(Closed) Heavy bleeding while on the pill

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It depends on the pill but usually if you miss 2, you should take the ones you missed and keep taking the pack but you might not be covered against pregnancy for the next 7 days.  The bleeding happened because you missed the pills, nothing else.

Post # 6
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yep, it most likely happened because you missed the pills. That happened to me once when I forgot my Pill pack at home before a weekend away. It might take a little while for your cycle to get back on track, but after a week you’ll be covered from pregnancy again. 

Post # 8
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Our periods on the pill are withdrawal bleeding — withdrawal from the hormones. So when you miss a pill, bleeding is a pretty big possibility. Hopefully it goes away for you, but for me, it doesn’t go away until after I get my period 🙁

To hasten that, you could skip for 7 days and then resume (and skip your next period). If you stop taking it, you should get a period. This only works with monophasic pills though. You’d have to start a new pack if you’re on ortho tri cyclen.

Talk to your doctor — this is just the method mine told me to use when I get break through bleeding that doesn’t stop. I’m on seasonique, so I’m supposed to have a period every 3 months.. which is a long time to wait with spotting.

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