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could I be pregnant. I Started my birth control pack late this month.

By July 15, 2009 - 12:06am
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I started my period on the 3rd of july. I was suppose to get my new pack of pills the sunday of that week and start them of that day. I wasnt able to get them until the tuesday of that week. Durning the time I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. I started the pack tuesday and the doctor told me to take Sunday and Mondays pill on Tuesday And Tuesday and Wed pill on Wed to be caught up. now its about two weeks later and i have been feeling dizzy and faint. and my lower legs and feet hurt, I have been a little nauseas Im not sure if it is all in my head or could I really be pregnant? what are the chances that I am?

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Hi, Jess. Glad you found us here at EmpowHer, and thanks for your question!

I'm just a little confused by the dates. Is this correct:
Friday, July 3 - period started
Sunday, July 5 - you were supposed to start pills on Day 3?
--During this time, you had unprotected sex --
Tuesday, July 7 - two pills
Wednesday, July 8 - two pills

From what you write, it seems like you were probably protected from pregnancy, by taking two pills two days in a row. There is a chance you would have gotten pregnant, but it's a small chance. Most birth control pills have a 95%-97% success rate when used properly. The fact that you were late on a couple of pills means your percentage wouldn't be quite as high, so there's a possibility. But I'd guess that it's low.

Can you tell me if you are stressing yourself out about this? Are you thinking a lot about it? Because high stress can totally affect our cycles, and I'm wondering if you're feeling these symptoms because you're really worried.

July 16, 2009 - 8:43am
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