(Closed) World's longest period…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

My period was all sorts of wonky when I first went off the pill.  I ended up not having a period for five months, and then after that, the suckers lasted between two days to two months.  It took about eleven months for my body to normalize again.  I think these abnormal cycles you’re experiencing are pretty normal.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@doxielove:  Awww, feel better!! I’ve had the most inconsistent period while on the pill for the past 10 years. One month I had it for 3 full weeks (with a few days of nothing in between each week). I was hysterical in the doctor’s office, even with her telling me it was probably normal. Not the best thing to tell a terrified/broke from all the tampon/pad purchases female with cramps. In any case, I’d probably make an appt with the doctor, just in case. Mine usually runs some bloodwork as a precaution. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@doxielove:  Mine took awhile to regulate when I started taking the pill.  Now that I’ve been on it forever my period usually starts 2-3 days after I stop taking the active pills and stops 2-3 days after I start taking the active pills again.  When I first started it was about a week of active pills before it stopped.

Post # 7
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well, I wouldn’t discourage you from calling your doctor, but it’s definitely happened to me before. Your period is going to be super wonky coming off of the pill. It’ll straighten out eventually! Personally, I would just get some vitamins that have an iron supplement in them and give it a few more days/

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Did you get back on the same pill you were on before, or a different one? I once tried a new pill that made me bleed/spot every single day for a whole month. It was not very awesome. Got off that one ASAP!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was literally on my period for 3 months without a break when I first got off of BCP.  This is the first month that I’m hoping that I might be back to normal, but I really have no idea.

I have a uterine cyst, and that might be the cause, maybe you could ask your doctor about that?

 

Post # 11
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Before I got on the BCP I would literally have my period for 3-4 months at a time. Yeah, I would go 6 months-year without a period, but for those 3-4 months it was HORRIBLE. I would cramp a lot, even when the flow was relatively light. When I got on the BCP it took a while for my body to adjust (though it was only 10 or so days now), but it worked. I have 12 periods a year, and each one lasted 4-5 days. (Yay!) I got off the pill for a bit and when I got on it, I tried a different type of pill. With that one I had a period for 3 months, so I swaped to my old BCP and after the first month of use and the first period, my body went back to “normal”, so I wouldn’t be too concerned right now. It is more than likely a hormone thing, but certainly call your Dr.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@doxielove:  I would go back off until the period stops. I would guess what is happening is that you started your period, and started taking the pill the same day, right? The pill suppresses your period (which is how women “skip”) so now your body is trying to have a period, but you are essentially trying to stop it. 

You can call your doctor, but this is what I would try – go off for at least 5 days. Wait until your period “re-starts” and begins to tail off before going back on. 

I hope this makes sense – I’ve dealt with spotting/breakthrough bleeding problems on and off during my 1.5 years on the pill, and you can try just staying on the pill or doubling up for a day or two, but I find that my body always wins in the end! If it wants to have a period, it’s easie to just stop for 5 days rather than fight a light period for 2-3 weeks!

 

I hope that makes sense!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@doxielove:  Sorry, I completely missed that part.  Ugh.  Teach me to try and read anything first thing in the morning.

Anyway, I still think it’s within the realm of possibility.  Bodies do weeeeeeeeeeird stuff when you start messing with hormones.  When I switched pills once, I ended up regularly having two-week-long periods!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’ve had mine for three weeks solid after returning to the pill.  I had been fine on it (the same one!) before.  I am still readjusting and having to take additional minipill too.  You Dr will sort you out 🙂

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