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Member # 43034
posted 12-23-2012 08:37 AM
Hi again. I read your new policies just now on asking questions and such and I hope this is an okay question to ask - I think I just need some reassurance. I took two pregnancy tests about a month ago both of which were negative (I didn't use FMU because if I had been pregnant I would have been about 2 months pregnant - so correct me if I could have gotten inaccurate results from those). And since they were negative I took y'all's advice and accepted that and went on with life totally fine. And I know this isn't something I should trust but a friend of mine was talking to a bunch of us saying how sometimes you don't know your pregnant blah blah blah, you know how people talk. Anyways I was about to get over her saying those things when last night I woke up really nauseous and shivering with my heart racing. I know you cannot tell me if I am pregnant or not but I really do t wanna spend even meow money to test again, so I was just wondering if that's what morning sickness is like? Or are not normal pregnancy sickness symptoms? It just seems odd because that's only happened to me before when I was sick. Thank you in advance.
Member # 25425
posted 12-23-2012 08:47 AM
If you had two negative pregnancy tests, and you waited long enough after the risk to take them, then you can be sure that you are not pregnant.
There are lots and lots of explanations for why you woke up feeling sick. Maybe you had a bad dream. Or maybe you're at the start of a flu - it is the season for that, after all. But I don't see any reason to jump to the conclusion that you must be pregnant.
Member # 90293
posted 12-23-2012 08:51 AM
Two months along, it's nearly impossible for a pregnancy test to show up negative, and even more so for two tests to show up negative. Pregnancy tests look for a hormone--HCG---that is only present in a pregnant person. You also didn't mention whether you've been getting your period. Have you? It's really not true that a lot of people don't know they're pregnant. If and when this does happen, it's usually because someone is very out of touch with their body, which it definitely sounds like you are not. Even if they, for some reason, don't know they're pregnant, they know that *something* is going on. Waking up shivering and nautious is something that can and does happen for a lot of reasons. I think you'd find it helpful to read this article.
Chicken Soup for the Pregnancy Symptom Freakout's Soul
Member # 43034
posted 12-23-2012 11:52 AM
Thank you both very much I really appreciate your responses. And I didn't want to assume it right away but because it's unusual for my body and is a common pregnancy symptom, it made me nervous but I just didn't know if the nausea presented itself in that manner in pregnancy or if it was attributable to something else. That's good to know that the tests are likely right - I also was just unsure if they would be less accurate without first morning urine. For the second one I waited 2 hours after the last times drank anything to take the test so I figured it was okay. And yes I have gotten my period every month since the risk and it's been a little lifter than usual I'd say but have always been told that unless its drastically different than a normal period then it means I'm not pregnant.
Member # 90293
posted 12-23-2012 12:04 PM
For pregnancy testing, if you follow the instructions on the test you're taking, you'll be fine. Each test brand has slightly different instructions just based on the way it was designed so it's best to follow those instructions rather than worrying about general guidelines that people often give. For example, first-morning urine isn't always a requirement, so if the test you took didn't require it, then it doesn't matter.
Periods are going to change from time to time (or, for some of us, quite frequently) based on what is going on with our bodies. And of course if the nausea continues, you'll want to see your health care practitioner, not because it could be pregnancy but because it might be a sign that something else isn't right that you'll want to get taken care of.
Member # 43034
posted 12-23-2012 01:18 PM
Thank you for your reassurance that I am not pregnant - I really do appreciate it.