.

Nothing has changed. No new meds, supplements, new foods, etc. The only change in my life has been losing my job. But that took place less than 2 weeks ago. Oh, and we started using a new lube about a month ago, but I seriously doubt that would affect my head and nipple sensitivity.

Dumbass question alert - if I'm pregnant, do I really have to wait until the 1st day of my missed period for the test to be accurate? I'd think it'd show up now if I'm actually having symptoms.

I really don't think this is what's wrong, but I'm just throwing it out there.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, guess I forgot to post that I'm going to see the gyn tomorrow. But I'd like to somehow get some sleep tonight beforehand as I'm crawling the walls with anxiety atm.

Nothing has changed. No new meds, supplements, new foods, etc. The only change in my life has been losing my job. But that took place less than 2 weeks ago. Oh, and we started using a new lube about a month ago, but I seriously doubt that would affect my head and nipple sensitivity.

Dumbass question alert - if I'm pregnant, do I really have to wait until the 1st day of my missed period for the test to be accurate? I'd think it'd show up now if I'm actually having symptoms.

I really don't think this is what's wrong, but I'm just throwing it out there.
I suppose it's possible that the loss of your job could cause anxiety, which could affect hormones, but that's just a guess.

As for the pregnancy tests, for a home urine test, yes, you do have to wait. In fact, research suggests that they are far more accurate if you wait until a week after the date of your expected period. The levels of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone that indicate pregnancy take time to build up to sufficient levels to be detected in your urine.

Blood tests can be more reliable, with sufficient concentration occurring in the bloodstream within 7-12 days of possible conception. They can also measure hormone levels instead of only producing a yes/no result.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Pregnancy tests.

The general level of the pregnancy hormone (Human Corionic Gonadotrophin - or hCG) in a non-pregnant woman is 5 mIU/ml in blood.

In a pregnant woman, it rises to 10mIU/ml about 10 days post conception, and keeps rising very rapidly each day into the pregnancy until it's in the very high thousands a week or two later.

A urine test will rely on the fact that as urine is stored in the bladder, the level of hCG equalises over time between blood and urine and so detection of hCG in urine tells the equivalent level in blood.

This system has limitations - if you test urine that has been in the body for several hours (i.e. first morning urine) it will show the blood hCG level. If you test urine that has only recently been produced and is affected by diuretics (such as alcohol or caffeine) the level in the urine will be lower than the level in the blood.

This can throw off a test in the very early stages.

Most commercial urine tests will detect an hCG level of 25mIU/ml or greater and show PREGNANT. These tests are very reliable (between 99.9% and 100% accurate) if used on the first day AFTER a missed period during a regular cycle.

There are tests on the market that will detect 10 - 15 mIU/ml, and these are sold as EARLY DETECTION tests, which may work as soon as 10 days post conception (around 4-5 days before a missed period) however - and it's a big however - they are not as accurate - used very early, they can be as unreliable as 60-70%.

There is also the possibility of a CHEMICAL pregnancy. This is where fertilisation has taken place and hCG spikes, but the egg fails to implant so there is an elevated hCG level on the days before an expected period, but the period takes place as normal (or late, or heavy).

In general, a test with a 25mIU/ml detection level, used after a missed period, on a urine sample taken from overnight urine, when no diuretics have been consumed, will be almost 100% reliable.

A second taken 48 hours later will give certainty.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow. That answers a lot. So it really could still be a possibility. I've been up all fucking night. Can't sleep worth a poop. My head's racing.

I was knowingly dense, and took the original test at night, fully aware that's not the time to take it. But I didn't know the facts and figures about accuracy like you guys have informed me here.

I hope to hell I can get in to see the gyn today. I said I was going to see him but I didn't actually make an appt yet. Ugh I'm a mess.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I second the "Talk to your doctor" comment.

To me it sounds like a hormonal spike, something in your body that elevates the levels of estrogen, testosterone and maybe progesterone higher than what your body is used to. I read it as that you have found it tied to your cycle so I would definitely suggest that you talk to your gynecologist as well as a regular doctor.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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...Waiting to hear bk from a nurse for a same-day appt...
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I just wanted to wish you luck. I hope you can see the doctor today. *hugs*
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Aw, thanks girlie.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No baby in my belly.
Chalked up to anxiety of all things. ANXIETY OVER WHAT???

Gyn could not see my today. Actually, he turned me away. He believes it's all the head meds I'm on. Wtfuckingfuck??? I've been on them for years - way past side effects of any sort there, Dr. Spock. It was the office' polite way of telling me 'sorry but you're not important enough for us to see you today.' Hung up on the nurse and lost it.

Called shrink's office. Doctor's out today. Soonest they can see me is tomorrow. Fine.

Not good enough. I wanted testing done. Perhaps a pelvic exam. In between sobbing like a 3 year old, I threw on clothes and went to a doc-in-a-box. Preggo test - negative. He did a pelvic exam - all looked fine to him but I was in tears with pain and discomfort. He had no idea wtf could be wrong other than anxiety. 'Did anything bad happen to you lately sweetheart? Did anyone hurt you?' Like, 'where you raped' is what he was at. NO. I'm fine. This has been happening for 2 weeks - preggo symptoms, pelvic pain, anxiety, etc. But I have nothing to really be anxious over ffs.

He wrote me a script for Ativan. I left pissed, thinking it was some weak ass shit that wouldn't do anything compared to my xanax. Oh yeah that's right - the xanax wasn't working anymore either.

Fastforward - After talking with my Mommy (yeah, I said Mommy,) as well as a couple friends, anxiety may very well be it after all. It's all been small things. Local flooding, losing my job that I thought I didn't care about, house is a mess, depressed, man issues, etc. Perhaps a part of my brain isn't comfortable with tuning out all this shit like I've been doing. Hmph.

So, the Ativan has been a miracle today. It is also a benzodiazepine like xanax, but there are differences. One great one is that it lasts for up to 12 hours as opposed to xanax's 4-5. So I've been unusually calm all day. Slept even. I'm good. Almost feel like I took a few hits but without the munchies.

Truth? It would have been nice to have a little person. But with all the meds I take, there's a big chance little one wouldn't be a healthy one. So I guess it's all good news today. Now I see the shrink tomorrow and hope she agrees to keep me on the Ativan. Really, today has been a vacation ever since I swallowed them down. Not high by any means - just 'calm and good.'

Thanks for all the replies and such. I hated having to post something so personal but I was really desperate for immediate answers.

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm glad that you have found some resolution.

Your experience with your two existing doctors (how cool is that - you have a doctor for each end! - do you have one for the middle?) saddens me, but I hope they keep you on meds that do the job for you.

\hugs/
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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...do you have one for the middle?.
Yup. Gastroenterolgist lol.

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