Ok, if you are a man you probably do not want to read this, (although if you are married/plan to be this would probably benefit you).
Summer of 2009 I got a false positive pregnancy test. The year prior we had decided not to pursue pregnancy and to pursue adoption exclusively.
So while I was totally fine with not getting pregnant, the false positive was understandably disappointing.
Anyway, my doctor put me on some meds, (even though I explicitly told him I did not want to get pregnant). Well, this medicine caused me to experience morning sickness. It was awful- especially without the prospect of a baby as a reward for suffering. ;)
Well, I'm about to get really personal, that wasn't the only side effect. Since summer 2009, I have been lactating. Lovely, huh?
Last year I was feeling tired all the time- felt pregnant all the time. I assumed it had to do with my hormones and went to get blood work. Turns out I had low B-12, I am Vitamin D Deficient, (supposed to be between 30-100 and my Dr wanted me to be at 50... I was at 18!), and my prolactin was supposed to be 4.8-23.3 and mine was at 30.4!
No wonder I felt so terrible, and no wonder I was lactating!
I was given meds, but we moved and in the midst of it all I stopped taking it. :/
Now a year later, I CAN'T WAIT to get back on those meds to fix my prolactin levels!
You see, last month when Aunt Flow came to town, I experienced nausea. It lasted for 2 weeks! I took 2 pregnancy tests and I can assure you I am not pregnant and it was caused by hormones. Well, AF is coming soon, and the nausea is coming back! I cannot handle this every month! I'm finding a DR as we speak!
I feel totally pregnant- morning sickness included- but no baby in the end. Totally not worth it! lol
I'm thankful I know why I feel like garbage, because not knowing makes you crazy, (you get all paranoid on WebMD), but I can't wait to feel normal again!!!
Also, I am so glad God called me not to get pregnant. Since my hormones are causing this much nausea, I can only imagine how bad it would be if I was pregnant! I would probably suffer with hyper emesis (sp?) like some of my friends! I'm very thankful that I am a mommy to Annie and that she did not grow in my tummy! :) God knows what He is doing, I can tell ya that! :)