Lyndsay (deadbeatdancer) wrote in vaginapagina,

paranoid or pregnant?

 I hate to sound annoying or naive, but I am having a bit of a pregnancy scare and I could use some advice. All I've been finding elsewhere on the internet is "you are pregnant, sorry" or just really insensitive, irrational comments.

First off, I would like to say that I have pretty regular periods and usually a 28/29 day cycle. I SHOULD get my next period on August 6. I got my last period on July 9th, and on July 15, I had sex. I still had some bleeding that morning. I decided that it would probably be alright (or less risky) to use the pull out method because I was a week or so from ovulation.  I assume we used the method "perfectly." He did urinate before ejaculating, he did not ejaculate inside of me, and there was no penetration after he ejaculated. All the necessary precautions were taken, and then some. At the time, I was convinced that there was no reason to be concerned.

A few days later, I started feeling like I had made a terrible decision. I'd read about how pre cum contains sperm and people DO get pregnant that way, so that made my fears worse. I have also been known to obsess about things and make myself sick. So, I suppose I am a hypochondriac. I've been feeling tired, headachey (but perhaps from caffeine withdrawal), and having back aches. Yesterday night, I began getting cramps and feeling generally terrible. I've convinced myself that I was having implantation cramps. If I ovulated on either the 23 or 24, would it be too soon for me to even have implantation? Usually, I have constant PMS symptoms and general crankiness, but for some reason, I don't remember if I have ever experienced that sort of cramp before. 

I feel like I am rambling here, but could anyone help me out? Am I being a complete nutcase? I would like to think my mind has mutated my PMS symptoms into something else, but I am not in the right state of mind to determine what is normal or not. Thanks, everyone. I appreciate what a safe, non-judgmental place this is. My poor boyfriend is about to go crazy from my paranoia.
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