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my history is quite long,but i'll try to make it as short as possible,so:at the beginning,my periods never came in time and when they came,it was always with great i went to see a doctor,who gave me some pills without running some tests in,in a few months,i had no period..i went to another doctor,who also gave me something not so good,becvause nothing improved...i had'n had my period for 6 months...finally,i went to see a good doctor,who prescribed some injections,due to which i had my period finally..then i started taking pills at his request..for 3 years i took them,that is untill last month,when i went just for a usual check-up and the doctor recommended a break from the pills..i must say that this year,i took 3 emergency pills(to find out later that this wasn't such a good idea)...and now,it's been 3 weeks since i stopped taking birth control pills and i still haven't got my period!!could it be from those emergency pills(EC)?how many of those can u take in one year?which are the side effects?are they the cause for my lack of periods?...what can i do now?was it wrong that i took 3?how long will it take until i'll have my period?

[ 08-23-2006, 07:17 AM: Message edited by: mikim ]

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It is normal for your period to be a little 'off' for a few cycles after coming off of the birth control pill. EC can also make your cycles early/late for a few cycles.

However, since no one investigated your lack of a normal menstrual cycle before they put you on the pill, there is a good chance that your problem hasn't actually been solved. The birth control tricks your body into having a withdrawal bleed monthly; this does not mean that your body will have normal cycles without the help of the birth control pill.

My advice ... Give it a few cycles ... And if you still don't have your period, go back to your doctor and ask him/her to find out why (not just prescribe something for you). Until they find out why, they can't really solve the problem.

(Is there any chance that you could be pregnant? If you're having sex, you need to be using another method of protection now)

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