Missing a pill….bleeding this heavy?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, ovulating from missed pills can be quite wonky, since your body get’s thrown for a loop. It’s entirely possible that you had a chemical pregnancy (although unlikely). I got pregnant taking the pill perfectly (as do a lot of women) so it actually drives me nuts when doctors are all “Oh you missed multiple pills? Go for it – nothing bad will happen!” when the stats do not back that up.

More than likely, it is just that your body is reacting strongly to the mismatch in expected hormone levels and made a thicker lining than normal, and took the missed pills as a cue to bleed early. Your cycle is probably just wonky from the missed pills. In the future, though, it’d be a good idea to double up on protection for a month after missing pills, just to be on the safer, less paranoid side!

Post # 4
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1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You should go to the OBGYN to get checked to make sure it’s not anything else more serious too.  Really bad pain more than cramping is a symptom of something more serious.  I hope you are ok, and will get checked.

Post # 5
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6505 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@crayfish:  I got back to the pill after a year without it. If you were taking it perfectly, how does one get pregnant? I thought the statistics of women getting pregnant while on it were from misuse (e.g. taking it at different times, missing one or more, taking other meds that conflict, etc).

@LuvMySailor:  Sorry I went a bit off topic here. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LuvMySailor glad you are ok!

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