I think I may be pregnant, but I'm really confused about the signs/symptoms. Here's the timeline:
I've been on the pill for 3 years. Last month I was on antibiotics and my doctor warned me to use a back-up method of BC for the next month. Because my husband and I do want children soon, we decided to take a chance and not use condoms. I got my period the following week. That was three weeks ago. The week after my period, I was a day late taking a pill due to forgetfulness.
Last week (when I would have ovulated if I were to ovulate), on Wednesday I started getting headaches, and was cranky beyond belief. I mean, insane-cranky, like I never have been before. Thursday night I got really bad cramps, like I was going to start my period, but it was 2 weeks early for that.
On Friday I took an HPT and it was negative. That day I got what seemed like a light period. With a normal period I go through 2-3 pads a day. This time I barely needed 1 a day. But it was a steady (although light) flow, and lasted 2 1/2 days. Since Sunday I've been nauseous on and off, but haven't thrown up. I'm still irritable (to put it mildly) and I go back and forth between wanting to eat everything in sight and having zero appetite. I still have slight cramps from time to time. Oh, and I'm constantly exhausted to the point that even making the bed wears me out. My mom said I "seem" pregnant, even though I haven't told her about any of this except the fatigue.
I don't know if it's wishful thinking, but I feel like I might be pregnant. Question is, what was with that light period? Should I take another HPT, and if so how long should I wait? I'm supposed to get my period in a week, but I'm going crazy in the meantime. Any advice would be greatly helpful. Thanks everyone!