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Old 04-23-2007, 07:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy mini pill


I have been on the mini pill (Progesterone only) since May 06. Since taking it my periods have been irregular (as expected really) but usually frequent. Now I haven't had a period for two months which I find a bit worrying. Don't think I've missed any pills but slightly worried. guess I just need reassurance that this is normal...



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Old 04-23-2007, 09:13 AM   #2
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Re: mini pill

Usually every woman skips a period every year or so. It shouldn't be a regular thing, but to skip one isn't the end of the world. It happens.

If you miss the next one, however, then I would talk to your dr. He may change up your script, or do something else with you. Missing one period isn't a big deal. But again, if you miss the second one...see your dr.

Old 05-02-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: mini pill

Still no period, its now about 9 weeks... Thinking of doing a pregnancy test :-S.

Old 05-03-2007, 08:44 AM   #4
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Re: mini pill

Progesterone usually is used to balance the Estrogen/Testosterone levels.

I did now know it was used as a BC pill.

Old 05-03-2007, 09:17 AM   #5
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Re: mini pill

PLEASE do a pregnancy test. The mini-pill is a birth control method with a very high failure rate. My OB will not prescribe it to his regular patients; he will only prescribe it to women who are nursing and cannot take the extra estrogen. And even then, he doesn't like to because he thinks it's not very effective. He recommends the low-dose combination pill instead.

If it turns out you're not pregnant, I would strongly urge you to consider stopping the mini-pill and switching to a combination pill instead if you wish to avoid pregnancy in the future.

Good luck!

Old 05-03-2007, 09:40 AM   #6
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Re: mini pill

This is why I refused to take provera which is a different kind of progesterone only pill. The risks of getting pregnant are high. If you take the mini pill just a little bit late than the normal time you are suppose to take it then you are suppose to use a back up method. It's to much counting and calculating for me plus the constant thinking that I could get pregnant at any time.

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