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Two Full Periods a Month with this pill

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I was put on a new birth control after nuvaring was causing bad hormonal issues, but now Ive been bleeding twice a month for 3 months

 

its from lo-estrin, has anyone else experienced this? Should i switch? Stick with it?

 

I dont like birth control at all, the complications, the unnatural periods, it makes my stomach flip

 

I was looking into NFP but if i cant even remember to take my pill daily, Im worried it may not be effective enough, however Im open for alternative

 

 

 


Edited by canadianhippie - 12/16/11 at 7:34pm
post #2 of 6

In college I was briefly on the pill (I think the same one as you), and the same thing happened to me. Lots of bleeding, all the time. It was horrible. I stopped taking it and swore I would never alter my body with synthetic hormones again.

 

Sorry you're dealing with this, I know finding a good BC method is hard. It's condoms for me.

post #3 of 6
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Thanks Dia, how many months did your extra bleeding last? not sure if I should wait until it stops as a side effect

 

Funny enough, I asked my DP his opinion last night and he said he'd be fine with using condoms if it means I dont need to have the problems with the birth control meds

 

What about withdrawl? Theres maybe 5 overall chances of conception per month for us 

 

Is NFP still highly effective without the use of condoms?

 

Is there even a birth control that has very limited side effects?

 

*breath of air* 

 

dizzy.gif

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Originally Posted by canadianhippie View Post

Thanks Dia, how many months did your extra bleeding last? not sure if I should wait until it stops as a side effect

 

I started bleeding a lot as soon as I began taking the pills, I guess it lasted about 2 months, and then I had enough and stopped them. So I can't speak to the longevity past that timeframe. 

 

Funny enough, I asked my DP his opinion last night and he said he'd be fine with using condoms if it means I dont need to have the problems with the birth control meds

 

What about withdrawl? Theres maybe 5 overall chances of conception per month for us 

 

Personally I feel this is a good method. I don't practice it with my current partner because he is not comfortable with it, but I have in the past and it worked fine.

 

Is NFP still highly effective without the use of condoms?

 

I think only, if you are really, really REALLY good at it. Otherwise no. 

 

Is there even a birth control that has very limited side effects?

 

No. Altering your body always has affects. This is my opinion of course.

 

*breath of air* 

 

dizzy.gif



 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thank you so much for your advice!

 

I began my next round but decided to stop for the month until i can speak with a doctor, but now Im too concerned for the risk and have decided to at least continue based from my next period....however lol im still waiting, it's been 4 weeks since i had a birth control period and 5-6 weeks since a regular period, Ill keep waiting, alot of times stopping a birth control has made me late before 

 

Im so uncomfortable with birth control meds, I think ill advise my naturopath as well for her opinion

post #6 of 6

Best of luck to you! I hope she helps you find the right solution. 

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