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January 14th, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Hi Ladies, Im Alana and I'm 25. I usually just lurk but the last three weeks have been funny so Ive been posting in AIP and now here. Heres my story and questions...

I have had 3 accidental pregnancies resulting in 2 losses to miscarriage and 1 chemical in 2008. Been super careful since using BCP and Condoms and Pull/Pray combined...In November I lost my health insurance and turned to the Planned Parenthood Clinic for free BCP and Condoms...I was put on the generic Desogen...I have been on it since. I am dating my newish boyfriend and we use condoms and I take my pills and he usually pulls out...but over christmas I was really sick with a sinus infection and double ear infection and put on antibiotics...we did NOT DTD until Jan 2nd but at this point I had a reaction to 2 diff antibiotics and was changed to a third! The condom broke, he didnt pull out, and I know BCP effectiveness can be reduced from Antibiotics...I finished my antibiotics on the 4th. I have felt so ill in my stomach and had headaches, really tired, and craving healthfood only mostly fruit and vegetables. This is not like me at all. I would be 12DPO if i ovulated on due to the antibiotics and concieved...5 HTPs and 4 were FRER and had weird 3 lines but didnt look postitive...and one digital wayyy early at 8dpo and BFN...The only time i felt this crappy was my last pregnancy and i know i shouldnt freak out but i also didnt show a positive test til late...I have 1 more digital ill try in the morning with FMU but I was wondering could I be sick from the new BCP or something? could like 3 antibiotics mixed with it made me sick? is Desogen a mini pill or wut? or do you think i could be preg and the pill still in my system cuz im still taking it is causing the tests to not work?

Im scheduled to go get a Pap on Tues at Planned Parenthood, what should I tell the dr?

Thanks for the info and advice...im scared but once i know what is wrong ill be fine...

UPDATE 1/25 @ 4PM....

I took a CB Digital at 5am and it would be 13 DPO and BFN so im thinking im not pregnant (6 tests later lol) and the BC just doesnt like me so much. However, I went to work today and I am feeling like 80% better yay!!!!
-Hi, I am Alana.-
-Married to Cory since April 22nd 2017 Been together since August 22, 2011.

-Fur-Mommy to Buster since January 4, 2015.
-RIP Ginger Louise 12/23/08- 03/22/17 Mommy's Angel

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January 15th, 2011, 11:04 AM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Pregnancy-like symptoms are a common side effects of the BCP, due to the synthetic progesterone in them. However, pregnancy is also possible. Just tell the doctor there's a chance you've conceived, but it may be too early to get a positive test.
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January 15th, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Yup- similar situation happened to me and I was so nervous about it all that I really didn't feel like myself and thought some of those "symptoms" were pg symptoms- like not wanting to eat what I normally ate- I was just nervous b/c once I found out for sure I was not pg I felt like myself again!
I know how nerve-wracking it is and all the HPT's can just drive you crazy with evap lines!

Glad you have your answer- I would test again in about 5 days just to be super sure- you might also be able to have your clinic do a pg test blood test to be sure... tell them what's happened when you go in for your pap... GL hon!
Lauren~Mama to Damion (DSS), Dorothy (DSD), Holly (DD) and Lucas (DS) and no. 5 due September 30, 2016!

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January 16th, 2011, 01:19 PM
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All of your symptoms could be caused by pregnancy, bcp, antibiotics, or any combination. When you go to the doctor, tell him/her exactly what you told us. Actually, it would be pretty perfect for you to just print out your post and take it with you. The doc will get your background, your feelings, your symptoms, and your concerns/questions. Ask the doctor to do a blood test instead of urine since you didn't show a positive until later with your past pregnancy.
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