(Closed) Starting Period on Lo Loestrin FE

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was on the generic of Loestrin FE (Microgestin FE) for about a year, and had no problems. After a few months of being on it I sometimes had months where I would get zero withdrawal bleeding during the week of my inactive pills, or would have very little spotting.

I am a little confused as to what you mean by 2 days of inactive pills? I had a full week of inactive pills on Loestrin.

What day you get your period depends entirely on how your body reacts. You might get it the second day of the inactive pills, or the 5th day. Or you might not get it at all (I hear it’s pretty common for women to have very light or no bleeding on Loestrin).

For your wedding you can ask your Dr. if you can skip the inactive pills altogether and go straight to a new pack. My Dr. said this is okay, and I’ll do it from time to time if I don’t want to get my period for a specific reason.

 

As for whether or not you should continue taking the pills, I would continue to take them normally, but call your Dr. to make sure!

 

Post # 5
Member
13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh! I totally didn’t see the Lo in front of the Loestrin the first read through 😛 I’m sorry!

I have no experience with that pill, but there probably isn’t a set day where you’re supposed to get it. I know I was on a different pill, but there were a couple times I would forget to take a pill two days in a row, and I had zero bleeding after. I would think because there’s such a short window of inactive pills, it’s probably more likely to not have a period. But again, it really depends on how your body reacts.

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I believe I took LoLoestrin FE for a while.  I still got my period, usually after the inactive pills.  My BC periods always start a couple days after I go back on the active pills.

Post # 8
Member
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was on LoEstrin for 2 years. (I recently quit because we’re TTC.) The first couple months my period was really light, then it mostly stopped. The majority of the time I was on LoEstrin I didn’t have a period at all; every couple months I had a little bit of spotting but that’s it.

Post # 10
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sure it depends on your body.  You’ll probably be the same on any type of pill but going to one with less hormones may cause you to spot without any real schedule.  I know it happened for me.

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