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Started on the pill. How long into the sugar pills untill you get your period?

Started on the pill. How long into the sugar pills untill you get your period?

2to 3 days: There r many different types of pills and the amount of days of placebo pills vary with each different kind of pill. ...Read more

Placebo (Definition)

Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more


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My period is suppose to be in around a week, do I continue taking the the active pills? If so, when do I take sugar pills? First time using the pill.

My period is suppose to be in around a week, do I continue taking the the active pills? If so, when do I take sugar pills? First time using  the pill.

Take as directed: Your prescribing physician should have explained to you to take your pack as directed regardless of what's happening in your cycle. Eventually, your body adjusts to your pills (yes, strange, i know). We typically ask that you allow 3 months of adjustment on any new pill. So yes, keep taking active pills if you have more to take. Take sugar pills at scheduled time to allow time for regular menses. ...Read more

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Dr put me on the pill to regulate my period after having a rod inserted. She told me to skip the 1st month of sugar pills, its put my in a lot of pain?

Dr put me on the pill to regulate my period after having a rod inserted. She told me to skip the 1st month of sugar pills, its put my in a lot of pain?

Needs evaluation: Pelvic pain is complex and is not likely to be related to taking a birth control pill. Most likely something else is causing the pain. I recommend scheduling a follow up visit to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I just got levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. I'm confused about the red mark, and i don't know what the white sugar pills are for? Do i start the pill when i first period?

I just got levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. I'm confused about the red mark, and i don't know what the white sugar pills are for? Do i start the pill when i first period?

One per day: Not sure what red mark you are referring to but taking birth control is very simple. Take one pill per day. Start on the sunday after your first period. Continue taking one per day including the placebo pills. When you finish the pack you just start the next one. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after you stop taking the pill?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get your period after you stop taking the pill?

Several months: But, you may ovulate during that time so please use barrier protection (condoms and spermicide, for example) if you do not wish to be pregnant. Your doctor can 'bring on' a period with medicine if you have not had a period three months after stopping the pill. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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When after stopping the pill does it usually take to get your period again?

When after stopping the pill does it usually take to get your period again?

For most- a month: It usually takes a month or so for the body to begin cycling normally again, once stopping the birth control pill, but if one's periods were irregular, then they are likely to go back to being irregular or unpredictable. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to not get your period for a while after taking the pill?

Would it be healthy to not get your period for a while after taking the pill?

Yes: So please use alternate protection if you do not wish to be pregnant. If you want to conceive, wait at least 2 norrmal non-pill cycles before you start trying to conceive. If you have had unprotected intercourse, you may wish to get a pregnancy test. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Once you get off the pill and get your period, when should your next cycle occur?

Once you get off the pill and get your period, when should your next cycle occur?

1 month: If you had regular periods before starting the pill, then they should return to your normal cycle after stopping it. ...Read more

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Do i need to take sugar pills once i get my period?

No but: U need to punch one out each day or keep track so u start your next pack at the end of the sugar pills. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to get your period while on the pill?

Not only possible: Not only possible, but likely. Most pills are designed to make you have a consistent, regular period. ...Read more

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Already started sugar pills but didn't get my period, it comes today though. Is there a way Ivan shorten my period once it does come? I'm on mononess

Already started sugar pills but didn't get my period, it comes today though. Is there a way Ivan shorten my period  once it does come? I'm on mononess

Options: There are several pills you could try that shorten the cycles - Minastrin and Lolo Estrin are two popular ones. Progesterone IUDs and Depoprovera can be used to stop the cycle. An Obgyn can help you find something that works for you. ...Read more

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