Post # 1
Hi! I’ve been taking Micronor for more than a year, and besides some breast tenderness right before “that time,” I’ve had no other side effects. My periods are normal and they occur every month (as they always have), typically in the 27 – 29 day frame. I can’t say the last time I ever crossed 30 days between periods. In any case, I’m now 5 days late for my period (The majority of the time, I’m like clockwork – day 28). I had some PMS symptoms, but they started fading a few days ago. Last month, I had my period on day 27.
I’ve taken a few pregnancy tests, but they’re all negative (first test was from a brand that’s not that sensitive, so I went and bought others).
I know that pregnancy is possible – albeit rare – on any form of birth control. I’ve never missed a pill and take them on time every day.
I’m just curious – did anyone else out there get negative pregnancy tests for days, even weeks, following a missed period (only to learn you were in fact pregnant)? If I still haven’t gotten my period in the next week, I plan to test at home again before going to get a blood test.
In my case, this would be a happy accident – we’re intending to start trying later this year. We’d hoped to be in a house first, but if we can’t find one before that, we’ll end up moving into a two bedroom apartment or townhouse.
Post # 3
hmm i think if the tests are negative, then something else must be throwing your system out of whack. have you changed your diet/exercise habits recently? stressed? i’ve been late while on the pill before and was never pregnant. i guess it could be possible that you are pregnant, but i think that if you had enough pregnancy hormones in you body to prevent your period it would show up on a test. i’m not an expert, though, so i could be wrong. 🙂
Post # 4
I noticed you just got married, Congrats! Did you take the pill at the same time every day? Sometimes missing a pill, changing the time (i.e. like when you are traveling across time zones on a honeymoon) could mess with AF.
I think your plan of seeing a MD in a week is good.
Post # 5
We traveled within the same time zone. Part of me did suspect the Honeymoon…we were, ahem, rather busy. Heh heh heh. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a sex joke.
No missed pills. I know that with Micronor, a 3hour timeframe is suggested for most effectiveness. I take it at 5 o’clock every day. Occasionally at 4:30; occasionally 15 minutes after 15 – but nothing I’d imagine to be statistically significant.
Thank you. Other than that, life is pretty mellow, work’s great, exercise is decent, no dietary changes.
I’m wondering if it’s common for home pregnancy tests to not register a pregnancy until weeks later? I have heard of folks claiming they were getting negatives until they went in for a blood test, only to learn they were in fact a few weeks pregnant. To be honest, though, I’d always assumed that by a few days post-due-period, home tests would be fairly accurate if used correctly.
Now, the more research I do, the more I’m learning that apparently some women just don’t put out enough hcG for a home pregnancy test to detect it. Weird. Now it’s a little more understandable why some women get to 3 or 4 months, not realizing that they’re pregnant. Biology is weird.
Odd. Biology is odd.
Post # 6
Part of me thinks the number of women who don’t get positive HPT for several weeks/months is actually really low, but the internet makes it seem more common. Also, they may not be taking the test correctly.
The chances of you being pregnant if you are taking the pill as directed is slim, but you are right, biology is weird!