My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex approximately three weeks ago, and within the past week I have been extremely nauseous, tired and having terrible headaches all day. My back hurts, and I have had mood swings. I have yet to take a test because I am currently on birth control, and may just be overreacting when all it may be is the flu. Thoughts?


I think that a cheap pregnancy test is worth the peace of mind! This is totally anecdotal, but I do know more than one person who has become pregnant on birth control. Birth control is very effective, but no form guarantees 100% safety. With certain types of birth control, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is higher, so that's a good reason to be aware of any change in symptoms. I would take a test, and in your case, I'd probably buy a digital with a simple yes/no answer so that you can move forward definitively. Either way, I hope you feel better!

Updated on March 10, 2018

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