I just moved back from ga at the beginning of october. I have been taking lo/ovral for about 6 years now...And during my move I lost my pills . My last cycle was 10/2-10/4 and I was suppose to start on the 29th but it never came. I have taken a pregnancy test and it came out neg, but i'm still unable to obtain my pills so I have missed a month as of right now. What are my chances of being pregnant and when will I know? Yes I have been having unprotected sex. Please help.
as long as you have been having unprotected sex without birth control, then you are at risk of becoming pregnant. You are at risk even if you have missed one pill let alone a whole month. If you took a test and the result was negative, then chances are you are not pregnant, as it's been a little over a month since your last period, therefore enough time has passed to allow hcg levels to build up (if you were pregnant). The fact that your body has relied on the pill for 6 years to regulate your period, it is probably going to take a little while to adjust back to a regular pattern, so don't panic if you are late for a period. In the meantime if you are still worried, you could request a blood test from your doctor and if the result is negative, start another course of birth control pills.
Thanks for your advice. What should I do if my period doesn't come by the first week of dec. Since it is technically due thanksgiving? Which would mean that I wouldn't have had a period for almost 2 months.
The same exact thing happened to me when I moved earlier this year. My doc said my period should still be regular even though I had stopped taking my pills, but it didn't come for about 3 months. Good luck and just to be safe I would buy an hpt!