Hi all. I'm on Zovia. This month, I decided to skip my period week and go straight to the hormone pills. Fyi, all the pills have the same amount of hormones. Anyway, I started spotting after which I understood would be a side effect, however, a few days after, I started having my period. I usually have heavy periods; this one was heavy but not as heavy as my actual periods. Are my pills still effective? Why did I get heavy period like bleeding? I always through break through bleeding was just spotting, but not a full blown period. Am I still protected against pregnancy?
Skipped placebo week and went to next pill pack, but why did I still get a heavy period?
- 28 Oct 2015 by lilylullaby
- 28 Oct 2015
- zovia, abnormal uterine bleeding, birth control, contraception, period, hormone, spotting, pill, placebo
Added 28 Oct 2015:
I left my bag near my heater by accident for a couple hours and my pills were in the bag. Maybe they no longer work anymore?
Doing that doesn't always work for everyone. How long have you been on the pills? Bleeding doesn't have anything to do with whether you're protected or not. I doubt that the heat for that length of time did anything but you can pitch them and start a new pack if you're concerned.
- Zovia Information for Consumers
- Zovia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zovia (detailed)
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