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a product of being back on the pill?

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I have been on the birth control for 6 years (alesse). A month ago, I came off the pills as regular for my menstruation cycle, and I kept forgetting to get back on them for approximately 2 weeks.

For the past week and a half, I have been getting bad nausea in the morning and at night, and I started vomiting today, and I severe acid indigestion, which I have never experienced this severely before. Not even gaviscon is helping. I also have been experiencing back pain, mostly in my lower back.

My period is already severely irregular where I have missed my period for several months, it shows up when it pleases, or it only lasts a maximum of 3 days. Due to being on the pill for so long, my doctor said that irregularity sometimes occurs with prolonged use of the pill, and I have had blood tests and ultra-sounds to make sure there is not any underlying health issues.

What are the chances of me being pregnant?
Or can this feeling be a product of being back on the pill after missi

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replied December 29th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A18040
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When you start the pills more than a week late, the efficacy to give you protection comes down and you become at risk to get pregnant. The current symptoms of vomiting, nausea, lower back pain, indigestion, changed menstrual pattern are suggestive of pregnancy. Visit your gynecologist/obstetrician for a thorough examination and tests to confirm/rule out pregnancy. Do not start on next pack unless pregnancy is ruled out.
Take care.

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