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using the pill while on depo

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I began the depo provera shot December 5th, 2016 and I literally bleed until my second shot which was in Feb. I read only if you get the shot several weeks earlier, it will reduce the bleeding. However that didn't work either. I tried 800mg ibuprofen 3 times a day (told to do so by a doctor) and that didn't stop the bleeding either. So after a few trial and errors, my doctor gave my birth control pills (Mylan) for 5 days to see if it would stop the bleeding and it did. However after stopping those, I began bleeding again so I began to consider switching to the pill. I got another prescription for bc pills (Marlissa) and began taking them 3 weeks before my next injection date. Within those three weeks my bf has came inside me numerous times and I haven't taken the pill at the same time each day. My question is, is using the pill while on depo cause the two forms of bc to cancel out? Can I possibly end up pregnant using these 2 together? ( I have had nausea, heartburn, brownish spotting, weird cramping, breast tenderness, etc)
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replied April 27th, 2017
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You have nothing to worry about, The two forms of birth control does not cancel each other out.

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