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Im a little confused about my birth control.
ASB_vp posted:
My doctor gave me Lavora (hormonal birth control) for my extreme cramping. It comes in a four week pack with three weeks of hormonal pills and one week of reminder pills (sugar pills). She told me that the best thing to do for my cramps is to get rid of my period all together most of the time by takin the three weeks of hormone pills and then going straight to the next pack and skipping the reminder pills. I didnt tell her this but i also want to use this for Birth Control. If i use it the way she says, should it still work as birth control? Because ive been told that it wont. (not by my doctor) I was also wondering, if i dont use it on the shedule the directions say will it still work as birth control? Please help me. This is my first time and im really confused... I have so many questions and the phone call to my doctor didnt help..
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georgiagail responded:
Yes; this is a hormone containing birth control agent and it will also prevent unwanted pregnancy (when taken accurately).

georgiagail responded:
Yes, Levora is a hormone containing contraceptive and of course it will work as a birth control agent. Why would someone tell you any differently just because it was prescribed to control cramping?

If you take it accurately (i.e., you don't skip taking it on a daily basis), it will be an extremely effective birth control product.

FCL responded:
Yes, it will work as birth control. The only thing that changes is that you are missing inactive pills. As the inactive pills don't actually do anything and it's the active pills that do you'll be fine. OTOH, sometimes you get breakthrough bleeding when you take your pills like that - i.e. your period doesn't completely disappear each month - so don't be surprised if you have a little spotting :)
ASB_vp responded:
Thank you. That advice was really helpful and easier for me to understand. Also, the directions say to start taking it the sunday after my period starts. If i dont start then, and start it earlier but do it on the constant hormone pill schedule will it still be fully effective birth control? I'm sorry if these questions sound stupid. I'm just really sonfused and curious.
FCL replied to ASB_vp's response:
Yes, but you'll need to use a backup method of contraception for the first 14 days. :)

Your questions are not stupid they simply show that you are taking this seriously and that is a very good thing.
ASB_vp replied to FCL's response:
Im always very safe.

Thank you. This is my first time. And i want to do it right. Thank you for all your help and advice. I really appreciate it.
If i need anything else i know who to come to. :)

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