I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place.
I just joined because I'm in panic mode. I'm having lots of symptoms that could be attributed to pregnancy, but I haven't actually missed a period yet. It's due to come Sunday, and I bought a 3-pack of the dreaded blue-line tests. I took one yesterday afternoon, and it was negative. I'm going to take the next one Sunday morning. I guess maybe I'm feeling the need for the opinions of the knowledgeable and understanding?
Symptoms: backache, nausea, heartburn, headache, tearfulness, constipation/diarrhea, toothaches (!), insomnia, sore breasts. I had a couple of days of light spotting about a month ago, but had a regular period a few days later.
Back story: I'm 40. I had a miscarriage (due to domestic violence) when I was 21. I was not far along at the time, and the I was with did not allow me to see a doctor. I don't even know if I can conceive. I've been on birth control pills since then. I'm now in a relationship with a wonderful man. The pill is our only form of birth control. I am fanatical about taking my pill, the generic form of Yaz, at the same time every day, because I also take medication for some chronic medical conditions - medication which I discovered last night might reduce the effectiveness of the pill (thanks for telling me, doc!).
If I am pregnant, it would be a happy - though stressful - surprise, but I don't want to say anything to my boyfriend until I have more conclusive info; we've talked about marriage and children (he has three already), but I'd rather not go there just yet.
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions or other reasons for my symptoms.