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Period cramps, fatigue, aching, headaches...what's wrong with me?

By Anonymous October 6, 2011 - 2:42pm
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The only contact I've had with sperm was at least two hours after it dried, and that was on about September 3rd and sometime in late August. (Already, I realize that's about a 1% chance of pregnancy.) I've taken two HPTs since early September - both done by medical professionals - and both were negative (which probably brings the chance of pregnancy down to about 0.1%). I've also had my period in both August (17-21) and September (11-16) - again, not a very high chance of pregnancy when I had a full period a week after the sperm contact. Does that rule out pregnancy as a cause?

I'm 18 years old, senior in high school, so I realize I'm probably going through a lot of physical changes. But I've been having cramps as if I'm starting my period for about three days now (feels almost exactly like period cramps I get on the first day), and it still hasn't started. My calendar says it should start on the 11th (based off the two date ranges I put above), but I'm still a bit concerned. I'm supposed to go on birth control after my next period, which my doctor said would help me. She said it's probably stress, but I'm not sure. I have regular periods every 27-30 days or so (my September one came a week early though). I've also been having migraines and headaches very often. I'm tired at school a lot. My bones and joints are aching, especially my neck, back, and knees. Maybe my period is ABOUT to start soon, but normally I don't cramp up days before my period. It'll usually wait until the first day to cramp.

What could my problem be?

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It is obvious that you are not pregnant. Joint pain can be caused by many types of injuries or conditions, such as an autoimmune disease like lupus. Infectious diseases such as Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr viral syndrome and influenza can cause joint aching. Migraines and frequent headaches can be a condition that is in no way related to your other symptoms. Make an appointment to be evaluated by your physician.


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