I went on the pill four years ago as perscribed by my gyno due to years of painful periods.
I have never had a problem before and have on quite a few occasions run pill packets together without any problems. And I have run a couple of packs together this time too.
However, I am a week away from the end of my pack and yesterday I had cramps and today I started bleeding. Its fairly light but took me as a total shock.
I would expect it in the first four months but not after four years. I went to the chemist and she told me to keep taking the pills and not to worry too much.
But I can't help but worry, I just don't know why this suddenly started after so long!
The pill and break through bleeding watch
- 24-01-2010 21:21
- 24-01-2010 21:28
I was told that light bleeding is normal when pack are run together, but I guess it depends on the type of pill you use.
- 24-01-2010 21:36
that's happened to me before as well, after about 2 years of taking them, freaked me out too. guess it just randomly happens sometimes
- 25-01-2010 18:19
Hi this happened to me a couple of weeks ago! I've been on microgynon 30 for about 5 years and frequently ran packs together with no problems. Then at christmas I ran 2 packs together which was fine but 2 weeks ago I had really bad cramps and bled for about a week which was a pain. I was really worried too but I guess it just happens
- 27-01-2010 19:53
Thanks. Guess it just one of those things. Just annoying cos if follows normal pattern will finish bleeding on sunday and start again on Tuesday...sucky!
- 31-01-2010 14:26
Its still going strong. eight days of non stop bleeding! I don't know what to do. went to pharmacy and they told me to go to the doctors asap. problem is a work full time and the walk in centre here is horrendous. parents saying pharmacist is being silly! I'm due for my act period on Tuesday:-(Gonna be over two weeks straight at this rate :'-(
What should i do?
- 31-01-2010 14:41
Theres nothing you can do. You may find your actual period ends a little quicker during the break as you have already been bleeding.