On pill for 3 years -- now I got my p...
chicago

La Grange, IL

#21 Sep 20, 2009
I am experiencing the same thing and i am on the Loestrin fe 24 pills. I just got my period a week ago and got it again last night and now have to craps along with it. I just spoke with a pharmacist and he asked if anything changed in my diet and told him no, but that i was under a lot of stress and he said that was it. That stress can change your menstrual cycle. I asked if i should start a new packet of pills and he said no finish the pack that i have now. I also asked if i will get my period again at the end of my 28 pill pack and he said yes i will get it again and to try not to be so stressed out.

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abc

Etobicoke, Canada

#22 Oct 8, 2009
This just happened to me too...Im on Tri-cyclen lo and as you all know it also comes in a 28 pack which is the one i am on. I am on my 3rd row of pills (15-21) and i obviously am due for my period next week which will be while taking the (22-28)pills. I started spotting on #17 pill (which would be my third pill on the third row) and then on #18 i had the brown bleeding with the clots that some of you were also mentioning. I am a little bit worried as i have unprotected sex with my bf. I have no time to go to the doctor so i might call telehealth nurses in Ontario, Canada. I plan on still taking my next two pills which are left in my pack and wait and see if my period will come next week (i guess it's two periods again for me ugh!!!) Well not to mention-ive been under a lot of stress lately. Ive been on the pill for two years and this has never happened to me.
abc

Etobicoke, Canada

#23 Oct 8, 2009
This just happened to me too...Im on Tri-cyclen lo and as you all know it also comes in a 28 pack which is the one i am on. I am on my 3rd row of pills (15-21) and i obviously am due for my period next week which will be while taking the (22-28)pills. I started spotting on #17 pill (which would be my third pill on the third row) and then on #18 i had the brown bleeding with the clots that some of you were also mentioning. I am a little bit worried as i have unprotected sex with my bf. I have no time to go to the doctor so i might call telehealth nurses in Ontario, Canada. I plan on still taking my next two pills which are left in my pack and wait and see if my period will come next week (i guess it's two periods again for me ugh!!!) Well not to mention-ive been under a lot of stress lately. Ive been on the pill for two years and this has never happened to me
kirstin june

Kingston, Canada

#24 Oct 20, 2009
hey, i have had the same problem i was on birth control for two years, stopped taking it for about a year and now i am back on it, it is my first month and i am only half way through the pack have my period, and severe cramping. i contacted a nurse she said it is either a hormonal issue, stress, or pregnancy!

-definately take a test
Sven

Elkton, MD

#25 Jan 7, 2010
The same thing has happened to me while on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo. And you know with that, you can skip the inactive pills and switch right back to a new pack if you wish to skip your period for the week, like a Seasonique pack. I've done that the past 3 months, and last month I got my period while in the middle of my Tri Cyclen Lo pack. I figured it was because I skipped the past few months. Although, that was three weeks ago, and it has yet to stop. It'll be light to moderate for a couple days, even stopped for a day, and then get back to heavy. I haven't really been stressed, but I'm starting to be after all this. I know I'm not/haven't been pregnant, I just can't think of any other reason why this would happen/
confused

Ipswich, Australia

#26 Jan 21, 2010
Hi. I also had another period a week after the normal, but it was only for 2-3 days or so. It is now almost 5 weeks after the abnormal period and 6 after the normal one. It is a little worrying, but i also stopped the pill sometime last month (due to running out) and am wondering if the abnormility may be due to that? I have also used protection during sex between these times. Help.
Ashlee

United States

#27 Jan 27, 2010
I have been having the same problem and I am on my second week in the pack on ortho tri cycln. it started out as little spotting and brown clump discharge then it turned into full on today. my doctor said it could be weird timing with when I took my pill, or you all are saying stress? I'm always under stress. could I be pregnant? please please help me!
Rachel

Mississauga, Canada

#28 Mar 29, 2010
Hi Girls!
Yes the same situation happend to me this weekend! The thing is, I missed my pill on saturday, went out for many drinks that same night and in the morning i woke up with a hangover and my period! its only been about 12 days since my last period and all of a sudden i got it. I went to my doctors and he was also confused. He mentioned that it may have been the alcohol that pushed my body to start my period but he isnt too certain. He told me not to be too concerned about it and to keep taking my pills. Lets hope hes right!
layla

