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My Expirience With the Pill

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You always hear about all the awful side effects, the weight gain, the mood swings, the lack of intrest, etc.

But I have been on the pill for 3 months now and so far have not had a single side effect. I have actually lost about 5 pounds, no noticable mood swings other than the normal very slight ones I had right before my period every month anway, and my sex drive is just as intact as it always was.

However I do have one question. When I get to the placebo part of the pill pack, I don't get my period until about day 4 of the placebos. Then I have a fairly light period that lasts until sunday or monday (i start the pack on sunday, and take my pill at 10pm every night, so my period stops over sunday night-monday morning when I take the first real hormone pill on that pack.

Is this normal?
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replied May 1st, 2006
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Re: My Expirience With the Pill
landailyn wrote:
you always hear about all the awful side effects, the weight gain, the mood swings, the lack of intrest, etc.


But I have been on the pill for 3 months now and so far have not had a single side effect. I have actually lost about 5 pounds, no noticable mood swings other than the normal very slight ones I had right before my period every month anway, and my sex drive is just as intact as it always was.


However I do have one question. When I get to the placebo part of the pill pack, I don't get my period until about day 4 of the placebos. Then I have a fairly light period that lasts until sunday or monday (i start the pack on sunday, and take my pill at 10pm every night, so my period stops over sunday night-monday morning when I take the first real hormone pill on that pack.


Is this normal?


in my opinion your lack of side effects is not normal (but actually, i'm just jealous!) you're fine on both topics. The lack of side affects just means you do well with the hormones. Some birth control pills work fine for a few months and then all of a sudden once your body adjusts some side affects show up.

As for the period, the placebos contain no hormone, meaning it takes a few days for your body to realize it's time to bleed. It is also one of the wonders of birth control; a lessened period.

Don't worry!
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