(Closed) Birth Control Fluke?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i was on the pill for years and my period came like clockwork down to the hour. considering that your periods are so irregular, i think it’s impossible to tell whether or not you’re pregnant. 

you can take a home pregnancy test right now since your period is late?  it’ll most likely give you an accurate result and peace of mind.

good luck! 

Post # 4
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yaz- I woud be on the inactive pill- and it would take my body like- FOUR days and then my period would come nearly right when I would technically need to start on the new pack. But that is my body.

But go ahead, check and see if your pregnant… =o)

Post # 5
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 10 years ago

Take a test? I would the moment I thought I was. PEACE OF MIND!

Post # 6
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The second it crossed my mind to think i could be preggers, i’d be on my way to walgreens/cvs/walmart/whatever. take it first thing in the morning (the first time you go to the bathroom)–the hormone levels are highest.

my sister has horribly irregular periods that sound very similar to yours–even birth control didn’t do much for her regularity…and she was 13 weeks pregnant when she finally said, "i wonder if i could be pregnant and that’s why i’ve gained weight…"

…her daughter was born shortly thereafter 😉

Post # 7
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was on birth control for over a year.  When all of a sudden I would get my period for 1 week, no period for a week, then again my period for a week.  That happened for a couple of months.  My gyn said that sometimes pills would do that.  I decided to just get off the pill. So it might be that your body is still getting use to the pill.  I decided to start the Nuvaring, I love it!

Post # 8
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My period is normally a couple of days after I start the placebos.  i think it just depends on your body.  Since you haven’t been on the pill for that long, I’d chalk it up to a fluke, but call your doctor anyway.  Anything that makes you uncomfortable needs to be brought to her attention.  Good luck!

Post # 9
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Go take a pregnancy test. If it is negative go to your gyno and explain what is going on. this is NOT normal. You should not be having these types of prolonged periods while on birth control. You may need to switch birth control or have your body more thoroughly checked out. While I do think that Weddingbee has many wise women giving sound advice (even a few doctors), they do not substitute for sound medical advice after a complete check up to see what is going on.

Post # 10
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I just have to chime in here- something very similar happened to me. I was on a low-dose pill called mircette and for a while it was great, but then I started experiencing almost the same thing that you were- 2 or 3 weeks of a period while on the active pills, and then it would end shortly after I started taking the inactive pills. I even missed a couple periods too… I talked to my doctor about the problem and they put me on a higher strength pill (Ortho Novum 1/35-28) and it has worked so much better ever since.

My suggestion would be to take a pregnancy test for your own peace of mind, and then go see your gynacologist and let him/her know about your problem so you can go on a pill that will work better for you. Not every pill is perfect for every person.

Good luck!

Post # 11
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ miss burgundy –I did the same as you on mircette!  Pills with low amounts of estrogen will often do that.

You probably just need a pill with more estrogen — I’d call your doctor.  She’ll help you figure it out.  Sometimes finding the right birth control method is even harder than finding the right fiance. 

Post # 12
45 posts

Your body is probably still adjusting to the pill.  I’d say it took me about 6 months to fully adjust when I started taking the pill.  Even after adjusting, the day I would get my period changed a little bit (either day 3, 4 or 5 of the placebo–I took Yasmin, which has a little higher dosage and 7 placebo days).  Before, after and during the pill, I always had very regular periods.   But I know of some friends who have had some problems/spotting between periods/etc.  You have your own body hormones and each pill has its set of hormones, and how that ends up working out is going to be different for each person. However, to be on the safe side, I agree with the other girls that you should take a test.  

Post # 13
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had a very similar thing happen to me when I was on my old birth control. My periods were all over the place. I went to the doc and she said I needed a pill with more estrogen. It has been working GREAT since I switched.

 I would definitely just take a test. It will immediately ease your mind. Then after, go to the doctor and tell them exactly what you told us, and she will most likely reccomend a different pill for you. 

Good luck, and don’t stress 🙂

Post # 14
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree with all the other posters. Take a test for peace of mind. Lord knows I’ve done it for exactly the same reason you’re worried!

I always had super regular periods until I was about 24 or 25, and then suddenly it was like my body went crazy. Going on birth control seemed to make it worse instead of helping, so I tried a few different kinds of pills before getting so frustrated that I went off altogether. My cycles were very similar to what you described above. My doctor told me that was normal. Greeeeat.

Post # 16
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go to your doctor in about five days and get the blood test (beta hcg).  Definitive.  No more worrying.  No wondering if pill did this or that.

This is the test I utilize daily and get ordered for my patients who JUUUUUST MIIIGHT have a teeny little question in their minds before we do a procedure.

Wish you the absolute best.

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