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Old 01-13-2004, 08:46 AM   #1
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Question how soon does the pill become effective?

Hey all, I just started taking the pill, and was wondering how soon it becomes effective in preventing pregnancy. I've heard one week, one month or even up to three months. Does anyone have the answer? Thanks

 
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Old 01-13-2004, 09:06 AM   #2
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Re: how soon does the pill become effective?

I was on Allesse, which is a low dose, and I stopped using backup, after only 1 week after starting it.

It might be different with different pills though, I dont know. Ask your doctor so you know for sure.

 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: how soon does the pill become effective?

well......I was told that if you take it the first day of your period, than it is immediately effective, but if u take it the first sunday after ur period, than it takes a month.
That's what I was told. Hope that helps a little

 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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Re: how soon does the pill become effective?

That being because you can possibly ovulate between the time ( or during ) your period ends, and the Sunday you take it ( when first starting the pill ) Therefore, there will be an egg released , and it would take another cycle to be effective. The pill prevents you from ovulating, so when it is fully effective depends on alot on the pill and when you start it. You really should ask your doctor about it to be safe.

 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:59 AM   #5
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Re: how soon does the pill become effective?

dr will say 1 week.

I would wait 1 month.

 
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