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John Williams  ·  18 Aug 2016

I am amazed at the number of people who go on line with problems about taking (or not-taking) the pill or the morning after pill. Why not phone your GP who prescribed the pill? Why not ask the pharmacist who dispensed the pill? Why not find out the name of your district nurse and phone her? In all these cases you will get accurate professional advice rather than depending on anonymous replies on websites where 'the blind are leading the blind'.


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Kdl1990  ·  16 Aug 2016

Hi there, need some help! Basically I have been on the pill(yas) for the past 5months. My and my partner have only recently started getting sexually active again after our child 9montjs ago! I didnt take it religislouy(I know careless and stupid). I didn't get my period for 2 months it arrived for 3 days left again and haven't had it since and have been taking my pill religislouy since this. I'm just wondering could I be pregnant or what other cause could it be to miss my period and be so irregular.  Thanks 


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Mryan  ·  10 Aug 2016

Hi I need some advice I am really worried ! I've been taking yasmin for the last 2 months and coming to the 4th last day of my 21 days I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend however I forgot to take the pill the following 3 days after ? I took the morning g after pill 48 hours later for extra precaution ? I would like to know was I covered the next day after having sex ? Is it highly likely I'm pregnant? 


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Michellah o brien461  ·  12 Jul 2016

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend but I've been on the pill for the past 5-6 days do I need the morning after pill ?  


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Rosie01  ·  06 Jul 2016

I am on the Microlite for 7 months now and I recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on the first day of my pill and the third day of my pill.. I know I am protected during the 7day break but am I protected during the first week back on Microlite? Also he didn't ejaculate in me but I'm still worried I could get pregnant!! Will I need emergency contraception?😶😶


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Anna83  ·  11 Nov 2015

Hi, I am on the pill dianette - originally for my skin - and have been taking it for the last year and a bit. Recently my boyfriend and I have started using it as our only form of contraception and I'd just like to be sure, I have taken my pill at the same time everyday for the past 4 days(beginning of my pack) am I fully protected with those days?


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becca888  ·  20 Jun 2015


I would really appreciate someones advice as I dont really have someone I could talk to about thi

Me and my boyfriend were having sex on my second last day of taking the contraceotive pill. He didnt pull out and ejactulated inside me. Should I take an extra day of the pill or more just to be sure the sperm couldnt still be alive? Or should I just stop taking the pill for this week and expect my period to come? 



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4321  ·  08 Jun 2015

Hey, does anyone know if you are on microlite are you still covered on day 1 of your 7 day break?


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Rosie10  ·  01 Jun 2015

I am on the ovranette pill and I had sex on Tuesday however my boyfriend didnt cum.. On Saturday I had diarrohea but I wouldn't describe it as severe however today (Sunday) I have had diarrohea all day, am I at risk or am I overthinking it? It has been 6 days since I had sex and he didn't even cum


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baxx  ·  15 Apr 2013

I have pcos, i am on a 21 day pill and i missed the last 2 days of the pack, I got my period as normal. However the 1st day of starting my new pill pack i had sex not using any other contraception. Is there a risk of pregnancy?


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Fairyface  ·  11 Mar 2013

Have a super stupid question to ask regarding the pill.

I began taking Microlite over a year ago and thank god have had absolutely no side effects (well apart from going up 2 cup sizes, but wouldnt consider that a bad effect). I am moving to america soon and I was wondering is it available over there? Also are Irish prescriptions valid in the US? I'm initally going for 3 months so debating bringing 3 months with me if there is not going to be any available over there as I have heard horror stories of other people taking the pill and consider myself lucky that this one suits me so well. Also has anyone travelled with prescription tablets before with Aer Lingus? I presume it will be no trouble as I have brough a months supply with me with Ryanair and has been trouble free.

Thank You


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MorrisMoo  ·  24 Aug 2012

hi am. Can't find any straight answers anywhere so thought I'd chance asking here. I've been on microlite for over two years now and stupid me can't remember taking the last pill (Satuarday) today is now Friday :/ and I threw away the box so I really am clueless wheather I have taken the pill or not. whats should I do? should I start taking my 21 pakc a day earlier or just continue as normal?


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shaaron  ·  02 Jan 2012

on the marviol pill took it at 5pm got sick later bout 1am am i still covered


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renace  ·  11 Oct 2011

5 days after taking the pill my fiance and i started without using condoms, i was not aware i was to wait at least 7 days, on the 6 and 7th day it was a good 5-6 hours later than the normal time when i take the pill. then 8 days after i started the pill i started bleeding, its been over a day now and still. Is that something that may be normal or could it be something else?


