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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Methotrexate, Birth Control, & Missed

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I am on birth control, but the last time I had a period was 1/20/07. I was waiting for my period to start in February, but it never did so I did not start my next pill pack. I haven't had sex since 2/15/07. I have taken 5 pregnancy tests in the last 5 weeks, since my 1st missed period, I am now missing a 2nd one, it still hasn't come for march yet either. All of the pregnancy tests are negative. I would not carry out a pregnancy because of the Methotrexate & would need to know about the pregnancy ASAP. Could really be getting a false negative on the pregnancy tests after this long? I do not "feel" pregnant either. Should I just make an appointment with a Dr.? Thanks! I really appreciate any insight you can give me!


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replied April 5th, 2007
Pregnancy Answer A2527
Birth control pills are administered in order to prevent pregnancy. If you get pregnant, there are great chances that your baby may be damaged because you are taking metothrexate. Missing periods can not be due to birth control pills, because women on birth control still experience monthly bleeding. Missed periods (amenorrhea) can be due to the methotrexate. Amenorrhea is an expected side effect while taking methotrexate.
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