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Dealing with an unlikely pregnancy scare?

By Anonymous January 16, 2012 - 10:35pm
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I am into my second pack of birth control, but for some reason, I feel like it may have failed me because I think I ovulated. I have uncontrolable anxiety at the moment and thinking about being pregnant scares me to death. I have 6 days until I should get my period, but I just keep thinking I won't get it and will end up pregnant. I take the pill every single day within 5 minutes or less of the time I set to take it. I could really use some words of wisdom. All I hear is people saying that they took their pill and still got pregnant. My sides near my breasts hurt, but that I think could be from a new excercize regimine. I just don't know what to do, any good advice would be appreciated.

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Thanks for your comment, Daisy! I really appreciate it. I think my mind plays tricks on me. I am 6 days from my period and there are a lot of stresses that could contribute to the intensity of this scare. Will keep you updated.

January 17, 2012 - 11:36am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you have been taking your birth control pills just as your doctor prescribed them.  You should be fine. Not taking your pills for several days puts you at risk of pregnancy.  You might want to try taking a home pregnancy test if that helps.  Also stress can delay your period. 



January 17, 2012 - 5:25am
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