I started taking Loestrin FE about seven months ago and up until now Ive had no real significant side effects other than lighter/shorter periods. When I began taking the pills it was on the first day of my cycle so normally my periods were synched up with the beginning of each month. So I was surprised when I started my period three weeks ago but not shocked or anything. For the past three weeks I've been alterating in between heavy and light flow days, but there is a little blood everyday. Sidenote: I have not been sexually active for the past year, so it can't be a miscarriage or anything. I just moved cities so I don't have a gynecologist yet but should I make an appointment?