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


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

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.

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