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Honeycombs
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Hi i've been on the pill for two weeks and im having a few problems. One problem that is really annoying me is that my period wont stop and its not even a 'proper' period its just extremely light and often brown instead of the usual red, it's like dried blood. And it wont stop!! I know you can sometimes get irregular bleeding while on the pill but is it normal for it to be like this?? Since on the pill i've also started sufering from nightmares. I've obviously had nightmares before but not every night of the week! I don't know if it's stress or what but can something be done to HELP ME!!!!
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Heather
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So, what you seem to be describing is having spotting with the pill, a common side effect.

And side effects from hormonal methods usually tend to be most extreme in the first couple months.

So, I'd not say this is anything to worry about, especially if it only started happening when you started the pill. Chances are good that in a few weeks or less, it should chill out.

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Honeycombs
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That's alright so, though i was also wondering will this affect my period during the gap week. Like will i miss my period or will it be as normal??
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Heather
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It's impossible for us to know or predict that.

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There is really no way to know. As Heather mentioned, it can take a couple of months for the body to get used to the hormones in the pill. During that time, you may experience some spotting, and your withdrawal bleeds (the bleeding during the pill-free week that mimics a period) may come later than expected, be lighter, or be skipped altogether.

You will just have to be prepared for some irregularity while your body adjusts.

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