(Closed) am I too late?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

if you’re going to take the pill, most of them are supposed to work after seven days if you start the sunday after your period, and immediately if you start the first day of your period, at least for kariva/mircette.

but three months away, whatever type, you should be fine!

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

You’re definitely not too late! I would recommend starting asap, though, if you’ve never taken the pill. Some of them can do crazy things to your body, and it’s best to have some time to get used to the pill (or change it out if you need to).

For example, with the first pill I tried, I turned into a crazy sobbing mess at the drop of a hat. It was ridiculous. I was absolutely insane! Once I switched pills, though, things were fine. I’m actually on my third type of pill now, as the second one I tried absolutely killed my sex drive. Anyways, all that just to say that different pills will do different things to your body and it would be best to have a little while to get used to it and see how it’s going to affect you! Because you don’t want to be a crazy raging hormonal bride!

Post # 5
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You should be safe. I would discuss with your doctor if you are concerned though (forums aren’t the best for medical advice!). Are you sexually active now? For my pills, my doctor told me to use a backup form of contraception for the first month of pills, just to be safe. But if you start now, you should DEFINTIELY be safe by the time your wedding rolls around. If you haven’t used BC before, it may take some getting used to anyway, remembering to take your pills everyday. I use BC and condoms anyways, just becuase I am paranoid. No babies for the Valhallas anytime soon please!

Post # 6
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My doctor told me bitrhc control pills are effective after the first month.  Check with yours, but you shouldn’t be too late.

Post # 7
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you’d be fine for effectiveness but as stated, it doesn’t leave you a lot of time to find the right one for you.

We’re using FAM, we’re about 11 months out so we’re starting to learn it now so we know we have it down by the wedding night 🙂

Post # 8
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Time for a call to the doooooooooctor!!!

Post # 9
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Usually, you’re perfectly safe after you’ve (correctly) taken the first pack and are on the second. The risk of pregnancy with the first pack is already lower than without birth control, but chances of ovulation are still quite high. If you go see your doctor soon and get on the pill, you’ll have time to adjust and have it be effective. 

Here’s a good, medical resource:  http://my.clevelandclinic.org/healthy_living/birth_control/hic_birth_control–the_pill.aspx

Post # 10
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

you’re not late. you can start now. just make an appointment with your obgyn to discuss your options. if you start now, you’ll be able to see how the pills might affect you [everyone responds differently to different pills] and if your body doesn’t agree with that particular pill, you’ll have enough time to make a switch. but definitely hit up a doctor first!

Post # 11
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would definetly go to the doctor soon.  Yes you will probably be fine after a month’s worth of pills but I found it took more than a month to get used to having to take a pill every day at the same time.  Best to start early!

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