Post # 1
I am 21, getting married on December 17th of this year, and prior to mid-August (about a week and a half ago) I had never taken birth control pills. I went to a doctor and was prescribed the generic version of Loestrin, a pill called Junel Fe 1/20 (it’s a 28 day pack). No negative side effects as of yet — I feel great! However, I was just wondering if any of you have heard of/use/used this pill and what you think?
I’m waiting til I get married to have sex so I’ll have 4 months of using the pill prior to sex. I’m just anxious that Junel isn’t going to be effective or that I need to do something else ALONG with the pill to prevent pregnancy, because we don’t want to have children for awhile. Any advice bees? What should I do?
Post # 3
I am on the pill as well…have been for awhile….don’t think it is the same as what you are taking but I trust it..I am 36 and have been on birth control for awhile with no need for any alternative methods. If you want to be certain you will not become pregnant…use condoms as well….even though I don’t think they will be necessary.
Post # 4
I also use Loestrin. Different birth control works for different people, i know some girls on the board have had horrible side effects from Loestrin, but luckily you and me are not one of them. For a long time I used condoms along with the pill, obviously since I’m not married yet I didn’t wait till marriage to have sex, but Fiance is the only one that I’ve been on the pill with and not used a backup form with birth control. Two and a half years later and we’ve had no problems, the really important thing is to make sure that you take it at the same time every day.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! As for taking it the same time every day, the first day or two I took it within 30 minutes of each other (between around 8:00 to 8:30am), and then I began setting an alarm to take it at 8:30am. One day I (accidentally) slept in a little longer and didn’t take it until 9:15am. Is the pill still effective if you take it, say, within an hour of the same time every day? Or does it need to be the EXACT same time?
Post # 6
@smiley90: I believe the time window is three hour, but setting an alarm is a great idea, I do the same thing. But I set mine at night for my bedtime, otherwise I’d end up sleeping in and missing it all the time, I’m sooo not a morning person.
Post # 7
If you are worried, make sure to bring condoms. COndoms plus birth control will make sure you are covered 🙂
I can’t help with the BC brand, I take ortho cyclen, but I would still recommend a condom if you really do not want kids right away.
Post # 8
as long as you take it everyday you will be fine. I have been off on my pills by about 45 minutes to an hour and have never had any problems. 4 months is plenty of time for it to work. If your still worried you can always use condoms