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Directions for using the birth control pill - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i just got prescribed a new birth control pill. I have not taken any birth control for the past 8th days except for estradiol hormones. I am on the 8th day of my cycle and still experiencing a regular period. Cramping has minimized but flow is still regular. I would like to know if I can start the new pack of prescribed birth control (loestrin) now in the middle of this cycle, or just wait out this cycle and see if it stops on its own.
Doctor :   HI
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
Doctor :   I read your querry
Doctor :   You can start birth control (loestrin) ta nay point of day
Doctor :   That day becomes the first day
Doctor :   The last pills of the box
Doctor :   At the end of of pack you will get withdrawl bleeding
User :   so, Is it okay even if I am in the middle of my cycle right now
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Just mark today as Day1
Doctor :   birth Control pilld will better regulates cycles
User :   will the withdrawl bleeding be extra heavy?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   it will be mild
User :   ok is there a time of the day that is best to start the pills
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   You have to schedule one time
Doctor :   either in the morning or evennig or night
Doctor :   whatever suits for u
Doctor :   Suppose if u miss the dose one day
Doctor :   don't worry, take the extra pill of the previous day with regular dose
User :   what about the estradiol, should i continue to take that with the birth control, or stop that once I start the birth control
Doctor :   why estradiol was given?
User :   to help with heavy cycles
Doctor :   U can stop
User :   ok i will try it and start the new pack in the morning
User :   what about people that take two doses a day, is that recommended
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Take according to prescription
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok Do u have any other querries
Doctor :   YThank u for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Tale pills regularly.
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