I am 43 years old, not on birth control
. My period comes every 4 weeks, sometimes a day or two early. For the last couple of years, my periods have been lasting from 10 - 12 days, heavy flow on days 2-5, sometimes with alot of clots. My OB/GYN checked me out and said no fibroids, cysts, or polyps. She felt it was due to my hyperthyroid condition, which has been maintained now for a year 1/2 with medication. It has gone slightly hypo on 2 occassions (I see my primary doctor for this every 3 months), but we've adjusted my medication. I currently take Xanax XR for Panic Disorder (chemical imbalance is the cause), Toprol XL for benign PVC's, and Methimazole for the thyroid condition. I have 2 children, 23 & 20. My ex-partner had a vasectomy
the first week of June. We had sex without a condom after his doctor cleared him in mid July (July 13th or 14th). I had my period start on time (2 days early) on July 25th. We are no longer together, as he and his wife decided to get back together. My period lasted about 8 days, 2 days of heavy flow. Normal period. In August, my period started on time (2 days early again) on Aug 20th. It lasted around 8 days again, 2 days of heavy flow and a few clots. Normal period. Some months I have bad cramping and in Aug I did have the cramping where I had to use a heating pad. In September, my period starting about 2 days early again, on Sept 15th. This one lasted 12 days, 3 days of heavy flow, and a few clots. Normal period. In October, my period started on October 10th, 3 days early. The first two days were lighter than normal, reddish brown in color. 2 days later it became a normal flow period, heavy on a few days, then it just continued. This period lasted until Oct 30th or 31st. It stayed red until the very end. Normally mine turn brown the last day or two. This one didn't turn brown until the end of the last day. By my normal starting time, I should have started on Nov 7th, or a couple of days early. To date, I still have not started. I had some of my normal PMS syptoms (bloating, my face broke out really bad this month), but the day before I was supposed to start, I had some extreme stress going on in my life that affected my family and job to the point that I was nervous, depressed and shaking all day long. This went on for several days until I was able to talk to several people about it and put some of it behind us. There is still some stress from the situation in regards XXXXX XXXXX work, but I'm hoping it will all be OK. I am worried now, after finding out that my ex-partner did not in fact get checked out by his doctor, if there is any possibility that I could actually be pregnant. I have never missed a period in my life, except for the two times I was pregnant when I was 19 & 22. I have not really gained any weight since July, in fact I went on Atkins for 2 weeks in August, and that didn't agree with my panic disorder so I was just eating healthy and working out some. At my last thyroid checkup in September, my doctor didn't like my weight of 154 (I am 5'3") as I was 146 at this time last year, so she told me to go on a 1200 calorie diet. I stuck to mainly a 1200-1400 calorie diet for about a month, then increased back up to 1500. I lost a few pounds, but have since put those few back on, so I am still at 154 (149 without shirt, jeans, and shoes). I am fearful that possibly I am pregnant and just do not realize it. I know it's not possible to have a regular 8 - 12 day period each month and still be pregnant, but that is my fear, because of what all is going on in my life right now. I feel that I am late due to the stress, but I can't help but worry. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I was supposed to start, and I am not having any period symptons. Likewise, I am not having any pregnancy symptoms either. I do not have an increased appetite, I have not put on alot of weight, my nipples have not changed color, they are no more sensitive than usual. I do feel very bloated, but that might be PMS or the addition of foods that I have not had in several months. Any advice would be helpful. I have not taken a HPT test yet, but I was intending to get one in the morning on my way to work and take it then. Is there any possiblity I could be pregnant from an encounter 4 months ago, and have had regular periods and then one extremely long period during that time?