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Missed Period on Nortrell 777

I got my period on Nov 11 and started taking Nortrell 777 on Nov 14th (sunday start). This is my 1st month on birth control pills. I finished my last "reminder" pill yesterday (12/11) and did not get my period, although I have had cramps the past few days. I should have gotten it at some point during my reminder pill week. Is it normal for that to happen? They said that it will take a few months for my body to adapt to the pill. I know that when some take the pill it regulates periods and others it stops it completely. Im a little confused! Even though I didnt get my period, I finished my pack yesterday and I started the new pack today. It said not to wait, just to start the new pack anyway. Was I correct in doing that? Is this normal to miss a period until my body regulates? I followed everything correctly- didnt have sex the first week (just to be on the safe side)although I did have unprotected sex during the rest of the month, I did not miss a pill and took it at the same time everyday. Im a little worried.
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replied December 13th, 2010
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The regular birth control pills give you protection after you finish 1 pack and start with the next (with having period in between). Since this was your first pack of pills, you are not protected.
The cramps that you are having could either be due to pregnancy and possible reaction of uterus to implantation or due to probable indication of periods starting. It is fine to start the next pack of pills as instructed, but first the chances of pregnancy should be ruled out.
Visit your gynecologist for a thorough check if you do not get your periods and suspect pregnancy. A blood beta HCG test will help to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately as early as 11 days post conception. Request for getting this test done. Stop taking the birth control immediately if found to be pregnant.
Take care.

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