Post # 1
Has anyone who has ever taken birth control orally had their period just stop for no reason for several months?
When I started my new birth control (had to switch because the previous one I’d been on for 2.5 years was giving me such terrible nausea that I threw up several times at work) my periods have seemed to just stop completely. At first my doctor thought it was a low weight problem because I’m so small, but the thing is I have always been about 105-110 lbs (I’m 5’3″) and I never had trouble before in my life. So I’ve been trying to gain weight as per her orders, but nothing has changed. Still no periods – which should be joyous, but it’s freaking me out.
So, Bees, I’m asking someone here to finally put my confused mind at ease that this is a normal (or not so normal) thing!
ETA: I should add that it’s been 7 months without a period now.
Post # 3
When I was on LoEstrin, my periods gradually got so light to the point where they just stopped. It wasn’t something I was fond of-I like that monthly reassurance that we’re not pregnant yet-but I just always had some cheapo pregnancy tests under the sink just in case I became neurotic.
I think it’s a pretty normal thing- I’ve had other firends that this has happened to. If you’re really concerned, you should check in with your gyno
Post # 4
@VivienMarcheline: I did check with the gyno haha. She’s the one who recommended gaining weight even though I’m 90% certain that isn’t to blame. Though it’s good to hear other people have experienced it, especially because that’s the brand I’m on right now!
Post # 5
@SoonToBeMrsT16: I’m on Generess which is really similar to LoEstrin. I completely skipped a month one time and it really weirded me out. I had been on Ortho Tri Cyclen for years beforehand and never missed a period. Needless to say, I hit up the dollar store to get tests to make sure but everything was fine. I just randomly skipped a month. Apparently it’s not too uncommon.
ETA: Just saw your ETA that it’s been 7 months. Nope, mine came back the very next month right on time. Sooo this probably doesn’t help a whole lot. Le sigh. Sorry.
Post # 6
This has happened to me before as well. Just keep pregnancy tests on hand and pee on a stick every so often to make sure nothing slips past the radar. 🙂
Post # 7
@LiliKitty: It helps plenty that you’re even responding, so thank you
@iarebridezilla: Will do!
Post # 8
are you on a combo pill or progewterone only?
when I got put on the mini pill, my period stopped for 7 months. Gradually they came back, but It was a little worrisome for a while lol
Post # 9
Wow I meant progesterone lol my bad