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BirthControl pill question issue?!?

By Anonymous March 2, 2010 - 9:47pm
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I have been on birth control since I was 14 I am now 28 years old. I was on orthtricyclin 28 day cycle sunday starter for a while then was switched to trivora 28 day cycle Sunday starter. I have been on that for many years. In Jan 2010 I missed a month of pills. I got my period right on time Jan 21st 2010, but it was heavier then normal. I started taking my pills again on the Sunday jan 24th when I was supposed to start the new pact. I took all that months pills got my period in Feb on the 18th 2010. I missed some of the sugar pills for the 4th week and was unable to get a new pack of pills to start Sunday Feb 21st . It is now March 2nd and I finally have gotten my pills. I had unprotected sex Feb 28th and today march 2nd. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I should be worried or if I was correct in assuming that being on the pill for 14 years it wouldn't be a a big deal if I missed and was sexually active. I guess what I am asking is could I get pregnant even though I was on the pill as long as I was and I have only missed 9 pills as of right now march 2nd. I am kind of unsure I have been having some craping since yesterday march 1st and the sides of my breast are sore.

A Quick sum up:
Been on the pill for 14 years
Missed starting a new pack by 9 days as well as some of the sugar pills.
Have had 2 counts of unprotected sex feb 28 and march 2nd.
First day of last period was Feb 18th.
Was supposed to start new pill pack Feb 21st.
Could I get pregnant and when would I ovulate?
Could I even ovulate being on the pill as long as I have been?

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for your post. Being on the pill for such a long time will sometimes cause a delay in ovulation when you stop taking it. However, this is not always the case. Believe it or not, some women who have taken the pill for years can begin ovulating right away after stopping the pill. So, in response to your question-- yes, it is possible for you to become pregnant when having unprotected sex even though you had previously been on the pill for 14 years. If you have a 28 day cycle and you did ovulate this month, your ovulation date would be around 14 days after the first day of your last period (on or around March 4). This week would be a strong ovulation week for you and you may want to use a condom or other form of birth control if you don't want to risk pregnancy.

Good luck and best wishes

March 3, 2010 - 7:37am
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