When to test

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Tomato22:  I remember when I was on the pill and I missed a few days AF would show up early.  Could be what that spotting is. 

Post # 4
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You should test two weeks from when you missed your last pill.

All the symptoms that you’re experiencing are most likely from missing a few pills. If you were pregnant, it would still be pretty early to be getting those kinds of symptoms.


Good luck!

Post # 5
3407 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@Tomato22:  because you missed pills it could be your body starting over (as if you stopped your birth control because it was the sugar pill week and sometimes a pill period can be brown blood (old blood) cleaning out the old stuff and then AF comes. Usually bc periods are not as heavy as regular periods. That is just my experience. Even if you were pregnant you wouldn’t be able to test for a while because it would be so recent

Post # 6
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012



I agree with Jessamesssa.  When I missed the pill for a few days and then started taking it again (which they don’t reccomend, but your case was different), I had some light spotting before  AF came. It is probably just that.

Post # 7
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Tomato22:  Your hormones changed when you missed your pills…so that could be it, you had a drop, and then a rise…there IS  possibility you could get pregnant…but your spotting would be atleast a week after ovulation, if you know when that is.

Post # 9
3156 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Tomato22:  I bet it’s breakthrough bleeding.  I wouldn’t worry too much.

On a side note, some unsolicited advice…if you want to TTC in June, I’d consider going ahead and getting off the pill.  I have not been one of those lucky girls who snaps back to normal and it’s caused a lot of heartache since we’ve been TTC!

Post # 10
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’re probably spotting because you missed pills. Test when you’re late.

Post # 11
1022 posts
Bumble bee

To be honest, the most pills I ever missed in a row was six. What you are discribing (sore boobs, cramping, spotting) always happened to me if I missed more than two pills. Just from my own experience I would not be worried. However, if AF doesn’t show up for a week or so go ahead and test to put your mind at ease.

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