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12redtulips
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I'm taking Tri-Sprintec, the generic of Ortho Tri. Right now I'm on my second pack.
I started having sex during the first week of my second pack. We used a condom at ALL times, and if there was any breakages, they were too small for us to notice, although I'm about 99% sure that the condom didn't ever break.
I've taken my pill religiously. Same time every day, and have NOT missed any. So, the only way I can figure my pill would have gotten messed up is if it were exposed to temperatures above/below those recommended by the manufacturer.
I started my placebo pills this morning and have no signs of withdrawal bleed. I'm not too sure on how its supposed to work because on my first (and only other) pack, I pretty much had bleeding the entire last 3 weeks of pills.
So... should I be freaking out that my withdrawal bleed hasn't started on time? like I said, I don't know of any condom breakages, and I haven't missed any pills. HELP [Frown]

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Heather
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If you had lots of breakthrough bleeding during your first plack, that may be why you aren't seeing a withdrawal bleed now.

Can I ask when you started the first pack in relationship to your period then? Did you do a first-day or Sunday start, or did you start mid-cycle?

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12redtulips
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I started the pack on the first day of my period, as the directions stated.
After a few days on the pill, my bleeding stopped for the rest of the week, but I had spotting, starting during my second week of pills, for the rest of the pack

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Heather
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And that breakthrough bleeding is very typical for new users of hormonal methods: it generally is nothing to worry about.

Given when you started your pill, you likely aren't seeing a withdrawal bleed because of all that previous bleeding and spotting. Given you were using the pill AND condoms properly, pregnancy would be very, very unlikely.

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