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September 5th, 2012, 01:27 AM
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thanks for the helpful advice

Last edited by chaosncandy; September 6th, 2012 at 12:58 PM.
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September 5th, 2012, 06:41 AM
BeamerMarie- Due Jan 2012
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Perhaps see a mental health specialist? I'm not being mean, but you are obviously not pregnant, and obviously in denial.
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September 5th, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I would suggest asking a doctor about endometriosis. This may be far fetched from the extent of what you're feeling. I have known about my endometriosis now for over 6 years. It can be frustrating because they can't say you for sure have it until you have a laparoscopy to see it inside you but they basically can diagnose you from your symptoms. I remember thinking I could be pregnant when I first started having my symptoms. The pain before and sometimes during my period was horrible lower abdominal and lower back stabbing pain. I would check into that. Heating pads, hot baths and pressure on the painful area seems to help.
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September 6th, 2012, 02:19 AM
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Phantom pregnancies are becoming more and more common.

There is no known universal reasons for phantom pregnancies.

Everyone has their own idea of why someone has a phantom pregnancy.

It is often recommended that women who are having phantom pregnancies have an ultrasound. This will prove to you without a reason of a doubt that you are not pregnant.

If you continually have these symptoms and thoughts, and an ultrasound doesn't help then the next course of action is generally speaking to a psychotherapist.

You should definitely nip this in the bud ASAP or you might end up having a "hysterical child birthing experience" after 9 months you might start to think you are giving birth and it feels VERY real or so I have read.
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