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Does this mean I'm in the clear for not being pregnant?

By August 4, 2010 - 9:39pm
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Ok, here goes - I got my period July 16, and have been off of birth control for about 2 or 3 months now. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex a week after my period, and since I can't afford the Plan B pill, I went ahead and took 4 birth control pills (lo estrin 24 fe) 2 days later (I still had half a pack left from when I was taking them). A couple days after taking the pills, we had unprotected sex again, but right after I took 2 pills. Basically, we played Russian Roulette. (I went 2 years without ovulating and never got pregnant before I got on birth control, but since I've been off I've been having regular periods and I guess I'm trying to cover up for not playing safe.) It's been 3 days and I was cramping lightly at work today, and as I figured, my period had started 2 weeks early. It's very dark brown in color, not red at all. It's not heavy either, just light enough for a pantyliner or lite absorbency tampon. Am I bleeding from taking my birth control irresponsibly? Is there a good chance I'm in the clear from being pregnant? I will consult with my doctor in a few weeks just to make sure, but I'd rather have someone tell me their honest opinion.

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Hi Dreamgirl

It could be a period or it could be implantation bleeding. You said yourself you are playing Russian roulette. I don't know what to tell you. I'm sure your doctor will give you an honest answer.

I guess you need to decide whether you are ready to raise a child. If you are not, I suggest you stop playing this way and use protection. If you are, stop taking the pills. A human life is nothing to play games with.

Good luck.

August 6, 2010 - 7:10am
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