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Amyyy
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Haya, So I was told to begin start taking the pill (ovranette) on the first day of my period. On Monday 8th April I woke up with what I thought was my period even though it was a week early, so I took the pill. The bleeding got very light for around three days, and then very heavy again. Its nearly 2 weeks on now and I still have my period, 12 days of bleeding. Last month I had to take the morning after pill so Im worried that my whole cycle has been messed up. Its not right for a period to last two weeks, and I understand that taking the hormonal contraceptive does mess periods up a bit, but can they usually last for 2 weeks ? I'm very worried because this has never happened to me before. Will my period stop if I keep taking the pill, or how can I return my cycle to normal and continue taking the pill ?

Sorry if this post is confusing, I'm just very confused myself, Thanks.

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Starting the pill can mess with your cycles a little, and irregular bleeding and spotting are common side-effects of starting the pill. So your best bet is to keep taking the pill exactly as directed and wait it out. Side-effects usually go away within the first three months on the pill, so your cycle should hopefully normalize soon.

If the bleeding becomes very heavy, or you are otherwise worried about this, you can also give your gyn a call to double-check.

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Amyyy
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Wow that was quick, so I wont worry, just wait it out .. Thanks for the reply, can always rely on this site =)

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