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Old 08-07-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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help! first time having sex since being on the pill

i started ortho tri cyclen lo on the 31st..which means its been 7 days..so they say its ok to not use any back up now..
so tonite i had sex for my first time ever without a condom..
BUT IS IT TRULY OK TO HAVE SEX RIGHT AFTER 7 DAYS OF BEING ON IT?
im starting to freak out a little bit now about pregnancy.
Do you think ill be okay?
i mean how well can you truly trust the pill?
Does it being ORTHO LO have any less effectiveness?
my last 2 questions..
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and lately my breasts have been slightly tender..like if i was ovulating or something..but thats what the pill is for..obviously to make me NOT ovulate..so if my breasts are a little tender..could i still of ovulated?
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:41 AM   #2
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

Anyone?? Please =)
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

From what Ive learnt, you should take a 2nd precaution during the first month u are taking the pill. so use a condom as well during the first month. and it takes 21 days for the BCP to take effect and from just 7 days i dont think it aint gona help in preventing ovulation... dats why pills come in 21 days and 7 days sugar pills... or placebos.

someone pls enlighten if im wrong

 
Old 08-08-2005, 07:44 AM   #4
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

After seven days of perfect use of the pill, you are as protected as you will ever be on it. Sometimes women are advised to wait a month before using the pill as their sole means of contraception to make sure they are taking it as they should be, that they are used to taking it and thus doing so "perfectly".

 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:27 AM   #5
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

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i started ortho tri cyclen lo on the 31st..which means its been 7 days..so they say its ok to not use any back up now..
so tonite i had sex for my first time ever without a condom..
BUT IS IT TRULY OK TO HAVE SEX RIGHT AFTER 7 DAYS OF BEING ON IT?
im starting to freak out a little bit now about pregnancy.
Do you think ill be okay?
i mean how well can you truly trust the pill?
Does it being ORTHO LO have any less effectiveness?
my last 2 questions..
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and lately my breasts have been slightly tender..like if i was ovulating or something..but thats what the pill is for..obviously to make me NOT ovulate..so if my breasts are a little tender..could i still of ovulated?

To add to Daisie's post, the "Lo" does not mean less effectiveness. It just means that it has lower hormones than the regular Ortho Tri-Cyclen. The two are so close is hormones that there's barely any difference, anyway.

Also, your breast are tender because of the hormones. It's a side effect of the pill, and should subside in a few cycles.

 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:09 AM   #6
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

so..do you think it was a mistake to use no condom this soon? i dont know what to do now.
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Old 08-08-2005, 11:03 AM   #7
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

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so..do you think it was a mistake to use no condom this soon? i dont know what to do now.

Of course the pill isn't 100% effective, but pregnancy is highly unlikely if you've taken the pill perfectly for 7 days.

 
Old 08-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #8
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

well to ease my mind some..i called planned parenthood and the lady there said it will be totally protected after 7 days. and i said are you for sure? and she said yes.

so i guess thats good.
i mean i was on my 8th pill when it happened..
you know a extra pill just in case lol..

thanks!
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

I was scared exactly the same as you. After 7 days on the pill had sex and nope I did not got pregnant. So relax you are safe .

 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:14 PM   #10
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

Thank you for posting! this is who i really wanted to hear from. someone who has been in the same boat as me...i know everyone is different but you have helped ease my mind a lot. where you on ortho lo when this happened? so you really think ill be ok?
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

Try to relax! If you took your pill perfectly for the seven days prior to having sex, you were well protected. Stress can effect your cycle, so try to relax.

 
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

ok, thank you =) but i just had another question..

I started my period on July 23rd [saturday] and couldnt start taking my BC on that sunday [24th] because i was at camp and started earlier than i thought, so therefore i didnt have the BC with me..so when i got home..on that sunday.. [31st] i started taking...even tho i skipped that sunday during my period...do you still think ill be ok.. or did i mess up on how i started it?
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:59 PM   #13
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

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ok, thank you =) but i just had another question..

I started my period on July 23rd [saturday] and couldnt start taking my BC on that sunday [24th] because i was at camp and started earlier than i thought, so therefore i didnt have the BC with me..so when i got home..on that sunday.. [31st] i started taking...even tho i skipped that sunday during my period...do you still think ill be ok.. or did i mess up on how i started it?
This is a good question I would like to know the answer too. It's probably okay but I'm not sure. I took my first pill the day I started my period. I'm on orthotricyclen.

 
Old 08-09-2005, 05:17 PM   #14
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Re: help! first time having sex since being on the pill

AHH!! now im freaking out that i might of took it wrong. i cant believe it didnt remember this till now. gosh i hate making mistakes and paying for them i always do this! i cant put my mind at ease with this.
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I figured you would feel worried now but let's see if you start period on monday it is okay to take it the next sunday that which is a 6 day window period. Now you took it at the 8 day of your cycle. I would think you are still okay given you took it 7 days. I will do some little search online okay. I know this brings lot of anxiety.

 
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