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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Still up today -- but we had kinda a high sodium dinner and still not enough sleep. SOOOOooooooooooooo.....

I'm also having a feminine health problem. So fellas -- TUNE OUT NOW if you're not interested.

When I went to get my hair cut and visit my sister, I forgot to bring my BC with me. I missed two pills. I took the missing ones and my scheduled one when I got back, and the next day I started bleeding. It's been a week and I'm still bleeding. It's not heavy -- well it was the first few days, but it's not stopping either. It's like JUST enough that I don't want to leave it to a liner, but not enough that I really feel like a tampon is necessary either. It's like a steady trickle at this point. It's really getting on my nerves and I'm starting to be worried since it hasn't stopped yet. Should I be worried about this? I'm also wondering if I should just start my next pack back to back without the hormone free pills because do I really need another period already???? This is the last week of hormone pills in my current pack. I really don't want to go talk to a Dr so just some thoughts -- opinions??? Anyone have this experience before? My periods are usually med flow for like 3 days as a reference point I guess.

But anyway -- I'm also kinda wondering if my plumbing being all off schedule is messing with the scale as well.

EDIT: Thank you for your replies!!! I don't have a regular Dr - I go to a Health Dept for BC, so I'm not sure who I would call. I posted to a forum on WebMD that is hosted by an RN, RNP, soooooo I'm HOPING she'll reply and not just a bunch of goobers on the site. hahaha :D The information for my BC (Lo/Ovral) says to take 2 pills a day for 2 days if you miss two days, which may be where I made the mistake, but it doesn't really go into detail about anything like my current situation. I might just try calling a nurse at the Urgent Care place I usually go for when we get sick, etc., if I can't get a reply from the nurse on WebMD. :) Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!

EDIT AGAIN: She responded and said not to worry, and just finish out this pack normally and start a new one. She said that if the missed pills were in the 3rd active week to skip the placebos, but they were in the first active week (the end of the 1st week) so I am just going to go on as normal. Yay.
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  • JLOBO1978
    I stop reading after you said guy to stop.
    4313 days ago
    Yeah, I am with the rest of the ladies... It's the pills. If I skip two pills my period starts... You might have to just start another cycle with a new batch of pills once this period ends. But still, go to the doctor just in case. It's better to be safe than sorry.
    4314 days ago
    I bet it's tied to the BC pills somehow...hopefully you get a good answer from somewhere! Just wanted to chime in and say hey...I can't help you! Fat lot of good I am huh?? lol But I still love ya!
    4314 days ago
    Agreed, it's probably just weird after missing the two. Do you still have the insert that came with the pills? You should just be able to call a nurse and ask. Mine gets screwy sometimes too. I'm off now while hubby's gone, though.
    4314 days ago
    You could probably get the doc or nurse to talk to you over the phone rahter than have to go in. I know that when I was on mine (and then I let the prescription run out - but I'm getting back on this month!) I could just take the pills like normal and it would bring me back to normal. But maybe having all three pills messed it up? I do know that you can take pills back to back without taking the placebo and it's perfectly fine. Ok - that did you little good!
    4314 days ago
    Oooh, lady bits, always an interesting topic. Dana, BC pills have low dosages of hormones because at higher dosages, there are more side effects. However, going 48 hours was long enough for your body to register the drop in estrogen/progesterone an to begin your bleed. Most doctors would advise you to let it go. And when it's done, begin the new cycle. A few doctors would say to just continue on with the pills, and your body will catch up.

    No two women are the same, so what works for me might not work for you. I think it's better to bleed and start fresh, so to speak. If you take the pills, you might confuse your body and end up needed several cycles to straighten out. (That was my experience.)

    Hope that helps.
    4314 days ago
    Yep, I agree with Kaesiah. Better to call the doc just in case to make sure that there isn't anything wrong. Ugh...I understand completely. I don't like docs either, especially THOSE ones! Good luck and I hope it gets cleared up soon.
    4314 days ago
    Call your doctor.

    4314 days ago
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