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Ovulation and birth control pill, still new to taking pill

I consider myself to still be new to taking the pill as a form of birth control. Just when I think I have it figured out, something new would happen which would make me doubt it's effectiveness.

I am currently using Chateal, which contains 21 active pills and 7 placebo pills. After 6 months+ of taking it as directed, I assume my body should be used to the side effects. I would get nausea from taking it so I switched to taking it at night. I have been taking it that way for 3 months now.

But I have noticed since first started taking it, I would get severe cramps and backaches during the second week of the pack for a few days. I assumed I was ovulating while on the pill because I noticed my cervical mucus changes throughout the month. My understanding though is the pill is to prevent ovulation thus preventing pregnancy.

Can you ovulate while on the pill? Is my birth control pill type too low of a dose for me? Could it be something else?
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replied May 25th, 2014
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Although birth control pills are designed to help you preventing pregnancy by 3 ways: preventing ovulation, changes in cervical mucus and endometrial changes, you may still have ovulation. It is difficult to comment whether the pill dosage is less for you, since the pills come in standard dosage for all. If worried, visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
Take care.



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