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rachelh27
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Ok. So I started Levora on June 14th and yesterday was my first day of placebo pills. I have been pretty close to a perfect pill user (haven't missed any, only forgot once and took it an hour later than usual, which I know is ok) I don't know when my withdrawal bleed is going to start. During this last month since I started it, my boyfriend and I have had sex four times. Each time, we used a condom successfully and he pulled out before ejaculation. I was only really worried about a possible risk the first time (the 15th, the day after I started the pills), and I actually asked the "is there a risk" question here, and the answer was probably not. I took a test about fifteen days after just to make completely sure and it was negative.

I know you guys recommend a full pill pack use, but the information with my pills said I should be protected after one week. If this is the case, then I have absolutely nothing to worry about. Is this information reliable? I don't know how my body is reacting to the pill since this is my first month taking it. I just want to make sure I am overreacting... when should my withdrawal bleed start? Should I believe the pill information when it says I am good to go after one week? If I start bleeding, that means I am not pregnant, right?

Hopefully this is the last time I have to worry about this stuff... that's the reason I started the pill in the first place. [Smile]

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Yes, most women will have full protection after 7 days of pill-taking. One full pack is recommended however because a minority of women will need a bit longer for full contraceptive protection at first, and because it's generally a good idea to use a trusty backup when starting any new method until one is in the practice of using it correctly.

The withdrawal bleed should start sometime into the 7 day break, usually around 3-5 days after. Even if you don't bleed at all, it's not a reason to panic if you've taken all the pills correctly and have a negative pregnancy test. Pills just sometimes do TOO good a job lightening bleeding to well.. nothing. :)

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[Smile] Ok. So it sounds like I don't have to worry too much at all, with taking all my pills correctly and using a condom every time. Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly!
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Just one last quick (perhaps dumb) question: a withdrawal bleed means no pregnancy, correct? Especially if it is just looks just like a regular period?
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Yep.
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[Smile] Thank you very much!
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