New HBC user, first time *relying* on it

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any?
pills Tarina Fe 1/20 (I believe it is a generic form of Microgestin Fe 1/20, but it is a low dose pill with 21 active and 7 iron placebos)

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)?
None, I have been on it since Jan 12 and take it every day. There have been a couple of times where I've taken it like an hour or two late, but otherwise right on time. I've never missed a single pill.

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?
AVOIDING

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?
28/29ish since I've been on the pill. First month was on the second day of the placebo and second month was on the third day of the placebo. Prior to starting the pill, it varied between 24 and 27 days.
5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)
About to graduate from grad school in May, so recently started the job hunt, currently work two jobs on top of school and just recently got engaged, so quite a lot going on.

6. What was the month/day your last period started?
March 4-7

7. What date(s) did you have sex?
March 9th
8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?
In vagina

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?
Not necessarily, although I think it is mostly my anxious mind running away with me. I've had spouts of bloating and am convinced I had tender breasts, but I may have been poking around them too much. My primary concern is that I had sex the night of the first pill of a new pill pack. Since I've been taking my pills continuously, I didn't really think about whether or not the pill was effective at that time. I went straight from my placebo week into my new pack and didn't start it late, but the whole 7 days with no hormones throws me off and makes me worried I wont be protected from ovulation if it were to occur on like day 10 or 11.

Perhaps I just need someone to explain to me how an individual active pill works. In my case, I began my placebo week on 3/2, started bleeding 3/4 and stopped on 3/7. Finished taking my placebo pills on 3/8 and began my new active pills on time on 3/9. Had sex late on 3/9 after getting engaged. We had discussed wanting to use both BC and condoms until we were ready for kids, but things got carried away after a couple glasses of wine and the high of getting engaged. Needless to say, we threw my otherwise anxiety ridden caution to the wind and relied on the fact that I had been taking my HBC pills.

This is all a very terrifying ordeal that will probably scare me into just getting the IUD so I don't sit here and try to remember every single day of the last month and if I took my pill at exactly the right time.

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1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any?

Tricira lo (ortho tri cyclen lo generic)

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)?

Took one pill about 18 hours late and then continued taking my pill as usual that day and for the rest of the pack (as the pamphlet says to do, without backup protection).

I normally take my pill at noon but some days, I wasn't as on the dot as usual because of my schedule at work.

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?

Avoiding it.

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?

I'm not sure - because I'm on the pill, I don't chart it closely. Generally, it comes at the end of the month, after starting a new pack at the beginning of the month.

5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)

I was sick with a bad cold and sinus infection over new years for about a week and it really wore me down. I started in a new role at work at the beginning of January and have been very stressed about it and what will happen with my role when my contract ends in a few months (I could be unemployed). It's triggered a bit of depression and anxiety that I deal with from time to time.

6. What was the month/day your last period started?

My placebo week started on Sunday and I haven't had my period yet. My last period started a few days before the new year.

7. What date(s) did you have sex?

Other than this week, when I'm supposed to have my period, we have sex a few times each week. I don't chart this.

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?

In vagina.

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?

My period isn't usually this late in coming during my placebo week (I'm a Sunday start and it usually comes mid-week), although I know that it can come at any point during the week. It makes me feel uneasy and I've started questioning my pill taking and trying to think back and remember what I could have done wrong.
lara

Anxious

I understand that I'm probably being ridiculous but I can't help it, I feel utterly anxious.

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any?
The pill, plus we always either use a condom or pull out. I'm a religious pill taker, only missed a pill by an hour at most, once.

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)?
I switched from Lo Loestrin FE to Gildess Fe last month, but I started the new brand the next day after my placebo pills ended. I'm worried that these new pills weren't effective right away this month.

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?
AVOIDING!!!

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?
Supposed to be 28, but I always start around the second or third day of placebos.

5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)
I have been exercising a bit more recently. Also have been stressed because of finals and this scare.

6. What was the month/day your last period started?
Started May 24th and ended May 28th. It was a bit shorter but heavier than it usually is. Probably due to switching brands?

7. What date(s) did you have sex? 5/5, 5/7, 5/11, 5/15, 5/18, 5/21, 5/22, 5/24, 5/26-29th

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?
In condom or pulled out

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?
Experiencing nausea, breast pain, had lots of back pain and cramping for the past two weeks. I feel like I could very well be making up a lot of this in my head because I have an extreme paranoia of becoming pregnant. I do have an anxiety disorder too..

Thank you in advance for all responses and advice!

Just checking

Survey

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use if any?

None

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)?

Nope

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?

Trying but having fun and seeing what happens

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?

Usually 28

5. Any changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)

Some added stress but nothing significant- I've been more stressed/anxious in past and didn't have any change in cycles

6. What was the month/day your last period started?

2/7. I started light red/pinkish bleeding on 3/2 (5 days earlier than expected). Bleeding then got a bit heavier on 3/6 but nothing compared to what a normal period is or feels like. I am still bleeding at this point which makes it 9 days.

