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July 19th, 2006, 05:17 AM
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So af has been here for over a week (mostly just spotting for the last few days), and I'm starting to get a bit panicked at the thought that maybe this an another mc or chem pg. It would not be very likely, since we were using protection for most of the last cycle (including when I o'ed, I think), but still this af has me thinking about poas just in case. Of couse, I don't really know what good that would do, but I think I need it for peace of mind. I know first af after mc tends to be weird, but this is just really dragging on, which is how I found out about my first mc.

I wish I felt better about this. I'm probably worrying for nothing, but I hate what two mcs has done to me emotionally.

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July 19th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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My first AF was weird, too. No warning at all and no ramping up to heavy flow. (TMI warning) It started early in the morning and I soaked the first two super plus tampons in an hour each, so I switched to overnight pads for three days. Flow even stayed heavy overnight, which is unusual for me. Days 4 and 5 were what I'd previously considered heavy and days 6-7 were light and sporadic. I had major cramps the entire week, which really made it feel like my natural m/c, and light cramping for several days after and for 1-2 days after sex ever since (AF ended a week ago).

I completely understand the emotional element. This AF was so much like my first m/c that it really freaked me out. Hope you get some relief soon!
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July 19th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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I went through something very similar this month, which made me wonder if it was another chem pg. DH and I did not use protection for two days during the fertile time in my cycle. I was so worried about us possibly being pg that I started poas around 8dpo. I got very very very faint lines and I kept telling myself that it could have been low levels of hcg from the m/c or just evap lines. AF hung around for a week which is very weird for me. It was very heavy for three days straight, so heavy that I did not use tampons and used pads, then it lightened up and I had spotting for what felt like days on end. I hope the witch dissappears for you very soon.

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July 19th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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I think I probably had a chemical pg/mc right before Thanksgiving - af was all off - potted for says (very unusual for af for me, but how mc has typically started) then I had what my Dr said (after I described it) as a mini hemmorhage on the night before Thanksgiving. It was awful...it a blinding snowstorm..BAD roads - it took me over 3 hrs to drive what on a good day takes 45 mins, all the while stopping to change pads..in terrible pain...I had to buy a bag of pads at the gas station because I was bleeding through before hte next gas station. . I think it is totally possible...but I take a different approach..I won't poas. Chemical pg typically isn't going to add anything to you medical chart to support further testing - so I personally would rather not know. Maybe that is bad - sometimes I do feel guilty - like I would not be acknowledging a baby...but I feel like it is more stuff to pile on my heavy heart - so if I ever question again - I will not POAS until AF is a week late. I just can't. But that is totally just me. I completely get it if you need to do that for your peace of mind.
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July 22nd, 2006, 11:29 AM
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I will not POAS until AF is a week late.[/b]

After some thinking througout the day, I came to the same conclusion. For me, I'm sure it will do more emotional damage to know than to not know, and there's nothing physically to do anyway, so I opted not to test. I think it was probably just the end of a long af anyway, because it was brown blood, which I typically get at the end of af but have never had at the end of mc.

Now what's weird is that I would almost bet money that I am oing this weekend (yes, right after the end of af), which I guess is possible, given that af took a long time and I'm totally irregular at this point anyway, so who knows. Honestly, I really, truly don't much care about it, except that I'm sick of migraines and cramping, both of which I get for af and ovulation.

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