I started birth control Microgestin Fe 1.5/30 in the middle of my natural menstrual cycle 5 months ago. I have consistently taken the pill and am not on other medications/supplements. I still get my period in the middle of the pill pack in alignment with my natural cycle and have only light spotting during the placebo week. I haven't had sex since I've started the pill but I will soon and I want to know if I am still protected against pregnancy or if it's possible that this pill is not protecting me and I should change prescriptions. If I am still protected against pregnancy, my plan was to skip the placebo week until my it lines up with my natural cycle.
Reduced or lack of bleeding can be a common birth control side effect, but it is not the case for all users. It may also be the type of birth control that determines if you will bleed normally or not. It's good to check-in with your doctor, but if you're taking the pill as directed you should be safe and protected from pregnancy.
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