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aly01
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Ive been taking Marvelon for a good 6 months now, and have had no problems/ missed periods. This pack I havent missed a pill, or even taken one late. Lately, whether this is actually happening or my paranoia is just kicking in and helping me to imagine things, Ive been having too pee more often than usual. Ive also felt dizzy during the day for no apparent reason this week. My period/withdrawl is only a day late so far, but I'm wondering what other people's opinins are on how worried I should be at this point. I am aware of the fact that im a VERY neurotic person and could be blowing this out of proportion, but I'd just like some reassurance, or advice.
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Gumdrop Girl
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if you take your pills without fail, you're supposed to be fully covered. if you want to stop panicking so much, here's an option you should consider: use condoms. a pill with condom backup is excellent protection!

and if that's not enough, stop letting yourself freak out and just abstain until you can calm them nerves.

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aly01
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ive had people (my sister) ask me if i really think i should be having sex at 17 if its causing me this much consternation / stress in the first place. however, i know that worrying/thinking too much is just something that i do...and i think its justified, sex, especially as a teen, is a serious subject. also, worrying about it nonstop doesnt seem to take away from any of the enjoyment of having a sexual relationship.... just a side thought, might spark some new conversation..?

anyway, thank you for your advice, ps. this site is an awsome resource.


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Gumdrop Girl
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well, we've seen our fair share of folks here who come back time after time freaking out over pregnancy risks and the like and they just can't seem to handle it. it's kinda helps to try to head it off at the pass since many folks can benefit from just abstaining till they're really ready. ultimately, it's up to you whether you choose to carry on with your activities, but bear in mind, we can only tell you so much. if this is what you want, just be informed of the consequences and deal accordingly.

fyi, some reading materials:

  • Ready or Not? The Readiness Checklist
  • Safe, Sound & Sexy - A Safer Sex How-To

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    if q then p (converse)
    if not p then not q (inverse)
    if not q then not p (contrapositive)

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