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Question: first time contraceptive pill taker, whats going on????

 Southy1 - Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:27 pm

Hi there!

Im 19 years old and have recently been prescribed the yasmin contraceptive pill, as i am sexually active, and was tired of relying on condoms.

I was told by the doctor that on the 29th i should start taking the pill as this is the normal first day of my menstural cycle.

On the 27-28th i was getting normal period signs (cramps, and lower back pain) I double checked with the doc that i should still take the pill on the 29th, even if my period should be late.

He reassured me that 29th was the date.

So i take the pill on the 29th, and the period signs vanish! :-(

I have had a bout of illness this month and was also prescribed amoxicillin the same time as the pill (taking amox since the 2oth-27th)

I took a pregnancy test yesterday, and too my relief it was negative. I just wanted to check that this is normal for a period to show signs of coming and then vanish....?

should i stop taking the pill and hope the signs come back???!!!

Going to do a second test tommorow, to double check, as ive never done a test before and didnt really know what i was doing! :-( :-(


 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:43 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should continue to take the pills as directed. Your body will be adjusting to the change in hormones but this is not unusual.

Best wishes.
 Southy1 - Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:33 pm

Thanks for replying!

My uni docs is shut mostly over christmas so was in a bit of a panic!

Take Care xx
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:44 am

User avatar Thanks! My best to you also.

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