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Member # 104647
posted 11-24-2013 11:03 AM
I've looked around this site and have asked many questions to better my understanding, this post is more of a confirmation that what I've looked at it correct.
I've missed my withdrawal bleed for this month, but I know that can be common on my birth control, because my doctor said it might happen. I took the pill at 10:30 pm every night, until we had daylight savings, but I continued to take it at 10:30 even with the time difference. I didn't have sex until the Friday of my third week of bc pills, we also used condoms. I looked at it afterwards, and according to my understanding a hole or tear would be noticeable whether big or small. But all the stuff seemed to still be inside so I assumed it worked correctly, and it didn't slip. I know my chances of being pregnant are low with the combination of the pill and the condom. However, a missed withdrawal can be scary your first time. I assume I haven't had any pregnancy risks, because I had protected sex and because I took my pill within an hour for the entire cycle. Should I just assume that the missed period is just a result from taking a low dose birth-control pill?
Member # 107716
posted 11-24-2013 01:05 PM
Hi there KJK2!
Because you are taking your BC in the way it should be taken and also using condoms as a back-up, I would say you are pretty well covered. Periods often can change even when we are on the pill. I understand that when we don't get our period sometimes can be scary, so you can always have the option to take a pregnancy test if you want. Here is a good link about using two methods of birth control that can be useful:
The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method
Member # 104647
posted 11-24-2013 03:53 PM
So the time change shouldn't have affected my pill?
Member # 103815
posted 11-24-2013 04:33 PM
In regards to your most recent question, the best person to ask would be the healthcare provider who prescribed the birth control to you. While we here can provide you and everyone else with general information regarding different types of birth control and how they work, we are no substitute for actual and specific information that your doctor can provide; in addition, they would know your medical history and have it all down on records so they can better track how you are doing on the pill. But above all, we highly suggest asking your doctor simply because we don't want to give you the wrong information. Hope this helps.
Member # 20094
posted 11-24-2013 10:54 PM
An hour's difference in the time you take your pill (which is what happens with daylight savings) shouldn't make any difference, but some people's bodies are more sensitive to small changes like that than others, so it's a possibility. However, that change would not compromise the effectiveness at all, so there's no concern there.