SOS d/t Extreme Stupidity

  1. OK, OB nurses, I need your expertise. This does not leave this forum, OK??

    I have only been on Desogen for 10 years or so, and still find it so easy to forget to take the dam* thing. Here is what I have done. Weekend before last, March 17, I should have started a new pack of pills. Atypically, I worked all weekend and forgot to start them till Sunday the 18th, around 1800 hours. This would not be such a big deal had I not later forgotten to take my pill 3 days in a row, the 23rd, 24th, and 25th. I did NOT work that weekend, and my husband and I, shall we say, made up for lost time. Monday morning I realized I'd forgotten 3 pills in a row, sort of panicked, and on Monday the 26th, Tuesday the 27th, and Wednesday the 27th I took 2 pills each day to try to get back on track.

    So, at the very time I had inexplicably neglected my weed control, I was most industriously applying fertilizer, and I am concerned I may be blooming. My question to you all is, how likely is a pregnancy at this point? I am continuing to take my Desogen daily and I worry about how this could affect a burgeoning baby. I really don't feel ready for this yet, I just got married last year and want more time with my husband, but if it is so, then I want to avoid poisoning the poor child. This is not an arena of great knowledge for me. I don't want to mess myself up by stopping the Desogen now if in fact I am not pregnant, but I worry about what all those synthetic hormones could be doing to a developing fetus. I certainly have plans to test myself in the near future, as soon as I can rely on some test results, and I want to make it clear that I am NOT seeking medical advice here. I just want to know if y'all have seen horrible results from taking BCPs while newly pregnant. (Not to mention I am distracted out of my mind and would like to know one way or the other ASAP)

    Your opinions and expertise cannot possibly be transmitted to my computer fast enough, so thank you tons in advance.

    :smackingf CER.
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Hi - I cannot even count how many babies I've helped come into this world who were conceived on BCP's. And all are fine. Even my niece was conceived when her mom changed to a lower dose of BCP's. One of the docs I work with has a daughter born to he and his wife and she was on BCP's.

    I would make an appt. and talk to your doc - but I really don't think you should worry.

    I wish you the best. . . . you can see a photo of my niece's new sister in the photo gallery . . . . not conceived on BCP's. :-)

  4. by   tvccrn
    I have two that were conceived on BCP's and both have no problems. I would definitely see your doctor ASAP for testing. I would also think about some other form of BC if you have been taking this one for 10 years and you still have trouble remembering. The Depo-Provera shot is once every three months, the patch is put on once a week. Something along those lines might be easier for you to use.

    Good luck!

  5. by   htrn
    Get to the doctor ASAP, if for any other reason, to ease your mind. AND get a different form of BC. I was on the pill for years and was just as proficiet as you in taking them when I was supposed to. The results; TJ 16, Katy 15, Ben 11 and Charli Mae 9. :spin: I can honestly say, I so glad I screwed up.

    But, back then I didn't have the options available now. BTW, both of my neices are BCP babies.

    Good luck and let us know how this turns out.
  6. by   bookworm1
    BCP's...yeah, that's how I had twins (well, sort of ). They are fine.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    I am sorry for your predicament but this is expertise that we can't provide. please see your provider.