I've been on this brand of pills (Aviane) for about 6 months (or more) I usually get my withdrawal bleed on the Wednesday or Thursday of every placebo week. It starts out brown and then goes to red where I soil at least a pad a day for about 3 days. This time around its been different. I started on a Thursday (yesterday) with very light brown blood/clots. It never went to red and I didn't soil any pads. The only stain I got was on a pad the first day, and it was very watery/brown. Since then I've only been seeing brown blood when I wipe. This is very strange for me especially since I've been regular bleeds on this brand for months now. The only other thing I can think of is the fact that I have been under a lot of stress from work for the past 2 weeks, coming home with headaches every day. Is this bleed normal? I'm pretty worried. I'm not sexually active but when things go wrong like this I always freak out and start thinking 'what if'. Could stress have this much of an affect?
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Stress can affect your bleeds, but it also doesn't need to be due to the stress. Our bodies aren't machines, and sometimes our bleeds just look a little bit different. That's really not a cause for concern.
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