Late Period, Sore Breasts, Spotting... What's going on?
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November 3rd, 2010, 05:23 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Ok. I appear to have a bit of a quandary on my hands. My period is about 14 days late. My breasts are aggravatingly sore and tender to the point where I almost want to cry (and have been this way for almost 3 weeks), and I have been a bit tired lately, but other than that I have no pregnancy symptoms. I also have had minimal deep red spotting, much like the light flow I normally experience at the very beginning of my period... but this has been going on for the past 4 days, and it hasn't led to any sort of normal period-like bleeding. I am 30 years old, slightly overweight but not morbidly obese or anything (in fact I have been losing weight.)
I was pregnant once before, several years ago, but it ultimately ended in a missed miscarriage. I do not have anywhere near the insane nausea, exhaustion, moodiness etc. that I experienced during my first pregnancy. Just the breast pain, late period, and weird spotting.
I took one HPT about 6 days ago and it came back negative. I haven't taken another one yet, as I assumed the spotting was the onset of my period.
About 3 months ago I began taking Adderall XR again to manage my ADD, which was beginning to seriously affect my life in negative ways. Everything I read says Adderall does not effect a woman's menstrual cycle. It has, however, caused a quite noticeable change in my eating habits. I've been eating fewer meals, less boredom snacking and whatnot, and eating a lot healthier (more salads etc and VERY little junk food) I've also been a bit more active since i began taking them again (walking more regularly, nothing too extreme)l. I've lost about 20 pounds in 3 months. My periods were regular and like clockwork (they usually are) up until this month though.
I did miss one birth control pill completely last month (didn't double up the following day either, which was dumb I know), and I took a few several hours later than normal when we were on vacation last month....
Could this all be my hormones and cycle reacting to diet change or weight-loss? It doesn't seem like 20 lbs over 3 months is really excessive... Or perhaps because I took a few pills at a different time of the day than usual (I am normally EXTREMELY on top of this)
I really cannot afford a child right now. We just bought a house, and a new car and my boyfriend of 3 years will be, to put it mildly, REALLY PISSED OFF if I managed to get pregnant right now, of all times. I also just switched jobs & my new insurance doesn't kick in for another month and a half (great timing.......)
I'm actually terrified to take another HPT for fear it will be positive.
Just wondering if anyone had any insight into what could possibly be going on.
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