some have diamond dust (spacefruit) wrote in vaginapagina,
some have diamond dust

Breast tenderness and pregnancy concerns

So I just really need to get a second opinion on my pregnancy worries and I figured I'd make a post here after lurking for a very long time. I'll try to keep this as brief as possible!

Basically, I'm on Ortho-Novum 1/35 and have been for quite some time, although I'm not the best pill-taker and can be several hours late occasionally (this happens maybe once or twice a month). On Wednesday the 23rd of January I took 200mg of doxycycline and while I know that there are studies showing no relation between birth control effectiveness and antibiotics (aside from rifampin), I'm still concerned something might have been compromised.

On Saturday the 26th of January, I took the first placebo pill of my pack for that month, but since my boyfriend I were planning on having sex the next weekend, I decided to shorten my placebo week by taking only three placebo pills instead of the usual 7 in hopes that my withdrawal bleed would be over (which it was) by February the 2nd when we had sex. That following weekend on the 2nd, we had sex three times and while he changed the condom, he didn't wash his hands in between, which makes me a bit nervous in retrospect (his finger was also inside of me without any hand washing as well). Also, I was 5 hours late taking my pill the night we had sex.

All of this wouldn't be too distressing were it not for the fact that on Wednesday the 6th (4 days after sex) I started noticing tenderness mainly on the sides and undersides of my breasts. I've never experienced breast tenderness before and the pain has only worsened since then along with itching, a burning sensation and occasional sharp pains. I've read that any pain I'm feeling could not logically be attributed to pregnancy because it's too soon at this stage even if conception had occurred, but I'm still incredibly worried and distressed because this is so out of the norm for me.

Is there anyone who could shed some light on whether or not this pain might be attributable to pregnancy or something else? I won't know for sure until it's time for my next placebo week and I can get an accurate pregnancy test result, but I don't know how I'll be able to make it until then without becoming even more of a nervous wreck. I feel like I'm going insane with worry and I can barely eat or sleep. I just feel like crying and curling up into ball.
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