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January 4th, 2006, 12:06 AM
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Okay, I am 19, engaged to my bf of 3 1/2 years, and scared to death! My last period was Dec. 8, and I am on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. However, two days into my pill pack I went to visit my fiance and took an empty pack with me instead, so I missed 3 pills in a row. Had sex several times over the course of the weekend. As soon as I got home, I took two pills, threw one out, and continued with the pack.

According to what I've learned, I should've started a new pack. However, I didn't have a new one to start. I had also heard that even if you miss 10 pills in a row, only 1 in 10 women will ovulate. So I figured it would be ok.

We continued to be intimate throughout the month, probably having sex 10x since my last period. Looking back, I realize how stupid I've been! I told my fiance of the situation prior to being intimate, and he knew that there was a chance.

Now I'm towards the end of my cycle, and really scared. For the last few days I've had headaches, sensitivity to smell, nausea almost all the time (gets better when I eat a little), and dizziness. I've also been extremely tired and had some crying episodes.

***How do I know if I'm pregnant or if I have some kind of flu bug?*** It has been going around...

Please Help!
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January 4th, 2006, 09:07 AM
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I'm sorry, but there is really no way any of us could know if you are pregnant or not. You sound like there might be a chance, but the only thing you can do is wait and see if your period comes or not, and then take a pregnancy test. There are some tests that say you can test up to 5 days before your missed period, but I don't really reccommend doing that. It works on some women, and doesn't on others.

Test the day your period is do, and see what it says. If it says negative, and you still don't get your period, test again in a week. If positive, you should go see your doctor (or the health clinic), and if negative and you still don't get your period you should go see your doctor.

Thats about the only advice I can give you. Good luck, and welcome to JM.
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January 4th, 2006, 09:47 AM
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that's great advice ktusf! i completely agree
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January 4th, 2006, 11:13 AM
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Well like ktusf said, there's no way for us to know if you're pregers or not. Sensitive to smells, nausea, ect are all pregnancy symptoms, but also symptoms for numerous other things. You could have an infection, you could be coming down with something...there are so many things that could explain it. But considering you had sex (oh god I miss that!!! being pregers totally makes me too tired... ) when you missed taking your pills, there's always a chance that you could have conceived. To tell you the truth, I was a b/c nazi, took my pill everyday religiously at 3pm, and even had the alarm on my cell phone ring at that time just to remind me and had been doing so for over 7 months...but alas, here I am, 18 weeks pregnant! There are plenty of things that could explain how I got pregnant being so careful, but I've come to the conclusion that it was because I went to my cousin's wedding and had a bit too much to drink that night and of course, had sex! And since alcohol makes the pill less effective,...well you know the rest!

So anyhoo, all this to say that you should wait until your period is due or at least a few days late before taking a test. And if it's negative at that point, wait a week and take another. At that point if you still haven't started your period, then either way you should go see a doc because it could be something else.

Good luck to you! Keep us posted!

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January 4th, 2006, 10:15 PM
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Thank you very much for your help. Still not sure what to think at this point, but I guess I'll just wait and see. I know if I took a test AF would come 5 seconds later.
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January 9th, 2006, 01:51 PM
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I got pregnant off orthotricyclin lo...and i never missed a pill..the best thing would be to get a test and see the resluts...it took 6 tests for me to finnaly get it through my head that "hey 6 cant be wrong" good luck and welcome

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January 9th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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The only way you'll know for sure is to take a test... good luck and keep us posted!
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January 10th, 2006, 08:54 PM
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Heh, just take a test and come back and let us know!
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January 11th, 2006, 07:59 AM
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I got pregnant off of orthotricylin lo too...I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one. I changed pills and was on it for about 3-4 months then found out I was pg. I also took about 6 tests before I believed that i actually was.

curlichica- just take a test and see what happpens. We'll be here to help with whatever the result is!

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