What caused pain and symptoms?

Question

I am on birth control but I think that I might be pregnant or possibly had a miscarriage. I have been living with my boyfriend and we have unprotected sex because I take birth control. Well the first time I got my birth control filled the pharmacist accidentally threw out 1 day of pills so when I got my new pack I just picked up taking the pills on the following day (I got them filled on a Monday and started taking the Tuesday pill on the new pack). Well I talked to my mom and she said that by me taking my pills like that it leaves me unprotected for a few days. Well I got my period but I had the worst cramps I had ever had.  Nothing would help with the pain. I had even taken some loratabs and that didn't help. Well my period lasted for 10 days instead of my normal 7. Before I had my period I have been feeling nausea, had food cravings, been feeling very tired, urinating frequently, lower back pain, and my boyfriend swears that my breasts have gotten larger. I have taken a pregnancy test but it came back invalid. So could I possibly be pregnant, had a miscarriage, or just had a terrible period?

Annie

Answer

Last Updated: September 25, 2013
Yes, to all of your questions. Any of the scenarios you mention may explain the symptoms.

You can learn to chart your cycles, and be much more informed about what is going on in your body each month. And you can avoid entirely the anxiety over possibility of pregnancy by refraining from intercourse until you commit to your spouse for life in marriage, and are therefore in a position to accept a pregnancy should one occur.

I hope you are feeling better by the time you receive this, and wish you well.

Sheila St. John

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Sheila St. John
Sheila St. John is the Executive Director of the California Association of Natural Family Planning, coordinating the non-profit’s education and advocacy efforts throughout the state. Initially attracted to NFP as a healthy, effective method for planning families, drug, device and surgery free, her passion for NFP has grown over the last 42 years as she has journeyed with the over 900 couples she has personally instructed in its use, and been privileged to witness its role in overcoming infertility, women’s health, and the transformation that occurs in lives of men, women, and families, when we embrace God’s design for love and life.

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