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I know its highly unlikely but not unheard of.............but I think I possibly may be pregnant.

I have been taking BC pills for 2 odd months now. I had 2 periods as normal. I finished my last one a week ago, and then a few days later, started spotting lightly.

Im also very tired, have a cold and just generally feeling sick. Hubby and I already have a child, so I know what pregnancy symptoms are like.

Ive had 2 miscarriages and I guess Im just scared. I dont want to buy a test in case it is negative coz I dont want to get my hopes up. But, I hate the wondering.

I just need to let it all out I guess. Hope some of you can appreciate where Im coming from and can offer some good advice.

Luv, Amanda

'What will be will be'.

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Really, hon, you need to take that pregnancy test if you suspect you might be pregnant. Hormonal Birth Control can cause your period to become lighter, and a lot of times this won't kick in until after the first month or so, so it's hard to say whether or not the spotty period you saw was just the withdrawl on the pills or something to send a warning signal. But really? You need to know. This ISN'T something that you can, as a responsible person, put off doing if it has been enough time to yield an accurate result.

Also, don't rely on "pregnancy symptoms" because a lot of those symptoms you've been feeling are also symptoms of a considerable amount of other ailments, many of which can come on if your immune system is lowered from *stress* Just because you have had one child does not mean your body will react the same the second time.

I'm a bit confused, are you afraid of getting your hopes up that you are in fact pregnant?

But really, if you ARE pregnant, you need to know now so you can discontinue using the birth control and speak to a doctor about where to go from here. And if you're not, well then you'll know that you're not. But this isn't something you should put off.

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Thanks for that............I did take a test and its negative. I thought it would be but there had been a little confusion as I had been on antibiotics.

Last week I was diagnosed with whooping cough (even though Im GP says that even with immunisation, 20% still get it and Im a teacher, so bound to get everything going!). So, Ive been on clarythromicin antibiotics for the past 4 days.

Id already taken 7 tablets from the beginning of a new pack though, so I doubt they'll interfere.

I would like another child, DH doesnt right now, coz Im the only one working and financially, dont think we could do it. But if it happens, we're both happy. We're just not 'trying'.

Cheers, Amanda

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