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March 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
CandiceN's Avatar Sam & Alex's mommy!
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Yet another month where I'm perfectly happy and content and nice and relaxed the week of my placebo pills and then immediately morph into mrs. B*tchy pants when I start my new pack. And this month I freaked myself out that I was preggo because I had only a spotting period on the new pill, barely any flow.

It's obvious that my body just does not react well to the hormones. I have no idea where to go from here, but at the very least I'm taking a break from the pill and going to barriers for a few months.

Why can't there be an easier way? I won't do NFP because I tend to obsess and it will be just too much for me. I know myself, and my cycles are not regular enough for me to be comfortable with that method. The Paragard IUD would cost me $500, but it might be the only feasible option at this point. Grrr!

Does anyone know --- I took ONE pill of the new pack. I should be fine to just stop taking it now, right? I can't imagine one pill would mess up my cycle at this point???

My boys are my life.

Last edited by CandiceN; March 7th, 2011 at 02:36 PM.
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March 7th, 2011, 06:21 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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The Pill just gives you a steady dose of hormones (except during the placebo week), so it doesn't matter when you stop. Your body will have to go through the same transition to recover from the synthetic hormones whether you stop now or wait until the next withdrawal bleed.

Keep us posted on what you decide. I hear ya on the irregular cycles! Annoying! NFP accounts for that though. The old calender or rhythm type methods don't though.

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March 7th, 2011, 07:38 PM
CandiceN's Avatar Sam & Alex's mommy!
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Thanks for the reply I am going to have a lot of thinking to do!!

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