Feel free to ignore this post. After all, it may fall into “TMI” territory… And really, I just need to vent and I think AMP is tired of listening me talk about this.
I’ve been on birth control for most of our married life. I hate it, but it’s a necessary evil. I’ve tried 3 different pills in this time – Yasmin, which worked fine but gave me some sort of rash on my lower legs, Micronor (the mini-pill), which is when I had the pregnancy/miscarriage, and for the past 10 months I’ve been Alesse.
Alesse has been fine. My period arrived like clockwork every 4th Monday.
Except for last month when it arrived on Wednesday.
And this month, when it hasn’t arrived at all…
I took a pregnancy test yesterday. I thought since I was due to restart the active pills, and still no period, I thought I should at least take the test.
It came up negative.
My emotions on that are not up for discussion at the moment, all I will say is that I ping-ponged between happy and sad.
So, I am not pregnant. But still have no period. And having weird pains. And I’m nauseous, but that could still be leftover effects from tequila shots on Sunday night…. Tequila shots – that alone is enough reason for me to hope I’m not pregnant.
My Internet research suggests I should see a doctor – could mean a hormonal imbalance apparently if it’s not a pregnancy. Some birth control pills can make you stop having your periods all together. Alesse is not one of those.
So hormonal imbalance, or it could be a pregnancy, but my hormone levels are too low for the home pregnancy test to pick up, which was the case for my mom and other family members when they were pregnant.
Oh, and interestingly enough, this around the same time I got pregnant last time… How’s that for weird coincidences?
Or it could be nothing. Has anyone else ever experienced this on birth control?