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VLHGSD Posts: 48
7/23/10 1:03 P

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I've tried diff. ones over the years. Worst I had for break through was Ortho. I finally went off the pill for 6 months then went back on (This was 18 yrs ago). I tried other brands, last ones I was one was seasonale and levlen (basically same thing just seasonale was 3 months worth). I would occasionally have break thru with seasonale, maybe once a year so I figured that was ok. Just a matter of finding what works for you.

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6/6/10 9:36 A

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the first time i was on the pill, i bled through most of the first pack and still had spotting while on active pills after that. the second time i tried going on the pill (a different brand) i bled most of the time for the three months i was on it. our bodies already have hormone issues, and the pill is synthetic hormones, so i think it's pretty standard to have weird stuff happen. but i have to ask - is there any chance that you could be pregnant? cuz the pill can cause weird bleeding with pregnancy. i know a lot of dr's prescribe it for women with PCOS, but it really isn't a very good "treatment" for us. if you want it for birth control too, that's one thing. if not, you might be better off just dealing with slightly wacky cycles.

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6/6/10 7:46 A

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So, I've been going through some things lately and wanted to know if anyone else experienced anything like it...


I'm not one of the PCOSers who didn't have a cycle every month, mine just started getting a bit irregular. My doctor put me on birth control, and it was all fine...until I tried to use the BC to manipulate my cycle and skip a month, and it decided to come even though I was taking the active hormone pills. My doctor decided that I needed to be on a higher dose so told me to let my body have a "normal" period, then start the higher dose pills. I didn't get it as expected in 4 weeks, and after 8 weeks, I never got it and she said go ahead and start the new pills then. I have now been on the higher dose pills for 2 weeks, and after about 10 days on them, I started feeling crampy (I never had a single cramp in my life until I started having cycle changes that tied into me being diagnosed), and then after another 2 days, I began having my period. So basically, period in the middle of a BC pack, none without, and now on a higher dose pill and having a period in the middle of the hormone pills...what is going on with my body? Has anyone else had any type of these problems or can shed light on the situation? I paid attention in my reproductive medicine class, but I can't figure out what is going on!



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