Post # 1
Hi ladies, this is my first time posting to the TTC board. A little background. DH and I have been together for 6 and a half years, got married 6 months ago, I have been on the pill for almost 7 years. Although we are not actively TTC I think I may be pregnant. The past couple weeks I have taken a couple pills late and have missed one.
I have had some serious pregnancy symptoms, extremely sore and sensitive nipples (like putting on a bra is painful and there’s no way in hell I would let DH touch them), tiredness, random breakouts on my chin, crazed hunger, pink/brownish spotting (which I thought was implantation bleeding).
I took a pregnancy test this morning on what I THINK is 10DPO and it was a BFN. If I’m on the pill am I even ovulating at all?
I read that you get a “fake” AF when on the pill, not sure if that means I’m not actually ovulating. I’m kind of embarassed that I don’t know more about how my body interacts with the pill I’ve been taking for 7 years!
Did I test too early? Could I be pregnant? Even though we are not TTC right now we were both really disspointed when I got a BFN this morning. I guess if I’m not pregnant this was good because it means we want to start TTC soon!!
Thanks to everyone in advance for any help!
Post # 3
the pill works because it prevents ovulation.
obviously there is the .001% or whatever chance that it doesn’t work due to it being the wrong type, the wrong strength, or interactions from other medications.
but the pills function is to prevent ovulation from happening.
you are most likely not pregnant. there are many different causes for symptoms like that aside from pregnancy. if you are truly concerned, wait and take another test or visit with your doctor.
also… if you were both disappointed at your BFN, maybe it’s time to talk about stopping birth control?
Post # 4
The pill prevents ovulation and increases the mucus inside the opening of your cervix to prevent sperm from getting through.
Missing one pill is not cause for worry, even your pill package will tell you that if you miss one pill, take it when you remember but backup contraception is not required. Taking them late (but still taking them) will not caused decreased efficiency.
You’re most likely not pregnant. It sounds like your body thought your pills stopped and wants to kick start your period.
Edit: There are lots of sources to educate yourself about hormonal birth control, how it works and why it works.
How birth control works
Birth control at a glance
A list of contraception.You can find out how each one works.
Post # 5
One of my best friends got pregnant while taking the pill perfectly, and only had sex with her then bf once that month. She currently has an almost 2 year old little girl! She was shocked lol. it can happen, but if you’ve taken a test you’re probably okay. Wait until your period is late and test again if she doesn’t show up.
Good luck and best wishes when you start your TTC journey!
Post # 6
While it is possible, I would say that it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. I’ve had this happen when I missed four pills in a row due to a stomach bug and had “symptoms” that in the end weren’t anything.
Post # 7
Yeah, the pill is supposed to prevent you from ovulating, but it’s not foolproof (I was taking mine properly and am now 33 weeks pregnant). That said, if you did ovulate and get pregnant and are really experiencing pregnancy symptoms, I would think you’d be producing enough pregnancy hormones to show up on a test. So if you tested and BFN I doubt you are pregnant.
Post # 8
@lalalalauren: It’s totally possible you’re preggo, the pill is supposed to prevent ovulation but it is not 100%. I doubt you know when you actually O though given that you are on the but regardless I think you tested too soon. Generally the women in these forms say they got their BFP 12-13 day post O so give it a few more days and use First Response Early Detection and you’ll know for sure.
Post # 9
It happened to my mom. Twice. Granted, that was back in the 90s, but it’s still possible.
Post # 10
It’s definitely possible, even though BCP usually works by preventing ovulation. It doesn’t sound like you used BCP perfectly, but it’s still probably enough to prevent a pregnancy. 10DPO would likely be early enough to get a positive, especially if you were feeling such strong symptoms, but really, you have no way of knowing when/if you ovulated. The symptoms you’re feeling could be related to your hormones being out of whack from taking pills late and skipping one.
Post # 11
This happened to me once I had all of your symptoms, and I really thought I was KU. Nope. The pill is pretty reliable. Keep us informed 😉 p.s sounds like you guys are ready to start trying for real
Post # 12
Thanks everyone for your responses! I tested with a FRER so I thought the pregnancy hormone would show up. I’m going to test again on Sunday. I’ll let you know what happens!
Post # 13
I would wait until you miss your period.
Post # 14
I got pregnant taking the pill perfectly, so it’s certainly possible, even without a missed pill. Most pills prevent ovulation. Obviously, the month I got pregnant, mine did not.
You have no way of knowing, unless you were temping or using OPKs, when you ovulated. So you may be 10DPO, but you may be 7, or 12 etc. Wait a couple of days, test again.
Post # 15
@lalalalauren: Are you still taking your pills? If so, you should get a doctor/clinic test asap, because if you ARE pregnant, it’s not good to keep taking BCP.
Post # 16
no. I stopped taking it when I suspected I was pregnant.
UPDATE: I got AF today. Since I stopped taking my pills when I thought I was pregnant my body got out of whack and I got my period early. Mystery solved I am not pregnant.