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loestrin users! its_jay 2 kids; Kansas 153 posts
19th Mar '13

I been on loestrin for a little over a week already and yesterday i got my period, its actually pretty light and i was just wondering how long do you ladies go on your period for and how often with this BC pill? Annnd how do you like it? TIA :D

Jamie Vincent-Nead 4 kids; Altoona, Pennsylvania 252 posts
19th Mar '13

The exact same thing is happening to me. This is the first time in over 15 years that i've been on the pill. I was wondering if that even was normal?

its_jay 2 kids; Kansas 153 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jamie Vincent-Nead:</b>" The exact same thing is happening to me. This is the first time in over 15 years that i've been on the pill. I was wondering if that even was normal?"</blockquote>




What is abnormal about it? Haha just wondering, i never been on BC before. .

Jamie Vincent-Nead 4 kids; Altoona, Pennsylvania 252 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting its_jay:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jamie Vincent-Nead:</b>" The exact same thing is happening to ... [snip!] ... if that even was normal?"</blockquote> What is abnormal about it? Haha just wondering, i never been on BC before. ."</blockquote>




When I was on the pill before not this kind I never got my period til the end of the pack.

Brooklyn's momma(BOSM) 2 kids; Lexington, Tennessee 3803 posts
19th Mar '13

Did you start your pack of pills as a first day or a Sunday after your period? That could make a difference, I'm on loestrin and I don't get my period till I'm either on the last week or like maybe 3 days being on the last week of the
. But I have noticed they are giving me night sweats, I've never took this kind before so the night sweats are all new to me.

its_jay 2 kids; Kansas 153 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brooklyn's momma(BOSM):</b>" Did you start your pack of pills as a first day or a Sunday after your period? That could make a difference, ... [snip!] ... . But I have noticed they are giving me night sweats, I've never took this kind before so the night sweats are all new to me."</blockquote>




I got them on a friday at the pharmacy after my 6 week pp appt and she put me on the loestrin and didnt say anything about my period, she said to start taking them and i hadnt gotten my period yet after having baby. . But i did wait till the first sunday came up to start taking them so it would be in order, you know? I didnt wanna start on a friday. . Hope that makes sense. . Anyways, so like a week after taking them, my period finally came. .

Brooklyn's momma(BOSM) 2 kids; Lexington, Tennessee 3803 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting its_jay:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Brooklyn's momma(BOSM):</b>" Did you start your pack of pills ... [snip!] ... didnt wanna start on a friday. . Hope that makes sense. . Anyways, so like a week after taking them, my period finally came. ."</blockquote>




I don't think it was the birth control that messed it up , it was just your body trying to return to normal after baby, you will probably end up having two periods bc of the birth control, I went for almost 2 months of not having one till I started the birth control then I had two in one month, skipped the next month and it finally returned to normal after 3 rd month, but every woman's body reacts differently to birth control so u may not be like me idk just something no one will be able to tell till it happens I guess.... Hope this helped and made sense

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5 (boy); California 104 posts
21st Mar '13

When you start BCP's you may bleed, it's "breakthrough bleeding" and actually quite common when starting BC and may randomly happen while on BC.



Also, you won't get a "true" period when on hormonal BC, it's "hormonal withdrawal bleeding" or a "pill period". It's caused by the sudden drop in hormones (placebo pills have very-low or no hormones) and is supposed to mimic the natural menstrual cycle, plus it can take a while for the artificial hormones to leave the body since it's stored in fat cells. That's why, assuming you take them correctly and at the same time every day, it's very unlikely to get pregnant during the "bleeding". (by the way, the BCP insert will explain the above better)

its_jay 2 kids; Kansas 153 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:</b>" When you start BCP's you may bleed, it's "breakthrough bleeding" and actually quite common when starting ... [snip!] ... every day, it's very unlikely to get pregnant during the "bleeding". (by the way, the BCP insert will explain the above better)"</blockquote>




I have been taking my loestrin everyday and at the same time (just to be safe) however i heard that you only have to take them at the same time if you are on the mini pill????

JOJO&DANI 2 kids; Nebraska 2475 posts
25th Mar '13

I'm on it I started it a like almost 2 weeks ago at my 6 weeks apt and got my period I'm wondering why if doc told me I would get it at end of month .. I hope I dnt get 2 periods this month... I hate birth control pills I always get so moody and cry over nothing !! I can't wait till my iud gets ordered

its_jay 2 kids; Kansas 153 posts
25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JOJO&DANI:</b>" I'm on it I started it a like almost 2 weeks ago at my 6 weeks apt and got my period I'm wondering why ... [snip!] ... this month... I hate birth control pills I always get so moody and cry over nothing !! I can't wait till my iud gets ordered"</blockquote>



I am too chicken for an IUD :(

EmmaleighSwanson Due October 5 (boy); California 104 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting its_jay:" <blockquote><b>Quoting EmmaleighSwanson:</b>" When you start BCP's you may bleed, it's ... [snip!] ... same time (just to be safe) however i heard that you only have to take them at the same time if you are on the mini pill????"


When I did nursing we were told to take them every day at the same time to maximize the reliability. When I was on them, my doctor also told me this and said it was for all oral contraceptives. If you take them at the same time, you'll have an even amount of hormones at all times, which will only increase the odds of Not getting pregnant.



I saw another poster mentioning IUDs. I've seen nothing but lawyer-commercials about IUDs dangers. I'll never get an IUD. The risks are greatly downplayed, in my opinion. The backup OBs for my homebirth use IUDs as a last resort only. There's pills, patches, rings, cervical caps, shots (though bone loss/osteoporosis is a risk factor to be considered) and IUDs. Look into every option available and research them well!!



I wish I could remember the medical book I had, it just made me realize that Natural Family Planning (and condoms, though my husband hates them) is the best option for me. I'd rather not mess with my body's natural cycle, no matter how painful they are.