I started birth control, Sprintec, last August I stopped tak

Patient

Q: I started birth control, Sprintec, last August. I stopped taking it the week of my last placebos. I did not take the placebos. It's been almost 3 weeks since I haven't taken it. I'm having slight pregnancy symptoms. My nipples are hard and dark. My breasts feel thick. I have a lot of back aches and shoulder aches. I'm tired a lot although I sleep regularly. I'm nauseous and turned off by food. I've been craving fish sticks and have eaten them two days straight.

Could I be pregnant? I've been pregnant before but had a clinically induced miscarriage (abortion by pill).

Or could this just be me getting off my birth control?

I have sex on a regular basis. Around 4-5 times a week and my boyfriend ejaculated inside me.

Symptoms:  Nausea, cravings, fatigue, mood swings, food aversions
Doctor

A:   Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting ATD about your health care.

I can understand your concerns.
Your symptoms can be due to a sign of early pregnancy because you had unprotected sex many times.
It can be due to withdrawal effect of birth control pills due to hormonal imbalance.
You should go for a home urine pregnancy test if you missed your period by 7 days.
Hope it is useful, feel free to discuss more questions.

Good luck.
Regards

Related Q&A

Q: Hi - I'm on Alesse for birth control and since having our daughter 7 months ago, I'm quite religious with my pill but...

Q: I have had bilateral PE, DVT x2 and clot behind my eye in the past. My doctor was away and a new doctor put in the im...

Q: I have taken an i-pill on 31st October, my periods was due on 18 but I got it on 7th. But the bleeding is very low wi...

Q: I hVe taken two extra days worth of levlen ed for birth control by mistake and just wanted to no if i should wait two...

Q: I'm taking Ashlyna for birth control. I'm reaching the end of my pack, this week is my scheduled period and I just ha...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews