I'm on the cerelle mini-pill instead of the normal pill because of family history blah blah. 2/10 women stop having their period on the pill and i am one. The information says to take the pills back to back, I'm just wondering if it is still safe to keep taking the pill even though I'm not getting periods. Any insight would be greatly appreciated
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- 13-09-2016 19:28
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- 13-09-2016 19:35
If you're really concerned go and see your doctor ... lots of pills muck up your cycle for the first couple of months but afterwards they continue again as normal so maybe try them for a month or two more and see if your period continues
- 13-09-2016 19:38
I take them back to back even though some doctors don't advise you to. My latest doctor advised me to take them back to back for a couple of months, and then have a break.
Hope this helps!
- 14-09-2016 11:40
ask your doctor
my doctor has told me that there are no bad effects from never having your period that they know of, your uterus lining won't build up forever or anything, it will stabilise
some people worry it will affect their natural hormones or feel it is more natural to have a 'period' so they prefer to have breaks but as far as I know there's no medical need
the only useful thing really is that you know you're not pregnant when you bleed so if you never have a period you could fall pregnant and not realise
- 18-09-2016 15:38
The mini pill and implant will often stop periods in women, I would count this as a blessing, although it can cause concern that you may be pregnant. I would do a test if you're worried about pregnancy, however it is not at all dangerous to not have a period, the period you get on any contraceptive is not an actual period as in most contraceptives you are not having a menstrual cycle. It is known as a withdrawal bleed, usually, a lighter, shorter bleed than a period because the lining of the womb that is coming away is thinner. On the mini pill, you are not meant to have a break, only in the combined pill should you do this. Cerelle is a highly effective contraceptive, that and Cerazette contain a hormone called Desogestrel that works in similar ways to the combined pill. It thins the lining of the womb to stop any implantation of an egg, it stops egg release in 97 out of 100 "cycles" and causes a build up of mucus to stop sperm reaches the egg. If people taking the combined pill didn't have a break they wouldn't have a period either. With the combined pill it has enough hormones in to prevent pregnancy during the week break, however in mini pills it does not and you risk pregnancy if you stop taking the mini pill.
Hope this helps