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Hi, so I recently came off of birth control but I want to start back. But Last Friday I took a prostinor, can I start back my birth control today ? Would it be effective ? Or do I have to wait

By May 17, 2020 - 11:45pm
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HERWriter Guide

Hello kmahabir123

Thank you for writing.

It might be a good idea to wait until your breakthrough bleeding occurs (the side effect of emergency contraception) so that you are not concerned about pregnancy.

But if you don't get side effects (usually within a week of taking EC) then it should be fine to start regular birth control.


May 18, 2020 - 6:24am
(reply to SusanC)

Thank you, it’s been 5 days that past and I still didn’t experience any bleeding
In the past when I took this pill I used to bleed on the fifth day
Does this mean I’m pregnant and that the pill didn’t work ?

May 20, 2020 - 7:38am
HERWriter Guide (reply to kmahabir123)

Hello again!

We cannot tell anyone that they are pregnant; nobody can do that over the internet. You will need to take a test. One would be accurate by now.

May 20, 2020 - 10:13am
(reply to SusanC)

It’d be accurate even if it’s just a week past since it happened ?

May 21, 2020 - 3:32pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to kmahabir123)

It could be, but if you prefer, wait another week. EC works differently for each individual woman. Use a condom until you are sure.

May 21, 2020 - 4:14pm
(reply to SusanC)

I’ll wait the week again thank you. Before I started birth control I used to bleed 5 days after taking a prostinor, could it be that since I started birth control and came off of it that it would affect me bleeding after the EC?

May 22, 2020 - 7:21am
HERWriter Guide (reply to kmahabir123)

Yes, that could be the case!

Test in a week.

Good luck,

May 22, 2020 - 11:04am
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