Avatar universal

side effects of going off the pill or symptoms of pregnancy?

Hello there,
     I am just freaking out a bit. I am 16 years old (1 week awat from 17) and I recently went off birth control (the oral daily pill). I am not sure if the symptoms that I'm having are side effects of coming off of the pill or if they are pregnancy signs.  I have been experiencing pain in my abdominal area (lower), I've been eating much much much more than I usually do and I get headaches. I also get this sharp pain in the area of my uterus when I stretch my stomach. I was blessed with never having any kind of acne ever, but now I have acne showing up on my chest, forehead and shoulder/back area. I also get twitches in my lower stomach. My nipples tingle all the time and they hurt when i itch them. My skin has also been very itchy, and at times is a bit blotchy. Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected sex since I came off the pill. He did pull out before finishing but I know a girl is extra fertile right after she comes off of birth control and I am aware that there is pre-ejaculatory semen. I also had this elastic-like discharge that lasted for around 2 days. I read up on what that could be and I was scared to see that it is tied to pregnancy (leukarrhea). I really do hope these are just side effects, but please just inform me on what my best bet is. Thanks in advance!
2 Responses
3157953 tn?1343582840
Samantha, it could be only side effects, almost the same thing happened to me and I freaked out too... the only way to be sure is to take a pregnancy test. Good luck
3219541 tn?1351919854
Different Types of Discharge:

White: Thick, white discharge is common at the beginning and end of your cycle. Normal white discharge is not accompanied by itching. If itching is present, thick white discharge can indicate a yeast infection.

Clear and stretchy: This is "fertile" mucous and means you are ovulating.

Clear and watery: This occurs at different times of your cycle and can be particularly heavy after exercising.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Teen Pregnancy Concerns Community

Top Pregnancy Answerers
Avatar universal
st. louis, MO
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.