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Old 08-01-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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when do you start noticing side effects?

Hey guys -

so I just started taking alesse (to be precise, I just took my first pill literally two minutes ago)...I've been really nervous about taking a BCP just becuase I get mood swings very easily, so I decided to take alesse bc it had the lowest amount of hormones

anyway, my question is, in general...when do people start noticing side effects (if they actually have any) to BCPs (whether it be acne, nauseau, weight gain, moodiness, etc)? can they be noticed in a day, or do they usually show up after a week, after a month, etc...

I'm guessing it probably varies from person to person but I was just wondering if there was some general timeframe

this question is to anyone whether you take alesse or not!

Thanks guys!

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Old 08-01-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: when do you start noticing side effects?

It really does vary from person to person. For instance, I didn't get the increased appetite/weight gain side effect until the 3rd month. It lasted for a month and then it went away and I also lost the 7lbs. I gained. Some people don't get any side effects. I, however, am sensitive to side effects for any meds, not just bcps. Good luck!

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