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July 21st, 2010, 12:51 PM
BieneMaja's Avatar Regular
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Location: Kansas
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Hi, everyone. I've been reading that it's best to wait a month after starting a new pack of pills to allow it to fully get into your system before having unprotected sex. I had been taking Ortho -tri cyclen for a few months, then stopped for a month. I started a new pack last month. DH and I DTD a week afetr I started the new pack. I have since had a period, but I have this scary feeling that I might somehow be pregnant. Not something I want to be right now. For the past two weeks I have been nauseous in the afternoons, mostly when I start getting hungry and burping all the time. Could this just be an effect that the pills are having on me? I hope so. I am going to get a HPT soon, but would just like to hear some opinions, seeing as how I DID have a period.
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July 25th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado, USA
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In the packet that came with my Ortho TriCyclen, it said you were completely protected after the first week of the pills. By rule of thumb, people have always told me the first month, and that's how long we waited, but just thought I'd throw that out there. I've been a bit gassier than usual since I started taking the pill back in April, as well.
Unless your period was different that normal (maybe shorter and lighter), then I would say you're most likely not pregnant.
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