No Period on Nora BE (Progestin-only-pill) – Normal?

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just switched to a progesterone only pill and haven’t had a period since starting it almost 2 months ago. I have been having some period cramps, but very mild and nothing else.

I did research on my pill, Cerazette, and it is possible that it completely eliminates the period.

Also, when you are on any pill you do not get a period, but rather “withdrawal bleeding” during the sugar pill week and withdrawal bleeding is not medically necessary. There is no physiological requirement for a monthly period.

The only real purpose of withdrawal bleeding is to comfort the woman that they are not pregnant.

Some recent studies on the medical necesity of periods/bleeding:

    Henzl & Polan (2004): found that eliminating withdrawal bleeding through extended or continuous use of oral contraceptives may actually have health or lifestyle-related benefits.

Anderson et al. (2006): the primary objective of this study was to demonstrate the safety of Seasonale for up to an additional two years. The researchers found that the negative side effects reported in this study are typical of all birth control pills (with the exception that break through bleeding is more common with extended cycle pills). This study also confirmed the long-term safety of Seasonale, a 91-day extended cycle pill.

Post # 4
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Progesterone only methods are classic for eliminating so to speak your withdraw bleeds. It happens a lot with the depo shot an implanon which are both purely progesterone based.

Post # 4
1 posts

There is no “sugar pill” on Nora Be and it is normal to not have a period or a very light one after being ion it for a while. Similar to any progesterone only bc (iud. Etc…)

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Totally normal not to have a period with progesterone-only contraception.

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