The hormones in oral contraceptive pills may cause side effects in some people. But this doesn’t happen to everyone — many people use the pill with no problems.
After starting the pill, some people may have:
- Sore breasts
- Changes in your periods (early, late, or stopping altogether while on the pill)
- Spotting (bleeding between periods or brown discharge)
These side effects usually go away in 2-3 months. So if you just started the pill and you have side effects that bother you, try to stick it out and give your body a chance to adjust to the hormones.
If you still do not like the way the pill makes you feel after a few months, see your doctor. They may suggest another brand of pill or a different contraceptive method. Some people try a few different types of pills before finding the right one for them.
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