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Worried I might be pregnant...

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CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 03-Mar-16 09:53:02

Posting here as well as not getting any replies on Chat.

Bit of strange one so please bear with me...

Bit of background...I'm on the pill and have been on and off for about 10 years only stopping to have my 2 DC. My first child was conceived while I was on the pill. Over the past couple of years I've been on several different pills but kept experiencing breakthrough bleeding so tried a different one. At the moment I'm on Yasmin and it had been fine for a few months but over the past 6 months or so I've been getting the same breakthrough bleeding mid-month. I've been looking into changing my contraceptive method as the bleeding mid-month is not giving me a lot of faith that it is working as it should, but I'm still taking it in the meantime while I decide on a new method.

This month, I have gone past the point where I would usually get my usual breakthrough bleed and there was nothing. I should be quite happy about this as I'm aware this is normal and this is what is meant to happen...but for me it doesn't seem normal. Normal for me is having that breakthrough bleed mid-month. I just can't shake the feeling that it might be because I'm pregnant and I'm getting myself a bit worked up over it. This is probably because my first child was conceived on the pill. Not sure what to do? I have 9 pills left in my pack before I take my 7 day break but that seems like quite a long time to be panicking over whether I might be pregnant! Shall I stop taking it now and see what happens? How soon can I take a test? Am I being ridiculous to be worried about this...the rational part of me thinks so because I've been taking the pill and taking it properly so should be very effective, but the irrational part of me can't think of another reason I would have missed that breakthrough bleed!

Please talk some sense to me!

KitKat1985 Thu 03-Mar-16 10:01:55

Well, it's not impossible to conceive on the pill (as you know!) but if you've been taking it properly (I.E, taking at the same time each day, resuming it back on time after your 7-day break etc) the chances are very low, so do try not to panic. Do you have any other symptoms that might suggest pregnancy? It's hard to know when you could take a test if you want to know for sure, as obviously since you shouldn't be ovulating when you are on the pill, it would be hard to know when this could have happened. Do you know roughly when you might have conceived if it had of happened? Or have you, (ahem), being DTD too regularly to be able to put a guess on a possible conception date? Usually you would have to wait about 10-14 days past conception to get a clear test result?

RudeElf Thu 03-Mar-16 10:06:21

Well you know theres only one thing that will tell you...

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 03-Mar-16 10:13:51

I started taking this month's pill on the 16th so if we have conceived it would be any time after that. But we have DTD a fair few times since then so wouldn't be able to pin point a likely date. Yes, I know there's only one way to find out for sure, but is it too early for that?

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 03-Mar-16 10:14:56

No other symptoms but it would be very early days if I am pregnant.

KitKat1985 Thu 03-Mar-16 10:52:49

I would have thought it might be too early to take a test. Maybe in a week? I know the waiting will be torture.

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 03-Mar-16 12:20:36

The thought of waiting another week fills me with dread. Is there really nothing I can do to confirm one way or another before then??

Monstamio Thu 03-Mar-16 16:17:08

I think you do just need to try to put it out of your mind for the next couple of weeks. Certainly don't just stop taking the pill now, as that will leave you unprotected. The likelihood is that the breakthrough bleeds have just sorted themselves out and the pill is doing what it's supposed to do. Assuming you haven't had any tummy upsets or taken antibiotics which might interfere with the pill's effectiveness?

KitKat1985 Thu 03-Mar-16 16:30:14

There really isn't another way of knowing any faster, sorry. As Monstamio says the lack of breakthrough bleeding is probably completely unrelated to pregnancy anyway. Try and hang in there. I know it's hard. flowers

CoffeeChocolateWine Thu 03-Mar-16 17:31:42

Thank you. I really hope you are right but will try and forget about it for now. No tummy upsets or antibiotics.

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