This is going to be detailed because my Doctor doesn't really help me so I have come to this forum for advice.
Background: I am a 19 year old college student that workouts everyday (1 to 2 hours) and is trying to eat healthier and remove college stress in life.
In September of last year I was on Lo Loestrin Fe for 3 months (for irregular periods and contraception) and took it perfectly. I had constant break through bleeding and horrible cramps, but it prevented pregnancy. I got off of this pill because of side effects and went on Microgestin for 2 weeks and it made me so sick I had to stop it. I was off the pills from about December 9th-January 14th. I started my period on Jan 14th and decided to go back on Lo Loestrin Fe because it was better than Microgestin.
My doctor gave me 4 sample months and I have never missed a pill. First pack I had a heavy period from Jan 14-20, then break through Jan 24-27 (2 days of heavy spotting, then light). I then had my period at the end of my pack starting a day early from Feb 4-10. I began the second pack on Feb 11th. I had unprotected sex twice (on Feb 11th and 14th) using the pull out method. I then had some heavy break through bleeding Feb 19-25. I assume I am not pregnant from those days because I had bleeding that resembled a pretty typical period- and I am prone to spotting on this pill. Also during the second pack I took a few (maybe 4 or 5) pills a little later than usual due to my busy college schedule and I took these, maybe at most, 2 and a half hours later than my normal time of 12pm.
On cycle days 22 and 23 (Feb 28 and March 1) I had unprotected twice sex using the pull out method. On cycle day 25 (March 3) I began to spot and it lasted into March 6th. The spotting seemed to be heavy in the beginning but then dwindled down each day. In the morning I would pee and there would be a good amount in the toilet and it would fill some of my tampon- not all. It was like a lighter period with some cramping the first two days and the blood was dark brown/red that had an orange like tint and small clots. On March 7th I was to begin the first of my four pills that I should have a period on- and it did not come. I took a test and it was negative.
Since then I have been paranoid my pills failed me. I am 9 days late now (unless that was my period) and I seem to think I have symptoms of pregnancy- but they could also link to the pills. I am obsessed with figuring out what's wrong- here are my symptoms that I have seemed to have:
Light nausea and dizziness (March 3), and some continuous nausea since then- but very light, I don't even know what feeling nauseous really feels like.
Some headaches (Maybe 4)- but I am prone to these
Insomnia- maybe from anxiety and stress
Frequent urination- possibly from anxiety, fluid intake, or a possible UTI that I might have had from not peeing before/after sex
Light cramping randomly- I have had this quite a lot on the pill
No constipation or breast tenderness
Bloating- I feel as if I bloat easily
I haven't noticed much in my eating habits- I am trying to be healthier by working out more again and eating better
Minimal- and I mean very small amount- crumbly, thick, dry CM that I have noticed in my thong, but Thursday night (March 13) and last night I seemed wetter than usual since I've been so dry lately, it was watery but I don't know if it was because of some sexual arousal
When I had spotting my cervix was low and hard and stayed that way until around March 9th and now I can barely even reach it and I cannot tell if it is open/closed. It feels soft but there also feels like something is hard up there- I can't tell!
I took another pregnancy test last night (By the way all of my tests have been First Response) at 5:30pm because I was anxious and it was negative. I took one again this morning and it was negative as well.
I am so scared that they are not accurate. Should I go to Planned Parenthood for a blood test or anything? I have heard horror stories of girls not being able to tell until way later in their pregnancy- and as a college student I am not prepared for a baby. I am trying to improve my life and this is causing so much stress. I am in need of advice. I realize there is a chance of being pregnant any time you have unprotected sex and that I may not have enough HCG in my body- but can anyone help me? It would be greatly appreciated and I will be very thankful.