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bananarama
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i started taking ortho tri cyclen about a week and a half ago, and right after i started the second phase of the active pills my body flipped out and i started spotting - but its more like a regular period. is this normal? does this mean im nont protected from pregnancy, or am i still ok?
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Well, since this is your first month on the pill, you'll want to be backing up with condoms anyway, as it takes the body a while to get used to the hormones.

But spotting is a perfectly common side-effect of starting hormonal birth control.

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bananarama
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thanks. i was just concerned that since it was about as heavy as a period that it might not be working correctly. but i've read that starting bc for the first time can really throw your body out of whck. just checking!!
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