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paranoid I could be pregnant even though I take my pill

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I just recently started Lo estrogen fe about a month and a half ago. I just had my period and its lasted over a week. I'm paranoid I could be pregnant even though I take my pill every day and my boyfriend pulls out and uses a condom every time. I've even taken four at home pregnancy test that all said negative and ill even put water in the condom to see if it leaked. Its stressing me out. I feel like I have symptoms of being pregnant but I could also be physicing myself out. My breast have gotten bigger but I also haven't worked out two hours every day like I use too. I feel like I've put on weight also. I am paranoid and scared and not sure on what to do. I'm not sure if I just started my period late being I'm pregnant or I just started birth control for the first time and my hormones are still adjusting.


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replied July 16th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A37100
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe could be attributed to the hormonal content of the birth control pills. Most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks, hence if you have avoided unprotected sexual contact during the first 2-3 weeks of getting started on your birth control pill pack, chances of pregnancy can be ruled out (as suggested by the negative tests). Continue to take your birth control pills at scheduled time daily. Follow missed-pill-protocol if you miss taking any pills. Since none of the birth control measures give you 100% protection, you can consider using back-up protection while having intercourse for additional protection if you are worried about pregnancy. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
Take care.


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