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#1 MirandaBack

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:45 PM


I have a question. I recently got switched from Mirena to the pill due to medical complications with the Mirena. I have taken my pill everyday at the same time since I got switched. I was wondering if any other mothers got pregnant while transferring from one birth control to another. We aren't ready for a baby right now, we are careful but I'd like to get other opinions. Keep in mind that I haven't had a period since December (3 months ago). I've bled a little after getting the mirena taken out. It would stop one day, be gone for 2 and then barely bleed again. I spotted the other day. I am worried that I am going to get pregnant. PLEASE NO BASHING and please be honest, has any one got pregnant after switching? The doctor told me to use back up for about a week and I told my husband but he didn't listen. We've had unprotected sex twice. I am afraid that I am or will be getting pregnant. Ugh. I am so scared. I don't know whether to stop taking the pill just in case but if I do and I am not, I will be :


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

Ty for friend request. Unlike FB, etc - it is pretty irrelevant here except that I was brought to your post.
I never suggest mirena or anything but the pill - but I have seen ppl change.
I'm not clear on how long you have been on the pill. Usually doctors and packs warn that you should use condoms for at least 1 pack, to 1 1/2. Not one week. But if there is such a pill that works in one week - in 4 decades I've never heard of one - your doctor must be right. Unfortunately it does not matter cause even if he/she did say one week - like any prescription -must be followed exactly.

Your husband was disrespectful to force you before even a week and sometimes with no period & after mirena you may be more fertile then just 20 hrs every 28 days or so.

You should take the pill - ask your pharmacist how long before you have unprotected sex - will be different now & tell your husband clearly that you don't want a baby. Condom or no entry!

You may have some symptoms -but can't test for at least 4 weeks - however your pharmacist may have a test you can use sooner ~~

If this was in last 1 -48 hours - you might also ask about stopping the pill - taking a plan b or similar and then restarting the pill like first time after the morning after pill works. Since I can't examine you, or browse your medical history and since pharmacists are better experts then even most doctors - I feel sure you can get every thing straight with your pharmacist.

Yes I have known of pregnancies to be between one form of protection to another. But it is not quite rare - but is not every time. I hope this helps. See pharmacist & come back if you wish
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

I got taken off Mirena March 13th and started the pill that day. She said to have a back up form but he doesn't like condoms and he won't use them. The pull out method doesn't work because that's how I got pregnant with my second. Actually correctly remembering, she said to have a back up form for 2 weeks and to be careful until I had my period at the end of the pack. The last time we had unprotected sex was March 18th and he didn't pull out. I am kind of scared that I am pregnant and I don't want to hurt the baby by taking the pills like normal but I don't want to stop because if I'm not, I will end up pregnant. I am so confused. Sorry about the friend request, I seen you had a good reputation for answering questions and I was going to PM you but I can't so I friend requested you hoping you'd answer my question.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

That works. You can PM only after 10 posts.This is because many of us are specialists & volunteers. So not always on line.
There is no such method as pull out- 1 sperm is needed - precum has 100s of 1000s - plus lots of guys come any way or don't even realize.

Two weeks & careful sounds more real. You started the pill the same day? That could mess up -cause discharge and at least wouldn't count as a day out of 2 weeks. If you come back - tell me name of pill pls.

March 18 - it is a long shot but there may be a pill your pharmacist can give you 50% chance to work & 50/50 you aren't pregnant - so the pill may make 75-25 in your favour.

There is no baby to hurt yet - keep taking till you see the pharmacist - try today or tomorrow - let him/her tell you to continue or not. But today- if you took since 18th is ok. Beyond that -the pharmacist.


I will be your friend and try to help you get unconfused - but see pharmacist first.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

The pill are TriNessa. I will call the Dr right now then I shall be back
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

I did a pill search in my blue book, on line with Health Canada & US Dept of Public Health.
I am sorry to tell you that pharmacists are way ahead of doctors. Either you got some wrong info., or misunderstood.


1) TriNessa can cover you in one week if started on the ,or near the last day of your last period.
However if you don't start then, cause of circumstances, like not having had a period or even if a day or two later; the waiting time - ie time to use other means is minimum one month, ie an entire pack. This is more in line with my thoughts & experience.

