- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Bear with me this may get kind of long but I want to make sure I give you all the facts.
Up until a few months ago we have been very obsessive about using condoms along with my birth control (Lutera) but we ran out of condoms and just went for it. And haven’t looked back.
I take my birth control (Lutera) for 3 months and then have period…this is to keep my migraines in check. Usually about the 2.5 month mark I start spotting. I called my doc about this and she said that when this happens just go ahead and let my body have my period.
On our honeymoon in the Philippines I got a really horrible sinus/upper respiratory infection. We brought antibiotics with us just in case…and I took a Z-pack. It really helped clear up my symptoms. The last day I was taking it I thought to myself oh shit I’m on antibiotics and we haven’t been using any form of back up birth control. So I had a bit of a meltdown. We’re not ready for kids, we want them, just not now.
About 4 days after I finished the antibiotics I started spotting (yes we were still on our honeymoon…booo) and I freaked out and then I did the math. I was at the 2.5 month mark so I let my body have my period and all was normal. Once my period was over I continued back on my birth control as normal.
Two weeks ago for no reason I got super paranoid about being pregnant. So I bought one package of pregnancy tests. I took one and it was negative (phew) and stored the one for later. I took the second one a few days later just to be sure, still negative (phew).
On Monday I started spotting. Really light, only when I wiped. It was never on my panties. TMI it was brownish in color so probably old blood? Since Monday I have spotted about every other day. But very lightly. Sometimes brown and sometimes light pink. I called my doc but she was off and I spoke to a PA and she said that it was probably stress and not to worry about it just continue to take my birth control as normal. She said that it’s really rare to get pregnant while on birth control due to antibiotic use, that they just say that to make sure folks are careful. She said if it’s still continuing after a month (!!!) then to come in and make an appointment. Out of fear and insanity I took yet another pregnancy test and it was also negative.
Am I an insane nutjob who just needs to chill out or…?