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Amyyy
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I'm 19 and I've never been on the pill before, I was perscribed ovarnette by a doctor but told to wait untill the first day of my period to take it. On Monday I woke up and thought I had my period (even though it was a week early, im irregular) so i took the pill for the first time. Yesterday I realised it was just spotting and I dont think it was my actual period, I took the pill again today, as I thought I should have ...

My question is, if I started the pill a week before my period was due will I still be protected? Ive never been on the pill before so I'm a bit confused. Also we wont be relying fully on the pill, we'll be doubling up with condoms as well.

Also, is it probable that I will gain weight with this pill?

Thanks very much for your answers in advanced, I honestly dont no what I would do without scarleteen.

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Robin Lee
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Yes, you will still be protected by your pill. The timing of starting it mostly has to do with getting on a schedule. You can read more about the timing of starting a pill in the article I will link below, but you're perfectly fine, especially since you'll be backing up with condoms. [Smile]

It's really hard to predict how anyone will react to any specific pill so we really can't say whether you'll gain weight or not. Weight gain is a known side effect of taking the pill, but different people respond differently to different brands.

Three questions about taking the birth control pill (and plenty of answers)

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Amyyy
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Thanks so much for your quick reply =) !! So if I started Monday will I still get my period next week or is there a strong possibility that it will get messed up ?? I should be protected by next week .. Thanks again =)

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