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Old 08-29-2005, 06:33 AM   #1
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Anyone on or tried the "mini pill"?

I am trying to find a reasonable contraceptive method. I am unable to use the combined pill because of blood clot issues and I am looking into the progesterone only (mini) pill. I am married so I am not really worried about std's. Has anyone tried the mini pill? If so, what did you experience? Did it make your periods irregular or anything? Any advice would be great!

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Old 08-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone on or tried the "mini pill"?

Be VERY careful with your 'window' in which to take your pill. (You do NOT have as much leeway as with a combined pill...I believe it's like 3 hours.) Nor can you double up like a combined if you miss one refer to your packet as to handle the situation (back up for x amount of time)

I don't know exactly how true this to your doctor....but supposibly the generic versions have more 'slip ups'....I got pregnant on the mini pill and informed my OB of such...and that's what she told me......and now she will NOT authorize me to have any generic mini that's just my experience. I would honestly think if there was a huge flaw with it the FDA would not have approved it. I know the women in my family are super fertile I probably just flirted with my time window and boom.

Periods, the mini pill is a continuous AF will pretty much rear her ugly head when she pleases. For me my period shows every 2 - 2 1/2 months.

But I LOOOOOOOOVE it other than more time between my periods, I have no side effects! Unlike all the combined pills...which I just can't tolerate....

Old 08-29-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone on or tried the "mini pill"?

Thanks for your reply! It sounds like that might be the choice for me. My periods are usually every 25 days or so. Do you think if I take the mini pill there will be a longer time between my periods? That would be awesome!!!

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