I have been a crazy, paranoid wreck for the past few days worrying about this, so any hepful advice or thoughts anyone could give me is greatly appreciated!
I have not been on birth control for the past 8 months. I started my last period on April 24. I had sex on about day 3 or 4 of my period (it was the night of April 27). The guy wore a condom and also pulled out. As far as I know, I am pretty sure that the condom did not break and it did seem as though he pulled out, although I guess you can never been 100% sure.
On May 5, I started to take my birth control (Loestrin 1.5/30). I took this same birth control back in October 07, but it did not have the negative side effects that it had on me for the week I was on it this month! I became bloated, gained a little weight, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, depression, low motivation to do anything...all within the first week. At first I thought I might be pregnant, but then I began to read forums from other women online who were on the same bc pill (Loestrin) and many had experienced the same symptoms I have and really felt like they were pregnant. I stopped taking Loestrin on the morning of May 14. However, the past couple of days, I have still felt bloated and sick at times. My energy still seems very low. Maybe it takes awhile for the side effects to wear off...I'm not sure...
I took a home pregnancy test on May 14 as well. It came out negative. However, I realize I may have tested too early, thus receiving an inaccurate result. I have read that the most accurate result will come if you take the hpt approx one week after your missed period. My period would normally start around May 21-22, but who knows if I will even get it now since I was on that pill from hell for a week!!!
Basically, I am feeling VERY paranoid, and feel as though I may be pregnant. Hopefully it is just the leftover side effects from Loestrin 30, in addition to myh paranoia and stress, that are making me feel pregnant.
ANY THOUGHTS, ANYONE??!!! I really hope I am not prengnat