Hopefully you very knowledgeable ladies can help me out.
A little background info:
I am 41 and DP is 43. I have a 21 year old dd from a previous marriage. My DP does not have any children. We were actively ttc for a few years and I was charting, however DP we found out had a urethal stricture (surgically repaired last year). The urologist told him he probably could not have children due to the fact we had tried for 3 years and the stricture problem. So sadly we pretty much gave up on the charting. When I conceived my dd I did not get a BFP until I was 3 mths along.
So in July I had AF on the 14th. We are not using any BC. I have some symptoms of pregnancy but honestly its been 20 years since I was pregnant so I'm not sure if its just in my head. Maybe Im going thru menopause? I cant ask my mom or grand mom because they both had full hysterectomies years ago and tecnically did not go thru the normal menopause.
I have been taking tests from the dollar store and they all are BFN's, including this morning. Ladies any input is appreciated.
My symptoms are as follows:
Severe acne for the first time since I was preggo. I usually get one maybe two pimples on my face around af for the last 20 years. This is going on 3-4 weeks. And my usually clear and normal skin is now very dry.
Bloated in lower abdomen. Worse in afternoon and nite.
Breasts feel tingly. Like let down when I nursed my daughter. They dont hurt but feel full and swollen. My bra feels a little tighter. I have the little raised bumps around my nipples.
Thirsty. I usually drink alot of water but in the last month I just cant get enough. I am peeing just a little more than normal.
Headaches, dizzyness off and on, not bad.
Quesy but not vomiting. Comes and goes quickly.
Increased sense of smell.
Dreaming more than usual and very vivid stuff.
Somewhat more tired than normal but not extreme.
In the last week or two my hair has become dull and just wont hold a curl.
I have some days that I am starving and others no appetite.
Weepy for no reason and snappy. Not like me at all.
Burping and gas not normal for me. Sorry tmi.
My discharge is creamy white, sometimes I go to the bathroom because I feel so wet I check to see if I started.
Also on August 11 I had what I thought was my periord. It was short only less than 3 days and not normal for me at all. It was red and mucousy. No cramps at all. No pre spotting just full on flow.
I am so confused. What do you ladies think? Is it menopause or pregnant?
BTW - I called the local clinic and they wont do a blood test until I have a positive urine test. I am currently unemployed so no insurance to go to my regular doc for blood work.
Sorry this is so long but I have been having symptoms since the beginning of August and I'm going crazy. Mom is not really any help as she says Im too old for another baby and its menopause.
Thank you in advance for any and all comments and advice.
I forgot to add that I have had some slight pulling like cramping off and on as well as a feeling that is like a burning in my uterus. Strange thing is when I had the bleeding episode the cramping dissapeared. I just had the mucousy bleeding, no clots. Then a day or two later I realized the crampy burning feeling came back.
Do you think its a cyst or cancer? I really need to stop searching google before I lose whats left of my mind.
Edited by HoneyBlue19 - 9/2/11 at 11:09am