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I took a home pregancy test (EPT digital readout) last night and it showed "Not Pregnant". I took one again with the first urination this morning, and it too showed "Not Pregnant". I just can't shake this fear that I might be pregnant from an incident 4 months ago. I know I am making myself stressful about this. I was curious, you mentioned that my stress and the longer period in October would have delayed my ovulation for November....normally I would have ovulated in late October since my period SHOULD have ending around Oct 22nd, but instead lasted until Oct 31st. The stress was initiated on Nov 6th, and by my original calender of every 4 weeks starting date for my period, my start date would have been Nov 7th. I realize this could have been thrown off due to the long 3 week period. I have just never been late in my life, more than a couple of days, except for when I was pregnant. If I was indeed 4 months pregnant, I would think I would have gained weight, not lost a few lbs on both the Atkins diet and then the low calorie diet. I keep trying to tell myself these things in order to calm down, but it's not working. Even seeing the "Not Pregnant" on the digital display did not calm my fears. If I were indeed pregnant, it would not be a good thing right now, and I think that is what is triggering all of this anxiety over the though that I might be, since my period is so late and I am NEVER late. I realize I am also getting older (43) and my periods will start to change. And the fact that I have had very heavy periods for the past 2 years (some days going through a tampon and pad within 2 hours) I'm sure has not helped, but my doctor doesn't feel there is anything we need to do right now.
I just wanted to find out if you have ever heard of anyone having regular monthly periods (on time, regular flow - heavy flow, lasting normal length of time (8-12 days for me)) for 4 months yet still be pregnant. I am so sorry I continue to ask, but I keep reading articles on the internet where women post that their mother or grandmother or friend had their periods all the way through their pregnancies, and I just don't see how that can happen, unless you had very irregular periods and had light periods, so maybe they just had spotting during their pregnancy, but thought it was a period. Also, I'm trying to remember, for someone at 4 months of pregnancy, wouldn't they have gained weight by this time? And felt the baby move? I keep telling myself none of this has happened so I need to calm down, but it's not working. :-(