ok, here's my deal... I was on Birth Control for a month and a half (February and half of March). I messed around with my boyfriend in February, and still had a period. When I quit the BC in March, I had my period a week early. This month, if I'm supposed to count from that period, I'm around 3 or 4 days late. I'v heard that it's possible to have periods while you are pregnant, so I have taken 4 pregnancy tests and they have all been negative. I feel real bloated, but only started feelig real bloated within the last 2 weeks. Could this possibly just be side effects of quitting the pill, even though was only on it for a month and a half. Thanks in advance for your help
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Sweetie, birth control isn't like putting a plug in something. It changes the way you operate hormonally. So it's not at all odd that you're experiencing a bit of irregularity after taking one and a half cycles of birth control. It usually takes a month or two (or three) for your body to really regulate to the pill once you start taking it. If you were only on it for one full cycle and then stopped in the middle of the next cycle, then your body is probably all kinds of confused. Expect it to take a couple of months to straighten itself back out again. (For future reference, it's probably better to stop taking it at the end of a cycle rather than in the middle.)
The bloated feeling could be due to alot of things. Different eating habits, a change in the weather sometimes, or to the fact that your body is trying to regulate again after the birth control. So yes, it could possibly be a side effect of the birth control.
Re: pregnancy and periods. You cannot have a period and be pregnant. That's just not possible. However, some women may experience implantation bleeding or spotting that they may mistakenly think is a really light period. So as long as your period isn't much lighter than usual, don't worry...especially since you've taken 4 pregnancy tests which all came up negative.
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