blighted ovum, is it loss?

I was wondering what everyone thinks... i lost my babies due to blighted ovum but some people were telling me that its not a loss there weren't even babies and i should not be sad (thinking they were trying to help me).

I feel like my babies were there and died from the beginning because i experienced severe pregnancy symptoms till week 9 when i knew about my loss..

If there were no babies and no souls at all then why do i feel so 💔 about losing my babies and am i crazy for believing that i lost my babies and hoping that i meet them after life?

What do you think about blighted ovum.. will you consider it as if u lost your babies or just a false positive or a disease?