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Missing a lot of pills , side effect of the pill

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Due to missing a lot of pills in a row I've gone off them for a month and will continue them when my next period comes around but in the time of not taking the pills I've had sex which was unprotected and this morning I woke up with very painful cramps and feeling very nauseous. Is this just a side effect of the pill or something else? It's been 2 weeks since my last period ended and I stopped the pills.

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replied July 15th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A14296
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Since you were off the pill for too long and having unprotected intercourse while being off the pill, the chances of pregnancy are high.
Get yourself examined by your gynecologist/healthcare provider to see if you are pregnant and get prescription for the cramps.
Continue with the pills in next cycle if you are not pregnant. Use additional birth control measures like condoms, spermicide or both if having intercourse and on missing the pill for more than 1 day.
Take care.

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