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By Anonymous October 29, 2010 - 5:52am
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I'm 17 years old and on the Pill (Dianette).
I am also on the antibiotic Erythromicin. I have been given two different opinions on this by two different doctors, one being that Erythromicin, like any other antibiotic, will affect the pill constantly, and another being that the antibiotic only affects the pill for a couple of months when you start taking it.

I'm slightly worried, I accidentally missed a pill towards the end of the pack about 2/3 weeks ago. I was 6 days late on my period and then came on after sex with my boyfriend. It was heavy flow for one day, with lots of black clots, and now today, nothing.

I've been having cramps in my lower stomach, tiredness and nausea, and my breasts feel different
I know these are all signs of a period, but just to curb my worrying, theres no chance I could be pregnant is there?
These are the tablets I'm on - Abilify (for a short period of time), Rispiridone, Erythromicin, Dianette, Citalopram.

2 of those are anti-psychotics and one of them is an anti depressant. Could these be the reason?

Thankyou for your help

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Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your question. Your period, and especially how heavy it is can be an indication of not being pregnant. If you need more reassurance, a pregnancy test from the drug store can ease your thoughts on it. Definitely medication and forgetting to take your pill can affect your period. Your period is always changing anyway. It can be light one month, heavy one month, short one month and last for a week another month. Even if you are regular, those irregular periods can pop up anytime.
Anytime you are on antibiotic, doctors typically recommend using back up birth control when you have sex (condom, spermicide, withdrawal, etc.) to be sure you don't get unwanted pregnancy.
Hope that answers your question. If not, let us know how else we can help you. Take care of yourself,

October 29, 2010 - 8:50am
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