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This might be long, because there's a lot of background info, so thanks to anyone who reads it all.

About a month ago I had a serious head cold. It went away, but about a month later I started getting nauseous more often than usual-on and off throughout the whole day, and especially when I was driving (which doesn't happen, I only get motion sick if I'm reading in the passenger seat). Almost anything that moves is making me sick. Now, about a week after, I feel horrid-sick, tired, cold, and there's a knot in my stomach, under my rib cage which is a constant ache. I can eat, and I haven't thrown up, but I'm so nauseous. Standing for a long period of time makes me sick-I almost passed out at work yesterday, and I called in today. I think I have a fever, too.

Now, for my medication. I'm on Tenex, which is a beta blocker intended for hypertension. I've missed two or three doses since I've been sick (since the first time). One of the side effects is diziness, and I think the sickness is only making it worse. I'm also on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo (because the hormones in regular pills mess me up big time), and I've missed 2 since I've been sick. The first time it was okay- it was one of the green sugar pills and I still stayed on track. The next one was the 3rd pill in on a new pack. I didn't take it as soon as I remembered it because I'm worried 2 doses would hurt me, even though I know now that you should make it up anyway. I had sex (without a condom, with my tested, clean boyfriend of 1 monogamous year) either one or two days before this. Those are the only BC pills I've missed, and I've been on track since (about 5 days now).

I'm just wondering how much of a risk I'm at right now. I'm super worried that this pain in my abdomen is an ectopic pregnancy or some weird pregnancy symptom, even though, when I rationalize it, it's actually a couple of inches higher than where my ovaries should be.

Any ideas?

By the way, I'm getting ready to go to a walk in clinic and see what's up anyway. I was wondering if anyone on here could offer something, though, since I worry a lot.

Thanks for the time!

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Your chances of pregnancy here are pretty low, especially if you just had your withdrawal bleed. Plus, even if you were pregnant from your last risk, you wouldn't likely be having symptoms so soon.

It sounds more like an inner ear infection, or a stomach bug (This is NOT me diagnosing you though ... I'm not a doctor ...). I'm glad you're going to the clinic!

Hope you feel better!

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