Please help! Bleeding on cerelle/cerazette, is this normal?Watch
However, a week later and out of the blue it started again! I thought this was just going to be quickly over and done with like a break through bleed but 3rd day later and it's still going strong! In fact, every night it's seemed to fade as if it's slowing down and then as soon as I wake up in the morning it starts up heavy again!
Is this so called "irregular bleeding?" I haven't had any problems with cerelle really, in fact I seemed to be one of the lucky ones that didn't get a regular period.
I'm just really worried that they might not be working (silly, isn't it?) as when i came off cerelle I had a period every 2-3 weeks so they were pretty frequent. Do pills ALWAYS work?
I take them every day at the same time without fail!
The latest I have been in taking them would probably only be half an hour, and with these pills you have a 12 hour window!
Should I be concerned? It's ridiculous! I just have to get a mystery period at the time I really don't want one! GOING BACK TO UNI.
p.s I am 19 years old, don't smoke, pretty healthy etc etc.
This can be only a temporary problem but can unfortunately last throughout the time that you take the pill. As you have noted some women can initially have no problems with it at all and then develop irregular bleeding either randomly or on restarting the pill after a break. It isn't necessarily and indication that it isn't working.
As with any form of contraception there is always a failure rate, however if taken correctly (which it sounds like you are doing) this is low with the contraceptive pill (approx 97% effective). If you are worried that you might be pregnant then I would recommend doing a test even just for peace of mind.
What you do now is really dependent on how you are managing with your symptoms. If you feel that you can cope it might be worth waiting for a few months to see if things settle. If however things are unmanageable maybe consider going back to your GP or family planning clinic to discuss other options.
I've been on Certazine for about 3 months. But my periods were like a drop for the 1st 2 months and strangely for the 3rd time, the 1st day i had a drop and as well for the 2nd day but fro m then onwards i was getting the normal amount i got before i went on certazine for like a week which really was a nuisance as a headache. I'm trying to stop my periods because i get too much pain and instead of going on the 21 day pill. I thought this was safer.