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February 8th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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I'm new to the sight (just joined, acutally) and wanted to talk to someone about my latest concern. I tried posting on a health forum, but no one would get back to me, including the doctors!

Anyway, I am writing because I have been on the pill for two years now, and am two weeks into my latest pack. Unfortunately, I have missed about half of the pills in the two-week period, and didn't exactly make them up. I haven't missed more than two at any one time though. I've also had unprotected sex with my boyfriend during this time-frame. (Yeah, not the smartest move on my part since I'm not trying to get pregnant.) I've stopped talking my pills in case I am pregnant, so as not to hurt the child, but I am also taking Abilify and Zoloft, which has me hugely concerned, because I've read that these can also be harmful.

I just want to know if anyone thinks I have a huge chance of being pregnant, or if I'm just being paranoid because of my own stupidity. Please get back to me with whatever suggestions or thoughts you have.
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February 8th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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February 8th, 2010, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the input! I've been thinking about another form of bc, but am nervous about putting anything up there besides a tampon lol I don't think I am able to test at this point, because my period isn't for another week and a half, but I am dying to find out so I can relax.
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February 8th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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I can't speak for Abilify, but I can tell you that I took Zoloft throughout my last pregnancy without a problem. Of course, there can be risks associated with taking almost any medication while pregnant but my OB felt comfortable with Zoloft.

Personally, I think it is wonderful that you are so concerned about the well-being of even a potential pregnancy. Best of luck to you and I hope it all turns out the way you want it to.
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February 8th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Thank you! That makes me feel a lot better. I think I am so concerned because my older sister is disabled to due birth defects and my mother was not taking any medications and was never ill while pregnant. I think this may have scared me into taking every precaution.
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February 8th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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I've been using condons since I've stopped the pill. And the worst part is, I do have an alarm on my phone to take my pills. I usually say, Oh I'll take them in a minute and then forget. As for getting pregnant, I've knid of had baby fever over the last few years because I know a lot of girls my age that have babies. I know it's not a good time, but there is that little part of me that wants one.
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February 9th, 2010, 10:14 AM
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I haven't been on bcps in years, so I don't really have much to say, except that it does sound like you could've been fertile. What I want to warn you against, though, is being off of your meds for too long!! I also take Abilify (and some others) and know that it is risky business to just stop taking those kinds of meds. I thought I was pg this last cycle so I stopped taking all my meds, and within 12 days i was on my way to being a basketcase. I would start taking hpts as soon as would be reliable so you can know what to do about the Zoloft and Abilify. Good luck, and take care of yourself!
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February 9th, 2010, 10:45 AM
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I have been concerned with being off my meds for too long, and am going to talk to my psychopharmachologist about some safer alternatives if I am pregnant. I also did 2 hpts this morning, one at home and one at my college's health center, and they both came back negative, but the njurses agreed that it is probably too early. I do have some brown spotting, with could either be my period, or possily implantation? I'm not sure yet....
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