Extremely tired, dull cramps in stomach and lower back, waves of nausea, forgetful, water cervical mucus?
I've been taking birth control since April 2011. I used to take it every day at the same time every morning. In July I went on vacation and I never missed a day but I got off my normal habit of taking it at the same time everyday. I've heard this can mess with the efficiency of the medicine. For a little over a week now I've been having symptoms of pregnancy.
I've been constipated, light headed, EXTREMELY tired, waves of nausea, boobs are sore on the sides, dull cramps in stomach and lower back, I've had an increase in vaginal discharge and it's really watery. Before all of this started happening I had brown spotting for about 3 days. It was never red like a period - only brown. I was pregnant last year and had a miscarriage so I'm just curious if this could be pregnancy symptoms considering I'm on Birth Control now?
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If you are not using any other additional birth control measure, and if you fail to take the birth control pill more than 2-3 hours late from the schedule time on more than 2 occasions then you can be at risk for pregnancy (as you will not be protected) due to loss of efficacy of the pills. Your symptoms (constipation, lightheadedness, increased tiredness, nausea, sore breasts, dull abdominal cramps, low back pain, increased vaginal discharge, brown spotting) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods/withdrawal bleeding. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting 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.
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