New to the pill – side effects or pregnancy?

posted 1 year ago in Weddingbee
Post # 2
52 posts
Worker bee

Pregnancy symptoms typically start after the first missed period.  I would say these are side effects of birth control and not pregnancy related.

Post # 3
7813 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It is almost certainly side effects of the pill. With most bc pills you’re supposed to use back-up contraception for the first 7 days, which you did, so you should be fine. The pill loads your body up with hormones so it is completely normal to have some weird side effects.

ETA: Also, even if you had somehow ovulated and gotten pregnant despite being on birth control, using a condom, and pulling out, you wouldn’t have pregnancy symptoms a mere 20 days into your cycle. Those don’t typically show up until after your missed period, which is still at least a week out.

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee

I had all of these symptoms when I first started the pill too OP, and headaches too! I would guess its just pill side effects since using more than one contraceptive method make the chance of pregnancy very remote. 🙂

Post # 5
1279 posts
Bumble bee

pill, condom and pulling out. The odds of being pregnant are beyond minimal. The weird thing about pregnancy symptoms is that the symptoms are the same for pregnancy, miscarriage, chemical pregnancy, menstruation and pill side effect. My bet is that it is side effects from the pill. Take a test if you want a peace of mind.

Post # 6
18 posts
  • Wedding: December 2018

I would say that it’s probably the pill giving you some side effects, and if you’re not reacting well to call your doctor. If you think you’re pregnant, I would get a test just in case.

Post # 7
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think it’s safe to say you’re not pregnant. Those are definitely all symptoms people experience when first starting the pill.

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