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The pill and tender breasts

I've been on the pill for about 18 months, but I changed brand four months ago. Sometimes I forget to take it for more than 12 hours, which gives me painful breasts. Is this normal, and what could it be due to?

You don't say why you changed your pill. If you have tender breasts, it could mean that the pill you are now taking doesn't suit you, you may be sensitive to that particular combination of hormones. Maybe you need more progesterone or oestrogen. Did you have the same problem with your old pill, or would it be better to change back?
Oral contraception is a serious matter, often difficult to get right. You must take it regularly for it to be effective, try to build it into your daily routine - put the packet next to your toothbrush, or have it by your bed when you wake up.

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