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    I was given the levest 150/30 combined pill some time ago but circumstances changed and i ended up never starting taking it hence why i haven't been able to ask my doctor these questions.

    I would now like to start taking it but i haven't taken the pill before. I know it's recommended to being the pill on the 1st day of the period however i was wondering if i were to begin taking it around a week before my period is due to start would this offset the period until the withdrawal bleed?

    Also does anyone have any experience/ comments about levest?

    Any help/ suggestions really appreciated
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    The simple answer is, it might, it might now, it depends on how your body responds. In theory, you will have already ovulated, so your body will still be preparing to shed its endometrial layer, so you'd still have a period, but its no guarantee.

    If you don't take it on the first day of your period, you won't be protected for the first 7 days and will need to use condoms if you have sex.

    You also want to look at the packaging of your pill to make sure its still in date.

    In all honesty, its probably best to go back to your doctor or the nurse at your GP surgery to ask these questions and its probably worth getting your blood pressure and any other pill pre checks done again before starting. I would suggest you at least ask a pharmacist
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