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Questions about the pill, Missing pills and general stressing out!

By December 29, 2010 - 3:05pm
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Hi, this is gonna sound so stupid and complicated. And Im a silly girl.

Basically over xmas, I have been so stressed, and unable to make a doctors appointment and have been stuck for contraceptive pills. I took the last 2 sets doubled up for a special occasion then stopped because my body was aching completely and it was agony and I had constant cramps ,I then had a 7 day bleed, quite heavy too. I regret doubling now!!!
This Left me with a random remainder 7 pills for the week after. Got through the week fine then I had two left to last me 4 days as i couldnt get an appointment to get a new set due to xmas hours, so i took one on the 24th , skipped 25th, took 26th and skipped 27th. Taken one today, and i get my new pills tomorrow so i shall be taking them!!!

Im just wondering. Skipping those pills , will it make my bleed come on? (By the way Im not currently sexually active ,havent done anything with my bf all month.) Just mega worried I will bleed due to skipping these, or does the hormone stay in the body for at least the one day i skipped???

I only just had my period like 6 days ago :( And it usually takes 3-4 days for my bleed to come on in my pill free weeks. How quick does a period come on?

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I'm very confused...you are saying that you took the reminder pills for the week after?

If these are the pills you are referring to, they do not contain hormones.

When you are using hormonal contraception, you do not actually have a period. What you experience is called "withdrawal bleeding". So, if you are skipping the hormone-containing pills, you can have earlier-than-expected withdrawal bleeding. If you are taking the hormone-containing pills haphazardly, you can have a combination of withdrawal or breakthrough bleeding (bleeding in-between cycle).

No one can tell you when to expect your period, as you are not on a predictable cycle with your hormone-containing pills. I'm happy to hear that you will be using your pills consistently in the future, and you weren't having sex during this time!

December 30, 2010 - 9:51am
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