I know this is long and pretty detailed, but I want to get the best answer possible
I have been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for about a year or so. The first few months my period would start right away on Monday [I start my pill on Sundays], and then my periods started coming on Wednesdays and would end on Sundays. I know that periods getting shorter is pretty normal with this pill, so that hasn't been a concern. What my question is is about side affects. On Saturday [after finishing my first week of my last pack for the year], I experienced a lot of the side effects of the pill, including nausea, stomach cramping in my left ovary area, and extreme fatigue. I took two pregnancy tests [one that night and the other the next morning when I woke up] and both were negative, which isn't a surprise, because my boyfriend hasn't came in me for nearly two months, and my last two periods have been normal [for being on the pill, anyway]. Now yesterday I experienced a little nausea a little while after taking the pill, and I also have been gassy, and my breasts have been heavy. I haven't experienced the cramping or fatigue since Saturday, though. Today, the breast heaviness and gassiness has continued. Both Saturday and yesterday were days when I had little to eat before I took the pill [I haven't taken my pill for today yet], so I'm wondering if the pill can irritate an empty stomach? Also, I'm wondering why I am starting to have side effects almost a year into taking it? Before this, the only side effect I have had is increased vaginal discharge [which has happened to me this entire year of me being on the pill], which is normal. Shouldn't my body should be used to the pill by now? Or should I take another pregnancy test? What's going on?!