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asweet_soul
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I had my regular period on the 13th of Feb. I am in my second month of taking the pill, and I take it correctly. My B/F doesn't wear a condom but never ejaculates in me. for the past 1 1/2 weeks I have had headaches and tender breasts..... how much of a chance do I have in being pregnant...I have taken 3 tests all negative..I should be getting my next period the 13th of march. HELP!

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When was the last incident where you had sex? In other words, when it's been at least two weeks since then, and you've taken a pregnancy test and gotten a negative, you can depend on that result pretty well. Should your period be late, test again.

The symptoms you're describing sound like totally normal symptoms for a new pill user. Headaches and tender breasts are very common because of the hormones in the oral contraceptives.

Future reference? Back up with a condom, always. Not only does that offer you virtually foolproof BC, it protects you from infection and disease, which the pill cannot do, ejaculate or no ejaculate (not ejaculating really makes no big diff in terms of BC, and makes absolutely none as far as STD/STI prevention).

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How long will the headaches and tender breasts last. I was taking the pill for about a year and then went off for a month and then went back on.... now its been 1 1/2 months...the pill is "Diane" I'm really scared I'm pregnant....and I'm at college and the stress is freaking me out.

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When was the last incident where you had sex? In other words, when it's been at least two weeks since then, and you've taken a pregnancy test and gotten a negative, you can depend on that result pretty well. Should your period be late, test again.

The symptoms you're describing sound like totally normal symptoms for a new pill user. Headaches and tender breasts are very common because of the hormones in the oral contraceptives.

Future reference? Back up with a condom, always. Not only does that offer you virtually foolproof BC, it protects you from infection and disease, which the pill cannot do, ejaculate or no ejaculate (not ejaculating really makes no big diff in terms of BC, and makes absolutely none as far as STD/STI prevention).



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It's really hard to say. Could be a few months, could be always, in which case (esp. with the headaches) you should talk to your doctor about trying a different pill.

It should also be noted that the pill is not suggested for people who have a history of migraine headaches, if that is what you've been experiencing.

Bear in mind too that sometimes in our lives, it just isn't the right time to be sexually active, especially if we already have a lot of stresses and worries, and being sexually active can just add too much stress on top of the existing stresses.

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OKAY! you have been helpful!....another question.... say I was pregnant.... how long after you have sex and get preg... would you start noticing symtoms.... and if there were symptoms would the test show +

Since I am in my 2nd month of the pill and he doesn't ejaculate in me.... what is the liklihood of being preg.
thanks again....


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logic_grrl
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Basically, looking for "symptoms" is a totally unreliable way of trying to tell if you're pregnant or not:

Pregnancy "Symptoms" / Am I Pregnant?

As you'll see from Margaret Sanger’s Disneyland - An easy chart of your birth control options, the birth control pill has an 8% failure rate for typical use (which includes incorrect or inconsistent use). However, if you're taking it consistently and correctly, then your pregnancy risk is very low indeed.

"Withdrawal" before ejaculation is not a reliable contraceptive method in any way, since pre-ejaculate can contain sperm, so as Miz S has explained, it's not going to make a major difference to your risk.


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