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How long does it take for the body to adjust to the Pill?

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I have been taking the Pill for almost 3 months now and when it comes to the time of the month for my period, I am always late. My period won't start until the 4th or 5th red pill?

There is no chance that I am pregnant. My partner and I take extra precautions and I have even done about 4 pregnancy tests to be sure.

Please help me understand this.
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replied November 30th, 2012
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Regular birth control pills have been designed to let you have withdrawal bleeding/periods similar to your menstrual cycles (resembling normal hormonal and period pattern), and hence starting with periods late while being on the placebo pills does not affect the efficacy and is considered to be normal as long as you do not miss your periods/withdrawal bleeding. Continue to take the birth control pills at scheduled time daily and avoid missing active pill intake. If still worried, you may consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
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