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ive always had very light, tolerable periods. occasionally i'd get painful cramps, but it didn't happen much and a few midol would relieve most of it. i've been on bc for two months. the first period was fine - light cramping, fairly light period, but slightly longer than usual. but this time, i had pretty severe cramps for two days before it, and i felt more tired and light headed and even kind of dizzy for part of the time. is this bad? should i give it more time, or talk to my doctor?
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Give it another cycle, it can sometimes take your body 2-3 months to regulate to the hormones (and the diziness and fatigue could be from something unrelated). If you're noticing problems during your withdrawl bleed next month, it wouldn't hurt to speak to your gynecologist or doctor about trying a different pill prescription to see if it works better with your body.

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