I have been taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen for about 6 months now. I haven’t tried skipping my period yet and was intending to do it this month. I have been taking my pill at the same time every day and have not missed any. A couple days ago (1 day before my scheduled placebo pill week) I started some light bleeding. I took the remaining active pill that day and went straight to the next pack the following day (the day I should have gotten my period). The light bleeding is still continuing (day 3). I also have minor cramping. My question is should I stop taking the pills and just give myself a period? Should I expect this bleeding to stop in the next day or 2? Why would I be bleeding at all if I never stopped taking the active pills?