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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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.
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.
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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