(Closed) Concerned I may be pregnant…on the pill!?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

The pill is 99.9% effective when taken correctly. Which means you are PROBABLY not pregnant. You might be coming down with something, or it might just be a weird month. Sometimes weird stuff happens. But…. there is that .1% and the things you mentioned can ALSO be pregnancy symptoms (although if your period isn’t due for 1.5 weeks it seems too early honestly..)… so I would wait a week and take a test. You prob wouldn’t get a positive regardless until 2-3 days before your period is supposed to show up, and sometimes it doesn’t test positive until the day or even a day or two after. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Almost two weeks before my AF was due I was smelling everything. I could tell what flavour of juice he had poured himself from the other end of the room without even looking. When I leaned over the kitchen sink I wanted to vomit as a funny smell was coming up from the drain. I’m ten weeks pregnant right now. 

I was not on the pill, and although your symptoms could be related to something else I think you should take a test when AF is due. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you are still 7-10 days before your missed period, it is probably too early to be seeing so many symptoms so strongly.  Plus, if you’ve been taking the pill as perscribed, the odds of being pregnant are very small.

I’ve found that once I get the thought of a pregnancy scare in my head, my body seems to create and exacerbate more and more pregnancy “symptoms” even though I’m not actually pregnant.  It is only because I am stressing about it.

I doubt you’re pregnant but I’d take a test a few days before you expect your period, simply to ease your mind.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@lucyh2bee:  do you want to be pregnant but are a bit scared of it all? Me I absolutely knew I was and this was only 2 weeks into my cycle. I had thought I was pregnant before a few years ago so I understand why someone else said something like the more you think about it the more the symptoms are conjured up and this can happen. But as I’ve been through a scare which was not real and one that was I can safely say that some women can get definite pregnancy symptoms really early in the cycle. You can feel real pregnancy symptoms a week before AF, why does everyone assume this is too early for real symptoms???

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could still take a test now to be sure.  *IF* you are experiencing these symptoms due to pregnancy, that means you are already producing enough HCG to make you sick, and therefore enough to show up on a test.  Especially if the spotting was implantation bleeding, you’d be 7 days past implantation and it typically takes 2-4 to show up on a test. 

A month ago I had the same thing happen – I started to get nauseous and smell things and was certain I was going to get a positive any day.  But I never got anything but negatives.  I think once I had the idea in my head that I was pregnant, my mind was making the symptoms worse :(.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

The pill itself often mimics pregnancy signs. I know that when I started taking the pill, that first month I noticed a heightened sense of smell. Also, until about 6 months of being on it, I spotted in the middle of a pack a couple times (probably from not taking the pill at EXACTLY the same time evey night, taking antibiotics, or being sick with the stomach flu and not getting all the hormones). Also, the pill at first made me have slight morning sickness!

I FREAKED a couple months ago because my period was all but nothing for  a few cycles, and thought I might be preggers. Nope. Just not having much of a period (it’s back now). I took, like 5 pregnancy tests. This all started when I watched “I didn’t know I was pregnant”. DO NOT WATCH THAT SHOW EVER!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh, and I just had a summer stomach bug last week, with the nausea, heightened smell, and no actual vomiting. It is going around.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you’re most likely reading too much into things. I started spotting mid-cycle after 7+ years on the pill. It continued for several months before I finally decided to just stop taking the pill and give my body a break from the hormones.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

 I don’t understand the comments about waiting to test based on when AF is due.  When you’re on the pill, you shouldn’t ovulated, and if you do happen to, I don’t see how the timing would be related to when you had a withdrawal bleed.  (If there is, I would love some clarification from someone!).

If you’re concerned, I would test now and again in a few weeks.

My hormones go crazy at times, and I’ve had breakthrough bleeding, sore boobs, etc at various points in my ‘cycle’ on the pill.  It can’t hurt to test, but try not to freak out too much!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think you should go ahead and test for the same reasons as @AB Bride.  If the pill is working the way it’s supposed to, it prevents you from ovulating, so if it didn’t work and you did ovulate (and get pregnant) there is no telling when that happened.  It has nothing to do with when your withdrawal bleed is expected.  If all these symptoms you’re having really are the result of pregnancy, you must be producing enough pregnancy hormones to show up on a test.

I don’t want to scare you (or get your hopes up, as the case may be), but I was taking the pill perfectly and here I am 7 weeks pregnant.  It’s unlikely, but it happens.  Take a test.

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