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Riika
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I'm on my sugar pills of my Tri-Sprintec pills and it's the first time I've been on birth control.

My boyfriend and I didn't even wait an entire week before we had sex because I read somewhere that since I started within the first 24 hours of my period that I should be protected immediately.
I think we waited, maybe, 5 or 6 days. We didn't use any extra protection, but he also didn't ejaculate inside of me.

Anyway, I take the pill at 6:15pm since I have classes that run pretty late and it's the most convient time for me. I just took my second sugar pill today and I'm wondering when my period should get here.

We've had sex a couple times since I've been on the pill which has only been a little over 3 weeks now. I just want to stomp any pregnancy worries.

Although I think it should be on it's way since I had terrible terrible pain in my legs last night, especially in the joints, which is characteristic of my menstrual cycle, but some of my other tell tale symptoms aren't here.

...Do I have anything to be worried about? When does your period normally come when you've just started the pill?

Thank you.

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-Jill
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Actually we recommend waiting a full cycle before relying on the pill as your sole method of birth control.

It can take a few cycles for your body to fully adapt to the pill, meaning your periods might not be entirely predictable just yet. If you don't start by the time you're back on the active pills, take a pregnancy test.

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