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zephyr_22
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a few weeks ago, i went to planned parenthood and they gave be ortho-TC for the first time ever. im going to take the first pill tonight because its the first day of my period. since its my first time using it, i was wondering if i will still get my period while im on the green, or sugar, pills, since im going to start taking the pills on my regular period? also, will my period stop since im beggining the active pills? and will i spot a lot since its my first time? thanks for all your help
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Gumdrop Girl
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you might spot, you might not. that varies from person to person. but starting the pill now will cause your period to stop early. and you sohuld get your period during the placebo pills, but if oyu don't, well, your body is still adjusting (though given that ortho-TC is a pretty strong pil, it is pretty likely you will bleed during the green pills).

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zephyr_22
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how long will it take for my period to stop after i take the pills? im sure it wont stop after my first one, cause i took it last night and i still had my period this morning.
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ErinK
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If your period hasn't stopped by the time you've finished the first week of pills, call your doctor, but I bet it will stop in the next few days.
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