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ToughToffee
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I took my first birth control pill yesterday (Yaz) and this morning I had 1. headache 2. stomach ache 3. fatigue. Does it really only take one day to feel the side effects? I thought it would be more like a week... it can't be my period, I always feel great when it starts.
Also, I took it the first day of my period, now on day 2 it has gotten much lighter as oppesed to heavier. Can the day 1 route mess up the current period?

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Yes, and yes. It's possible to feel side-effects of BC right as you first start taking it, and it's not unusual at all for it to affect your current period. Basically, it can take a few months for the body to adjust to the hormones, and during that time you can expect some wonky bleeding.

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ToughToffee
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Haha I hope this is as bad as it gets... I was expecting so much worse. I read that the day 1 start would not affect the current bleeding, boy were they wrong [Big Grin] Another upside I also feel... frisker... I sure hope that stays lol
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