Stopped Sprintec After Only A Week?

Stacey0812 Says:

I stopped taking my birth control sprintec after a week due to health issues but it has been three weeks since the last pill and still no period. I am four days late from my regular period and I was wondering when it should start. I did take a pregnancy test 2 days before my period should have started and it was negative.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Stacey! How are you?

Even though you only took it for a week, you likely threw off your natural hormonal balance, so it will probably take awhile, before things balance back out and return to normal.

Other effects of stopping it may also include headache, weight changes, mood swings and irregular periods, as listed by the FDA.

If there is no change, after a few more weeks, you should consult your doctor to be sure.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Stacey0812 Says:

Yea I forgot to add that I did have intercourse on the day I stopped it, but those negative pregnancy tests I took like 2 days before my scheduled period would have eliminated any chance of pregnancy right?

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Verwon Says:

Generally, to be sure, you should do the tests, at least a week, after being late.

If you only took it for a week, it may not even have reached full effectiveness in your body to prevent pregnancy.

Did you start it the first day of your period, or afterwards?

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Alexa Says:

Hi I started taking sprintec on the last day of my period for the first time and then I feel weird and take it every other day I don’t mind of getting pregnant but what I don’t understand is after a couple days on it I started to be spotting like brown blood on my underwear and pink blood when I wipes so is this a side affect and I only took 9 pills every other day can be pregnant

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