So, I think I got about three hours of sleep. I was just too anxious to see what the results of the pregnancy test were going to be. (See why here) Plus, I made myself eat dinner and again I felt really uncomfortable. At one point, I almost did vomit, but something was blocking the food from coming back up. I ended up just pretty much gagging over the toilet for ten minutes. And that increased saliva and salty taste you get when you're about to throw up? I had that too.
I was already up when the Mr got in from work. He stopped by the store and picked up a couple of pregnancy tests. The first words out of his mouth when I saw that I was already up were "Let's do this." LOL. Men, I tell yall.
Into the bathroom I went with one of the tests. At first, I wasn't going to look at until the full two minutes were up. However, I ended up just standing there staring at it waiting for the results to come in. I felt surprising calm waiting for the results to pop up. And then the results came.....
Yep, the results were negative. We're not pregnant. And I can't say that I'm feeling relieved. If anything, I feel the opposite. I have morning sickness symptoms with no pregnancy. That can't be a good thing.
I didn't learn myself and took Google again after the kids got up to do more digging on this Mirena. At this point, I've ruled food poison and pregnancy. So, it has to either be the birth control or maybe a stomach virus. Only I've had stomach viruses and diarrhea usually accompanies those and I don't/haven't had that.
What I did find out though is that Mirena can cause morning sickness and other pregnancy symptoms in its users. Now, you won't find this information their site specifically. The best they put was the if you suspect you're pregnant you'll probably have to your device removed and your pregnancy will most likely end in miscarriage. Kind of scary. But I did find this information on other medical sites and even a few legal sites since a lot of women seem to be suing Mirena due a number of complications and unlisted side effects.
Where do I go from here? Well, I'm waiting to hear if I can get an earlier appointment in with my OBGYN. She works at two practices and has tons of patients. Needless to say the wait list for an appointment is long, but hopefully I can something sooner rather than later. In the meanwhile, I just need monitor myself and if I have any severe cramping and/or bleeding, go to the emergency room.
It sucks being sick and not having knowing what's going on with your own body. I'm just glad the Mr has been supportive, attentive and concerned. He went in for a half shift and called and texted me to see how I was feeling. He even got me some ginger ale to help with the nausea. Love that man! Anyways, hopefully this is nothing serious. Maybe, it is a stomach virus....
Do you have Mirena or an IUD? Have you ever had any of pregnancy like side effects?