2) As you suggested they are dangerous if pregnant , which is why I said don't take past today without knowing for sure.
I hope your doctor can be reached - & I still prefer pharmacists or both.
Pharmacists are underused health professionals - just a bit under doctors & often more knowledgeable on medication. They are free, don't need appointments & most of the time may be all you need. So if you couldn't reach your doctor -the pharmacist is still a really good choice.

3) your pill can be taken with the morning after pill - but it will still mess up your periods for 2 - 3 months.

I'm offline - but I have Pop Peeper & will watch for a notification from you & try to get back. We are on EDT & I'll check a few times- up to 23h.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

I called the doctor yesterday. Since I haven't had a period since December, I honestly don't know when I am suppose to start. I expressed my concern and she told me to keep taking the birth control and to be careful and at the end of the pack, if I don't start my period that I need to come in for a walk in pregnancy test. Since I haven't had a period in 3 months, I took it the day she took the Mirena out. I wouldn't want to keep taking them just in case. Last night he done it again, got off without pulling out and with no condom. It's like he doesn't care but then again he doesn't want another baby yet. He's weird.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

He's playing with your health & life. I'd question why you allow him his way - you get pregnant & where will he be?
This is why we never answer relationship problems on this or any site. We are big on tossing disrespectful ppl, either sex, out as there is no future. I never learned, as a medical professional, father or grand father -to be nice about what is basically mini-rape & total disrespect. My wife is tougher.

Your doctor makes sense - keep taking the - & don't let him near you without a condom after last pill.If your period comes & you start new pack- set guidelines !!!!

There are sheepskin condoms that hardly feel like there is one. If that is the concern.
Good against pregnancy- (but not disease, which is not a concern for you now).

Keep taking the pills exactly as the doctor says . Remember pulling out is not any kind of BC.

The more you write the less I like him -he's the type who'll control everything & when you need him. bye bye.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Oh, he'll be there. We are married and we already have one together and I have one from a previous relationship. He's in the AF. I'm honestly not sure when I will start but I hope things pan out and I start at the end of the pack (in 18 days) it sucks waiting for that moment. Another question if I may?
There are pills in the pack that allow you to start your period (the last pills in the pack), after I take the first one, do I start my period or will it be after I take the last one? That's what I don't understand
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

Sorry-that is beyond what we are allowed to do, as a mistake could be serious. Ask the pharmacist to be sure.

It's none of my business - but it sounds unusual that a husband who doesn't want a baby would force himself.
The older i get - i dpn't say 'no' - who knows how long we can continue -- & pregnancy is not a problem?

In almost 45 years I have said no though ~~ & only has to say once. I don't think I'm an exception.

I hope all will be well for you. My husband & I are agreeing with your doctor & also that your best help now is your pharmacist.

My English isn't perfect - come back if I'm not clear. We are in Quebec & my first language is French. I speak better then I write. :nurse:
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

Another question if I may?
There are pills in the pack that allow you to start your period (the last pills in the pack), after I take the first one, do I start my period or will it be after I take the last one? That's what I don't understand

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:27 AM

As I already posted:' Sorry-that is beyond what we are allowed to do, as a mistake could be serious. Ask the pharmacist to be sure.'

We did spend some time searching info. on your pill & it is person specific, not standard. To be safe and to follow your doctor's instructions - you need to verify with your pharmacist where you have the prescription. I don't want to tell you online something that not seeing you or having your medical records I could be wrong.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Okay. Thank you. I'm just not understanding it. It's very stressful. I am so afraid that I am going to end up pregnant and the birth control will hurt the fetus if there will be one. Thank you for the information :)
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

No, it won't. Birth control does not interfere with the baby if there is one as it is designed to stop the sperm & ovum from getting together - it does not effect after the fact.I think the doctor & I are both thinking that there is a good chance you aren't & don't want your husband's behaviour to make you pregnant if you are not now. No conflict. If there is a baby. Continuing the pill will also help with the period maybe as with that pill you may miss periods & have before - so good chance you will have the next one. Idea is to keep you "UNPREGNANT" hopefully.

I agree this is stressful & I know close to how you feel ,really! That's why following what the doctor says is important - don't think -just do.

Even at my stage of life I know stress. My son spent a month in Afghanistan training medics & that meant he was not with large groups or on main bases -but moving around -- I kept worrying about those road side bombs, etc. This was just 3 yrs ago & was the longest month of my life. (Canadian Forces -Army Medical Corps).
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