Hello, newbie to SH24 here.
I’m really confused and Google wasn’t understanding my questions.
Around 3 weeks ago - just as my previous period had ended - I was prescribed Cerelle (mini-pill). I am not taking it for contraceptive purposes but because, at age 25, my periods are making life very difficult and painful, and I wanted to start exploring ways that I could press pause until they were biologically necessary.
My (lovely) Dr. explained how to take them but didn’t mention when to start taking them, and I forgot to ask. I picked them up the next day and read the leaflet. The leaflet stated that I should begin the course on the 1st day of my cycle. So I waited. However, I wanted to know for sure and - as usual - the internet had conflicting information. So, I rang the doctors surgery. I spoke to a member of staff - not my Dr. - who explained that I should have started taking them as soon as I had the prescription.
By this point, my period was due in between 3-5 days. I explained this to the member of staff I was talking to and asked if, as I had already waited, I should continue to do so. She said no. I started the packet on Wednesday 8th April (day 23 of my cycle), 2-4 days before my period was due.
My question is this, I am still having all my ‘period due symptoms’, should I expect this period to come? Or is it likely that it won’t? Today (11th April) is day 26 of my cycle.
I’m sorry to ramble. My period makes me anxious as normal and I don’t thrive on uncertainty. I just want to know what to be prepared for.
I appreciate that everyone is different and so everyone’s experience with the pill/periods will be unique to but just some guidance would be so very, very appreciated.