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jessinator55
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Hello people.

Today is the day I normally start my withdrawel bleed (tuesday or my placebo pills, though I don't take them). I've had cramps all day, but nothing but a little, tiny bit of brown discharge has come out-just like regular, everyday discharge, but tinted. I took a pregnancy test on Friday, and though that may have been too early to take one, it came back negative. Is this just a normal glitch with my pill cycle?

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LilBlueSmurf
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It sounds like your period is on it's way.

The birth control pill is very effective ... Is there a reason you felt the need to take a pregnancy test? How long have you been on the pill for?

Pregnancy tests are effective 10-14 days after the risk. If it's been that long, the test should've been accurate.

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jessinator55
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Oh, I've been taking the pill for about a year and two months, I just go through these weird periods of worry, and taking the tests just make me feel better. It's weird, but it helps me:) Thank you!
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LilBlueSmurf
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Honestly, if you need to take pregnancy tests when there is no indication you might be pregnant or have even had a significant risk, you may want to rethink the whole sex thing. It sounds like a lot more stress than it's worth, right now ...

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I had missed a pill, and we hadn't used a condom, for one.

And I have clinically diagnosed anxiety disorder, for two.

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Heather
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Okay: have you talked to your physcologist or psychiatrist then, about working out if sex is a good idea for you right now, and if so, how you can best manage how it and your anxiety dovetail?

If not, that'd be a great idea, because it's (as you know) a pretty big deal.

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