What The Actual Hell?

When I get stressed out, I get nauseous Β and very emotional and tired and sometimes dizzy. You know else has all of those symptoms? Pregnancy. So, basically, every time I get stressed out, which is more frequent than I would like, I have a difficult time knowing whether I’m simply stressed or with child and that causes me a lot of worry.

Because for the stress, I would drink wine. But what if it’s not stress, what if it’s baby? Then I can’t and shouldn’t drink wine. So, I don’t drink wine just in case because I’m afraid I’ll get my possibly in-utero baby drunk. But then I get my period and it turns out I could have been drinking wine the whole time.

So my question is, what the actual hell?

57 thoughts on “What The Actual Hell?

      1. With what I’ve got, it’s an adventure every day. Some days are good; other days aren’t so good. But, nothing in this life is permanent for any of us, right? πŸ˜‰

  1. You do know they have those home pregnancy tests that are effective within 24 hours (or less even) of fertilizaton? You could simply stock up on those (keep them in your bathroom cabinet). Then just check regularly, problem solved. Drink all the wine you want, whenever you want.

  2. I used to have similar symptoms at overwhelming and stressful times… Have you ever looked in to anxiety disorders? Symptoms of different types of anxiety disorders can manifest themselves physically as your describing. I could be totally wrong, but might be worth doing a little bit of research for yourself? (: I found out I have an anxiety disorder and just knowing and being aware has made the world of difference! Good luck to you!

  3. Haha, that sounds tough! I feel the EXACT same way at times. Not necessarily that I’m pregnant, because I’ve yet to hit that milestone in life, so I don’t really know the symptoms personally! However, stress is awful. It affects our bodies in so many different ways. I get all gag-gy at times while brushing my teeth or drinking coffee when I’m freaking out.

    Great observation, and interesting read!! πŸ™‚

  4. Yeah, I know this song. And even though I’m married and have a 20 month old, or perhaps because I’m married and have a 20 month old, I live in fear of getting pregnant again. Absolute dread terror, I’m telling you!

  5. I know it’s TMI, but I find that my version of PMS includes being more easily stressed out. Like, allasudden I AM TOTALLY OVERWHELMED OMG. Starting to realize that has been a big help in terms of talking myself in off the ledge. (1) it’s only my hormones faking me out, I’m actually ok and (2) it probably isn’t a pregnancy scare. Both of which help me calm down a bit (or at least give me enough perspective that I don’t need that glass of wine QUITE as much.

    Still, I hear you. Wht the actual hell.

  6. “The renewed shock had nearly made him spill his drink. He drained it quickly before anything serious happened to it. He then had another quick one to follow the first one down and check that it was all right.
    “Freedom,” he said aloud.
    Trillian came on to the bridge at that point and said several enthusiastic things on the subject of freedom.
    “I can’t cope with it,” Zaphod said darkly, and sent a third drink down to see why the second hadn’t yet reported on the condition of the first. He looked uncertainly at both of her and preferred the one on the right.
    He poured a drink down his other throat with the plan that it would head the previous one off at the pass, join forces with it, and together they would get the second to pull itself together. Then all three would go off in search of the first, give it a good talking to and maybe a bit of a sing as well.
    He felt uncertain as to whether the fourth drink had understood all that, so he sent down a fifth to explain the plan more fully and a sixth for moral support.”
    -The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  7. blowingoffsteamandmore says:

    Ah yes, I remember that time well. Then one day BAM you really are pregnant and you don’t believe it so you take 50 tests in a row and they all come up with two lines and then you freak out. It’s totally worth the stress and loss of wine.

  8. I would suggest some anti anxiety medication such as xanax, Klonopin, or Valium. These medications sound scary to some but when there is anxiety such as yours they really do help. A low dose should pose very little effect on a embryo if you are pregnant.
    If medication is not something you want to pursue then tracking when the episodes happen will help. If the symptoms are preceded by a stressful event, then chances are it is stress and not pregnancy.

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