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    Question How many days after taking your last active BC pill do you get your period?

    I am currently on Apri, the generic version of desogen, the weird thing is that I get my period 3-5 days after taking my last active pill. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it possible to get pregnant in this time period? Thanks in advance.

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    When I was on Alesse on a Sunday start, I got my period on Thursday every cycle like clockwork (so ~5 days). It's normal, and you shouldn't get pregnant because the pill prevents you from ovulating, so there's no egg to fertilize.

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    I am the same way with taking Dianette. AF started 5 days after and has moved to 3 days after. I was supprised about it too. When I was on BCPs before it would start the very next day. But the way I see it, if it is regular then not too much to worry about. You shouldn't be able to get pregnant during that time either.

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    Yep... I usually start 2 - 3 days after my last pill.
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    i'm on ortho tri cyclen lo and i start it every wednesday. i usually get a full blown period on fridays, so that means when i'm on my 3rd day of sugar pills, aunt flo comes over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatinEarthAngel
    I am currently on Apri, the generic version of desogen, the weird thing is that I get my period 3-5 days after taking my last active pill. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it possible to get pregnant in this time period? Thanks in advance.
    I start the sugar pills on a Sunday and get AF anytime from Weds to Fri. I've noticed the start day has been changing recently, and I asked my GYN and she said that's fine and that sometimes, people don't get a period AT ALL (which of course freaked me out!). She said that AF can also lessen with time and that's happened to me too.

    As for the PG question, that freaks me out a lot too...so we use condoms if we have sex the week before AF arrives, just to be safe!
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    I get mine 2 days after I take my last pill.

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    I'm on ovcon 35 and i had this similar question. I've only been on it for 3 months. The first month I didn't start till like tuesday evening, wednesday morning, the next month I started like 12 hrs after I would have taken a pill, and the next month it was like tuesday/wednesday again

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    I am on Yasmin and don't get AF until a week after I have taken the last active pill....Sooooo weird, it can't be normal! I hated being on Yasmin..Anyway, this was my last month on "the pill" can't wait--- TTC again!!!
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    I'm Ortho-Tri-Lo and do a Sunday Start and start AF on a Wednesday, so 3 days after I start the sugar pills.
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    Does anyone skip the sugar pills? Tuesday was my last active pill and I am still waiting for AF to show up. I have all sign and symptoms, just no AF. I am gettting impatient and want to get the show on the road and start my IVF stims. Does anyone know if Lupron injections effect when AF starts?
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    I'm on Mircette, Sunday start, and I get mine on Thursday or Friday of the placebo week. It used to come like clockwork--Wednesday afternoon at 3:00, give or take half an hour--when I first started BCP's. Recently it's started getting later and not as predictable as before. My doctor tells me that's normal for having taken them for a while (two years).

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    I'm on yasmin. I start the placebos on Sunday and I get mine on Thursday or Friday.

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    I am currently taking Yasmin and I usually get Af about 4-5 days after the last active pill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gir1g33k
    I'm on Mircette, Sunday start, and I get mine on Thursday or Friday of the placebo week. It used to come like clockwork--Wednesday afternoon at 3:00, give or take half an hour--when I first started BCP's. Recently it's started getting later and not as predictable as before. My doctor tells me that's normal for having taken them for a while (two years).

    THANK-YOU so much for posting this! My period which started this morning was meant to have appeared on Sunday night, and I was getting really worried till I read this post. With christmas/not working I had been taking my pill at any hour of the day I remembered < totally stupid and I have been kicking myself for the last two days!!! phew and thank-you for making me feel better when I was scared x x x

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