Post # 1
I finally made a dr’s appointment but it’s not until next week so I’m just curious to see if any other bee’s have had similar issues.
About 3 months ago I noticed that I was constipated, nauseous, hungrier than normal, and tender boobs (they don’t hurt if nothing is touching them but if I lean against something or DH touches them they hurt more than normal). I thought there was a slight chance I was pregnant as I was a day late taking out my NuvaRing (however this was after it was in for 3 wks, 1 day and it can supposedly be left in for 4 weeks). Being the worrier that I am I took a couple tests spaced out over the next 3 weeks and just got a bunch of BFNs.
Then, I got my breakthrough bleeding and figured all was well. I started reading up a bit more about getting pregnant on BC and found out that some people still have their breakthrough bleeding so I took a couple more tests to be absolutely sure. They all came back negative. I was rather stressed (for other reasons) during this time so I chalked these symptoms up to stress.
However, 3 months later I still have these symptoms. I took a few more tests so I’m still pretty sure I’m not pregnant. Yesterday I went to donate blood and found out that I have extremely low iron levels (which had never happened before). They asked me about my diet and I told them I hadn’t changed it. They told me that this sometimes just happens but adding this to my other issues I finally decided to make an appointment.
So, anyone have all of these and not been pregnant? I know I probably should have gone to the doctor ages ago and that being busy is not an excuse and now I’m really anxious to go next week. I know from my research that there is still a chance that I’m pregnant but it seems rather unlikely due to the effectiveness of my BC, the breakthrough bleeding I’ve had 2 times now, the BFNs, and absolutely no weight gain or body changes. Any insight bees?
Post # 3
Did you just recently change to the nuvaring? Are you on any new medicine? I can tell you that I HATED the nuvaring!
I’m going through something similar now but I’m chalking it up to switching to Gianvi (generic of Yaz) from a different BC pill and possibly bc I’m also on metformin. I don’t have all the symptoms you’re talking about, but I really didn’t get a period this past month, just a bit of bleeding for 2 days, and I’m so nauseous I could die. I’m literally gagging all this morning and contemplating if I want to go into work or not. Ugh. I don’t think I’m preggers though, but I haven’t taken any tests yet to confirm – I just think it’s all the meds.
Post # 4
Looking online (not a good idea), you see a lot of people who say they never got a positive HPT and found out only through blood work at 2+ months. I think these people would be the exception, not the rule, but t does show that it’s at least possible. I have also heard a lot recently about people getting pregnant while on nuvaring. Maybe some of your symptoms could be caused by the low iron levels? Just out of curiosity, what kind of HPT did you use?
Post # 5
@futuremrsk18: nope, I’ve been on it for over three years without a problem. I wonder if people can eventually have problems with a BC though (as opposed to just having issues right away) so I’ll have to add that to my list of questions! Sorry you’re so nauseous! I certainly know how that feels :/
@Cory_loves_this_girl: I saw all those stories online which is why I haven’t completely ruled it out. Based on my symptoms though I think I would be around 14-15 weeks pregnant so I was thinking I should at least be seeing some changes in my body. The possibility of pregnancy is really making me kick myself for not going to the doctor sooner because if I am pregnant, I haven’t been taking very good care of baby :/ I’m not terribly worried about the effectiveness of nuva ring. I talked to my doctor about it when I saw stories popping up and I also researched it, however, I know there is still a chance.
The symptoms might be caused by the low iron. I know I read that having low iron usually comes with mood swings and being tired so that explains those. I guess I should have stopped in at a doctor sooner. I’ve used so many different kinds of HPTs (including digital). I’ve been just picking up packs randomly from different places. Is there a specific one that is best to use?
Post # 6
@MrsBeck: I don’t want to scare you, and every woman is different, but I didn’t really start showing until I was about 18 weeks along. I’m still pretty small at just over 29 weeks. I would always recommend the pink dye FRER (First Response Early Results) test.