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Please Help! Opinions needed - Could I be pregnant???

By September 29, 2010 - 11:50am
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Hi Everyone - Thank you for taking your time to read this. I"ve posted this on a few other sites and I haven't really gotten any opinions or feedback .. I'm hoping I'll have better luck on this board ...

Ok - Here's my situation. I've purposely skipped my period for July & August using my birth control pills (I've been on Low-Ogestrel since April 2010). I was on my second week of birth control pills this month and I missed a pill on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday my partner and I had unprotected sex twice and he did not pull out either time. I didn't realize I missed the pills until Thursday and I did not double up on these pills either. I was late by between 6 - 12 hours on taking my pill on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and missed taking my pill yesterday (Sunday). I also realized that if i were to ovulate (which on the pill i know you don't) it would be during the timeframe of the unprotected sex and missed pills I did start bleeding on Thursday real light at first and then moderate on Friday and Saturday and then back to light again Sunday and today. I'm not due for my "inactive" pills until next week (first week of October), but because I've skipped 2 periods, i know my cycle is all messed up. My main concern is if when I had unprotected sex on Wednesday and missing my 2 pills and was late taking my pill friday - sunday, missed monday, took pill on tuesday, what are my chances of being pregnant? And if there is a chance how long do i have to wait until i can take a pregnancy test? I don't know if the bleeding i was experienced is my period or not - I'm usually very consistant 7 days with a pretty heavy flow til the end, so i don't know if this bleeding is just because of missing my pills and skipping my previous periods ... i do know that for the past 2 days i've had a constant mild headache and have been soo tired. i usually don't ever take naps and don't ever get a full 8 hours of sleep ... Sunday i took a 4 hour nap during the day and slept 10 hours that night and then Monday i took a nap as soon as i got home from work at 4:30 and slept til 7 and then fell back asleep at 9 until 2:30 this morning was up for a 1/2 hour and then went back to sleep until 7 .. Tuesday same thing - sooo tired ... I do feel a bit sick to my stomach as well and my breast are a little tender ... but isn't it too early for pregnancy symptoms if I am?? and i would i still be spotting?? The whole tired thing is really just throwing me off ....Any information anyone could give would be extremely appreciated!! Thank you!

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I'm not sure if your in the US or England but in England there is a brand of pregnancy test that can tell you 3 days before your period is due. Its called first response and you can get it from boots. If you are in the US I don't know if its the same name but you should be able to find it on-line. Its most accurate in the morning and the closer to your period date you are. Hope that helped, Good luck X

September 30, 2010 - 3:08pm

Most pregnancy tests are more accurate if you wait a week after a missed period to take them. Try and relax. Stress can mess up your cycle. If you miss your period, take a test. If you are overly concerned, then you may want to call your doctor's office who prescribed your birth control pills, and ask them what they think.
Here is an article about missing birth control pills and risks associated:
Here is another one I wrote:
Bottom line, if you forget to take pills, you may want to use a backup method of birth control. Good luck and let us know what happens.

September 30, 2010 - 12:31pm

Here's another weird fact - I'm a smoker (yes i know it's bad for me and if i'm pregnant i fully intend to quit) and this morning when i had my ciggerette it was making me gag ... i've been smoking for many years and that has never happened ...

September 30, 2010 - 6:49am

Sorry another question - I'm a bit confused, since i just had sex a week ago today, would tomorrow be too soon to take a test?

September 29, 2010 - 2:36pm

I read somewhere that missing 2 pills the chances of pregnancy are very slim ... but considering the factors (unprotected sex, late with pills for the rest of the week and missing yesterday's, and during the time i would be ovulating) i just wanted to see how high the risk was ... Thank you so much for your feedback ..

September 29, 2010 - 2:26pm
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Hi bca06

Thanks for your question and welcome!

We can't tell you your odds of pregnancy, obviously, only that your risk has risen due to skipping pills and having unprotected sex.

Your symptoms could be pregnancy - or PMS. Both scenarios have similar symptoms. The spotting is likely due to missed pills. If your period is due in the next week, you can probably test by tomorrow or Friday.

Thanks for writing and good luck,

September 29, 2010 - 1:22pm
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