I just got some Seasonique from the pharmacy yesterday

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I just got some Seasonique from the pharmacy yesterday. It says to start the white pills the Sunday after your period. Well, I just BARELY started my period like an hour ago. Should I start it tonight or wait till next Sunday? Currently I have a copper IUD but it’s time to switch to something else (i.e. it’s been 10 years). Also, since I have had the copper IUD my periods have been extremely heavy, so, maybe if I start the pill tonight it would be lighter.? Or, maybe I should start with the BLUE pills!?! Those are the ones that are taken during one’s period anyway. Or, what’s your opinion of starting on a day other than Sunday?
I just don’t know. I hope you all can give me some advice. I haven’t taken the pill for over ten years so I don’t remember anything! Lol! 🙂 ?

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Karrie 2 years 0 Answers 267 views 0

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  1. no biggie lol 29 now. I just know i was in college when I took it so that was before 2003 in any case. I'm in the boat of trying to find something that works without estrogen *sigh* told all the pills are the same

  2. Oh, ok. (I'm glad I didn't offend you by asking. lol! )
    I'm 41. I'm going to give it a try and see what happens. *cross my fingers*

  3. Can't recall the exact age but early 20s

  4. I'm just curious here, and I'm sure age has nothing to do with it… But, how old were you?

  5. The second month into it

  6. Wow, Cassandra that's horrible. Was it when you first started it? Or a few months into it?

  7. *shudder* bad memories with seasonique. Had my period for one month straight with that thing

  8. Oh, I forgot to mention, the blue tablets with Seasonique are not actually placebo/sugar pills they have .01mg Ethinyl Estradiol in them which is "supposed" to make periods lighter. The white pills have .15mg Levonorgestrel and
    .03mg Ethinyl Estradiol

  9. Lol! That's true. I guess we'll see. Thanks again!

  10. Yep! There's no way to tell you what definitely will happen. You could have a lighter period, your period could stop completely, you could have a longer period, etc.

  11. THANK YOU SO MUCH Emma and Roz! That helps a ton. 🙂
    Roz, when you said "Just wait and see what happens with your period" Did you mean after I start the pill tonight?

  12. That's a lot of questions in one! I'll break it down.

    "Should I start it tonight or wait till next Sunday?" – You can start tonight. You don't have to wait until Sunday. If you start taking the pill (active pills) on the first day of your period, you are protected immediately. If you start at any other time, you have to use backup protection for 7 days (until you take your 8th pill).

    "Also, since I have had the copper IUD my periods have been extremely heavy, so, maybe if I start the pill tonight it would be lighter.?" – There's no way for anyone to tell you that for certain. For one, there's no guarantee that the pill makes periods lighter. The only claim it makes is protection against pregnancy. Everything else is a side effect; a mere possibility. Secondly, starting your active pills on the first day of your period has the potential to stop your period completely within a day or two. There's no guarantee this will happen though.

    "Or, maybe I should start with the BLUE pills!?! Those are the ones that are taken during one's period anyway." – If you start by taking the placebo pills, you will not be protected this week or next week. They do nothing.

    "Or, what's your opinion of starting on a day other than Sunday?" – You can start the pill absolutely any day you want to. But unless you start on the first day of your period, you must use backup protection for the first 7 days. The only reason they tell you to start on the first day or do the Sunday start is to both make sure you aren't pregnant before you start, and to prevent throwing your cycle into chaos too much.

    If I were you, I would start with the active pills tonight. Just wait and see what happens with your period.

  13. I would say, yes- go ahead and take it. The Sunday start is typically just for the sake of making it easy to keep track of. Calendar week starts with Sunday, new week of BC starts on Sunday too. It doesn't really matter what day you start, as long as it's sometime after you start your period just so you can be sure that you aren't pregnant. Don't take your placebo pills, because you're supposed to be starting a brand new pack. Your period will never dictate which pills you take. Especially since the first three months you could potentially have irregular bleeding as your body adjusts.

  14. Btw, I've read the pamphlet about 5x now!

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