I am on my first placebo week. My period started before I started placebos. I am on the eighth day of my period now, and I am bleeding very heavily, like it is still day one. Is this normal? I feel almost like I am urinating blood, when I go to the restroom and notice the amount in the toilet. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
Heavy bleeding is not unusual when you first start taking "the Pill". It is just your body adjusting to the hormones. It should get better over the next couple of cycles. Most women find that, in time, their periods get much lighter on birth control pills than without. This is because, while the Pill's primary job is to stop ovulation, it also thins the build up of uterine lining that is shed as your monthly "period".
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