United States

#29 Apr 27, 2010
Go to a doctor not the internet for answers.
jess

Liverpool, UK

#30 Jun 14, 2010
hey. i am on the microcon pill and missed 5 i didnt have sex until the 6 day and took my pill the next morning as i lost my pill for a while so i was concerned but the day after i cam on my period does this mean there's no chance i could be pregnant? and should i be worried, i have also been gettin bad belly pain for a week now near enough every day. x
Haleyy

Red Deer, Canada

#31 Jul 6, 2010
do i continue to take the pill while my period is going ?
Natalie

Brentwood, TN

#32 Aug 26, 2010
Wow, I'm glad I'm not alone.. The same thing happened to me this morning! I was at school yesterday and experienced some red spotting and didn't think it was anything, then today I woke up with a heavier period then usual! I missed my pill 2 days in a row a couple days ago, and I'm in the middle of my pill cycle. I'm going to call my doctor when I have a chance and when they open. I'm really freaked out. I had unprotected sex once this pill cycle, I usually never do, so I'm really nervous since this is abnormal and I don't know if it was just coincidental that it happened the one time I had unprotected sex. I don't know what to do! Oh, I have been taking the pill for almost 3 years now and this has NEVER happened.
Gemini

Chicago, IL

#33 Aug 27, 2010
Hi Everyone!
I had sort of the same thing happen to me this week.
I have taken it in the way past and had no problems... but last year I had some issues taking it (i was spotting all the time), so I stopped taking it after the relationship ended.
Last week I had a very light cycle (before I started back on vet another brand of the birth control pill). I thought maybe it was just really light/different than normal because I started being sexually active again. So I didn't really think anything of it... Once it ended (Saturday) I started my first pill the very next day (Sunday). On Tuesday I got a full on HEAVY period.
Has this ever happened to anyone? Should I stop taking it? Should I expect to get it again in the last week of pills? Will my cycle adjust itself to line up with the last week of pills?
I'm very worried... I don't want to do anything that will harm my body.
Morgan

Cleveland, OH

#34 Sep 2, 2010
I recently just started on Loestrin24 && I started the first sunday that came when I got the pills. I've been taking then for 3 && a half weeks now. & I've had horrible cramps for the past three days. But beforw I go put on birth control because I had had sex with no condom and he had busted inside me.(that was a saturday night) && i took plan b monday after noon.. It's been over a month now. I'm not pregnant, right? & I had gotten ny period while on birth control just a week before i was supposed too? Is this normal?
Maria

Layton, UT

#35 Sep 2, 2010
I am currently taking ortho-cyclen and just started a week ago because i had no periods what so ever, but this is just one week of the pills and I all of a sudden got my period I was wondering why and if it is birth control isn't it supposed to be until the end of the cycle of the pills need answers please
smarie

Williston, ND

#36 Oct 23, 2010
I am having the same problems. I had my period 2 weeks ago and then all of a sudden I started again just a few days ago. I was reading Legs' post and I think I might have figured out why I got mine. I had missed a couple of days but doubled up and then the next day I had to double up again. I never thought anything of it and now I am starting to think that is why. If anyone figures it out, let me know. Thanx
Vicky

Lancaster, UK

#37 Nov 7, 2010
Hello everyone.

I have just noticed this same problem. I haven't missed any of my pills [I am on cilest]- I take them at the same time everyday, and even had an alarm set to remind me. Yet, my period has started today, despite my being only half-way through the packet.

I feel rotten.:(
Mandi

Chicago, IL

#38 Jan 9, 2011
I am having a similar issue.

I haven't missed any pills, but for some reason I have my period. It is heavier than my normal period and I have had severe cramping for over a week now. This is very unusual for me since I usually experience minor cramping and a light, 3 day period.

I took a pg test and it came out negative.

I have been taking Nortrel 7-7-7 for over 5 years with nothing like this ever happening before.

Has anyone gotten any solid answers as to what might be happening?
Tammy

Manhattan, IL

#39 Feb 2, 2011
This has happened to me twice now,
I asked my gyno the first time and she said it was fine.
But I am worried now that it has happened again because not only have i been on the pill for almost 2 years but I have had no surgeries or major stress to cause it to be irregular
I plan on calling my gyno tomorrow, because I don't think anyone is in today considering we are all snowed in.
Tammy

Lincoln, UK

#40 Apr 6, 2011
I'm on Microgynon 30 and have been on it for over a year.
It has been very effective with no side effects till now. I've just come on my period whilst I am still on the pill and I haven't missed a day or anything!
It's not heavy flow as of yet.. it is light and brown ( sorry for sounding so crude ).
Can anyone give me any insight as to why this is happening?:/

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