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Switching birth control

By Anonymous July 9, 2017 - 10:39am
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My new doctor switched my birth control with out telling me . It has the same amount of hormones as the other one only difference is the brand . Both has norgestimate ethinyl estradiol 0.18 mg/0.035mg,0.215mg/0.035mg and 0.25 mg / 0.035 . No difference in what they contain exactly alike besides brand name . I shouldn't be having any side effects if I never had them before right ? It doesn't make sense why I've been nauseous , exhausted , breast tenderness , mild cramp etc . I've never had reaction to any other birth control . And this is same combo pill I was taking .. I missed few pills on accident throughout the cycle and didn't know to back it up the next day . I also switched from taking it in the morning half way through the pills Bc I kept missing them in the morning from accidently sleeping in . I had sex throughout the month . Any possibility I could be pregnant ? I'm married so I'm not always strict on taking it because if it happens it's not big deal to us . But I'm not actively trying either . My period is due in two days waiting it out . Should I test day before or wait for it to miss ? I feel the chance of pregnacy has to be low if I've been on pill for a year . I missed two and half in a row but that still sounds like it's not very likely .. if it's not that then should I switch to another form of BC if I am feeling side effects ?

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

I would wait for your period. Test if you don't get it. Call your doctor and tell her about these side effects (seemingly from this new pill). Perhaps your body will adjust to it in time. See what your doctor advises.


July 9, 2017 - 11:50am
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