I've been on birth control consistently for the past 7 months. (combination bc) 90% of the time I take my birth control at the same time every day, but sometimes I will be an hour or two at the most late if something comes up and I've always been fine. I take my bc around 10:00pm every night.
I suppressed my period by skipping my sugar/placebo pills and starting a new pack right after the 3rd week of my last one since I was going on vacation and didn't want to be on my period. The night before I left to vegas I took my bc right on time (day 2 of the pack), we had sex the next afternoon and then that night I took it an hour late as I was out and forgot to bring it with me, we had sex again that next night. About an hour after taking the pill I had thrown up. The next night I did not have sex and took my bc right on time, except I threw up about an hour after taking my bc again (I've been sick). The next night I took my bc right on time and did not throw up! I haven't had sex since that night and have been taking my birth control regularly ever since.
It didn't even occur to me that when I threw up those two nights my bc might not have gotten into my system before I threw up until I started having random cramping and thinking I could be pregnant. Or else I would have doubled up. I'm now on day 8 of my pill and have been having consistent, dull cramping for the past 3 days straight. Pretty much since I've gotten home from vegas.
I'm aware that one of the possibilities could be that I am pregnant. I'm just wondering if there could be any other reason for my cramping. I usually cramp before my period, but it's odd to me since I'm barely starting week 2 of my pills and no where near starting my period. Could it be because I suppressed my last period? I've also been sick so I'm thinking maybe it has something to do with that? I grew up having ovarian cysts and the cramps as well as dull nausea kind of feel like how I used to feel. I have 2 long weeks before I find out if I get my period. Should I stop taking them? When am I able to take a test?
Anyone else been through this or have any suggestions?! Greatly appreciated!