(Closed) When should i start taking birth contorl?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would start now. I know that my Dr. told me that when you switch to a new pill it takes your body 3 months to get used to it and for it to regualte yourself.

Post # 4
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@carmelicious:  ASAP. Especially if it will be your only form of birth control. It can take a few months for your body to get used to it.

Post # 5
307 posts
Helper bee

you only have to take it for about 7 days before have enough protection such that you can go without a condom. if you are concerned about the side effects, there’s no harm in taking it a few months before before just to see how it is – it’s not necessary but it won’t hurt you. no need to be scared of the pill, if you don’t like it you can try another or try another method.

good luck and enjoy!


Post # 6
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d start it ASAP.

I wouldn’t worry about the side effects too much. I have been on a few and haven’t really experienced anything too bad. In fact, I feel BETTER now that I am on birth control. I no longer experience cramps or bloating and my periods are much lighter.

If you want to plan it out, you can also set it up so that you can assure you won’t have your period for the wedding and honeymoon. Just count the weeks so that it does not fall on the placebo week or the week after.

But as far as the actual purpose of birth control goes, it’s good to start taking it so you can get into the routine. You may goof up a couple times especially your first couple packs, but by month four you should have a good grasp on the routine of taking it every day, or if this is hard for you, you can look into different options like the patch or NuvaRing. Also, this gives you options in case you do react badly to the particular brand you’re put on, so that you can try a different one if it’s not working for you.

Post # 7
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congratulations on your big day! How wonderful that you get to share life and making love for the first time with your future husband.

As flyingpiggy  mentioned, you only need to take the pill 7 days in advance and that usually starts when you have your cycle. That said, the other girls make a good point of getting in to routine. I’ve been on the pill for years now and still have an alarm on my phone to remind me lol. Just make sure you talk to your doctor about the best pill for you, sometimes you need to change around if you do feel too bloated etc.

Big Congrats again

Post # 8
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You need to start now. I don’t take artifical hormones to stop pregnancy from occuring. Instead, I use natural family planning. It’s safe, more effective than BC pills/shots. Be careful on BC. My friend almost died from taking YAZ. I was on low estgen (forgot how to spell it). It made me gain 20 lbs, and have horrible depression/mood swings. Fiance asked me to go off of it after telling him about my friend.

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