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I have been having these pregnancy-like issues since i started the loestrin birth control.

I have a question. I have been having these pregnancy-like issues since i started the loestrin birth control. Soreness, cramps, fatigue, and constipation are the main ones. I have only been on the pill for about a week and a half. I did visit a doctor earlier this year for routine checkup and i discussed a few things with him. I was informed that i have endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome about 2 years ago. I informed my doctor of this and the fact that i went 4 years with unprotected sex and still never got pregnant and he told me that if i ever wanted kids that he would have to help me and if i were to get pregnant on my own i would most likely miss-carry. now, with all of these normal pregnancy-like issues would there be a chance that i was pregnant or is it just a side effect of the birth control?
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Loestrin has to be started on the first day of your periods or soon after that. If you did this, there is hardly a chance that your symptoms are caused by pregnancy. Most likely to be Loestrin side effects. In fact all u are describing r common side efects with oral pills.It should settle down after few cycles as ure body gets used to the pill. i hope u started Loestrin on docs advice, given ure medical history. Coz i dont know how good or bad OCs are for endometriosis and PCOS.
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My doctor was the person who gave me the Loestrin and I did take it when he told me too. This makes me feel better though, thank you.
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