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Yellow3121
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Sorry for coming back again! I just thought of a few more question and then I still have a question about one I didn't get answered last time!

1.If I were to be pregnant, would a pregnancy test show up as positive at 15, 16, 17, or 18 weeks pregnant?

2.I JUST read your article titled "You're not pregnant, so why do you think that you are?" or. Something very similar to that! Since I've taken all the pregnancy tests and gotten periods and stuff, is my last option to go the doctor and get like. An ultrasound? I know that my activity did not have any risk according to you, and I think this fear is based off of shame and guilt but. Would that be what you would suggest as my next step?

Thanks so much! Again!

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Heather
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1. It most certainly would.

2. If you feel like getting a test at a doctor's office would help you let this go and be a good next step for you, then by all means, that's a step you can take. If you feel like this is mostly around shame and guilt about sex, what do you think about the next steps for that you read about in that piece? What of those steps, or steps like them, can you take to take care of yourself here and think would help you move forward?

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Yellow3121
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Well, my boyfriend and I have already taken a step back on all things sexual, besides hugging and kissing pretty much. So I hope that that helps at least somewhat! I also am trying to work through it myself because there are a lot of people that I look up to and admire and I know that they have made mistakes before and some of them are probably very very similar to this one that I have recently made. I do have somewhat of a mild anxiety/depression problem so I know that that could also be triggering this fear.
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Heather
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Okay, so maybe too, then, you might want to check in per managing that depression and anxiety, and if what you've been doing with that is really working for you?

But if you have just stepped it back with sex, you might also just need some time. Feeling radically different about this than you do right now isn't very likely so fast, so you may just need to live with feeling a little uncomfortable for a bit while rationality gets a better hold, and you work through some of these feelings, choices, and your feelings about your choices.

The good news is, we'll live from just being a bit freaked and uncomfortable. It will pass. [Smile]

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Yellow3121
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I know it will pass, and it HAS been getting better over time [Smile]
It's just getting a little bit old, feeling like this for the last 18 weeks and hating myself and not being able to get a grip on reality or. Logic for that matter. But I suppose it will get better!
Thanks so much [Smile]

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Heather
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So, sounds like that doctor's visit might be a good call to me. After all, if they say -- as they will -- you're not pregnant, and you go ahead and literally try and explain to them that they're wrong or you don't believe that, the sheer futility of it all might well become more apparent.

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Alright, I'll go ahead and make an appointment for sometime this week! And I'll talk to my parents about the depression and stuff.
Thanks so much! [Smile]

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Sure thing, hope you're feeling more like yourself soon, Yellow. [Smile]

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