I have had no negative symptoms to Microgestin other than obvious mood swings and I'm easy to anger. I'm willing to deal with it bc my last BC symptoms consisted of painful bloating, gas, and always being hungry. The only thing weird was my period. On my first 2 birthcontrol my period would start the 3rd day. This time it started the first day of placebo about 5 hours after. The day before my placebo I had found light brown discharge in my panty liner. My period had some bright red, but mostly dark red and brow blood. It was light, which was expected. But it also had more of that mucous like membrane on the tampon. Is this just the lining? I've never had any of this before. It was a clear with red kind of on the ends.