I've been on ocella / syeda birth control pills for about two years now (December 2013) and have always taken my pills fairly consistently everyday. After I had tried to skip placebo pills in May, this year, I had breakthrough bleeding for the rest of the pack til it went back to normal in June on the start of my new pack. I have been extremely consistent since then, taking it everyday at 10 am, because I do not want to undergo spotting. I had a normal period in June and July. I had gotten tested for pregnancy and STDS on July 8th because I have been having sex with my partner without a condom since the start of May (this has been going on every few months, he is the only person I don't use a condom with), all of which was negative. We have had sex 4 more times since after my testing. The last time was July 20th. A few days after sex, I have had tender breasts, increased vaginal discharge, and cramps/stomach fluttering. This is two weeks before my upcoming period during placebo week. I usually have cramps and somewhat sore breasts at the end of my placebo week, then I get my period. Right now I have 4 days of pills left until my placebo week with these symptoms. I'm confused and don't understand why or how that I might be pregnant if I have taken my pills every single at the same time. I got tested today (July 29) at the clinic for pregnancy, which came out negative. Why are these symptoms so severe/earlier than usual and was it too early to tell if I'm pregnant?
If you are taking your pills properly there is a very minimal chance of pregnancy, less than 1%. You dont need condoms for birth control reasons when you are on the Pill. Condoms are for STD protection not pregnancy protection as the Pill protects you from pregnancy. I think you are worrying too much. You are having PMS symptoms and since you are worried about pregnancy, you are looking for symptoms which makes them more noticeable. Stop worrying, you are covered!
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