7. What date(s) did you have sex?

2/21, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?

Vagina

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?

Current bleeding is not close to what a normal period is. I'm usually every 28 days with bleeding lasting only 5 days. Starting with spotting and then changing quickly to heavy. Only other time my period changed was two years ago when I ate a bunch of edamame and soy milk over two months.

Please take the time to thank the people who take the time to help you.

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1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any?
None

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)? N/a


3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?
Avoiding

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?
30 days

5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)
No

6. What was the month/day your last period started?
April 1

7. What date(s) did you have sex?
April 11,12,13

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?
In vagina

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?
Too early to tell, but starving all the time.

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2 posts in one week, i'm on a roll. Using the survey again just to make things clearer.

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ETA: update for panicky people like me; went to the doctor's to get checked for possible infections because i was convinced something was going on. Nothing. Just breakthrough bleeding and a lot of stress. Had my period today, a day earlier than normal with mild cramps and all.

(no subject)

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any?
Pill (Yasmin) and condom

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)?
Not that i know of.

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?
Avoiding

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?
23-25 days. i am regular with the pill.

5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)
General stress of work and some digestive problems.

6. What was the month/day your last period started?
Jan 2 to Jan 6

7. What date(s) did you have sex?
Dec 14-15 (it is way before my period, i know)

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?
in condom while inside me

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?
Feeling bloated and my natural vaginal discharge is more than i am used to. Of course it might be the same but i am paying too much attention to it now.
i know the chances are extremely slim to none that i am pregnant (considering i had my period and all) but just wanted to get your opinion for the peace of my mind
an american girl

Survey and Pregnancy Test Picture?

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any?
none

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)?
no protection
3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it?
not necessarily either one
4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next?
i don't really keep up with that. it's pretty regular?
5. Any changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?)
not really. new job, but it's not that stressful.
6. What was the month/day your last period started?
August(not sure of the exact day... I think it was around the 12th)
7. What date(s) did you have sex?
August 23, 24, 31st
8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)?
pulled out
9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?
last week i had a yeast infection(which i've never had before), breast tenderness, peeing frequently, spotting last week(which i guess could be implantation bleeding, but at the time i assumed it was from the infection). Also, I took a pregnancy test Sunday night and it appeared to be negative, but it could've been too early. I took one tonight(I don't have time in the mornings) and it seemed to give me a faint positive WAY soon. almost immediately. i think there was a line there, at least. maybe i'm just going crazy? lol.

What do you all think? I'm going to retest probably Friday morning. I want to go to the doctor for a blood test, but not sure when I can take off from work.

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Am I??

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any? - condom

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)? - condom slipped off

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it? - avoiding

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next? - 28 - 30

5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?) - nothing

6. What was the month/day your last period started? - May 7th

7. What date(s) did you have sex? - May 14th

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)? - In condom, which unfortunately slipped off

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant? - severe nausea, larger breasts

Thanks so much!!!

So confused!!

1. What type of birth control (Condoms, pills, pulled out) did you use, if any? Yasmin (21 days) HBC and condoms

2. Were there any problems with your protection (condom breaking, missing pills)? On my first day of 7 day break of the package before the actual the condom broke, but two days after I got my period (lighter and shorter). Last Friday (day 15) got confused and thought I missed the pill the day before and took 2, later I realized I didn't and know I have the 21 pill missing (gonna end the package in 20 days instead of 21).

3. Are you trying to get pregnant, or avoiding it? AVOIDING!

4. How many days are between the first day of one period and the first day of your next? Last two have been on day 24.

5. Any big changes which could change your cycle (major change in diet, exercise, new medication, new stress?) Last months have my life has been VERY stressful, I have trouble sleeping.

6. What was the month/day your last period started? March 17, first I had regular bleeding but later it stoped and was just like a deep brown spotting. Next morning the full bleeding came back.

7. What date(s) did you have sex? March 15, 24,27,30.

8. Where was ejaculation(in vagina, in condom, pulled-out)? In condom

9. Is there anything else that makes you think you're pregnant?
Last days I've been so paranoid about the possibility of being pregnant, even though my bf and I are using condoms as backup or he's not finishing inside me. I've been dreaming of myself getting pregnancy tests, feeling my breasts fuller, feel bloated, having some ovarian pain, even some breakouts in my face (which I used to have before staring the pills on late January but were doing fine lately). I don't actually know if my stressful life is making me be so freak out and paranoid or is there real risk of being pregnant.
Last Friday night I mistakenly took two birth control pills (one at 12 am the other one an hour later) thinking I had forgotten the one of the day before (which I actually didn't). Later I realized I just got confused of the day and know I'm a day in advanced of my regular schedule, so instead of finishing the 21 pills next Thursday I'm gonna do it on Wednesday. So, what should I do now? Should I have an 8 day break or should I start a new package a day earlier than regular (Wednesday instead of Thursday)?

In adnvance, so many thanks for the help.