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Heavy, short, strange period

By Anonymous March 5, 2013 - 5:03pm
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My boyfriend and I had protected sex using a condom about a week ago and as soon as we finished, there was a nagging voice in the back of my head that I was pregnant. Recently getting off my zoloft medication, my anxieties have gone through the roof to the point that my sleep schedule is completely thrown off and eating is strange. Neither of us can afford me being pregnant.
I had all the usual symptoms of getting my period and what not but still rather paranoid.

Here's the unusual part:
The first day of my period, though right on time, was entirely brown discharge. It was nowhere near spotting since it filled up two entire pads that day. After that, I started getting intense cramps and then it went back to the normal dark red color, only it was much heavier than my normal heavy days. It's only day 3 of my period and it's starting to lighten up quite a bit. I have taken a pregnancy test on day 2 and it gave an absolute negative.
Overall, the brown, then dark red heavy, short period is driving me up the wall and the stress is getting to me.
What do I do? What does it mean? Could I be pregnant? When/should I take the other test just to be sure?
Please help.

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Hello Anonymous,

There is one thing that you can be certain of- you are not pregnant.

Was this your first period since you stopped taking Zoloft? I am wondering if there might be a connection between stopping the medication and the abnormal period?

To put your mind at ease, give your doctor a call and report what has happened.


March 5, 2013 - 6:22pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

This would be my second.
The anxiety didn't come just from this entire phenomenon but was actually building up to my strange period which made it worse. It was the largest amount of stress I've had in the last five years so I guess it may have had something to do with it.
Hearing that I'm not pregnant from a third party definitely eases some of the stress though, I thank you so much for that. With that in mind, I may just test again when my period actually ends just to be sure.

March 5, 2013 - 6:53pm
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