21 year old female who had a Paragard copper IUD inserted 11 months ago. Have been taking Ava 20 (Levonorgestrel 0.1 mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.02 mg) for sixteen days to reduce the length and flow of period. Was planning on having IUD removed if the COC had a positive impact.
However, this is actually the longest period so far (16 days). Without contraception periods usually last five days (12 days with the copper IUD).
Have experienced an increase in cystic acne on chin and have been feeling quite moody, to the extent that others have noticed.
Should I stop taking the Ava 20, or persevere?