I started taking Gildess fe 1/20 a little over two weeks ago, because I get really bad cramps during and before my period. I took my first pill when I started my period that month, the second day, I had stopped bleeding, and didn't start again for 2-3 days, then my period started again, I was bleeding heavily, and having really bad cramps, it has been like that for the last 14 days. I've read some reviews of people saying they had "breakthrough" bleeding, but I don't know if this is more than that. I have also read that the medication can alter your cycle the first month. so my question is, is the way my body responding normal?