Post # 1
The deal is that I think between the 10th and 11th of January I took my birthcontrol around 8 am when I usually take it at 8 pm, effectively being 12 hours late both days. I didn’t worry about it because I’ve heard of people doing this a thousand times and never getting pregnant. BUT now, the 22nd, I’ve been feeling sick and Too Much Information overload here, but my “nipples is real brown” (it’s not a laughing matter but I have to laugh to keep from panicing even more) and also very painful and my breasts feel swollen. My period should be coming on February 1st as it is usually very regular, help? I’ve also been drinking lately which worries me even more because until yesturday pregnancy didn’t enter into my mind. Advice? Please and thank you!
Post # 3
No need to stress yourself out by overthinking it. Wait until your period is supposed to come, then you can worry if you have to. Don’t you wish you had a crystal ball sometimes?
Post # 4
@LovesToPlan: I really, really do! hahaha I know I should just calm down it’s just so difficult to do so!
Post # 5
You should be able to skip a day entirely and take the pill the next day with the next pill, and still be covered. The papers inside the package say you don’t need back up unless you miss 2 pills in one month. Believe me, I’ve read them from cover to cover. (This is for a combo pill, not progesterin only).
Is it possible you feel crappy from the drinking? I know if I drink alot, the next day I feel sore, especially in the chest/neck area, for some reason. Also you could be PMSing. I wouldn’t worry unless your period is late next week. But I know how these irrational fears get stuck in your brain and won’t go away 🙁
Also, not that one person’s story means it’s always true, but our honeymoon had a twelve hour time difference, so my timing on the pill was WAY messed up, and we obviously did a lot that could get me pregnant, and there was no problem.
Post # 6
@foodnerd81: You have some wonderful points, definately a great help! I don’t think it was from the drinking though because I haven’t really drank since about a 5 days ago. Maybe I’m actually sick. haha I think I’m just a spaz because I’m so obsessed with taking my pill on time.
Post # 7
I’m thinking you are either sick or PMSing. As others have said you should be covered unless you miss 2 pills in a pill pack.
Post # 8
Don’t worry about drinking this early (if you are pregnant), the placenta isn’t formed for 6 weeks. Many people have surpraise pregnancies and their babies turn out fine.
It would be too early to take a pregnancy test anyway…
Post # 9
Wait until you at least formally miss a period before you test, your hormones could just be in a tizzy.
Post # 10
A test wouldn’t be accurate this early. TRUST ME. I know from experience. I was about to start a new diet, but we’d been TTC, so I took a test before starting the diet to make sure I wasn’t pregnant. It was 5 days before the expected date of my period (which tests claim 70% accuracy), and I tested negative.
I started the diet, and at the end of the week, I realized I was two days late. Took another pregnancy test and tested POSITIVE. So here I had been pregnant that whole week, but got a false negative by taking a test TOO SOON.
I also had some wine and a beer during TWW and everything is fine. All the doctors say don’t worry about it 🙂
Post # 11
Breath! I wouldn’t worry about it too much just yet. Wait for AF. Lots of pregnancy symptoms double as AF symptoms. You may not have noticed them before because you wern’t worried about it. Where now that you are consiously looking for signs you will notice things that you never took into account before.
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! You all are really helping me to calm down. I’m definately not going to worry about it and I’ll see what February brings!
Post # 13
you should be fine! if your cycle is regular you would have only ovulated a handful of days ago and the chances that your body/nipples would change that quickly seem unlikely…And taking one pill 12 hours late is not supposed to impact you at all
Post # 14
Hey doll. Dont stress urself out! Just wait until ur period. Stessing is not gonna help much. All the bet.
Post # 15
some months can be worse than others while on birth control (meaning sore breasts, heavier flow, more cramps, etc.), I have taken the pill at different times and still after 11 years not managed to end up pregnant…so don’t worry