Donate Now
We've Moved! Check out our new boards.
  New Poll  
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Scarleteen Boards: 2000 - 2014 (Archive) » SCARLETEEN CENTRAL » Safer Sex & Birth Control » Going off the pill

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Going off the pill
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 25425

Icon 1 posted      Profile for September     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My doctors suggested that I stop taking the pill, as I am on a lot of medication and don't need extra chemicals messing with my body. Since I am in a long-distance relationship and not taking the pill to control my period, that's fine by me. I just have two questions:
1. My last period started on Sept. 19th. I started the next pack on schedule but then stopped a week into it, after talking to my doc. Two days later, I started spotting, which lasted for two days. Now I am wondering when to expect my next period? Is it going to be around the time I would have my withdrawal bleed had I stayed on the pill? Is there any way to tell?
2. I am going to have to look into non-hormonal bc. Can someone give me some advice on what my options are?


Posts: 9192 | From: Cologne, Germany | Registered: Sep 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 22471

Icon 1 posted      Profile for dailicious     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's really difficult to say what will happen with your period this month, it could be that you simply don't get one (this can happen after you've stopped using the pill), it could come early, it could come late. So just don't fret about it not coming and wait it out and see when it does come. Sorry I can't offer you more!

As far as non-hormonal methods go, condom use by itself, when condoms are used properly are very effective. You can also pair condoms with another method such as a diaphragm or cervical cap to increase that effectiveness.

Look at Margaret San ger's Disneyland for some more diea about your options. It would also be a good idea to talk to a gynecologist about non-hormonal methods, how you would get them, how to use them, etc.

Posts: 3382 | From: Denver, Colorado | Registered: Mar 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator

  New Poll   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3