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so heres the thing i started my period last 28th of may and i start taking rigevidon for the first time on the 7th of june. As the pharmacist told me that you can start it anytime but it says on the leaflet that you have to start it on the 1st day of your cycle and im suppose to be due on my p0eriod this week or next week. and last monday 11 of june i had an unprotected sex with my bf and it says on the leaflet on the first 7 days you hav to use condos a protection as the pill wont work but we forget about it an the next morning i took levonelle 1500 or what we call morning after pill as i panicked. what should i do?


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replied June 15th, 2012
Birth Control Answer A36045
Hi,
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You are not protected during the first 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal birth control pills. You should have considered using back-up protection while having intercourse. Withdrawal bleeding usually occurs within 7-10 days of taking ECP (which may not occur if taken close to periods). If you have taken the emergency contraceptive within 48-72 hours of the unprotected sexual intercourse, it should work in preventing pregnancy (provided you were not sexually active without protection after taking it). Since the pills contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period/bleeding abnormalities and appearance of new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods which can be delayed. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you miss your periods, or if you have abnormal periods, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Stop the use of hormonal contraceptive if pregnancy is suspected, or if pregnancy gets confirmed.
Take care.


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