I used to take Seasonale (or the generic... Jolessa, Quasense, etc.) years ago and then my insurance ran out. I did not have it again until this year. I had been 5 years without it. The first time I took it, I had zero problems. However, I just finished my first pack of Jolessa (was prescribed Seasonale but they gave me Jolessa instead) and started taking the placebo pills last Sunday (July 1). According to everything I understand and have read, I should have started my period somewhere during this week. I have one white, placebo pill left that I will take tomorrow and then I have my 2nd pack that I should start on Sunday. However... I have had some very light bleeding. I have been sexually active during this time. I am worried as to why I am not having a period during July 1-present. Should I still start my new pack on Sunday and treat the spotting and very light bleeding as a period? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test?
Its not unusual for bc pills to mess with your period particularly when you first start them, You should just continue as you have been, and start the next pack when its due. It will straighten out. As long as you used back up bc for the period of time it says to, you should be safe from pregnancy.
If you are experiencing light bleeding, that may be all the period you are going to get. When you start the pill, it does take several months for things to settle down into a cycle. You may get breakthrough bleeding during your active pills and no bleeding through the placebos. This is all normal in the beginning. As long as you used back up protection or abstained when you first started, until it was enough time for contraception to kick in, you should be protected against pregnancy. Remember that the pill reduces the formation of the lining of the uterus that women shed each month during their period and that is why you get lighter periods while on the pill. Go ahead and start your next pack on time as you should.
I have had the exact same issues whenever I would stop birth control and start it again I would have to switch drugs because I either had no period or I would bleed for a month straight. The drug that regulated me finally was Necon. However everyones different. But if you are worried ab pregnancy you should just get an early result test, and take it no earlier than 5 days before youre period is scheduled otherwise you will waste money
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