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Larousse
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I've been taking birth control regularly for 2 years and am a virgin. Recently the packets that I've been receiving from the pharmacy have not contained skip pills, for the three months that I've been taking them my breasts have become sore and I've gained four pounds. For the 2 years that I've been on birth control my periods have been few and far in between, with me skipping two months before getting my period.
I have an anxiety disorder and I'm scared that I'm pregnant even though it would be next to impossible for that to happen.

This March my boyfriend and I were messing around and I gave him a handjob. We used a condom (less messy) and after he removed it he fingered me. I got my period in May. If there was any sperm on his hands it would have been a microscopic amount but I'm still freaking out.
Could I be pregnant or is it just the side effects of my birth control?

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Sam W
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Hi Larousse,

First off, I want to check and see: are you receiving any kind of help (like counseling) for your anxiety?

When you say that you BC does not contain skip pills, are you referring to the placebo week? And is that because you've recently switched brands, or did the packs just suddenly not have placebos in them?

As to your pregnancy question, I think you'll want to give this a read first:
This Is Your Pregnancy Scare Answer

And then also take a look at this article, to see if anything jumps out at you:
You're Not Pregnant. Why Do You think You Are?

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Larousse
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Thanks for the fast reply!
I've been recieving therapy and psychiatric care. The brand of pills is the same, just without the placebo week.

The links are really helpful, thanks so much.

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Sam W
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You're welcome, I'm glad you found them helpful [Smile]

If you haven't already, I might suggest bringing up your pregnancy fears with your therapist, so that they can give you tools for managing them.

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