Period 8 days late...neg HPT!!

  1. My periods are usually regular. I got off the pill in November and resumed having regular periods. I am now 10 days late for my period this month. I am nauseated...no vomiting..and I have taken a couple of home preg tests that are coming up negative.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else?? I have never been preg before, so any feedback will be greatly appreciated. We are actually hoping that I am preggers...we are ready for babies! I have made a Drs appt to get checked out. I would like to hear from anyone who has either experienced this 1st hand or heard about this leading to a positive pregnancy. Thanks all!!!
    Last edit by TweetiePieRN on Mar 31, '04
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   sierranic
    You may be stressing yourself out. I once went through this after having two children, I was a day late and almost had a breakdown, I wasn't ready for #3 to come yet. I stressed myself out so much "Thinking I was". I went and bought two tests both came up negative, Still I was upset because it wasn't for another week till I started. I was on the patch and had quit a few months prior to this happening, and everything was fine those first few months, but for some reason the third and fourth month were really off the calender!! I would say that you may be stressing yourself out, hoping to be pregnant <-- in your case, so your body may actually show the symptoms of it! I would wait another week and see what happens, if nothing happens I would go see your dr to see if you could possibly have some other test done to see what's going on.
  4. by   CA CoCoRN
    The previous poster gives good advice. You may be stressing about being late, about possibly being pregnant. Cut that out and relax. If you will be happy to be pregnant, there shouldn't be anything to stress about.

    If you are getting N/V, review your body systems. If you know your body, then you'll know if this is psychosomatic or something else. I NEVER get N/V unless my tummy is upset about something I ate (which is rare) or unless I'm pregnant. Stress doesn't do that to me. So if YOU know YOUR body, and when it has whatever reactions, then rule out other possibilities.

    I was on the pill once. I got off it, and 15 days later got pregnant!! :uhoh21:

    You may indeed be pregnant, but not yet have built up enough HCG in your body yet....though you should/are producing it if your body's going to hold on the the pregnancy. I don't know if you are taking any other meds, but those meds can thwart a HPT.

    Again....if you'll be happy to be pregnant, RELAX. Either you'll eliminate the stress and your period will come. Or it won't come and you'll see that you're pregnant.
  5. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from CA CoCoRN
    The previous poster gives good advice. You may be stressing about being late, about possibly being pregnant. Cut that out and relax. If you will be happy to be pregnant, there shouldn't be anything to stress about.

    If you are getting N/V, review your body systems. If you know your body, then you'll know if this is psychosomatic or something else. I NEVER get N/V unless my tummy is upset about something I ate (which is rare) or unless I'm pregnant. Stress doesn't do that to me. So if YOU know YOUR body, and when it has whatever reactions, then rule out other possibilities.

    I was on the pill once. I got off it, and 15 days later got pregnant!! :uhoh21:

    You may indeed be pregnant, but not yet have built up enough HCG in your body yet....though you should/are producing it if your body's going to hold on the the pregnancy. I don't know if you are taking any other meds, but those meds can thwart a HPT.

    Again....if you'll be happy to be pregnant, RELAX. Either you'll eliminate the stress and your period will come. Or it won't come and you'll see that you're pregnant.
    Thanks for the advice. I am actually VERY relaxed and not stressed at all about this...I guess most woman get stressed about a possible preg. Its hard to convey thru typing what my emotional state is. I am a laid back type of person and just wanted to hear other people's experience related to this. Thanks again!
  6. by   Boe
    Same thing happened to me. DH and I were ready to get PG, I was late, a little nauseated but I felt like my period was going to start any second - you know that "feeling" you get. I must have ran to the bathroom 20 times to check. I got a HPT and it was negative. When I still didn't start a couple of days later I bought another HPT and it came up positive. So, I can Definitely relate to your situation, and wanted to send happy vibes your way.
  7. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from Boe
    Same thing happened to me. DH and I were ready to get PG, I was late, a little nauseated but I felt like my period was going to start any second - you know that "feeling" you get. I must have ran to the bathroom 20 times to check. I got a HPT and it was negative. When I still didn't start a couple of days later I bought another HPT and it came up positive. So, I can Definitely relate to your situation, and wanted to send happy vibes your way.
    Thank you for the happy vibes!!
  8. by   jaenshaesmom
    This happened to me once. I had 3 HPT's come up negative. So, I went to the Dr to get checked out. I was pregnant, but had a miscarriage a week later.
  9. by   fry.girl
    I went through the same situation with my second pregnancy...Not feeling well but also having gallbladder discomfort that I experienced in the first few months of my first pregnancy. I took a HPT that came out negative, so when the problem persisted so I went to the DR. They did a urine pregnancy test and it was negative so they sent me home with two or three presciptions for my gallbladder, which I decided not to take (just a gutt feeling that something was not right)...I waited a week later and did another HPT and got a positive result...So glad I did not start meds...
  10. by   PMHNP10
    So my question is...Do you stop taking the pill because of the possibility you are pregnant and the affects it can have on the embryo/fetus, or is it safe to continue taking it until you get an absolute confirmation from the MD?
  11. by   Cherish
    I would stop the pills and use a condom when I have sex till you went to the doctor for sure. Just to be safe. Also, not to make you worry, but usually pee pregnancy tests are negative when you are actually positively pregnant the reason why is because (not to scare you) but it COULD be an eptopic pregnancy and that shows up negative on pee tests (not ALL the time but mostly) but not the blood so be sure to see the doctor and check that out!
    (since you WANT a baby hope your pregnant and CONGRATS if you are)
    Last edit by Cherish on Mar 30, '04
  12. by   KaroSnowQueen
    I've had five pregnancies resulting in three good babies. The ONLY early HPT that came up positive was for the fifth pregnancy, which I lost a couple weeks later. All three of my kids, the tests I took were negative clear up until I could get into the doc and get a blood test.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    you need an appt w/your ob/gyn, really. no one here can say what is going on with you. if not pg, and you are trying and you are that irregular, you need medical attention. you may have fertility problems looming you know nothing of if not pg now. check it out!
  14. by   BRANDY LPN
    With my first pregnancy I had three negative tests didn't have one come up positive until I was 10 weeks along but i just "knew" I was pregnant, you should definately go to your doctor and get a quant hcg to make sure, if you are not already start taking prenatal vitamins even if you are not pregnant this time it will benefit you and baby when you are. Try to treat yourself as if you are already pregnant while you are trying to concieve. Good luck, hope you are blessed with a little one soon, keep us informed and make sure you get into see a doctor soon.

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