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I need to switch birth control pill in the mid cycle due to side effects can I switch will I have symptoms?

Not a good idea. It is not a good idea to switch to different type of bcp in the middle of your menstrual cycle.But do discuss with your doctor if it is ok i will suggest that you wait for your next period to start the new pills and if you can not take the pills due to side effect than use alternate method of birth control till you have your periods and start your new pack. Read more...

How soon does the combination birth control pill prevent pregnancy? It was started mid cycle. Planned Parenthood says 7 days.

Birth Control Pills. I would never want to contradict Planned Parenthood. However, if my daughter was taking the pill she would be directed to use another form of birth control such as a condom until she had completed one pack of pills. In otherwords, to be safe I feel it is not completely effective until you have been on them a month. Read more...

Is it okay to stop taking the birth control pill in the middle of the pack? Any related side effects?

Not a good idea. You will probably start bleeding and will not be protected by the pill. If you are having problems on the pill, there are many options for you to choose from. Consult your healthcare provider. Read more...

I'm on a triphasic birth control pill. I want to delay my period by taking 2 packs at a time. Take all the white pills from 2 packs etc. Is that safe?

Call your gyn. But if u do not want a period you do not take the placebo pills at the end u start a new pack, and i would recommend a lower dose pill as i hardly ever prescribe that pill only for women who have problems with lower dose pills , the lower the dose the safer. Read more...

I had sex the day I took my first pill of my second pack of birth control pill and I was a week late to take it. Is it safe? But it was withdrawal

Could be pregnant. If you started your second pack of pills a week after you should have, it's possible you were already close to ovulation. And withdrawal is not an adequate method of birth control: some sperm can still be present before withdrawal. If remembering to take your pills is a problem, you might consider another method of birth control. Read more...