Well I don't think thats true. I was on the pill for 13 years and as far as I know, the whole reason for taking the pill is to "trick" your body into thinking your pregnant, hence you don't ovulate. Alot of people even get the weight gain and symptoms of pregnancy in the beginning b/c the body has to level off and get used to the hormones. When you miss pills then you have the chance of ovulating and getting pregnant. I had alot of unprotected sex with my fiance at the time etc etc and after 13 years I can surely tell you, when taken correctly, the same time every single day, it is the most effective form of birth control I've ever encountered. The problem is alot of people simply can't grasp the comcept of taking it every day at the same time. So to answer YOUR question, yes you still get all the pms, all the discharge, but its nothing like what you get when you actually ovulate.
at 11:15 PM on Mar. 7, 2009