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La2011  ·  02 May 2011

Hello, ok so i was on microlite for 2 years then was switched to yasmin, started getting non stop head aches and nose bleeds so doctor told me to get off it start away. i got a period a week after getting off it and have not got one since(2 months). I have a prescription to now go back on the microlite but can i take it any day or do i have to wait for my period?

                                           Hope someone out there has some advice,

                                           Thanks a million.


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barbie86  ·  09 Dec 2010

As far as I'm aware, if you've completely missed a pill you shouldn't have a 7 day break; at least, this was the old guideline, but it may have changed. Anyway, as you've not done that I would take the next pill on Saturday, 7 days after you took your last pill; if you break for 8 days then you will need to use alternative contraception for 7 days as back-up as it may not be effective. I would also try to speak to your pharmacist to find out if you've been protected in your pill-free week as you've missed a pill completely and only taken 20 instead of 21, and until you have, use condoms or abstain to be on the safe side.



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sharonl  ·  07 Dec 2010

I lost one of my Microlite pills this month, I just took the next one for that day, I finished a day early now so does anyone one know when I start taking the next pack? I used to start the next pack on a Sunday - do I start on Saturday now instead? Also, will my contraception be affected? thanks


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Samm  ·  22 Nov 2009

I've been on Microlite for months (not sure how long) because of Ovarian Cysts. I'm not the most consistant when it comes to taking them, as I am very forgetfull, but about a month or two back, I stop taking them for a month both to check if the Cysts had gone and to maybe try and get my natural system back in order.

I started again after that time and since, I've been worried if I took it at the wrong time, because this time, my period appeard about a week before it should have.

I'm staying off for another two months, just in case, and I want to know when is the right time to start taking it again? Would it be the day your period starts, or the day it ends, or whenever is suitable?

Thank you.Laughing

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rachy  ·  24 Aug 2009

i have started using dianette because my periods are really painful and heavy.on my first pack of pill i had my periods for nearly a mnth .there due again within the next two weeks will i get them ??

only on the pill for nearly 2 months

i also had sex without using a condom and my boyfreind came will i be safe ??Embarassed

thanks xxxxxx


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ellybean  ·  20 Jul 2009

Smilehi there,

does any1 know if i dont take my pill for the last week will i get my period within that week because i want to do that so i wont have it on hols. I dont want to keep taking the pill non stop without a break cos I dont want to be bloated while away. please help


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lil L:)  ·  19 Jul 2009

Hi guys!!

I've been on microlite for over a year. I've put on a little weight and suffer some mood swings. I have developed a thick clear discharge since starting the pill however. Can anyone tell me is this a side effect of the pill? I know the pill works by making the mucus thicker but should it be so pronounced?


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CherBer  ·  05 May 2009

Hi Granny118,

There are no reported side effects of taking too many pills at once. Younger girls might get a little bleeding. If you are on anti-biotics you should use a condom too tho,better to be safe than sorry.


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NobodyC18  ·  09 Mar 2009

just wondering what people think about this..

im on the pill but last friday i had a little bit of a severe bowel movement after about two hours of taking the pill. i had unprotected sex for a bit but we used a condom before he came. do you think there's any risk, since i have been taking my pill properly since then?


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Granny118  ·  09 Mar 2009

Hi there,

I am wondering about what happens when one overdoses on the pill? I don't mean taking 2 pills in error on the one day, but taking about 8 of them in one go!! This came up in a discussion last week and has been on my mind since....the person who brought it up took the so many pills because somebody told her that if she was not properly covered by the pill (ie she is on antibiotics), had unprotected sex, then the taking of so may pills could prevent a pregnancy???


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rassa  ·  20 Nov 2008

hi everyone,i've just come off microlite. i was in bits the past week, horrible head aches swelled legs [thighs]. got checked out im ok but was told to come off the pill as my baby is only 5 months. dont really want another one so i think best thing to do is get the coil. last 5 years no worries about pill break and as far as i know dont put on any weight


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sarah (QDH78170)  ·  18 Nov 2008
hi im on yasmin for the first time, and me and my boyfriend decidede to try unprotected sex after about a week of taking it everyday? i am protected arent i??

