My boyfriend and I recently decided to stop using condoms because of the multiple aggravations involved. I've been on the patch for awhile now and I've had no problems so far. I'm just a paranoid person, I pretty much worry over everything. So needless to say right after we did it I was worried about being pregnant! We've been dating for over a year and we've had the talk about what would happen if I got pregnant. We both agreed to keep the child if I ever got pregnant, but I know neither one of us are financially stable enough at this point to raise a kid so it makes me nervous about it.
Anyway! I just took my patch off today and it normally takes me a few days to start my period anyway. I woke up this morning and my boobs were really swollen but not painfully so. The patch has recently been making my boobs bigger but because I worry about everything I worry about this too lol. I've also had stomach cramps, but that could be from stress or from sex because I often feel like I got punched in the stomach after sex!
So I guess my questions are, when do the signs show, and how likely is it to get pregnant while on BC? Oh, and on a side note, I'm going to the doctor on Monday since sex has been very painful for the past few months....if I start my period before the doctor's appointment should I cancel? I never understood if you could go to the gyno while on your period or not.