We've been busy behind the scenes building new message
boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with
others, and share your stories.
And, this will all be available on your smartphone or
other mobile device!
What Do You Need
The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to
keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.
Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!
Last month, I started the pill just after I ovulated. I got spotting that started June 28th, the day my period would habe been due without the pill. That lasted six days. Then I got a real, normal period that lasted 8 days. When was my true period? How do I count to know when I ovulated? (I am expecting a period this month because I was taken off the pill three days into the new pack due to variant migraines.)
Thanks for your Reply!
7 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Having a hard time deciphering where I am in my cycleLast month, I started the pill just after I ovulated. I got spotting that started June 28th, the day my period would habe been due without the pill. That lasted six days. Then I got a real, normal period that lasted 8 days. When was my true period? How do I count to know when I ovulated? (I am expecting a period this month because I was taken off the pill three days into the new pack due to variant migraines.)
It's impossible to know when or even IF you ovulated. Also, your period may not come when you expect it because of the three missed pills. Missing pills (for whatever the reason) can really mess up your cycle.
This is just idle curiosity but ... why is it so important to know where you are in your cycle? Are you aware that the pill stops you from ovulating? And that when you're on the pill you will have a period every month anyway?
I understood that you hadn't forgotten to take the pills but they were missed all the same. This is why your period could happen at virtually any time, I'm afraid. I think all you can do is be patient ...
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.