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post #1 of 23
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Hi there, I am 41, I have never been pregnant, I have never missed a period and I am 11 days late as of today. Could I be pregnant or going through the beginning of menopause? I have no other symptoms except this really heavy feeling in my abdomen and I do remember my nipples being somewhat sore not long ago but that is not out of the ordinary. I had dealt with and come to a happy place of acceptance inside with the fact that I would not have kids even though I always wanted them. I have never been told that I could not have babies by a doctor. It just never happened so I presumed that Someone with a lot more power and wisdom than me made the decision for me. Now, 11 days; my brain is spinning.

What do you think?

post #2 of 23

I think you should take a pregnancy test.  You're plenty late enough to do that.  Just get any cheap test, and take it.  That will answer everything.

post #3 of 23
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I am having a lot of apprehension in believing that this could really be true. Every time I go to the bathroom I expect to see blood. I have been disappointed so many times that I am afraid to hope.

post #4 of 23

Get thee a pregnancy test, woman! :)

post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

Okay. Husband is getting one today.

Update tomorrow.

post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

Morning,

Took a test. Negative!!!!! Still no period however. I guess I just wait?

I am too young for menopause right?

post #7 of 23

I'm sorry your test was negative. I would go to the Dr.s if your worried. My mother started perimenopause at 35 so you could be starting the menopause process. I actually thought I was starting to go through perimenopause and really didn't think I was pregnant again this time. My plan was to first take a pregnancy test and if that came back negative then I would have made an appointment with the Dr. to do some blood work. My test came back positive. You could also wait a week and try another pregnancy test again with first morning urine just in case you ovulated late and your still too early for the test.

post #8 of 23

I'm sorry. :( I would call and make a doctor/MW appointment.

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by scarlett1970 View Post
 I presumed that Someone with a lot more power and wisdom than me made the decision for me. Now, 11 days; my brain is spinning.

What do you think?


I think someone with a lot more power and wisdom than you made a decision to bless you with early menopause love.gif J/K!  If it keeps up, I'd see a well-woman care practitioner to check in. 

 

post #10 of 23
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Okay so here is what I have this morning.

  • A constant fullness in my lower abdomen and my pants are tight.
  • Slight waves of nausea and heartburn (heartburn is stronger in the afternoon)
  • burping, okay gas in general
  • sneezing (the last few days)
  • Thirsty
  • gas
  • Sore nipples at times and one of the aeroleas is huge and puffy.
  • NO BLOOD AT ALL!!!
  • My brain feels tired as if my head is about to fall all the time.
  • Movement that I can't explain on the inside of my abdomen like tickling from the inside out

Earlier this month I couldn't believe how great I felt, like you could run me over with a truck or call me every name in the book and I would be just fine with it. And (excuse this but....) horny!!!!! Holy cow. I guess I can speculate forever but only a doctor will tell me the reality. I'll wait a couple of days and then if nothing happens I'll make an appointment.

post #11 of 23

Every month in my history book that I have been super super "horny" were the months I conceived! I know, I know, not what you want to hear! I would buy some cheap tests and test every 3 days. 

post #12 of 23
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Are you kidding. I would love to be pregnant!!!!!!!!!!

I have a doctors appointment today.

Fingers crossed.

post #13 of 23

When my mother was your age, she took 3 pregnancy tests, all negative and concluded she must be going through early menopause like her mom. My brother was definitely not menopause! He just liked keeping a low profile I guess... It took a blood test to confirm pregnancy. Fingers crossed, I'll be waiting to see what happens! Good luck.

post #14 of 23

I am pulling for you!  I would go see a dr/mw.  The waiting to know has to be so hard.

post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 

I'll keep you posted.

post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 

The worst part. Convincing my self that I am not so that I (and my husband) won't be too disappointed.

Then convincing myself that I am.

Feeling like I am but not really knowing the truth.

Relying on intuition.

Thinking back and connecting the possible dots.

Asking myself if the symptoms that I feel are real or psychosomatic because I know what is supposed to happen.

Holy emotional roller coaster.

I realize that I may be in for a big let down.

I also know that it is not in my hands and if I continue to have faith It will be the way it should be.

Thanks for the support ladies.

post #17 of 23

THIS HAS TO BE SO HARD!

post #18 of 23


 

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Originally Posted by scarlett1970 View Post

The worst part. Convincing my self that I am not so that I (and my husband) won't be too disappointed.

Then convincing myself that I am.

Feeling like I am but not really knowing the truth.

Relying on intuition.

Thinking back and connecting the possible dots.

Asking myself if the symptoms that I feel are real or psychosomatic because I know what is supposed to happen.

Holy emotional roller coaster.

I realize that I may be in for a big let down.

I also know that it is not in my hands and if I continue to have faith It will be the way it should be.

Thanks for the support ladies.

 I so understand this. DH and I went through 5 years of infertility before we got pregnant with our first. Also when my sister found out she was pregnant and didn't want to be and I so desperately wanted to be pregnant I had all kinds of  pregnancy symptoms and so so disappointed to find out it wasn't meant to be at that time. I didn't even have a period the whole time she was pregnant but got it the day she had the baby! Crazy. Yes huge emotional roller coaster! I am crossing my fingers for you and can't wait for the update. hug.gif
 

 

post #19 of 23
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I went to the doctor yesterday. He did an internal exam and said that my cervix and uterus did not feel like a pregnancy so it is unlikely that I am pregnant. The results of the blood test should be back today but my balloon is pretty deflated. I guess I made it all up in my head (except the no period thing, still haven't seen a drop of blood). 

Thank you all for your words and support. This proves that you don't need to put a face or a name on love. Warm regards, JYR

post #20 of 23

My thoughts are with you.  .grouphug.gifhug2.gif

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