I'm wondering if my situation could possibly be a premenstrual thing, rather than pregnancy.
I'm 34-years-old. My boyfriend and I had sex once with a condom (no breakage or anything) on May 12th.
I was expecting my period around May 22nd (about a 30-day cycle; it's not always on time). Instead, four days later I got VERY light pink spotting. It was barely enough to show up in my underwear. I had cramping this whole day. By the end of the night, the cramping was bad enough that I had to take Tylenol. The next day, there was no spotting and the cramping lessened.
I also started to feel nauseous, dizzy, and extra tired that day, and it hasn't gone away. I also still have minor cramping. I also feel like I might be feeling hot sometimes.
A week before this happened, I was having my usual PMS symptoms with slightly sore breasts--this is barely noticeable anymore. I also had this weird thing a few days before the spotting where I would get full really quickly.
I took a pregnancy test the day after the spotting--it was negative. I also took another test the day after that, and it's still negative.
Could I possibly be pregnant? The week prior, I also was just starting to make some changes to my diet to become healthy. The only significant changes is that I started eating tons of sunflower seeds and started taking Fem-Dophilus probiotic. I've also been under massive amounts of stress.
I plan to take another pregnancy test this Saturday.
Could stress cause this? Could my period still be coming, and I'm just late? Or does it sound like I'm pregnant? I know I can't do anything about it, but I don't want kids, and if I'm not pregnant, I'm worried something serious could be wrong.
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