Facebook Pixel

Birth control, daylight savings, missed period?

By April 5, 2017 - 9:54am
Rate This

Hi. I asked a question yesterday actually, and I got a wonderful response from Susan who reassured me that I was okay. Basically I've been on Trinessa Lo combination birth control for almost a year now with what I believed to be perfect use. I've taken it every single day with no missed pills at 4:00 PM sharp. In march, daylight savings began, as well as my new pack. I'm a Sunday start, so Sunday I took my first active pill at 4, and then the clocks went forward an hour at 2:00 AM Monday. My phone that has my alarm automatically adjusted to the switch, and I've been following that alarm. Problem is, 4:00 is technically 3:00 meaning 20/21 pills have been taken at 3:00 .. if that makes any sense. I haven't had any breakthrough bleeding to indicate that the hormones weren't distributing properly, so I thought all was well. For the past year, my period has always came on Wednesday morning of my inactive pills (the 4th inactive). It's almost 1:00 in the afternoon and still no period. I'm having cramps, and thick discharge, but no blood. In addition to my pill, I'd like to mention that I use condoms as well. My boyfriend and I will occasionally fool around without a condom for a few minutes but never once has he finished inside of me or had to pull out. 99% of the time I use two methods. I took a pregnancy test an hour ago, and it came up negative right away. I'm very confused and scared. :(

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello Jessicax333,

Thank you for reaching out to us again.

From what you shared, there appears to be no chance that you are pregnant.
If you do not have withdrawal bleeding by tomorrow, just reach out to your gynecologist for input.


April 5, 2017 - 10:02am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Birth Control

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!