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Protected during sex at all times while on the pill? I start a new pack am I protected? Just got off my period & started new pack. B/c for 3 months?
After quitting pills, missed period. Started new pack 2 weeks later & had period during inactive pills. Pregnant? 3 tests were neg at wk 9. Feels prego.
4 days into taking my regular birth control had bad flu with nausea. Didn't take pill for 6 days, have period. Start new pack after period over?
I missed 4 birth control pills and started my period. Started new pack had sex and month later period is 4 days late pregnant or messed up hormones?
Messed up hormones: Your period AKA as contraceptive pill withdrawal bleeding has been delayed. Check another pregnancy test to be certain while you wait. ...Read more
I had a normal period, started new pack of bc and have bleeding brown and red for over a week. Dizzy nausea lightheaded. Neg pregnant test. Seriousness?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
Reclipsen extended cycle.1st week of 4th pack. Started bleeding, can I skip 2nd week to have period, then start new pack like normal? Less effective?
Once per day: Reclipsen and other birth control brands are designed to be taken one pill per day as directed. Altering the regimen will affect the effectiveness of the pill. Sometimes Obgyns will direct patients to take birth control in alternative ways but always with guidance and counseling in an individualized way. If you skip pills then you can not rely on them for contraception ...Read more
I am having a prolonged period. Started a new pack of birth control 2 days ago & it still hasn't ended. What can I do to end it?
Keep taking the pill: The worst thing to do now is to stop the pill. Usually the bleeding is light and will stop with continuing the medicine. Protection isusually still good. If the problem persists, then a call to your provider and an exam mayecome necessary. ...Read more
Does skipping placebo pills to skip a period & starting a new pack of BC lower effectiveness of the pill? No pills missed. Just skipped placebos.
Period came early, on second to last of my bc pills. Wanted to delay period by starting new pack tomorrow but since it already started what can I do?
It is too late for this cycle. But if you are trying for continuous therapy. You skip the fake pill and move on to the next pack. It may take 3-6 months for your cycles to stop.
Now not all womens cycles will stop and you may have to go back to having a cycle.
Your gyn should be able to guide you through this. It is not fda approved and is off label, but it works well most of the time. ...Read more
Sex after last period. Strted new BC pack. Cnt remember if I missed any pills. Used pull out method, mssd recent period. Stress? Or Pregnant?
Maybe not pregnant: If worried, just do a pregnancy test. A urine test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
After quitting pills, missed period. Started a new pack 2 weeks later & had period during inactive pills. Pregnant? 3 tests were neg. Feels prego.
Unlikely: You may be testing to early. Wait one more week and test again. ...Read more
11 months on birth control. Had normal period and started new pack on time. First day of pack though bf rubbed bare penis on me. Chance of pg? Take every pill on time and pack was started on my normal day and didn't miss any pills in previous packs.
Going on a trip on Wed, ended placebo birth control pills 8 days ago with min brown discharge. Will period come during new pack?
Difficult to tell: Birth control pills make women have lighter and shorter periods - sometimes no period at all. In this scenario your period should not come, after you started a new pack. Not knowing more details about the situation makes it difficult to gauge, what may happen. Neither can pregnancy be excluded - it may be an idea to take a pregnancy test, to at least have the peace of mind of not being pregnant. ...Read more
I ran out of birth control for a week after my period. Started a new pack a week laterz stopped after two pills. Had a period two weeks later. It's been a month and no period, but not pregnant. Is there anything I can do to help start? Want a baby
Forgot to take 5 days worth of pills & then doubled up to catch up. Had breakthrough bleeding & then finished pills. Period not here? Start New pack?
Do a pregnancy test: If you miss more than 24 hours of pills, then you are not "safe" from pregnancy. So you should do an OTC test first before you start the next pack. If you have been sexually active during that week, than you need to wait at least 10 days after sex to know that you are not pregnant. If that is the case, then start the next pack. You should use a backup method for that cycle. ...Read more
Will my period come sooner if I skip the last few pills in BC or is it better to just skip that period and continue with new pack?
On Mononessa for BC, started on Sun 5\10 first day of last period. Missed 5\22 & 5\23. Period already 5\24?? New pack now or next. Sun?
Missed pills: Because OCP's are so low dose, missing pills leads to BTB quite often. Assuming that you continued your pills? If you did continue the pills, take one pill in order of the pill pack each day and start the new pill pack the day after the old pill pack is complete. If you stopped the pills and are currently bleeding, start the new pill pack now. You will need to use other protection for two weeks. ...Read more
I take seasonale. Instead of the whole pack, I stopped after 60 days to have my period. I started the new pack the next sunday. Do I need back up?
No: Even taking the 60 days and then the week break and restarting you will be covered as long as didn't miss pills or anything. There is no magic to the 12 weeks for the seasonale. Can really take the break at any point. ...Read more
Did a quick start of Microgestin 1-20.There are only 3 rows of active tablets. What do I do after the 21st day? Will my period come? Start a new pack?
