Hello!:) I started the BC ortho tri-cyclen yesterday morning when my period started (heavily, my periods are always heavy) as directed by my obgyn. By 8pm it had almost stopped. The cramping however, has not. Right now, 3am, I am only spotting. Is this normal? Also a friend of mine was on this and said she had a lot of bi-polar like emotional problems because of it. Can orth tri cyclen do this? I have bi polar and depression and anxiety and I just don't want it effecting me badly.