Hello Scarleteen! I've been on the bcp Lutera for about 5 months now, and I think it's been great (I've had VERY few side effects). However, in the past 2 pill packs, I've gotten my withdrawl bleed twice a month--once in the second week of active pills and once during the placebo pills. I am a perfect pill user, although in the last cycle of pills I took too extra ones because I had some diarrhea after taking them, so I figured (just to be safe)I should take another. I know that these extra hormones may have made my cycle a little bit funky, and I figure if I don't do it again the twice-a-month bleeding problem will go away, but I just wanted to make sure this was the case.
I fear that these crazy "periods" are a sign that my pill isn't working properly, which is a scary thought because I am sexually active. These "periods" are generally a bit lighter than my normal periods (the ones I got before starting the pill), but I'm still a little scared. Oh, and I've gotten STD tested numerous times and my partner always wears condoms, so I don't think that could be the issue.
So, to make a long story even longer, are these bi-monthly withdrawl bleeds a result of those two extra pills I put in my body? Or are they indicative of a faulty bcp?
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