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... you are protected immediately. Most doctors will recommend using backup for the entire first cycle, especially to younger patients, because it is hard to get used to taking a pill at the same time every day. I would highly recommend reading the package insert that came with the pack. ... (2 replies)
... If you took it the first day of your period, its effective immediately. ... (2 replies)
... effective. This accounts for missed pills, antibiotics interfering with the pill's effectiveness, and just plain ol' breakthrough ovulation. ... (2 replies)

... I don't think you would expect the pill to help with this first period to be honest. I believe that periods are made lighter because the hormones in the pill stop the lining of the uterus building up so much so that there is less for your body to eliminate whn you have a bleed. ... (17 replies)
... How long you been on it? ... (7 replies)
... WOW all i can say is that must of been meant to happen. Although ive heard of that happening. ... (15 replies)
Just starting pill
Jun 17, 2007
... possibly the 9th? ... (4 replies)
... I am quite aware that sex runs that risk. I have been with my boyfriend for a very long time and we are engaged, however we're waiting until after we're through with college. I know if I did get pregnant, the situation wouldn't be the best, but it'd be ok. ... (8 replies)
... rom a lot of people that they have been very depressed when using Yasmin. I don't think I would like that, I am already moody and stuff enough as it is. But as long as it is effective as birth control then I guess I can deal with it. ... (5 replies)
... Here's the thing, I know you want everyone's opinion on what that pill does, but honestly, it's like the other poster already said, what happened to others may not necessarily happen to you. ... (3 replies)
... Welcome to HealthBoards, great name, by the way. ... (1 replies)
Mar 18, 2007
... thanks alot moonlight, you really helped with the info. and yeah you are right we shouldnt rush anything, we are planning to start having sex like in a year so we have enough time to talk about it . ... (7 replies)
Mar 17, 2007
... Just because you're not ready to be a parent doesn't mean that you're not ready to have sex. That's what birth control is for. ... (7 replies)
I'm worried.
Jan 9, 2007
... I don't know about estrostep, but only certain pills can be taken in higher doses to act as the morning after pill. BUT, no matter what, I would NOT recommend taking that many at once again. ... (5 replies)
Switching BCP
Sep 12, 2005
... Most literature states that as long as you start Ortho Evra when you would have started the pill, you're immediately protected. ... (1 replies)
... but with ortho tricylene, the placebo pills are a reminder for you to take your pills daily, but they also are "inert" to give your body a break form the hormones so that you have your period. this is why a lot of people take BCP to regulate their periods if they are incredibly irregular. ... (4 replies)

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