notimetopanic (notimetopanic) wrote in vaginapagina,

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HBC/pregnancy risk question

Hey everyone. Been watching this community for a while, and man, have I learned a lot. Finally created a dummy account so I could ask a question - though I really wish I didn't have to ask. :/

Here's the skinny. My last period started around December 16, lasted until December 20. I'm on HBC - Ocella, to be exact. I started my new pack on Dec. 21. I take my birth control around midnight every night. Sometime, either the 25th or 26th, I took my pill and went to bed. About 2 hours later, I woke up sick to my stomach from something I'd eaten. I ended up throwing up around 2 - 2.5 hours after taking my pill. Ordinarily, not really an issue, as I'd not been sexually active. However, on the night of the 28th (i.e. 3 or 4 days later), I ended up having unprotected sex with someone who came inside me. (I was drunk at the time and not really thinking clearly, so it didn't really occur to me that my protection might be compromised -eeeek.) Since then, I've been kinda freaking out. I did some research, and from what I've read it only takes about 2 hours to absorb the pill after taking it, so I <i>should</i> be okay, right?

My period is due to start today, and I'm freaking out a little. I've had some pre-period symptoms - a little cramping the past couple of days and definite moodiness that feels like my normal hormonal mood swings, plus a couple of other signs I usually get around that time of the month. But I'm not very crampy today, my boobs aren't tender, and I have not started bleeding yet, though my time of day varies each month, as do the severity of my symptoms. I'm really hoping that I'm just overthinking things and freaking out, but....what are the chances/probability that I might have royally screwed up? (I can't bring myself to use the P-word, the idea totally, totally freaks me out.) I guess I'm seeking a little reassurance until my period actually shows up. (Or...not.)

Thanks a bunch in advance. I've seen you guys give some absolutely fantastic (and calming) advice to others - this really is an amazing community. :) 
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