Post # 1
After deciding we wont be TTC for a few years I am having my first ever pregnancy scare. We’ve always used pill and condoms until married when we just use pill. I take it everyday as normal and AF arrives as normal. Never had a concern, never had symptoms, never had a scare.
Im kinda thinking, tiny bit hoping, its all in my head but its too soon – I think – to take a test. The fake ‘AF’ from my pill is due in a week.
So a week or so ago, mid-pill packet, I had my first ever spotting. (TMI) Dark brown, then quickly to pale, discharge for a day which was (TMI) thick and lumpy the day after.. then gone? I have been getting car sick which I dont ever get. I keep getting waves of nausea at work. And for a few days I’ve been getting angry at my husband for taking to long to take his multi-vitamin pill because I can smell it from across the room. Yep, I can smell a multivitamin from across a large room. Today my mouths so metallic and I feel quite nauseous. I didnt really consider pregnancy as im on the pill until the discharge which concerned me as I havent had that on the pill in the 10yrs I have been on it. Slowly I’ve remembered all the other things and kinda put 2 and 2 together..
Is this just a bug… or is there even a tiny chance I may be pregnant.
Help. I’m a worried bee who wasn’t planning a babybee yet.
Post # 3
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 # 4
Thanks corgi-tales. My pill packet ends this week, and AF will show a few days after so its more like a week.
I’m kinda hoping its a bug – althought nausea is bloomin annoying. But there is that tiny part of me that says it wouldn’t be so bad – womens instincts are annoying sometimes.
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
@Mrs.KMM: Thanks thats what I am hoping/thinking. I completely forget about it and then I get a wave of nausea and suddenly remember and get scared again.
99% likely its a summer-bug….. 1% terrified!
Its going to be a long week waiting for AF (so this is what the TWW is like!!)
Post # 8
@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 # 9
I’m just hoping that combined with the 99.9% effectiveness of pill and the fact is a week before fake AF that its hugely unlikely. Its just this is the only time I’ve ever been this concerned. And theres some Brie in the fridge I want to finish eating!!
Tbh – it would be wonderful, but not planned or great timing (when are they) and it would floor my husband as we’d decided we’d not even talk TTC until may 2013 at earliest. I dont want to get my head into ‘ooo i might be’ and be gutted with a negative and result in being a little baby-crazy.
Pregnancy or not… I feel sick as a dog and no amount of eating is shifting the nausea!
Thanks for all your help bees! Guess its just the joyous waiting came and trying to focus on 99.9% unlikely rather than get hopeful over something unplanned!!
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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
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.