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- Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:12 am
I have been having abnormal periods since the beginning. I have taken 3 pregnancy tests within 3 months and all have come back negative. i have looked up pregnancy symptoms on the computer many times and on a list of 10 i have 7 including 1 that i didn't even know was possible. here are some of my weird findings:
nausea w/o vomiting
slight non painful cramping
abdominal fluttering lasts for no more than a couple of seconds
harder to pass a bowel movement but not constipated
aureole are a different color but breasts don't hurt
always hungry and thirsty. rarely full and never can quench my thirst
lower back pain
lightheaded but no fainting
constant headaches that i have never had before
excessive acne used to have a clear face
i was a smoker but can no longer stand the taste of any cigarette
i used to love ranch but now i can no longer stand the taste
all i want is onions pickles mustard and mayonnaise on bread
last but not least i have a metallic taste in my mouth like having a coin or sometimes it kind of tastes like blood but i check and i am not bleeding.
i thought i got my period close to usual but since october i have noticed twice i had a few light spots and it lasted no more than a half an hour. it is really weird and is there a reason?
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:51 am
The hard thing about pregnancy prediction is that the symptoms you describe could be related to pregnancy or a wide variety of other conditions - even normal hormonal fluctuation, thyroid or other endocrine disorders, etc. All you can do is take tests to see if you are pregnant.
Fluttering is not a symptom of early pregnancy but more likely GI related. Bowel changes could be related to dietary intolerances or sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
You might consider having a blood (serum) pregnancy test which can be more accurate because it is more sensitive and some women's hcg levels are not as high early on.