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evilstrawberry
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So I'll be up front and say that essentially I'm just looking for some reassurance here. My gynecologist quit so I no longer have a doctor I can contact and also I will no longer hav insurance as of next month so while I'm relatively sure things are ok I like to be reassured.

The short of it is: I switched birth control 2 months ago (as in, I just started my 3rd pack of the new stuff). I was on Yaz/Gianvi and now am on Microgestin/Junel. I didn't have a period after the first new pack and figured that was from switching. I haven't been having sex very frequently but I took a test to be sure, it was negative. Now, post-second pack, I should be finishing a period that never came. I was also just in a car accident that totalled my car and for all intents and purposes should have killed me. So it's quite possible that stress also combined with still transitioning to the new pill is still contributing to having no period, yes?

I know there are a lot of reasons for skipping a period but I feel like we get conditioned to automatically think no period=pregnant so despite a negative home test and being tested in the ER, somewhere in the back of my mind I still worry that it's a distant possibility.

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smittenkitten
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Hi evilstrawberry,

The new birth control should have become fully effective by the end of the first pack. Since the hormones would have leveled out by then it is unlikely that you are still adjusting to the medication. Missed periods are a potential side-effect and if you are concerned you should see your doctor (a good GP should be able to help you out with your birth control).

If you have taken multiple pregnancy tests it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. Stress is one of many things that can cause you to skip a period (and having been in a bad smash, I know how much they can shake you). Also, sometimes as we grow and change so do our cycles. When I was a teenager I had regular periods but by the time I was in my early twenties I only got 4 or 5 a year.

Might I suggest you check out a couple of articles?

Chicken Soup for the Pregnancy Symptom Freakout's Soul

How do birth control pills really work, even during the placebo period?

I hope you are feeling better now. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Marion

[ 11-27-2012, 01:24 AM: Message edited by: smittenkitten ]

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