Post # 1
Ok, I’m probably just being paranoid here.
I have a copper IUD, and it’s been in for 6 years. No issues there, it’s always been in place just fine. I also am on hormonal oral birth control for acne (Natazia). My Fiance left for a work trip at the end of March, and came back at the beginning of May. My last period was on April 1st, and lasted about 5 days. If I WERE pregnant, that would put me at about two months pregnant.
I interrupted one of my BCP packs in early April so I could be on track for my “good skin week” according to my birth control, for the wedding. Since then, I have gone through one round of placebos, and nothing. Just a little cramping, but then it’s gone.
I used to get random spotting and brown stuff on this pill, but there’s literally nothing like that happening. I’ve POAS (last week) and it was negative. I will POAS again this week, but I’m expecting another negative test.
Maybe it’s the wedding planning stress? Maybe it was the interruption in the pill? Have any of you just missed periods while on birth control? Or missed periods because of stress? How long did you go without a period?
Post # 2
I’m on Lo Loestrin (it’s a really really low dose of BC). It is such a low dose that I don’t bleed during the two days of placebos (since the reason you bleed is because of your body reacting to the change in hormone levels). Sometimes I get a period in the middle of the pack, I’ve also gone 3 to 4 months without a period at all.
I am sure it’s a combination of the stress and messing around with the cycle 🙂
Post # 3
I was on the pill for about 15 years and every once in a while I would not get a period. I always took a test and it would come back negative. Then the next month I’d get a period. I would think you’d be safe with the IUD AND you’re on BCP. If you don’t get a period within 3 months Id see a dr.
Post # 4
I’m unable to skip my period on b/c everytime I have tried I have gotten a slightly lighter 2 plus week period and then not gotten nothing the next month when I take the inactive tablets.
(admittedly the next ‘month’ is actually a week earlier than my period is supposed to come and only like a week and half after the last one actually stopped) I assume that is why