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August 26th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I'm almost 37. My mother went into perimenopause at 40. Took a test last week to assure myself that I was not pg. There really was almost no chance, DH and I did the whole 'pull & pray' thing, which has never been an issue and I didn't O until around 5 days after the last time we DTD (a whopping 2x last month).

I've been having symptoms the last 5/6 months of hitting perimenopause...cycle is short, long heavy AF, fatigue & weight gain despite exercising. Perimenopause I have read can cause false positives...anyone had an experience with this?

Did I mention the test was positive? Sorry

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August 26th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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don't have any input on the premenopause thing but good luck which ever way your hoping it is.. preg or not preg
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August 26th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Iv heard a lot about this on these boards .I have never heard of a false positive pregnancy test because of pre menapause .I know this can happen with some meds tho .I'd take another test and go back to see your doctor . I can only say what iv heard or read up on but I'm not a doctor .gl to you I hope it works out as you want it too .please keep us up to date with your results .

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August 26th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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I have an appt. next week with a new OB (closer to my new home). Tried to explain this situation to the receptionist and she didn't really understand, so I guess I need to wait until next week.

Yeah, taken more tests, they were all super faint until today, but that could also be a fluke so who knows. Thanks for all your responses.
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August 26th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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I don't have any answers for perimenopause.

I just wanted to wish you well and I hope you get some answers.

If you are pregnant, congratulation!

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August 26th, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Pre-menopausal women experience longer or missed cycles. Wide swings in hormones, mostly progesterone and estrogen so your OB will want to test you at CD3, CD 14 and CD21. Pre-menopausal women also experience changes in body functionality: EG: Your hair doesn't grow as fast, or becomes brittle. Intestinal issues, such as IB or Constipation. Changes in body odor, pimples and skin color. Increase or decrease in headaches.

Menopause timing isn't always hereditary and can be brought on by illness or physical trauma. Similarly, if your body shuts down from trauma, it can also recover and get back to normal. ie cancer patients who go on to have babies.

An uptick in LH hormone or HCG is not one of the signs of perimenopause. If you are getting positives on multiple HPTs, you're most likely PG. You should see your OB.

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August 26th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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just my 2 cents hubby really thinks that Im going throught it as well period were normal then went to every other month and then not for 4 months and now have had then for 3 months in a row and they are shorter and i spot longer hormones have changed for me as well much for moodies hubby calls it my tripolar days lol.. hot flashes dont sleep well anymore. and all that good stuff.. thats all I know and what I have been going throught.. I hope your pregant and not perimenapause
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September 6th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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To Much Elmo...I think I saw in another forum your BFP was really a BFP. Congrats! Feel free to come back here and let us be happy vicariously through you.
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September 6th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Well that's good news!


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