Ortho Tri-Cyclen - I started Ortho Tri-cylcen (first time in my life on birth control) on February?
- 28 Mar 2011 by Joyf24
- 1 Apr 2011
- ortho tri-cyclen, birth control
... 6th (Sunday start)... On March 2nd (Wednesday.. after third sugar pill) I started my monthly... On March 6th I started my second pack.
March 12 - 15 I was visiting my boyfriend and had unprotected sex (he did not pull out). On March 26th I started with a queasy stomach and have been extremely tired.. I also have a cold going on and have been under an extreme amount of stress... this morning after taking one sugar pill I have a small about of spotting detected when I wipe.. at first it was brownish in color.. upon second trip to restroom it was more pinkish/red. I took a HPT yesterday which was negative. I never missed a pill and take them faithfully within 5 to 10 minutes of the same time.
Could this be my body regulating to the pills coupled with the stress or pregnancy?? I'm really freaking out as I'm scheduled to visit my boyfriend again in May and worrying that maybe we need to try another method of BC or a back up method
If you took all of your pills every day without a miss you should have been protected against pregnancy. It is not unusual to start with old looking brownish blood and then go into your normal blleeding. It is also normal for your periods to be much lighter while on the pill. You are just regulating to the pill and stress will affect your cycle too. Just relax and stop worrying! The pill is meant for you to enjoy your sexual activity without having to worry about getting pregnant. You can add a condom if you wish, and especially if your boyfriend dates between your visits to him. This will protect you against any sexually transmitted infections or diseases.
It can take your body 2 or 3 packs of pills before your cycle becomes regulated. You are probably just still regulating to the pills and stressing. The pill is 99.9 % effective, so you probably dont have to worry. If you want to be sure you arent pregnant wait another week or two , take another hpt. If that one is also negative then you arent pregnant.If you are still worried then use a back up method. If you think there is a chance that your bf is unfaithful always use a condom.
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