BC expiration - still good within the expiration year?
My boyfriend and I have chosen to remain on the birth control pill since condoms are often irritable and takes away from the spontaneity and pleasure. Anyway, I've been on Orthotricyclen since January but for the past 3 months have been spotting and getting bad bouts of nausea. I went to my doctor 2 days ago, asking for a switch in birth control pills, hoping I will find one that my body works well with. Instead of giving me a prescription for something new, she gave me a 2 samples of Mircette 28 day packs and asked for me to get back with her on how it works out for me. I don't need to start a new pack until next Sunday but I noticed the sample packs expired in May of this year. i left a message at my doctor's office that the pills expired and her nurse returned my call saying that the pills were fine to take, that they are still good within the year of their expiration. I didn't feel reassured by that and kept asking her if it was really okay, that I don't want to get pregnant anytime soon and if she could just call in a prescription for me and I'd gladly purchase a new pack. The nurse insisted that the pills were good and said not to worry. Have any of you taken bc pills after the expiration date, but within the same year? Have any of you heard that bc pills are still good within the year of its expiration? Just wondering and worrying. Also, any one on Mircette? Has it worked for you? All replies welcomed and appreciated. Thank you.