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What happens if I miss one week of birth control pills in between packs??

By Anonymous June 12, 2012 - 5:12pm
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I am on Lo Loestrin & had my period May 16th, middle of my 4th week. I had a pharmacy error & had to miss a week of pills, (my doc was out of town & couldn't resolve issue until back from vacation.) So I started again on May 27th. I missed a pill that week, took it the next morning, & then have been on schedule since. My period is due, but hasn't come, & even on birth control, my periods come every 2 weeks or so. this is only my 2nd month on this pill, so I'm stressing over whether my period is late because I started the birth control late, or weather it is because I might be pregnant. I have a 10 month old daughter, & were planning on trying in December for baby #2, so this wouldn't be terrible, I'm just worried about why my body is so messed up. I have been tired, but I normally am, I have a baby. & no appetite, only reason I convince myself to eat is because I'm still nursing (not exclusively) she eats tons of normal food. Is stressing over it making my period late too?? Thoughts or comments from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!


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Thank you for such a quick response! I will take a test. But if I am not pregnant, when should my period arrive? I know since it's not technically a period it wouldn't be a 28 (or shorter) cycle? Should it be when I start the inactive pills next Wednesday?? Or might it not come at all? It's just odd for me to go this long without bleeding when not pregnant or postpartum. My nerves have calmed down a bit, & like I said, it wouldn't be a bad thing. Also, since I am nursing about 4 tines a day, what is your opinion on whether or not this birth control would harm my baby? My doctor switched me ocer from the mini-pill because of too much bleeding, & I'm already anemic, but in my search I've read about early breast tissue development in infant girls??

June 13, 2012 - 6:26am
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Hi Courtney

If you had unprotected sex in the week you didn't take pills then your risk of pregnancy has been raised.You shouldn't be bleeding (like you have a period)every two weeks on the Pill - you might want to check into that with your doctor.

Taking a pregnancy test will let you know immediately if you are pregnant.



June 13, 2012 - 4:31am
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