Women's Health Community
Chances of pregnancy while on the pill and taking antibiotics?
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Chances of pregnancy while on the pill and taking antibiotics?

Hi, I'm eighteen and recently got my wisdom teeth taken out so I had to take anti-biotics for a week and the doctor told me if would interfere with my oral contraceptives, Sprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, 0.250 mg/0.035 mg). I got the antibiotics at the same time as I started my new pack of birth control and took them both for the first week of my cycle, and I used protection until the next week when my antibiotics ran out (because, of course, things happen). I was freaked out and thought that the antibiotics may still have an effect on my normal birth control so I bought plan B that week and used protection regularly..

So now, its week three and I didn't use protection.. I have two colored pills left until placebo week and I've been having (un-gas related) cramps... I'm hoping that its from my impending period. I've got my normal breakouts... My mood swings have increased about a MILLION-fold.. They make me have fights with my boyfriend and think about suicide, (not normal for me for a very long time).
Plan B may make my period irregular..
No sickness what-so-ever..
My breasts are swollen and seem bigger (VERY odd lol).
And my question is.. What are the odds that I am pregnant?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1019167 tn?1315591948
well birth control is never 100% effective, and when taking medication with it lessens its effectiveness....
i would say that your probably not but just to make sure take a test and if thats negative and ur still not convinced your in the clear go to the dr and have them do a blood test.

good luck!!
Blank
Avatar f tn
Antibiotics tend to nullify the b/c. Take an h pt.
Blank
879179 tn?1287507065
My first two pregnancies were antibiotic pregnancies.  It sounds like you were more careful that I was but anything is possible.  I would definalty take a test.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
2 hrs ago
Avatar m tn
Blank
Toe91 added the Weight Tracker
4 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on photo
7 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar f tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom