I have been taking birth control for about 3 months now. Last month however, I was on a number of different antibiotics so to be safe we used a condom. After my last dose of antibiotics two days later my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. It was right before my period so I thought we would be safe. My period came but only last 2 days and was light. About a week later I had dark brown and pink discharge. We just thought the sex was too rough and something slipped. I don\\\'t really know what to think since my birthcontrol could have been thrown off. Is there a chance I could be pergnant? I feel tired all the time, my headaches have come back along with backaches, and I have gained 5 pounds in a week which is unusual because my weight is pretty consistent. I am also really emotional and taking everything personal.
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You are recommended to continue using additional protection while being on antibiotics and even after finishing with the antibiotics for next 10 -15 days. The effect of the antibiotics can stay for a longer duration and your birth control efficacy can be affected as long as medications remain in your system. The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. Your current symptoms (brown and pink spotting, increased tiredness, headaches, backaches, weight gain, emotional changes, mood swings) could also be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If you are having symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, or if you do not get your periods within 10 days from expected period dates, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Stop the birth control use immediately if pregnancy gets confirmed.
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