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Can I take 3-4 placebo "sugar" pills instead of 7 while on birth control?

Posted 21 Mar 2015 by TealBlue 1 answer

I'm currently using Alysena 28 as a form of birth control. It is a monophasic pill, and contains 21 active pills and 7 sugar pills. I've been using it for 5 months now and take it at the same time every day, and have never missed an active pill. However, I get migraines (without aura) and ...

Skipped my placebo pills and went straight to new pack of active pills?

Posted 20 May 2015 by champion1001 2 answers

I've been on the birth control pill Ocella since December of 2013. I take it farily consistently at 3:30pm every afternoon. Since last Wednesday (5/13) I have been spotting, light brown discharge but also some heavier red occasionally-- i think because I had taken my pill a few hours late some ...

What does it mean if I'm not getting my period while in the placebo birth control pills?

Posted 5 Mar 2015 by jsp925 1 answer

I have been taking the birth control pill Microgestin for almost a year now. My period has been fairly normal during this time. For the past 4 months or so, I have not always taken the placebo pills, I just continue with the hormone pills. Last month, my period started while I was taking the ...

Has anyone found 25mg of Lamictal to be therapeutic? Higher doses making you insane with grief?

Posted 2 days 12 hours ago by penelopepercival 0 answers

... officially diagnosed with bp2. I did the usual titration of 25mg for two weeks, 50mg for two, then up to 75mg. At 25mg I noticed a difference pretty immediately but assumed it was a placebo effect from finally getting the right help. At 50mg I felt even better but had an incredibly scary manic ...

If I’m on my period during active birth control pills, when I take the placebo pills am I still?

Posted 18 days ago by Rb456 1 answer

I have PCOS so my periods are weird. I’ve been bleeding for a month now while taking active pills and I’m about to be on the placebo week of my pills. I feel like during the week of the placebo pills the bleeding will be stopped. Will I still be protected from pregnancy during the ...

Period on birth control during active pills?

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by srm5 0 answers

I'm taking oral birth control and I skipped my placebo week last month and I had no problems. I started spotting slightly on the last row on of my birth control but still skipped the placebo pills thinking it would be fine. I am three days into the new pack and I'm bleeding like im on my ...

Taking birth control for the first time?

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by dcox31 0 answers

taking birth control for the first time. I am almost done with my first pack but I may start my cycle before I start my placebo pills. should I continue to take them as normal and start the new pack when I am done with the first pack as scheduled?

Trintellix - Is it normal to not have side affects until the second week?I've been on 10mg of...

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by L0U 0 answers

... Brintellix for 9 days. I didn't experience any side effects at first and instantly felt my mood improve (probably just a placebo effect). But during the last three days, I've felt awful (really low, helpless, and anxious), have had a strange headache, and haven't been able to ...

Period a week early before sugar pills had sex during sugar pill week with no period. Is this okay?

Posted 15 Feb 2018 by Court001 0 answers

So my period came basically an entire week early this month after not having my period since December. However, I kept taking my active pills during that time. Now I'm finishing my placebo week, not having my period at all. I had sex Monday and Wednesday/Thursday morning while I'm not ...

Took an extra week of active pills, period isn't here yet?

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by olive101 0 answers

I normally take 3 weeks of active pills and 1 week of placebo. I start the placebo pills on Sunday night and I always get my period early Tuesday morning/afternoon. Since last week was Valentine's day and I was scheduled to be on my period, I took an extra week of active pills so I ...

I’ve been skipping my period for years, and just started taking the placebo pills again?

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by periodpains 0 answers

So I started BC when I was in high school. I had regular periods with it until I changed my brand, where I would start my period even if I took the pill 5 minutes late (I would take it at 9 every day) so I changed to another brand. My senior year into my freshman year of college I stopped taking ...

What are the chances of pregnancy?

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by Rburchett26 0 answers

I’m on pill but skip period by starting next pack st start of placebo pill. I skipped placebo pills and started new pack late. A week after sex I had pink discharge lasting 1 day. Then the following week 2 day spotting of brown discharge. I’m afraid I maybe pregnant. Any comments are ...

Period on inactive pills?

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by chevygirl101 0 answers

I normally take the pills like normal but & my doctor said that I could skip my period when I don’t want it. The last time I done that, I skipped the “placebo” pills and started a new pack & I had my period until the next pack. I took all the pills in my last pack except ...

Missed birth control pill 4 days?

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by ItsumoLexi 1 answer

So after my placebo week w/ period I missed the first 4 days of my pills and had sex on the third day (yes he ejaculated) I haven't taken them yet, I was wondering my chance of being pregnant now? I also haven't had breakthrough bleeding yet.

My bleeding won’t stop even after I stopped taking the placebos, and I’m back on the next pack!?

Posted 25 Dec 2017 by Sphinxmystery 1 answer

I’m an 18 year old girl, and I recently got a new pack of Birth Control Pills(Aubra). I have the 7 day sugar pills that I have to take for my period, which is what I did. I had no bleeding, except for very minimal spotting throughout the week, until the final day of the placebos when it ...

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