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TheNotMe
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Hello.
I've heard alot about the Nausea/Vomiting symptom which is often called "Morning Sickness" that pregnant women go through.
My question is, when this is really a pregnancy symptom, does it happen everyday or two days? does it happen more than one time a day (the feel of needing to vomit)?

If a woman feels that she needs to vomit once a week or sometimes once in two weeks (or more, but no where near a constant daily feeling), is this considered a pregnancy symptom? considering that she -thinks- she isn't pregnant.

[ 07-31-2014, 04:07 PM: Message edited by: TheNotMe ]

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Heather
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Ultimately, as we explain in our content on the site, the whole idea of pregnancy symptoms is pretty busted. That is because there is little to nothing that is not just as common with early pregnancy as there is with people in general. Like, for instance, people getting stomach bugs, having digestive issues, or experiencing nausea due to stress.

The only sound way for people to establish pregnancy is through testing or an exam.

It sounds like one thing you can ask your girlfriend to do to help you out here is to maybe share less of every single thing happening with her body right now.

As we discussed in your other thread, it is her right to choose not to test, and fair for her not to try and compensate for your own issues. At the same time, I also think it is fair for you to ask her to not do things, like sharing her log of vomit [Razz] , with you that you know, and she knows, freak out out, and are not things you can help her with in the first place.

If she has access to healthcare right now, what she wants to do, and can do, to find out why she feels so nauseated lately, is to see her doctor.

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quote:
Originally posted by Heather:
Ultimately, as we explain in our content on the site, the whole idea of pregnancy symptoms is pretty busted. That is because there is little to nothing that is not just as common with early pregnancy as there is with people in general. Like, for instance, people getting stomach bugs, having digestive issues, or experiencing nausea due to stress.

The only sound way for people to establish pregnancy is through testing or an exam.

It sounds like one thing you can ask your girlfriend to do to help you out here is to maybe share less of every single thing happening with her body right now.

As we discussed in your other thread, it is her right to choose not to test, and fair for her not to try and compensate for your own issues. At the same time, I also think it is fair for you to ask her to not do things, like sharing her log of vomit [Razz] , with you that you know, and she knows, freak out out, and are not things you can help her with in the first place.

If she has access to healthcare right now, what she wants to do, and can do, to find out why she feels so nauseated lately, is to see her doctor.

You are correct, it is quite a dilemma I am in. From one side, as you said, it is her choice not to do tests, from the other point, she keeps telling me about those "side-effects". However, in order to be fair to her, she even says it and then immediately afterwards says "Don't worry, it is not what you are thinking about."
But you know, seeing anything near a symptom, gets my anxiety issue (yes, it is clear it is MY anxiety issue) just snaps out.
It is good to discover this anxiety at this age (21) where real life is just about to start, rather than in the deep stages.
Thanks for being there, Heather, (and thanks for not being angry at me being so fearful.)

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Heather
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Again, though, I would suggest you ask her not to keep sharing with you. It is not something she has to share, not something you can do anything about, and something she can easily do to keep your anxiety from being triggered.

It is your issue, for sure, but as someone who cares for you, asking her not to do something so minor and otherwise irrelevant is very reasonable, and really asks nothing of her at all, other than for some basic sensitivity around your feelings.

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This is certainly an option I could do. But, I am being a strategist here. I'd rather know what is happening (and get a few punches here and there) rather than be completely intellegence-less, if you know what I mean.
It is like the urge to keep an eye on the enemy (which is, in this case, possible unwanted pregnancy).
I truly believe it will harm me more not to know rather than know.

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Well, you -- and she -- can't know why she is vomiting unless she sees a doctor or other healthcare provider.

Also? When you have anxiety, this kind of thing often IS "the enemy." Keeping an eye like this is what increases anxiety, rather than reducing it, and that is very well documented and supported in education and information about managing and treating anxiety. You undoubtedly have more than your fair share right now: I suggest you do what you can to reduce it with the things you can do.

Like, you know, asking someone who clearly knows what kind of thoughts this creates for you not to share her every-vomit. [Smile]

[ 07-31-2014, 04:57 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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