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post #21 of 34 Old 05-29-2014, 10:56 AM
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The spotting and cramps are most likely from missing the pill. Even missing it once can throw everything out of whack and cause bleeding. Nothing wrong with testing just to be sure though. If you do buy a test, get the ones that use the pink dye, not the blue. Blue dye tests are more prone to false positives.
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So I broke down and took a test this AM. It was negative, although I am not sure whether to trust it or not as I have a good feeling that IF I am, it's too soon to get a positive off a test quite yet. I'll wait a week or so (maybe until my app. With doctor) and test again.

I'm having funny cramping again today off and on - it's just after 3pm and been having cramping since 10:30AM.

While boyfriend and I were definitely not trying for a baby, we'd still be happy if we were to find out we are expecting. I've missed pills twice before and each time I wound up having a full-blown period (minus the cramps). This past time I missed we just happened to have an "oops" as well, and now I am having the funny cramps off and on, plus very very minor spotting, and I've definitely never had that before so it does make me wonder. We weren't planning on trying for another 1-2 years so it's not 100% ideal to have baby right now, but we'd be happy and make it work. =)
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As far as I know it is too early for a positive answer, even if you are pregnant. Your hormone levels aren't even to test positive even if you are pregnant, if you read the box it will tell you how accurate the test is when. If I recall even two days before your missed period, it's only 60% or something accurate. So I would not consider it accurate at this point.
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doubling up and missing a pill would most def. Have messed with your hormones as well. The spotting and cramping could be a product of that. You are most likely fine since you take the pill daily and followed through with doubling up the one day you missed!! Also if you think you might be pregnant I would advise in stopping the pill until you find out and use condoms or refrain form sex until you find out and get back on the pill.
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Missing a pill can easily cause what they call 'withdrawal bleeding' which is possibly the case here.

Glad to hear you would be OK with being pregnant if you are, unwanted pregnancies can be extremely stressful!!

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post #26 of 34 Old 05-29-2014, 10:41 PM
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BC shouldn't do any harm, I know mine even states that it will not harm a pregnancy. Of course I'm on a different one, but I would think that it wouldn't do anyting.
Completely False! Birth control can nd will do horrible things to a fetus! My cousin and his girlfriend just recently BURIED their premature, stillborn daughter b/c of birth control.

My cousin's girlfriend was on BC and forgot ONE pill and got pregnant. Didn't know she was pregnant for a few weeks and was still on the BC. She went off it immediately, but the damage was done. Their daughter was born two months premature, stillborn. Even if she had been born alive she wouldn't have lived, the doctor's said. The birth control had damaged her so badly! Her brain and spinal cord wasn't developed and she had no top of her skull, she had no eyelids and a cleft lip and her fingers ended in bone where the skin didn't form right! It was all b/c of the birth control my cousin's girlfriend took, doctors said.

It was a horrible, horrible thing to happen, so if you even think you're pregnant, go off the BC right away because it can seriously damage and kill an unborn child!

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Completely False! Birth control can nd will do horrible things to a fetus! My cousin and his girlfriend just recently BURIED their premature, stillborn daughter b/c of birth control.

My cousin's girlfriend was on BC and forgot ONE pill and got pregnant. Didn't know she was pregnant for a few weeks and was still on the BC. She went off it immediately, but the damage was done. Their daughter was born two months premature, stillborn. Even if she had been born alive she wouldn't have lived, the doctor's said. The birth control had damaged her so badly! Her brain and spinal cord wasn't developed and she had no top of her skull, she had no eyelids and a cleft lip and her fingers ended in bone where the skin didn't form right! It was all b/c of the birth control my cousin's girlfriend took, doctors said.

It was a horrible, horrible thing to happen, so if you even think you're pregnant, go off the BC right away because it can seriously damage and kill an unborn child!
Uuhm ok, I edited that because I did research on the OP's pill. And my birth control company and doctor have clearly told me that mine is ok to take while pregnant. My doctor said I could go a whole pregnancy on it with no harm done because all it does is add hormones (that you would have anyway if you're pregnant). I don't know what type of birth control your cousin's girlfriend was on, but I'm definitely not on that. Though I fail to see why you commented on this thread just to say that. Sorry to hear about your cousin's girlfriend's baby.
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Completely False! Birth control can nd will do horrible things to a fetus! My cousin and his girlfriend just recently BURIED their premature, stillborn daughter b/c of birth control.

My cousin's girlfriend was on BC and forgot ONE pill and got pregnant. Didn't know she was pregnant for a few weeks and was still on the BC. She went off it immediately, but the damage was done. Their daughter was born two months premature, stillborn. Even if she had been born alive she wouldn't have lived, the doctor's said. The birth control had damaged her so badly! Her brain and spinal cord wasn't developed and she had no top of her skull, she had no eyelids and a cleft lip and her fingers ended in bone where the skin didn't form right! It was all b/c of the birth control my cousin's girlfriend took, doctors said.

It was a horrible, horrible thing to happen, so if you even think you're pregnant, go off the BC right away because it can seriously damage and kill an unborn child!
Chances are there was more going on then the BC pills. Inadequate amounts of folic acid early in the pregnancy can cause the defects you listed...As well as others.

Regardless, That's very sad to hear.
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it is often hard to say exactly what causes birth defects. Nonetheless, I am sorry for the parents. It is a tragedy, and must have been simply awful for them.
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post #30 of 34 Old 05-30-2014, 12:04 AM
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Tragic story about that baby :( I imagine that sort of thing would be extremely rare.

RIP Estralita - 38 years was a great innings!!

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