Re: irregular period,how to control birth
If your periods are irregular the pill can make them regular. If you are going to start birth control there is paper that comes with the pill that explains everything. I start the first Sunday after my period has started. You take them every day at the same time, or as close to the same time as possible. The last pills in your pack are sugar pills that are reminder pills for to start your new pack when done with them.
You should use backup for the first 7 days of your period while on the BCP. If you miss a pill you need to use backup and you might have bleeding at that time. It's not your period it's just the uterus shedding from the missed pills.
I don't know how it is in your country but here we have to have a OBGYN doctor give us a pap smear to check for any signs of abnormal cells in our vagina, uterus, cervix. Yes the pill may cause , nausea, headaches, migraines, hair loss, weight gain, mood swings, acne, depression, swollen breasts, high blood pressure, anger, can cause you to stop having a period. It depends on the woman. You may never have any side effects you have to try them and see how your body reacts to them. It will take at least 3 months for your body to get use to them for some women it takes a bit longer.
EDIT: since your periods are not constant it's hard to say when you are the most fertile. If you have a normal cycle the days you are most fertile are 7-10 days before you period and 7-10 days after your period.
Last edited by FromSqueaky; 06-04-2007 at 09:21 AM.