(Closed) I might be pregnant??…but I’m on BC!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@preggoeggo:  I feel like you’ve done everything right. I’ve missed days with nuvaring and been okay. You can always pull it out early and give yourself a break too.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you go get a test at a 24 hour pharmacy?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@preggoeggo:  If you’ve been having symptoms for a month you should be well into the point where it would show up on a test. I would go directly to the store and pick one up just for peace of mind!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Take a pregnancy test.  It will either confirm your fears or make you feel better.  I hope that whatever happens you are okay and that you have a good support system!  *sends hugs*

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

even with birth control there is still a chance of getting pregnant( I know ALOT of ppl on BC that have gotten pregnant) . I would get a pregnancy test so you don’t have to continue to stress about whether you are or arn’t. I hope everything works out for you.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am SO sorry, prego scares (if you are actively trying to prevent) are the worst! I am totally paranoid about things like this so I keep pregnancy tests around just for peace of mind. Take a test! 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with PPs. Take a deep breath, check out a HPT, and go from there. I know that panic- we’d been using 2 forms of BC and I still totally missed a period…it will drive you batty! Know that you’ve got TONS of resources and help if you need it, but don’t let the “what ifs” make you crazy…go test!

ETA- yes, ‘first urine’ is the best for testing, but you can always buy a 2 or 3 pack and try one now to ease your mind and then do a double check in the AM. I’ve also read on the boards that a digital is more accurate than a line (or at the very least, a lot easier to decipher when you’re really nervous vs is that a line *squint*).

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I took the pill 100% perfectly and still got pregnant. Even taking Nuvaring perfectly, a few women out of 100 – every year – get pregnant. So, it’s entirely possible.

If you’re already having symptoms like that, you’re far enough along to test. Those are the exact symptoms I had when I was pregnant (which I was also in denial about, since I considered it “not possible” to get pregnant when taking birth control perfectly)

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@preggoeggo:  No, nuvaring is not the pregnancy hormone. It will not effect the test.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@preggoeggo:  I don’t think the hormones will change anything, as people on oral contraceptives would still have to test if they didn’t get there period etc. 

If your pregnant, it will show up anytime of the day. Concentrated urine is better aka waiting a while/holding pee. If its too early you wont see anything, but my guess is that you want to know now because you don’t want to continue on taking meds and wearing nuva ring if you have a dead on positive.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@preggoeggo:  Shouldn’t effect it. Preg Tests pick up HCG (i think, correct me if I’m wrong) and nuvaring is a different horomone

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Alright, first off take a BIG deep breath. As a nurse I am sure you know that stress can do crazy crazy things to your body so try not to freak out too much prematurely. I have had many of the symptoms you are talking about due to high stress and some simple vitamin deficiencies. Gah i suck at spelling this evening, forgive me. Anywho when you can try to get into your doctor to have some tests (including pregnancy) done and put your mind at ease! Or even better get an at home test or three to see what comes up. Hope all goes well for ya 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee

The NuvaRing will not affect the pregnancy test.  The pregnancy test is looking for human chorionic gonadotropin, which the NuvaRing does not contain.

Edit:  Even if it turns out you’re not pregnant, perhaps you should start taking folic acid and prenatals anyway, so that if you ever have another scare, you won’t have to feel guilty about not being on vitamins?  

Edit 2: beaten on the hCG lol 

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