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devilwearsprada
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Hello,
I recently missed a pill, which has happened a couple of times before, and when I realized the next day I immediately took the one that I missed and returned to my normal schedule. However, 2 days later I got my period (much more than just spotting). This has never happened to me before after taking only one pill late. After three days the bleeding stopped but since then I have experienced much higher levels of sexual arousal (it's almost constant- and very distracting). Could something be wrong? Is missing one pill enough to seriously mess with my hormones? Also, I took my last pill of my pack as scheduled on Saturday. Should I expect a period this week as normal or would I not get one because of the bleeding I had earlier this month?

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Heather
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I don't think we have any way of knowing if the arousal was related to the missed pill or not. If arousal was only about estrogen/progesterone/androgen levels, we could, but it's about so many more things than that that we can't.

I also can't say what to expect per your withdrawal bleed: there's just no predicting that.

If you're using your pill for contraception, though, sounds like you need to figure out a way to assure you don't miss pills. Do you use an alarm for your pill-taking? If not, that might help a bunch.

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