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Anonymous  ·  02 Nov 2008
hi iv been on microlite for the last 4 months but recently forgot to take a pill.. i took it in within the 12 hours but just about. a day or 2 later i had a litttle bleeding but its 9 days later now and it hasnt stopped. my 7 day break starts tomoro, jus wondering wat i shud do?

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tracey (PAX74175)  ·  22 Aug 2008
i'm on cilest (have been for over a year) but i missed my pill last month so decided to take a months break. After being back on the pill this month (for 2weeks) i had unprotected sex. Am i safe from pregnancy?

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lyn xxx xxx!  ·  22 Jul 2008
hey im on yasmin, i missed a pill this week and have decided to continue without taking the 7day break as an extra percaution, but next month im goin on holidays and want 2 do the same so i dont have my period while away! does any1 no if this is bad missin 2 periods on purpose?? xx xx xx!!

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Anonymous  ·  11 Jun 2008
Hey that happened me last week too. I am taking triminulet. Have been taking them regularly but last week i forgot to take it on a sunday, didnt realise it till monday, had unprotected sex on the sunday nite, and the doctor told me to get the morning after pill, u have 72hrs i think to take that after the missed pill. that kinda freaked me out a bit, but im hoping it will do the trick!!! :)

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kia!  ·  05 Mar 2008
iv been on microlite for nearly 2 an half years,i hav found no side effects so far!my breasts have gotten a bit bigger but i haven't put on weight. i was just wondering though i had sex the other night with my boyfriend (without a condom) and i forgot to take my pill. i remembered the next mornin about 8 an i took it straight away.i think it was be4 the 12 hrs but im still a bit worried! wats the chances of me getting pregnant?? also we had unprotected sex again last nite(which would of been 2 days after i forgot to take it) mainly because i didn't want to tell my boyfriend i 4got to take the pill cuz there might not be anything to worry about!so if any1 can put my mind at rest please!!?

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gally  ·  02 Mar 2008
hi im on microlite for the past three months. at the start i ran my 2 pill packs together and i got a little bleed halfway through, its nothin to worry about as i got my proper period on 7 day break then. having sex 3 days into the pill is nothin to worry about u are covered from day one provided its taken correctly! i had unprotected sex during my 7 day break do you think im still covered???

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Buttercup  ·  29 Jan 2008
Hi! im on micrlite since september and this month for some reason i started bleeding in the middle of my pack!! i took my last 7day break and did everything as i should have done!!! im taking it on time and i havent missed a day!! can anyone explain this for me??

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Anonymous  ·  14 Jan 2008
Hi I am on microlite about 3 yrs i never had a problem with it untill now, at xmas i didnt take a break from my pill i just continued onto next pack and now i am getting a bleed half way through the pack. my period isnt due for another two weeks. I am taking them every day at the same time can anyone shed some light as to why this is happening? or is this my period am getting now in the middle of my packet?

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Anonymous  ·  20 Nov 2007
Hi Sibhz,

To be honest I wouldn't take the chance as your not on it long enough. My friend was in the same position & wasn't sure about it so went to her GP & was given the morning after pill. I'd say check with your GP

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sibhz  ·  19 Nov 2007
Hi i'm on my first pack of microlite and have had unprotected sex three days ago am i still covered???

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Anonymous  ·  17 Nov 2007
Hi All, I was on Ovranette for over 5years & my GP took me off it as I was getting migraines & she put it doen to the pill. She told me to wait for my next period before going back to see her. Its been a month now & I still haven't seen anything. Im not too sure of what side-effects to expect?? Can anyone help me? I've been weeing an awful lot lately & am extremely bloated as well are these normal?? When should I expect a period? My friend went off it in May and only got a period last week.

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Ann  ·  29 May 2007
I wouldn't see why it would not come.
The MAP can cause a disruption in your period dates so as you have had 1, long period, it will now take your body a while to deal with the excess hormones and get back into its own rhythm.
Don't worry about it but do start to deal with the contraception side of things as taking the MAP too often will not do you any good in the long run.
Good luck.

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Anonymous  ·  29 May 2007
I took the mornign after pill on 16 april. my period came on 23 april, approx 10 days before it was due. it lasted for 2 weeks,my gp sed it was quite common.. however I have not goy my next period yet. will it come?

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Anonymous  ·  11 Apr 2007
ok, i have PCOS an have been changed from cilest to dianette as cilest wasnt strong enough, now im worried because i have been told to take dianette non stop for six months-like no break! HELP PLEASE
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