Why did three different people in my ob-gyn office give me three different answers to this question? (Micronor birth control pill)
April 20, 2010 2:17 PM Subscribe
I'm dealing with some pretty typical just-starting-the-pill anxiety. I was prescribed Micronor today and instructed to start taking them right away (instead of waiting for a particular point in my cycle).
posted by kella to Health & Fitness (10 answers total)
First nurse said use backup for the entire first pack. Second nurse said I'd be good to go without the condoms after one week. The third nurse overheard my conversation with the second nurse and said I'd be good after 48 hours (2 pills). Googling seems to produce a pretty even number of these three answers. So, some questions for folks who have been down this road before me:
1. what gives with the discrepancy? Is there really no one answer to when this sucker will start preventing me from getting knocked up?
2. Any other good anecdotal advice, aside from "take the pill at exactly the same time every day," (that's been covered), would be greatly appreciated. Mostly I'm trying to figure out a good start time that ensures the greatest success of taking it at the same minute daily. Any other info (with food or without? Any adjustment issues with skipping periods?) would be a bonus.