piranhasifought (piranhasifought) wrote in vaginapagina,

Loestrin Calf Pain and Missing Pills

 I just started taking Loestrin 24-Fe again two weeks ago.
I really have two questions..
First, the reason I originally stopped taking Loestrin was because 4 days into it, I had terrible chest pains, calf pain in my left leg. I started webMD'ing myself, and I started freaking out, thinking I had deep vein thrombosis and that I was going to die if I didn't treat it. I went to the gyno, all she did was touch my leg and tell me I was fine. Is that really an accurate way of telling me I was okay? Anyway, she told me to stop taking BC and my symptoms went away for awhile.

Now I've been on Loestrin again & I do occasionally get calf pain, but I just brush it off and tell myself it could be muscle tenderness, and that I'm alright. I also keep forgetting to take my pill. It seems like every few days I'm taking it an hour later. I started taking it at 7:15 PM. Then I started forgetting..I'd take it at 8:30, then 9, then 9:30, yesterday at 10, and today at 11:15. My friends told me it's fine and that there's a six hour window, but I'm still kind of freaked. Also, how can I gradually go back down to taking it at 7:15? Do I do just what I did, but take it an hour earlier instead of an hour later, or just start taking them at my normal time again? 
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