(Closed) Girls on the pill- questions about totally missing period

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1264 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t do the continous pack back to back but after a year of taking this new pill my second  last period was barely a thing and my last one was totally non existent. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative so I called my doctor and they told me that this is normal for someone on the kind of pill I am on. I  would take a pregnancy test and give your doctor a call.

Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

Depends on your pill really. I’m on one called cerazette and it makes my periods crazy! They’ve calmed down lately but I had one that lasted 6 weeks! 

Anyway, when I was on one called marvelon, this happened to me all the time. My bestie has an implant and hasn’t had her period in over a year. 

Take a test, but your body is probably just overloaded with hormones 🙂 

Post # 4
2816 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I’ve been on the pill for over six years. In the beginning, I would try to skip my period like you by continuously taking pills but I always had breakthrough bleeding (which lasted for almost a year so I didn’t bother to keep trying to have no period). I was on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and now I’m on Sprintec. When I did finally give up and stopped taking my pills continuously, I got a really heavy period within a few days.

I recently stopped taking my pills a week earlier so that I won’t have it for my wedding in November and even then it came after I finished the last pill I wanted to take. I would just get a test if I were you and find out ASAP!

Post # 5
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Coming off birth control can screw up your body. I took the pill but had a week off to get my period. With the shot, it took me 15 months to get a normal cycle back. You may be pregnant, but there is also a good choice your body is just confused. Pee on a stick and see.

Post # 6
2151 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am on Lo-LoEstrin and my period has completely stopped for over a year. My doc said it’s totally normal, so fine by me! I’ve been on BC pill for 11 years, FWIW

Post # 7
1840 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I took the pill for 8 years, and my period got lighter and lighter over time.  Last year, it finally stopped entirely.  I was confident I was not pregnant, since I always took my pills AND we always used condoms anyway.  However, I took a pregnancy test just to make sure.  It was negative.  I decided at that point that I would just stop taking the pill (and use condoms only until we wanted a baby), since I thought my cycle might need time to regulate before we got married and started trying to conceive.  So, yes, it is possible that your period disappeared because of the hormones.  However, you stated that you did not take your pills perfectly, so there is a chance you are pregnant.  Take a pregnancy test just to make sure, because it is not a good idea to continue to take birth control pills while pregnant.  If I wasn’t having a period and was sexually active, I would probably take a pregnancy test every so often anyway, just to be safe.  

Post # 8
1311 posts
Bumble bee

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mrsfiddlesticks:  This.

Usually when you get off the pill it takes your body a loooong time to adjust. Especially since you’ve been doing back to back packs.

Your body is most likely confused. I’d still take a test, which will most likely be negative. 

Post # 9
5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

When I took loestrin for 3 years, I had maybe 2 periods the entire time. The doc said that was fine. But yours sounds a lil different than that. It’s probably just your body being funky since you stopped the pill. I would still take a test just to be sure though.

Post # 10
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Villa in Florence, Italy

I do what you do : ) I have gone 18 months continuously taking them without breaking for a period. When I do decide to take the sugar pills for a week I often get no bleeding or discharge : )

Post # 11
892 posts
Busy bee

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LVtennisgirl80:  I was on mirena for about 9 years, and it completely stopped my period. when I had it removed, it took about 6 months before it came back. 

be sure to ask your doctor if you need backup BCC — I’m not sure what the protocol is when you are taking yours back to back like that and miss a few. 

Post # 12
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I missed one period on the pill. Took a test a week late, it was negative (I had started my next month of pills in the mean time) and got my period the next month as normal. Weird but I guess it isn’t totally uncommon after being on the pill awhile.

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