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joyfro
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I used to take the combined pill, and then I was told to take the progestin only pill because of side effects I started getting. But the progestin only pill made me feel sick for the few months I was taking it and I couldn't handle feeling sick anymore so I just quit taking it. It had been a few weeks since I could go to the doctor to get my old combined pill back and during that time we used the pull out method. I started taking the combined pill again but now I am thinking could I be pregnant from using the withdrawal method for a couple weeks? I never got my period during that time :S So we used the withdrawal method for three weeks and I did not get my period after I quit the progestin only pill.
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moonlight bouncing off water
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When you make any changes in taking your hormonal birth control, that can throw your menstrual cycle out of whack, including making you miss a period. If it has been two weeks since the suspected risk or you have missed a period since the suspected risk, you can take a pregnancy test and expect it to be accurate.

These articles have more info:
http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/can_switching_brands_cause_lateness
http://www.scarleteen.com/article/pink/m_i_a_or_dude_wheres_my_period

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