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Started birth control in October, two days into the sugar pills but no period yet.

By Anonymous November 28, 2011 - 5:08pm
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Last month, my period came right on the first day of my sugar pills...before I even took the sugar pill. I've taken two sugar pills already this week and there's not even the slightest sign of my period, not even cramps or spotting. I've never had sex, and my contact with sperm was always dry so I'm nearly 100% positive that I'm not pregnant. I've always had regular periods, but is it normal for the period to shift back a few days for the second month? There were maybe three or four days where I took the pill an hour or two after the usual time, but I never missed a pill at all. I always took it between 6:30 and 9:00.

Is my body still getting used to the pill, or is something wrong? Is it normal for me not to have my period just yet?

Thank you for your time! :D

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Give your doctor's office a call and ask to speak to that nurse. Ask her if your period should start on the first day of taking the inactive pills or if it is normal to have variable start dates during the first few months of being on the pill.

I don't know for certain if irregular periods are normal during the first months and then regulate once your body adjust. I don't want to give you incorrect information or advise you incorrectly.

Your doctor's nurse is more familiar with the birth control pills that have been prescribed.



November 29, 2011 - 6:34pm
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My family doctors. I remember the nurse saying, when I went in early November for nausea, that eventually my periods should level out to either start the first day of the sugar pills or the third day after I start the sugar pills, so that I would end up with a four to five day period, but she didn't say anything about them not becoming regular for a few months. Maybe it was implied? And she definitely didn't say that there would be no symptoms of a period at all while taking it. But I'm certainly not pregnant without sex, so it's odd how my period is late even though I'm on the pills.

November 28, 2011 - 7:03pm

Who prescribed the birth control pills for you?

November 28, 2011 - 6:59pm
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Is it anything to do with the fact that this is only my second period while on birth control, possibly? I'm only 18, and I don't have a gynecologist yet. I do feel slight pains, but I don't really understand why my period hasn't started yet this month.

November 28, 2011 - 6:35pm

I don't know why you are responding to your birth control pills differently this month compared to last month. Give your gynecologist a call. He or she knows what prescription of birth control you are taking, knows your medical history and can best answer your question.


November 28, 2011 - 6:21pm
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