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Hey i want to start taking th pill to regulate my eriods because now they come about every i dont know and theyre all always different heavinesses. for eg one month it came for 12 days and i didnt have another for two months and then it came for about 6 days.
But my mum whos a doctor says that i shouldnt start taking the pill util my periods regulate is this right or what??
i dont want to take them for a contraception or anything because i havent had sex yet and i dont plan to in the near furture when it happens it happens.
So should i ask mum again or is she right??

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well, i think it might be best to listen to a doctor's opinion - how old are you? it's normal for your periods to be irregular for the first 5 years, so maybe thats what your mom means: that it will get better by itself.


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Unless your periods are incredibly heavy, painful and constant (like every two weeks), its probably better just to wait for them to regulate themselves.. but if you are in that situation, I'm pretty sure that there are some "low strength" contraceptive pills (our brand names here in NZ will be different to your ones in the states) which are used in younger people and not intended to be used soley as contraception. These are the ones I got put on when I was 13 for a really heavy period..

I'll see if I can dig up some info for ya


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Just as an FYI: the pill does NOT work to correct or "regulate" cycles long-term.

In other words, it will only appear to do so while you are ON the pill. Once you go off it, it will not have "fixed" your menstrual cycles in any way.

It's normal for cycles to be irregular for the first few years of having them. And it's also normal for a woman's flow to vary.

So, be sure in looking to "correct" something, that it really needs be corrected. The pill carries it's own risks, and has negatives as well as positives. An irregular cycle won't harm you in any way.

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