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Hey guys,

My OBGYN put my on the birth control pill ZOVIA (it's a generic form of another pill I think) in order to stop some serious hormonal bleeding. My dose is 50E once a day, and I was instructed to take it normally. The bleeding stopped quickly (which was amazing!!), but during my week of placebo pills I did not get a period; I bled a small amount after my first pill, and went the rest of the week experiencing normal discharge. This was my first month on the pill, and I have not been at all sexually active.

So, as a first time birth control taker, is it normal to skip periods every once in a while? Could it be the high dosage pill, or just my body adjusting? The hormonal bleeding lasted from December until February, so my body is pretty tired of bleeding I think...

Thanks for the advice!!


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Honestly, it may just be because it did its job and stopped the bleeding - and is now trying to work your body into a more typical cycle. Our bodies don't always react as we think they may the first couple of months on the pill, it takes them a little time sometimes to get used to the hormones.

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