(Closed) Could I be pregnant??

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

BurlapnLace:  I had a stomach flu a few weeks ago and even though the vomiting only lasted a day I felt nauseous, unable to eat and exhausted for the better part of a week so I wouldnt write that off necessarily.

Post # 3
5159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

BurlapnLace:  Sounds like a stomach bug to me. However, ladies on the internet can’t predict if you’re pregnant or not, lol! Go get a test! 

Post # 4
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The timing seems like it would make pregnancy pretty unlikely. You might be sick….and the cramps could potentially be explained by ovulation pains. If you’re 2 weeks post-period, then you’re around the average for when people ovulate. Once I got off birth control and started TTC (w/ charting and temping), I was surprised to find out that ovulation felt a lot like “pre-period” symptoms.

But yes, if you’re worried, get a test!

Post # 5
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

BurlapnLace:  I really don’t know about TTC either, but I just wanted to throw in that when I do something wonky with my pills (like take an extra week, or miss a day or something), I always feel miserable for a few days. So that may be it as well as the lingering flu.

Post # 6
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Unfortunately when you suddenly stop birth control pills or take them late, you can not accurately determine when ovulation will occur. Even missing one pill for some people is enough to cause ovulation. When going off birthcontrol and dealing with when conception *could* have happened, it’s really hard to find a clear answer. All you can do is wait and test periodically.

Your symptoms are probably due to a virus or illness, as if you did concieve 2 weeks ago, you’d probably not have much for pregnancy symptoms yet (but a pregnancy test would give an accurate result soon!).

If you’re not taking your pills this month, continue to be careful. Even next month you’ll want to use extra protection.

Also, don’t freak out if your period is late, as suddenly going off hormones can also cause wonky cycles. The “periods” you have at regular intervals while on the pill are actually not your true period, so your acutal cycle off hormones could be drastically different.

So, the short answer is yes, you could be pregnant, but there’s no way we’re really going to be able to give you a clear picture either way.

Good luck!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  urchin.
Post # 7
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Well, it sounds like you had the stomach flu, but also, stopping the pill can mess with your hormones and cause all kinds of havoc with your body. The first month I came off birth control I thought for sure I was pregnant because I had so many crazy symptoms. If you think you could be, only way to know for sure is to take a test. It seems doubtful with the timing though.

Post # 8
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Anything like that is possible, but I am going to peg it to either the stomach bug or from stopping your birth control for a month. The body does some weird stuff after coming off birth control (and going back on I am finding).

Post # 9
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I highly doubt it. 

Post # 11
5372 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

It definitely is possible, but I think it’s more likely that you either had a stomach bug or that your body was reacting to your hormones changing from not taking the pill anymore.  Coming off of BC can cause some weird pregnancy-like symptoms (: just test in a bit to make sure, but try not to stress about it.

Post # 12
3687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It sounds like symptoms from stopping the pill.

Post # 13
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Typically if you are having pregnancy symptoms, it’s because implantation has occurred and would therefore show up on the sensitive HPTs like First Response Early Result. I’d give it another day or so if you can wait and then test. Your symptoms could be due to a variety of factors unrelated to pregnancy, but it would likely put your mind at ease to test. 

Post # 14
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Thoughts? In the time you composed this post, you could’ve taken a pregnancy test.

Post # 15
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If you’re already having symptoms you can test.  It’s possible you’re pregnant since you didn’t take your pills this month (even if you start them late, you’re protected on most after taking them for 7 consecutive days.)  Take a pregnancy test before starting a new pack of pills.

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