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Old 07-24-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Question Question about "spotting" when taking pills late - help!

OK so i am on yaz. i am usually very good with taking it around the same time every night, but the past week my schedule has been so hectic that 2x last week and once the other night i forgot and took the pill the next day. So 3x total in the past week. Yesterday started what i thought was spotting which i know can happen if you take a pill late, but it's more like a period, i have to wear a tampon, i am crampy and have a headache and feel tired. My period isnt really due to come until the weekend, but i'm wondering if taking the pills late made it come earlier? do you think this could be my period or is spotting like this? i have spotted a couple times before but only a little, nothing as long as this. I am actually leaving on saturday for a week at the beach, so truthfully the period coming several days early (if thats what this is) is a blessing! although im totally prepared to get the REAL thing on the weekend
and thoughts/info from those who may know or have experienced this? thanks!!!!

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Old 07-25-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: Question about "spotting" when taking pills late - help!

I think it's spotting and you will get your period. Missing pills can lead to cramping and spotting. Just keep taking your pills as regular even if you don't get a period on the week you are suppose to. You should even out by next month.

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