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   Posted 1/10/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Sooo I just read something about how constipation, gas, bloating, and heartburn are all early symptoms of pregnancy!? Well I made the biggest mistake of my life two weeks ago New Years Eve and did the deed...without protection other than the withdrawal method and the fact that im on birth control (Yasmin, which I take regularly).  Well I have the constipation, gas, SEVERE bloating and heartburn for about 3 days now..and I'm freaking out. This is not the norm for me, as I have a history of horrible diarrhea. My parents do not know ive done anything remotely like this...I felt I could come here and get support/advice/etc...I've cried almost every day about this and I just dont know what to think, do, etc.  Anyone who has bore children--does it sound like im pregnant? I technically get my period this Sunday, but it rarely ever starts untill Tuesday...

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   Posted 1/10/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,  They have the pregnancy tests that tell you 5 days before your period is going to start..  If you are on birth control I really would not worry.. But take a test to make sure.. Good luck!!


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   Posted 1/10/2007 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had 2 pregnancies and never got the symptoms you're describing and one of my pregnancies was while I had crohns the best of my recolection those symptoms you're describing sound like possible symptoms for when women are in their 3rd trimester from heavy weight of baby...with the exception of the bloating...afterall how can you tell if a pregnant lady in the 2scd and 3rd trimester is bloated, LOL!

Do a home pregnancy test and then worry or figure out what you might need to do from there, no sence worrying now if you don't know for sure.


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   Posted 1/10/2007 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Worry alone can stall your period. Go get a preganancy test and don't do it again. There are worse things than pregnant you can get from unsafe sex. I have never heard of those things as a sign of pregnancy.

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   Posted 1/11/2007 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree, get a test and take it (make sure you throw the evidence away outside of your house if you don't want your parents to know).  Since you're on birth control, you should be fine.  The Pill is something like 97-98% effective when taken as directed.
It's too late now, but if the situation arises again (hopefully not!), the morning after pill is now available behind the counter at most any pharmacy, provided you're 18.  If you're younger, you'll have to see a doctor to get a prescription.  Many cities have pregnancy crisis clinics you can go to for free to get a pregnancy test, condoms, and the morning after pill, or at least a prescription for it (must be taken withing 72 hours of sex, and the sooner than that, the better). 
Now, the sermonizing.  Like Canyon said, you can get worse things than pregnant from having sex without a condom.  Remember that when you have sex with a man without a condom, it's like having sex with everyone he's ever had sex with without a condom, and everyone those people have ever had sex with, etc.  In other words, it connects you to the human race in ways you'd rather not be connected!  If he won't wear a condom, then he obviously doesn't want sex badly enough to warrant giving it to him.  Remember that old maxim, "No glove, no love."  I would go on about if you're scared for your parents to find out that you had sex, then you're probably too young to be having sex anyways, etc., etc., but I recognize that my lack of sexual experimention makes me really odd, not the norm.  Heck, even our second President, John Adams and his wife, Abigail, wrote each other sexually-charged letters before their marriage (and she had a baby 8-9 months after they got married, cough, cough).  Unlike the current President, I'm not going to bury my head in the sand and pretend that pre-marital sex doesn't happen and that no one has sex before they are 20, so I will just leave you with the previous message of always use a condom to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and always use BC to protect against pregnancy (because condoms are less reliable than BC on that account).
I know you are usually D, but I used to always get constipated before my period.  I was never regular, so that was one of the signs that it might be one the way.  While you're out shopping for a prenancy test, you may want to pick up a package of Midol and see if that relieves your bloating, etc.  Your symptoms are typical of PMS. 

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   Posted 1/11/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much guys..this past week and a half has been the worst most stressful time of my life EVER like...I cant even imagine being pregnant and wow. its just kinda like..there. I had some really mad what felt like period cramps today..and I looked it up and it said that that is a sign of implantation BUT its also accompanied with implantation bleeding..which I didnt have..soooo HOPEFULLY it was just some random thing. My boobs arent sore or swollen either..but yes..ive DEFINATELY learned my lesson..I just wish I didnt learn it this way!! I've never said this before..but I cant WAIT to get my period on
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