If I miss 1 month of brthcontrol pills and I take them to regulate my period. Just got a new pack will it come late? I havnt gotten it yet 4 days late
Are you pregnant?: I'm not quite sure of the timing of events here. If you have missed one month of pills, you should start your new pack after the start of your next period. It will affect you just like starting the pill for the first time. Some people spot, some don't. If you are late for the period, perhaps you are pregnant, since you were off the pill. Check that before restarting the pill. ...Read more
Called my dr and she said to continue the pills. I thought the bleeding was stopping but it came back. Should I still take the pills or stop to have a regular period and start a new pack, so I can get back on a regular schedule.
MD "straight talk": You need to call your treating MD to find out what to do next so that you do not throw a "curve" into his/her pill management plan by getting advice in this forum as an examination has not been done here. ...Read more
Tried to skip my period by starting a new pack, but now I'm spotting. Have only taken the active pills so what should I do?
I'm on Yasmin, I finished my last pill (before placebos) on Sat. Got period today (Wed) but want to stop period, can I start new pack of pills to stoP?
Generally yes...: I would want to know how old you are & if you have have any kidney probs before saying 100% yes. However, this should in general be safe & most OCPs can actually isbe taken for three months at a time with good safety in most women & then a break is recommended. Over time most woman's periods get lighter & some do not get them during the break. With Yasmin rec routine labs to check K periodically. ...Read more
I missed some of my active bc pills &my period came early. I am still bleeding days after my period. I started a new pack of pills. What is this?
Missed BC/bleeding: Missing those pills caused the hormonal balance to be disrupted, and that's why your cycle started early. No worries. It will correct itself after another cycle or two if you don't forget your pills! Always worth checking preg test just to make sure (no contraception is 100% perfect). Or think about other method that is more reliable (depo shot, IUD, etc) if you tend to forget your pills often. ...Read more
Sure: It is not medically necessary to have monthly cycles. ...Read more
I've taken birth control regularly for 2 years. I no longer get my period. I started a new pack Sunday but have some spotting. Why?
Can happen: Not to worry. Your uterine lining is probably very thin and can occasionally bleed ...Read more
I missed three birth control pills, and took them in one day. I then stopped that pack and started a new pack, period now for 8 days, any info?
Breakthrough bleed: When you missed the 3 pills the lining of the womb has been released and is the cause of the bleeding also known as breakthrough bleeding. Eventually it will stop as long as you remember to take your new pack of pills everyday at the same time each day. By the way, run a pregnancy test to be sure that it is negative if you were sexually active in the previous month. ...Read more
Period won't go away, I'm on yaz, skipped it, and now break thru bleeding won't stop. Continue with pack or wait? What do I do? I've been on Yaz for a while, and have skipped the placebos before so I don't get my period. I started a new pack as usual and
By the date of this post almost a week has passed. I hope you continued the pills as directed. If not and you are still spotting contact your doctor for instructions.
Since you obviously don't like getting periods every month you should try seasonique. This is a bcp designed to give you a period once every three months. Ask your doctor if he/she thinks this is a good option for you.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Are there any side effects to skipping one period by taking a new pack of birth control & skipping the placebo week?
Low risk: Very few side effects expected. Possibly some spotting but that should be it. In general, there's nothing wrong with continuing to take active pills and skipping over the placebo pills. Every three months or so you should let yourself menstruate by either stopping the active pills or taking the placebo pills. ...Read more
If I took diflucan (fluconazole) on my period and start new pill pack the day after will I be at risk for pregnancy because I had sex right before taking diflucan (fluconazole)?
Unlikely: There is no real reason this should render you more at risk of becoming pregnant. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I take ortho tri cyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) can I skip my period and start a new pack?
Yes but discuss: With your prescribing doctor first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sharp abdominal cramp pains, past week since 3 day period, and tired/bad headaches. Unprot sex 5 weeks ago 2 days after that Period Preg? New pack BC
Lots of issues: Since you mention birth control I assume you are female and not a male as your profile says. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Pelvic pain is complex and requires an exam to determine the cause. Fatigue and headaches have many causes. A PCP visit is the next best step ...Read more
Period was a week early. Skipped inactive week and started new pack. Now 10 days with period. What do I do?
Keep going: Keep taking the pill every day and things should even out. If there is a large amount of blood, see your doctor. ...Read more
What happens during 7 day break from period? How soon does period start/finish? Does it finish directly on th day new pack of pills are taken?
Bleeding patterns: During the 7-day break, the female hormones fall. This causes a "withdrawal bleed." generally 1-2 days after the last pill you bleed. Wait no longer than 7 days, to begin a new pack no matter what."pill periods" are lighter/shorter and your period probably will be over in less than 7 days. You are always protected because pills stop ovulation. Safely skip periods by taking pills without a break. ...Read more
Finished my month of pills, didn't start the new pack bc period never came. Took 2tests both neg. I still don't feel confident. Is there still a chance
Been on "period" 12 days now, picked up BC pills a week late last month. On new pack now. How long will this last?
Usually one cycle: Picking up your pills a week late and then starting the new pack did throw your cycle off somewhat. This should straighten out after your next period when you finish this pack of pills and start a new pack. ...Read more
On Junel 1/20 for 3 months. 1st period normal 2nd light 3rd none. Took 2 PT and both neg. What's wrong? Will start a new pack tomorrow.
OCPs: You should continue taking your birth control pills daily as prescribed. The lighter and shorter duration of your flow is a benefit of your birth control pills. ...Read more