- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2007
I am definitely one of those “What if I’m pregnant???” ladies, and back when DH and I were TTC before, we’d spend hundreds on pregnancy tests.
I know it’s statistically next-to-impossible for me to get pregnant, since I have the implanon, but I just cannot get my mind over it. I’m used to taking a BC pill every day, and feeling safe that it’s working (although BC pills are actually said to be less effective). It’s weird to know that I don’t have to use any form of protection, and I should be fine.
All that being said, I had my laparoscopy on August 5th (I know this increases fertility for women with endo). Bled for one week, and have not had any sign of a period since. I know this is common (most women either bleed constantly or stop completely on implanon), so I’m not too terribly worried. I’ve had the implanon since May 20th. Lately (well, since 1 week post-op), DH and I have been having sex every day (sometimes more than once a day) and of course we haven’t bothered pulling out or using a backup method of BC. Now, I’ve noticed that I’m having light cramping (nothing compared to what it was before surgery), I’ve been insanely nauseas, and very, very moody. I’m assuming this is due to the implanon, even though I’ve had it for 4 months- maybe my body is still adjusting? I don’t want to assume I’m pregnant since I know how small the chances of that are…but should I buy some cheepie tests anyway to put my mind at ease? I figure, if I’m not having a period every month, rather than waiting and wondering if I could be pregnant, it would be better to have cheap tests and be able to know then so I wouldn’t be in limbo- and I know the sooner you find out, the better, because if you are pregnant you need to have implanon removed ASAP.
So, is it smart to buy wondfos or do I just need to not bother since implanon is so effective?
TL;DR- I have implanon, but am worried about becoming pregnant anyway (yes, it’s crazy). Should I buy wondfos on Amazon to test every month since I’m not getting my period, or not worry about it?
ETA: I’m also worried because my Mom got pregnant with me in a similar way. She had just undergone a laparoscopy for endo, and the medications affected her BC pill and…well, here I am. I don’t think the meds I took for the surgery affect implanon, though, so it is a little different.